PhD in economics
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.
· November 2017: The comprehensive data on the Extended State History Index 3500 BCE – 2000 CE, with Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman (dataset and data coding appendix) is now available. Please cite our paper “State History and Economic Development: Evidence from Six Millennia”, forthcoming in JoEG.
· October 2017: Our paper “State History and Economic Development: Evidence from Six Millennia” (with Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman) is forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Growth
· June 2017: A piece on the rising inequality in UK higher education participation and party pledges ahead of GE2017 (UEA ECO Blog).