Brief Bio:

I received my Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and completed postdocs at the European University Institute and WZB Berlin before taking up my current position as Associate Professor (tenure track) at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). My main research interests are in Applied Microeconomic Theory, Experimental Economics, Political Economy, Public Choice, Development and Behavioral Economics. Currently, the topics I am working on include the dynamics of institutional transition, the determinants of between-group cooperation/discrimination, and normative analysis of collective choice.

Curriculum Vitae:

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Recent Papers and Publications:

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The Impact of Refugee Settlement on Prosocial Behavior (2020)
Joint with Anselm Hager

When Voters Like to be Right (2020)

Joint with Rune Midjord and Tomás Rodríguez Barraquer.

A Rationale for Unanimity (2018)
Joint with Yves Breitmoser.

Optimal Decision Rules in Multilateral Aid Funds (2018)
Joint with Axel Dreher and Jenny Simon.

Social Polarization and Political Selection in Representative Democracies (2019)
JEBO. Joint with Dominik Duell.

Dynamic Reform of Public Institutions (2018)
Journal of Public Economics.

Voting in Large Committees with Disesteem Payoffs (2017)
Games and Economic Behavior. Joint with Rune Midjord and Tomás Rodríguez Barraquer.

Centralized Fiscal Spending by Supranational Unions (2017)
Economica. Joint with Jenny Simon.