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 academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and AEJ: Economic Policy, and covered by media outlets such as the Economist, Financial Times and Washington Post.
For more information please see my CV. Feel free to contact me.