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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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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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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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Max Kade Fellowship awarded

I am very grateful to the Max Kade Foundation in New York and the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna for having granted me this prestigious fellowship. It will allow me spend a year of research at the Institute for … Continue reading

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