I work as assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm. My research studies the process of economic growth and the importance of social structure for international economic development. Currently I am working on projects which seek to understand, both theoretically and empirically, the sources of resource misallocation and low aggregate productivity in developing countries.
Out of Your Mind: Eliciting Individual Reasoning in One Shot Games
Games and Economic Behavior 84: 39-57, 2014, with S. Penczynski.
The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(3):1219-1271, 2013, with T. A. Hassan.
Incentives and the de Soto Effect
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):237-282, 2012, with T. Besley, M. Ghatak.
Work in Progress
Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts
with S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.
Credit Constraints, Education Investment and Misallocation: Evidence from Tanzania
with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.
Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation: Theory and Quantitative Assessment
with T. Besley and M. Ghatak.
Publication Rankings: Strategic Behaviour and Research Quality
with T. Boppart.
Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments
revision requested by The Review of Economic Studies, with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.
Language Heterogeneity and Structural Change
Accountability and Incentives: The Impacts of Different Regimes on Hospital Waiting Times in England and Wales
with T. Besley and G. Bevan. [working paper]
Association of Swedish Development Economists
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