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I am a PhD candidate at University of Groningen. My research interest is mainly Political Economy (Political leader survival and selection) and Economic Development and Growth (China and Africa).
I was planning to do a half-marathon this April. The lovely Job Market made it almost impossible. This is my status update: I am still running, just not long enough and fast enough.
Job Market Paper:
Abstract: The paper examines whether economic and military competence of political leaders affect their duration in office. By extending the selectorate theory of Bueno de Mesquita et al. (2003), we derive the hypothesis that in the presence of a revolutionary threat, economic competence is negatively related to political survival, but that the effect is moderated by the size of the winning coalition. The empirical estimates from a parametric Weibull duration model support the theoretical prediction.