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Torsten Persson

Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor


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Democratic Values and Institutionsnew.gif (111 bytes)

Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Swedennew.gif (111 bytes)

Who Becomes a Politician? new.gif (111 bytes)

Individual vs Social Motives in Identity Choice: Theory and Evidence from China new.gif (111 bytes)

Education and Military Rivalry

The Joint Dynamics of Organizational Culture, Design, and Performance new.gif (111 bytes)

Dynastic Political Rents new.gif (111 bytes)

Pillars of Prosperity

Political Economics - Explaining Economic Policy

The Economic Effect of Constitutions

Teaching new.gif (111 bytes)



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