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.
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 and start a publication with Prof. Maseland (see my research page). My stay is generously supported […]
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
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 interdisciplinary approach to the history of administration.
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 welcome. I plan to publish the first series of findings taken from the dataset of […]
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 2017. I am very grateful to Prof. Sharun Mukand for this invitation. During my stay […]
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 final decision will be announced at the WINIR (www.winir.org) conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 10-13 September […]
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 Advanced Study in Princeton on the invitation of Prof. Dani Rodrik.
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 at the IAS or use my existing email address at the University of Vienna.
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 and Marina Gelman. Our cooperation started at the Ronald Coase workshop in Chile in December […]