I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University.

My research focuses on the political economy of less-developed countries. 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 high resolution spatial data, some digitized for the first time specifically for the projects you find below.


I will Join the Ludwigs-Maximillians University Munich in the fall as an assistant professor.

Job Market Paper

Property Rights, Resources and Wealth: Evidence from a land reform in the United States

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Working Papers

The Effects of Migration and Ethnicity on African Economic Development

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Work in Progress

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

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with Maria Cheung, Andreas Madestam and Jakob Svensson

Eroding the incumbency advantage: Evidence from a wealth shock in the western United States

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ArcGIS course for graduate students in economics
Teaching Assistant for 'Management and Analysis of Big Data' for David Strömberg


ArcGIS course for graduate students in economics, jointly lectured with Shuhei Kitamura


Teaching Assistant for 'Macroeconomics II, PhD course' for John Hassler
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