In autumn 2019 I am leaving academia, to become a freelance economist. For my new contact details, please see the Contact page.
The Department of Economics at Bristol has recently launched an MRes in Economics, an intensive one-year taught programme which provides an advanced training in economics and econometrics. For more details, see MRes in Economics.
A paper on BMA applied to cross-country growth data, advocating a less agnostic approach.
Recently added: a paper on the Kuznets process, with Huikang Ying. We ask how a structural transformation will affect wage inequality. See Life during structural transformation.
Just added: a paper on foreign aid with Nicolas Van de Sijpe. We introduce a new instrument for aid and use it to study whether aid is absorbed, and how. See Foreign aid and domestic absorption.
Would virtuous circles, or self-reinforcing growth, strengthen the case for aid? See here for a new paper with Patrick (Paddy) Carter: Virtuous circles and the case for aid.
Just added: a new literature review on regional growth and regional decline, co-authored with Holger Breinlich and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano. Comments and criticisms can be posted here.