Senior researcher at The Frisch Centre and Affiliated researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). My main research interests are behavioral economics, development issues, and inequality.
Selected recent publications (see publications and work in progress for more)
“Mining and local corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa”
American Journal of Political Science 61(2), 320-334. Online Appendix. With Eivind Hammersmark Olsen, Carl Henrik Knutsen, and Tore Wig. 2017. Replication data
“Chinese aid and local corruption“. With Ann-Sofie Isaksson. Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics.
“Exposure to female colleagues breaks the glass ceiling – Evidence from a combined vignette and field experiment”
European Economic Review, Vol(90), 363-374. With Henning Finseraas, Åshild A. Johnsen, and Gaute Torsvik. 2016.
“Ancestry culture and female employment – An analysis using second generation siblings.”
European Sociological Review 33(3), 382-392. With Henning Finseraas. 2017. Pre-publication Version
“Does Personal Contact with Ethnic Minorities Affect Anti-immigrant Sentiments? Evidence From a Field Experiment”
European Journal of Political Research, 56(3), 703-722. 2017. Analysis plan (download: pre analysis plan) archived 11 September 2014 at: https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/507. With Henning Finseraas.
“Organized Violence and Institutional Child Delivery – Micro-Level Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, 1989-2014“.
Forthcoming in Demography. With Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Ormhaug.
“Resources and intimate partner violence in Sub-Saharan Africa“.
World Development, 95, 211-230. 2017. With Sara Cools.
“Racing to the bottom? Chinese development projects and trade union involvement in Africa“.
Forthcoming in World Development. With Ann-Sofie Isaksson.
“Development Aid and Infant Mortality. Micro-level evidence from Nigeria“.
World Development, 105, 59-69.2018. With Gudrun Østby, Siri Aas Rustad, Andreas Forø Tollefsen & Henrik Urdal.