I am an assistant professor at the Department of Economics, Ludwigs-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.


Working Papers

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

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

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with Andreas Madestam

The Effects of Migration and Ethnicity on African Economic Development

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Education and the Women's rights movement

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with Leonhard Vollmer and Johannes Wimmer

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

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

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SITE Stockholm, LMU Munich, CREI, Kellogg Northwestern, Rochester, Copenhagen Business School, Oslo, CERGE-EI, Passau


UC Santa Barbara, IPWSD Columbia, ULB Brussels, OXDEV Oxford, Goethe University Frankfurt


MIT, Brown, Goethe University Frankfurt


Harvard, MIT, Brown, University of Bergen


NEUDC, OXDEV Oxford, UCL, Nordic International Trade Seminar



Econometrics (Master)
Spatial Data in Economics (Master)


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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