I am an associate professor (non-tenured) at the Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

My research focuses on the political economy of less-developed countries using modern and historical data. I have worked on the assigning of property rights in the United States, ethnic partitioning in Africa, the political legacy of mass killings in Cambodia and the impact of school reforms in Cambodia.

I work with historical and high resolution spatial data, some digitized for the first time specifically for the projects you find below.



On the other side of the fence: Property rights and productivity in the United States

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Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 21 N. 1 (February 2023), pp. 93-134.

Female Education and Social Change

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with Leonhard Vollmer and Johannes Wimmer
Journal of Economic Growth, (August 2023), [DOI:10.1007/s10887-023-09232-w]

Working Papers

State Repression, Exit, and Voice: Living in the shadow of Cambodia's Killing Fields

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with Andreas Madestam

Who benefits from Free Trade?

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Work in Progress

Who Benefits from Free Education? Long-Term Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Cambodia

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with Maria Cheung, Andreas Madestam and Jakob Svensson

Couch Potato or Social Butterfly? The Impact of Television Content on Social Capital

with Andrew Dickens

A Chicken in Every Pot? The Political Consequences of a Large Wealth Shock in the Western United States

with Jerome Schäfer

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