I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of Bristol and Research Associate at CAGE Warwick.

My research interests are Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy and Economic History. Wider fields of interest include Behavioural Economics, and Development.


Working papers

Impulse Purchases, Gun Ownership and Homicides: Evidence from a Firearm Demand Shock
– with David Schindler – forthcoming at The Review of Economics and Statistics
[Abstract] [Draft] – Covered on [Salon] [Handelsblatt] [Wirtschaftswoche] [Ökonomenstimme]

Loose Cannons: War Veterans and the Erosion of Democracy in Weimar Germany
– conditionally accepted at The Journal of Economic History
[Abstract] [Draft]

Patronage and Election Fraud: Insights from Russia’s Governors 2000–2012
[Abstract] [Draft]

The Political Fallout of Chernobyl: Evidence from West-German Elections
[Abstract] [Draft]


Work in progress

The Burden of Memory: Persistence of Ethnic Conflict in Yugoslavia – with Leonard Kukić and Filip Novokmet

Wages, Mortality and Voting in Imperial Germany – with Yanos Zylberberg

Political Alignment and Development Funds: Evidence from post-WWII Southern Italy – with Letizia Borgomeo and Mauro Rota

The Political Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Germany – with Stefan Bauernschuster, Matthias Blum and Erik Hornung

The Long-Run Consequences of Transition Unemployment in Eastern Europe – with Andreas Menzel and Ekaterina Travova