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). The grant disburses 125,000 EUR for a maximum period of four years.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]