I am Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen and Research Fellow at CEPR, CESifo and OxCarre.
My main research areas are development economics and political economics. My interests include the economic, political and social effects of ethnic divisions, natural resources and foreign aid; and the relation between elections and economic outcomes.
My recent research has been published in, among others, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and the Journal of Development Economics; and covered by BBC, the Economist, the Guardian and the Washington Post.
For more information please see my CV. Feel free to contact me.