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Postal address:Department of Economics Norwegian University of Science and Technology Dragvoll N - 7491 Trondheim Norway
Workplace:Institutt for Samfunnsøkonomi (Department of Economics), Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet (NTNU) (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), (more information at EDIRC)
Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and commodity Prices (CAMP), BI Handelshøyskolen (BI Norwegian Business School), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2023

  1. The interplay between monetary and fiscal policy in a small open economy
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads

2022

  1. Monetary Policy when Export Revenues Drop
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
    Also in Working Paper, Norges Bank (2022) Downloads

    See also Journal Article Monetary policy when export revenues drop, Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier (2023) Downloads (2023)
  2. On the Political Economy of Autocratic Land Reform
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads

2021

  1. The Inefficient Combination: Competitive Markets, Free Entry, and Democracy
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School (2021) Downloads View citations (1)

2020

  1. Macroeconomics in the time of the Corona
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads View citations (1)

2019

  1. Dutch disease dynamics reconsidered
    CAMA Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University Downloads View citations (21)
    Also in Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School (2018) Downloads View citations (3)
    Working Paper, Norges Bank (2018) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article Dutch disease dynamics reconsidered, European Economic Review, Elsevier (2019) Downloads View citations (21) (2019)

2018

  1. Growth with Age-Dependent Preferences
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
    See also Journal Article Growth with age-dependent preferences, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals (2020) Downloads (2020)

2017

  1. Should Developing Countries Establish Petroleum Funds?
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
    See also Journal Article Should Developing Countries Establish Petroleum Funds?, The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics (2018) Downloads (2018)
  2. The political economy of public income volatility: With an application to the resource curse
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (22)
    Also in Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School (2015) Downloads View citations (6)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (6)
    PSE-Ecole d'économie de Paris (Postprint), HAL (2017) View citations (20)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2015) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article The political economy of public income volatility: With an application to the resource curse, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2017) Downloads View citations (23) (2017)

2016

  1. The Political Agenda Effect and State Centralization
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article The political agenda effect and state centralization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier (2020) Downloads View citations (8) (2020)
  2. The Savings Multiplier
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article The savings multiplier, Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier (2016) Downloads View citations (1) (2016)

2014

  1. Petro Populism
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
    Also in Working Paper, Norges Bank (2012) Downloads
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2012) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article Petro populism, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2016) Downloads View citations (2) (2016)
  2. Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (34)
    Also in PSE-Ecole d'économie de Paris (Postprint), HAL (2014) View citations (34)

    See also Journal Article Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2014) Downloads View citations (42) (2014)

2013

  1. China's Savings Multiplier
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2013) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. China�s Savings Multiplier
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
  3. Local Natural Resource Curse?
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2013) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article Local natural resource curse?, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2015) Downloads View citations (43) (2015)
  4. Online Appendix: Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances? Extensions and Robustness
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads View citations (5)
  5. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads View citations (52)
    Also in Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2011) Downloads View citations (5)
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2011) Downloads View citations (5)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (5)
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School (2013) Downloads View citations (52)

    See also Journal Article Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?, The Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economic Studies Ltd (2013) Downloads View citations (52) (2013)
  6. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances? Extensions and Robustness
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads View citations (43)

2012

  1. The Need for Enemies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article The Need for Enemies, Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society (2016) Downloads View citations (19) (2016)

2011

  1. Institutional Comparative Statics
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Chapter Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway, Social Policy in a Development Context, Palgrave Macmillan (2012) (2012)

2009

  1. Overconfidence, Monetary Policy Committees and Chairman Dominance
    Working Paper, Norges Bank Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article Overconfidence, monetary policy committees and chairman dominance, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier (2012) Downloads View citations (22) (2012)
  2. The Real Swing Voter's Curse
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article The Real Swing Voter's Curse, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2009) Downloads View citations (8) (2009)

2008

  1. Endogenous Presidentialism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Journal Article ENDOGENOUS PRESIDENTIALISM, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association (2016) Downloads View citations (12) (2016)

2006

  1. A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2005) Downloads View citations (7)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article A political economy theory of the soft budget constraint, European Economic Review, Elsevier (2009) Downloads View citations (26) (2009)
  2. Political incentives of the resource booms
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (1)
  3. When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia's La Violencia
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2006) Downloads View citations (1)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (3)
  4. When is Democracy an Equilibrium?: Theory and Evidence from Colombia�s La Violencia
    HiCN Working Papers, Households in Conflict Network Downloads View citations (4)

2005

  1. A theory of civil conflict and democracy in rentier states
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads
    See also Journal Article A Theory of Civil Conflict and Democracy in Rentier States, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell (2006) Downloads View citations (39) (2006)
  2. Cursed by resources or institutions?
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Journal Article Cursed by Resources or Institutions?, The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell (2006) Downloads View citations (498) (2006)
  3. Savers, Spenders and Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (10)
    Also in Working Paper, Norges Bank (2004) Downloads View citations (8)
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2004) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article Savers, Spenders and Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter (2007) Downloads View citations (1) (2007)

