PhD in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
My research focuses on labor and development economics with interest on economic history. Specifically, I study the legacy of institutions that are potentially harmful for social and economic development. These institutions include slavery in the United States and (and its abolition), and conflict in developing countries. These research questions are relevant both in modern day developing and, from an economic history perspective, developed countries. Other common themes that run through my dissertation work rely on detailed micro-level data and quasi-experimental research designs for causal inference.
I will be joining the Department of Economics at the University of Cologne in Autum 2020.