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 […]
I am grateful to the Austrian National Bank for awarding me a grant supporting very promising work at the WU Wien (Dept. of Economics).
This promises to be a interesting conference that is shared between Budapest and Vienna: Karl Polanyi for the 21st century. Dani Rodrik will be key note speaker. Registration is now open.
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.
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 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!
I have submitted a panel to the Austrian Zeitgeschichte Tag 2018 taking place in April at the University of Vienna. The presentations will investigate the role of individual British colonial officers in the economic and social development of former British colonies in the 20th century. Among others Mr. David Le Breton, a former British colonial […]
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.
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 period of 5 years. I will keep fingers crossed and hope to hear good news […]
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 and after independence explains parts of the variation in the effectiveness of imported British legislation.