2004

  1. Institutions and the Resource Curse
    DEGIT Conference Papers, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Downloads View citations (60)
    Also in Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics (2003) Downloads View citations (6)
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany (2002) Downloads View citations (38)
    GE, Growth, Math methods, University Library of Munich, Germany (2002) Downloads View citations (32)

    See also Journal Article Institutions and the Resource Curse, Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society (2006) View citations (1186) (2006)
  2. Parasites
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
    Also in Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics (2003) Downloads
  3. Rainfall, Poverty and Crime in 19th Century Germany
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads

2003

  1. Plunder & Protections Inc
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany (2002) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article Plunder & Protection Inc, Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo (2002) Downloads View citations (17) (2002)
  2. Politcal Foundations of the Resource Curse
    DELTA Working Papers, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (56)

    See also Journal Article Political foundations of the resource curse, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2006) Downloads View citations (626) (2006)

2002

  1. Optimal Dutch Disease
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article Optimal Dutch disease, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2005) Downloads View citations (95) (2005)
  2. White Elephants
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Journal Article White elephants, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2005) Downloads View citations (100) (2005)

2001

  1. The Market for Extortions
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads

2000

  1. Predator or prey?: parasitic enterprises in economic development
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article Predator or prey?: Parasitic enterprises in economic development, European Economic Review, Elsevier (2003) Downloads View citations (60) (2003)

1999

  1. Crime induced poverty traps
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article Crime induced poverty traps, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2005) Downloads View citations (24) (2005)

Journal Articles

2023

  1. Monetary policy when export revenues drop
    Journal of International Money and Finance, 2023, 137, (C) Downloads
    See also Working Paper Monetary Policy when Export Revenues Drop, Working Papers (2022) Downloads (2022)

2021

  1. The macroeconomics of COVID-19: a two-sector interpretation
    Review of Keynesian Economics, 2021, 9, (2), 165-174 Downloads

2020

  1. Growth with age-dependent preferences
    The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2020, 29, (6), 665-676 Downloads
    See also Working Paper Growth with Age-Dependent Preferences, Working Papers (2018) Downloads (2018)
  2. The political agenda effect and state centralization
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2020, 48, (4), 749-778 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper The Political Agenda Effect and State Centralization, NBER Working Papers (2016) Downloads View citations (5) (2016)

2019

  1. Dutch disease dynamics reconsidered
    European Economic Review, 2019, 119, (C), 411-433 Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Working Paper Dutch disease dynamics reconsidered, CAMA Working Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (21) (2019)

2018

  1. Should Developing Countries Establish Petroleum Funds?
    The Energy Journal, 2018, Volume 39, (Number 4) Downloads
    See also Working Paper Should Developing Countries Establish Petroleum Funds?, Working Papers (2017) Downloads (2017)

2017

  1. The political economy of public income volatility: With an application to the resource curse
    Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 145, (C), 243-252 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper The political economy of public income volatility: With an application to the resource curse, Post-Print (2017) View citations (22) (2017)

2016

  1. ENDOGENOUS PRESIDENTIALISM
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14, (4), 907-942 Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14, (4), 907-942 (2016) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Working Paper Endogenous Presidentialism, NBER Working Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (18) (2008)
  2. Petro populism
    Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 118, (C), 1-12 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper Petro Populism, Working Papers (2014) Downloads (2014)
  3. The Need for Enemies
    Economic Journal, 2016, 126, (593), 1018-1054 Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Working Paper The Need for Enemies, NBER Working Papers (2012) Downloads View citations (10) (2012)
  4. The savings multiplier
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2016, 83, (C), 90-105 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper The Savings Multiplier, MPRA Paper (2016) Downloads View citations (1) (2016)

2015

  1. Local natural resource curse?
    Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 131, (C), 101-114 Downloads View citations (43)
    See also Working Paper Local Natural Resource Curse?, Working Papers (2013) Downloads View citations (6) (2013)

2014

  1. Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment
    Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 106, (C), 194-198 Downloads View citations (42)
    See also Working Paper Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment, Post-Print (2014) View citations (34) (2014)

2013

  1. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
    The Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80, (3), 845-875 Downloads View citations (52)
    See also Working Paper Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?, Working Paper Series (2013) Downloads View citations (52) (2013)

2012

  1. Overconfidence, monetary policy committees and chairman dominance
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, 81, (2), 699-711 Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Working Paper Overconfidence, Monetary Policy Committees and Chairman Dominance, Working Paper (2009) Downloads View citations (5) (2009)

2011

  1. Guest Editors’ Preface to the Special Issue on Climate Change and Distribution
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113, (4), 755-757 Downloads
  2. When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia’s La Violencia
    Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2011, 55, (3), 366-396 Downloads View citations (14)

2010

  1. Guest Editors' Preface to the Special Issue on Price and Wage Dynamics
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010, 112, (4), 643-645 Downloads

