Welcome! I am Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen and Research Fellow at CEPR, CESifo and OxCarre.
My research areas are development economics and political economics. My interests include the economic, political and social effects of ethnic diversity, natural resources, and foreign aid.
My research has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; and covered by media outlets such as BBC, the Economist, the Guardian, Le Monde, NZZ, and the Washington Post.