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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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Book chapter 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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Paper published: “When do institutional transfers work?” with Journal of Institutional Economics

2014: When do institutional transfers work? The relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: the case of Borno in north-eastern Nigeria. Journal of Institutional Economics / FirstView Article / January 2014, pp 1 – 27. Published online: 29 January … Continue reading

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Research project with students started

Thanks to the help of students of last semester’s course in development economics (WS 2013/4) we could start a new research project investigating the role of public servants in the adaption of imported institutions in former African colonies . We … Continue reading

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Announcing the first workshop on institutional economics in Austria March 12th 2014

Announcing the first workshop on institutional economics in Austria. The workshop is open for researchers and students and aims to establish a platform for institutional research in Austria. Interested? – see the website of ASNIE (Austrian Society for New Institutional … Continue reading

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