"The Wealth of Nations" by social realist painter Seymour Fogel.

My name is Alexander Lehner, grown up next to Linz, I have studied and lived in Vienna and Seoul. I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Matteo Cervellati.
Currently I am visiting the economics department at Brown University.

Why are some countries poor and others not? 
To me this is probably the most fascinating question in all of economics. 
My main interest thus lies in Economic History and Long-term Macroeconomics / Comparative Development. Furthermore I am interested in Spatial Economics, and (applied) (Bayesian) 'Metrics.

Apart from that, I am passionate about cycling, swimming, the opera, and architecture.
The .xyz domain is an hommage to probably the coolest TV series [see here and here].