Oana Borcan

PhD in Economics


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I am a Lecturer in Economics (Assistant Professor) at the School of Economics, University of East Anglia.

My main research interests lie in Political Economy, Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. I use empirical tools, such as quasi-experiments and field experiments to analyze policy-relevant issues related to corruption, voting and education. A part of my work investigates the long-run determinants of economic prosperity, focusing on state history from antiquity to the present.






  • January 2020: My paper “The Illicit Benefits of Local Party Alignment in National Elections” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.
  • November 2019: Winner of the “SeNSS supervisor-led collaborative studentship competition, 2019-20,” for a fully-funded ESRC PhD studentship at UEA. 



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