Articles in “Der Standard” published

March 2, 2021

Corruption scandals in Austria. What can we learn from China? I review the most recent book of Yuen Yuen Ang. Click here for the article (content in German language)

September 29, 2020

Patronage may have helped the British Empire to win more fights at sea and rule the oceans. Click chere (content in German language)

August 11, 2020

South Africa is the first emerging economy of which we have data allowing us to judge the effects of Covid-19. First insights point towards deindustrialization. Click here (content in German language)

May 26, 2020

A young development economist receives the highest award in the US. I look at her work which explores the long-term effects of political rule. Click here (content in German language)

February 11, 2020

What do economists think about migration? Interesting papers from the ASSA 2020 in San Diego. Click here (content in German language)

January 21, 2020

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative driven by economic reasoning only? Why did road building in Iraq end up with more violence? Here is a new blog in “Der Standard”. Click here (content in German language)

November 19, 2019

A new article reporting on my current research project at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) has been published today. Title “Von der Umsetzung evidenzbasierter Entwicklungshilfe: Wer sind die Köche?” Click here (content in German language)