I am grateful to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for supporting my ongoing research on the role of former British colonial officers in shaping development in former British colonies. The grant disburses about 129,000 EUR in support of this project for 18 months.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 […]