Thomas Barnebeck Andersen

Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark

Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M

Phone (mobile): (+45) 24 78 20 33; email:; Twitter: @BarnebeckThomas


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2004

Visiting Ph.D. student, University of California, Berkeley, 2002-03

M.Sc. in Economics (cand. polit.), University of Copenhagen, 2000


Professor, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, 2012-

Professor (mso), Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, 2010-2012

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2007-10

Economist, Danish Central Bank, 2006-07

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2004-06

Research areas

Development economics, economic history, macroeconomics & growth

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

"Innovations in mortgage finance and the onset of the Great Recession in a small open economy with a euro peg", Comparative Economic Studies, forthcoming (With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller) [WP version]

"Inflation targeting and macroeconomic performance since the Great Recession", Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming (With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Jens Nordvig) [WP version]

"How Much Did China's WTO Accession Increase Economic Growth in Resource-Rich Countries?", China Economic Review 30: 16-26, 2014 (With Mikkel Barslund, Casper Worm Hansen, Thomas Harr, and Peter Sandholt Jensen) [Gated version]

"Is Africa’s Recent Growth Sustainable?", International Economic Journal 28: 207-23, 2014 (With Peter Sandholt Jensen) [Gated version]

"Power Outages and Economic Growth in Africa", Energy Economics 38: 19-23, 2013 (With Carl-Johan Dalgaard) [Gated version]

"Lightning, IT Diffusion and Economic Growth Across US States", Review of Economics and Statistics 94: 903-24, 2012 (With Jeanet Bentzen, Carl-Johan Dalgaard, and Pablo Selaya) [Gated version] 

"The Finance-Growth Thesis: A Skeptical Assessment", Journal of African Economies 21 (AERC Supplement 1): i57-188, 2012 (With Sam Jones and Finn Tarp) [Gated version]

"Flows of People, Flows of Ideas, and the Inequality of Nations", Journal of Economic Growth 16: 1-32, 2011 (With Carl-Johan Dalgaard) [Gated version]

"Walking the talk: the need for a trial register for development interventions", Journal of Development Effectiveness 3: 502-519, 2011 (With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Ole Dahl Rasmussen) [Gated version]

"Does the Internet Reduce Corruption? Evidence from U.S. States and across Countries", World Bank Economic Review 25: 387-417, 2011 (With Jeanet Bentzen, Carl-Johan Dalgaard, and Pablo Selaya) [Gated version]

"IMF and Economic Reform in Developing Countries", Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 50: 17-26, 2010 (With Phil Abbott and Finn Tarp) [Gated version]

"E-government as an anti-corruption strategy", Information Economics and Policy 21: 201-10, 2009 [Gated version]

"Auditing, Capital Requirements and Franchise Values in Optimal Bank Regulation", Journal of Emerging Market Finance 7: 81-101, 2008 (With Thomas Harr) [Gated version]

"US Politics and World Bank IDA-Lending", Journal of Development Studies 42: 772-94, 2006 (With Henrik Hansen and Thomas Markussen) [Gated version]

"Strategic Interaction in Undeveloped Credit Markets", Journal of Development Economics 80: 275-298, 2006 (With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller) [Gated version]

"On US Politics and IMF Lending", European Economic Review 50: 1843-63, 2006 (With Thomas Harr and Finn Tarp) [Gated version]

"Financial Liberalization, Financial Development and Economic Growth in LDCs", Journal of International Development 15: 189-209, 2003 (With Finn Tarp) [Gated version]

"Finansiel udvikling og økonomisk vækst", Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift 139: 77-93, 2001

Other publications

"Hvad gør vi ved den pressede krone?", Information (kommentar), March 11, 2015 (With Mikkel Barslund)

"Danish currency wobbles: A positive unintended side effect of the ECB's QE?", CEPS Commentary, Center for European Policy Studies, February 2015 (With Cinzia Alcidi and Mikkel Barslund)

"Bankunionen handler om mere end økonomi", Berlingske (kommentar), December 13, 2014

"Hvem er sin løn værd?", Information (kronik), May 14, 2014 (With Peter Sandholt Jensen and Nikolaj Malchow-Møller)

"Vi skal ikke stå fast på fastkurspolitikken", Politiken (kronik), February 12, 2014 ( With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Jens Nordvig)

"Afrikas vækst og dansk eksportfremme", Berlingske (kommentar), July 15, 2013 

"Can Greece 'grow solvent'?", CEPS Commentary, Center for European Policy Studies, September 2011 (With Mikkel Barslund and Daniel Gros)

"Stor ståhej om mikroskopiske lån i bistandsarbejdet", Kristeligt Dagblad (kronik), February 1, 2011 (With Nikolaj Malchow-Møller og Ole Dahl Rasmussen) 

"Frihed frem for forandring?", Politik 13(3): 73-75, 2010

"Synthesis of Impact Evaluations of Microcredit", Danida Evaluation Study 9/4: 2009 ( With Jens Kovsted and Andreas Kuchler)

"Der er brug for nytænkning i bistandspolitikken", Information (kronik), October 20, 2008 (With Sam Jones)

"Petrodollars, Portfolio Restructuring and Long-Term Interest Rates", Danmarks Nationalbank Monetary Review 3Q: 49-58, 2007 (With Sofie Nedergaard Fich and Frank Øland Hansen)

"Commentaires sur l'intervention de Jean-Philippe Platteau", Afrique Contemporaine 211: 215-232, 2004 (With Finn Tarp)

Unpublished papers

"The Heavy Plough and the Agricultural Revolution in Medieval Europe" (With Peter Sandholt Jensen and Christian Skovsgaard)

"Eye Disease, the Fertility Decline, and the Emergency of Global Income Differences" (With Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Pablo Selaya, currently being revised)

"Pre-Reformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic" (With Jeanet Bentzen, Carl-Johan Dalgaard, and Paul Sharp)

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