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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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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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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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FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship awarded

I have been awarded a 36 months Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship. For a start it will take me to the  University of Warwick, more specifically to the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) from March 2016 to August … Continue reading

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Paper 2014 shortlisted for the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Price

I am honored to announce that my 2014 paper “When do institutional transfers work? The relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: the case of Bornu in north-eastern Nigeria.” has been shortlisted for the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Price. The … Continue reading

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Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton

I have arrived at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, where I will do research as a Visitor at the School of Social Science (Prof. Dani Rodrik). From September 2014 to August 2015 you can contact me directly … Continue reading

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Paper accepted “The Effects of Shareholders’ Agreement Binding Provisions on Firm Value”

Our paper “The Effects of Shareholders’ Agreement Binding Provisions on Firm Value” was accepted for publication at the RAE (Revista de Administração de Empresas – Journal of Business Administration). I am a co-author together with Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro … Continue reading

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