I am Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen, Director of SIAW-HSG, Research Fellow at CEPR and CESifo, and External Research Associate at OxCarre.
My main areas of interest are development economics and political economics. Among others, I am interested in the economic, social and political effects of ethnic divisions, natural resources, and foreign aid.
My research has been published in academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics, and has been covered by media outlets such as the Economist, Financial Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Washington Post.
For more information please see my CV. Feel free to contact me.