2009

  1. A political economy theory of the soft budget constraint
    European Economic Review, 2009, 53, (7), 786-798 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint, NBER Working Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (6) (2006)
  2. Editors' Preface
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2009, 111, (4), 625-627 Downloads
  3. The Real Swing Voter's Curse
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 310-15 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper The Real Swing Voter's Curse, NBER Working Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (8) (2009)
  4. Why do some resource-abundant countries succeed while others do not?
    Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2009, 25, (2), 241-256 Downloads View citations (116)

2007

  1. Savers, Spenders and Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy
    The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2007, 7, (1), 1-35 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper Savers, Spenders and Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy, CESifo Working Paper Series (2005) Downloads View citations (10) (2005)

2006

  1. A Theory of Civil Conflict and Democracy in Rentier States
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2006, 108, (4), 571-585 Downloads View citations (39)
    See also Working Paper A theory of civil conflict and democracy in rentier states, Working Paper Series (2005) Downloads (2005)
  2. Cursed by Resources or Institutions?
    The World Economy, 2006, 29, (8), 1117-1131 Downloads View citations (498)
    See also Working Paper Cursed by resources or institutions?, Working Paper Series (2005) Downloads View citations (25) (2005)
  3. Institutions and the Resource Curse
    Economic Journal, 2006, 116, (508), 1-20 View citations (1186)
    See also Working Paper Institutions and the Resource Curse, DEGIT Conference Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (60) (2004)
  4. Political foundations of the resource curse
    Journal of Development Economics, 2006, 79, (2), 447-468 Downloads View citations (626)
    See also Working Paper Politcal Foundations of the Resource Curse, DELTA Working Papers (2003) Downloads (2003)
  5. Poverty and crime in 19th century Germany
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2006, 59, (3), 370-388 Downloads View citations (70)
  6. Should Inflation-Targeting Central Banks Care about Traded and Non-Traded Sectors?
    The IUP Journal of Bank Management, 2006, V, (1), 53-63

2005

  1. Crime induced poverty traps
    Journal of Development Economics, 2005, 77, (2), 325-340 Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Working Paper Crime induced poverty traps, Memorandum (1999) Downloads View citations (1) (1999)
  2. Monetary policy rules and the exchange rate channel
    Applied Financial Economics, 2005, 15, (16), 1165-1170 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Optimal Dutch disease
    Journal of Development Economics, 2005, 78, (2), 494-515 Downloads View citations (95)
    See also Working Paper Optimal Dutch Disease, Working Paper Series (2002) Downloads View citations (3) (2002)
  4. White elephants
    Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89, (2-3), 197-210 Downloads View citations (100)
    See also Working Paper White Elephants, CEPR Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (20) (2002)

2004

  1. Exchange rate versus inflation targeting: a theory of output fluctuations in traded and non-traded sectors
    The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2004, 13, (3), 265-285 Downloads View citations (9)

2003

  1. Destructive Creativity
    Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2003, 29, 77-84 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Interactions between Agriculture and Industry: Theoretical Analysis of the Consequences of Discriminating Agriculture in Sub–Saharan Africa
    Review of Development Economics, 2003, 7, (1), 138-151 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Optimum Currency Areas Under Inflation Targeting
    Open Economies Review, 2003, 14, (2), 99-118 Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Predator or prey?: Parasitic enterprises in economic development
    European Economic Review, 2003, 47, (2), 275-294 Downloads View citations (60)
    See also Working Paper Predator or prey?: parasitic enterprises in economic development, Memorandum (2000) Downloads View citations (14) (2000)

2002

  1. Natural resources, rent seeking and welfare
    Journal of Development Economics, 2002, 67, (2), 455-470 Downloads View citations (454)
  2. Plunder & Protection Inc
    Journal of Peace Research, 2002, 39, (4), 447-459 Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Working Paper Plunder & Protections Inc, Memorandum (2003) Downloads View citations (3) (2003)
  3. Time Inconsistency and the Exchange Rate Channel of Monetary Policy
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2002, 104, (3), 391-397 Downloads View citations (12)

2001

  1. Learning by doing and the Dutch disease
    European Economic Review, 2001, 45, (2), 285-306 Downloads View citations (284)

1998

  1. Economic openness, trade restrictions and external shocks: modelling short run effects in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Economic Modelling, 1998, 15, (2), 257-286 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Short-Run Consequences of Trade Liberalization: A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Zimbabwe
    Journal of Policy Modeling, 1998, 20, (3), 305-333 Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Zimbabwean Trade Liberalisation: Ex Post Evaluation
    Cambridge Journal of Economics, 1998, 22, (3), 325-46 View citations (16)

1997

  1. Agricultural supply-led industrialization: A macromodel with sub-Saharan African characteristics
    Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 1997, 8, (3), 351-370 Downloads
  2. Real exchange rate dynamics and trade liberalization: the case of multiple tariffs and unemployment
    The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 1997, 6, (3), 329-344 Downloads View citations (1)

1994

  1. The Macroeconomics of Zimbabwe in the 1980s: A CGE-Model Analysis
    Journal of African Economies, 1994, 3, (2), 153-98 View citations (6)

Chapters

2012

  1. Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway
    Palgrave Macmillan
    See also Working Paper Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway, Oslo University, Department of Economics (2011) Downloads View citations (1) (2011)
 
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