Current research

Most of my research can be accessed through my SSRN page. Recent papers and projects include:

Why do Military Dictatorships Become Presidential Democracies? IFN Working Paper no 1194.

Do Voters Really Dislike Liberalizing Reforms? Presented at the University of Navarra, October 19, 2017; to be presented at the annual Danish Public Choice workshop, Copenhagen, January 26, 2018. (With Niclas Berggren)

The Effect of Coups d’états on Repression: Are all Coups Alike? Presented at the Annual International Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics, Heidelberg, June 3-4, 2016; and annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, April 19-22, Budapest, 2017. (With Katharina Pfaff)

Why Do Governments Call a State of Emergency? On the Determinants of Using Emergency Constitutions. Presented at the European Association of Law and Economics, Bologna, September 15-17, 2016; and the Political Economy of Public Policy, Ariel University, September 10-12, 2017.  (With Stefan Voigt)

Wellbeing and Entrepreneurship: Using Establishment Size to identify Treatment Effects. Presented at Steninge workshop, Steninge, June 1-4, 2017. (With Nicolai Foss)