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FALTER podcast: Africa and Migration

I will participate in a talk at the FALTER podcast covering issues on Africa, development and migration with Raimund Löw. The podcast will be available from July 12 on.

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ORF Science: Colonial Officer in Vienna

ORF Science has posted an article about the research to be presented at the Zeitgeschichtetag 2018 in Vienna, April 6.  Click here for the article on ORF Science Click here for more information on my panel at the Zeitgeschichte Conference … Continue reading

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British Colonial Officer, David Le Breton in Vienna

David Le Breton, former Administrative Officer in Tanganyika and later Tansania will read letters home at the Zeitgeschichtetag 2018, April 6th in Vienna. Don’t miss it!

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Paper accepted: “Institutional Copying in the 20th Century”

My paper “Institutional Copying in the 20th Century: The Role of 14,000 British Colonial Officers” has been accepted by the Journal of Contextual Economics (also: Schmollers Jahrbuch). A working paper can be found here.

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ERC Starting Grant submitted

I have submitted a five year research program for financing to the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant). Project COPYINST will investigate the role of colonial officers in the institutional development of British colonies in the 20th century for a … Continue reading

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Paper published “Copying informal institutions”

My paper “Copying informal institutions: the role of British colonial officers during the decolonization of British Africa” is now available as First View at the Journal of Institutional Economics. I argue that availability of British personnel in African colonies before … Continue reading

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Visitor at the SOM Research Institute at the University of Groningen

I have started my stay at the SOM Research Institute in Groningen. I am very grateful to Prof. Robbert Maseland for the invitation and the team of SOM Research Institute for their friendly welcome. I plan to submit an ERC Starter Grant here … Continue reading

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Project VOICES: Second round of interviews has started

Project VOICES has started its second and final round of interviews with about 100 former colonial officers who served in the British Empire between 1949 and 1993.  Learn more about Project VOICES Listen to bits of an interview

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Article published “Colonial Bureaucrats, Transplants, and Development”

The article “Colonial Bureaucrats, Institutional Transplants, and Development in the 20th Century” explains the connection between British colonial adminstration in the 20th century and development today. It was published in the new series “Administory”, an online magazine, which takes an … Continue reading

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Visitor at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy in Warwick

I have started my stay at the University of Warwick, Department of Economics. I am very grateful to Prof. Sharun Mukand for the invitation and the team of CAGE (Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy) for their friendly … Continue reading

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