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.






  • December 2019: Invited talk at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.
  • September 2019: Presentation of my paper “The Illicit Benefits of Local Party Alignment in National Elections” at the Second Research Symposium Tohoku University – UEA, School of Economics, UEA.
  • August 2019: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant Research Award for a new project: “Politics in Hospitals: How Partisan Managers Affect Patient Outcomes,” with Andreea Mitrut (University of Gothenburg).



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