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My paper "A Western Reversal Since the Neolithic? The Long-Run Impact of Early Agriculture" (with Christopher Paik) is accepted for publication in Journal of Economic History (Oct, 2019)

First version of paper on climate change and political instability in Ancient Egypt with Laura Mayoral: "Pharaoh's Cage: Environmental Circumscription and Appropriability in Early State Development" (June, 2019)

Revised working paper with Oana Borcan and Louis Putterman: "Transition to Agriculture and First State Presence: A Global Analysis" (May, 2019)

New overview article (in Swedish) in Ekonomisk Debatt: "Tillväxtens djupa bestämningsfaktorer" (Feb, 2019)

My presentation of our Roman roads-paper at the ASSA Conference in Atlanta, Jan 4 in the session Economics with Ancient Data (Jan, 2019)

New popular article in online magazine Aeon based on my research on the rise of the mafia and the curse of natural resources (Sep, 2018)

Updated version of my working paper "Roman Roads to Prosperity: Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision"  (Dalgaard, Kaarsen, Olsson & Selaya) covered in Washington PostCorriere della Serra; The Telegraph; BBC (Spanish); NZ Herald(Aug, 2018). Previous version (CEPRSwopec) also cited in The Times; Daily MailVoxThe NEP-HIS Blog; World Economic Forum; KRWG 

I start on a new position as Vice-Dean at the School of Business, Economics and Law (July, 2018)