Ola Olsson


Department of Economics
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

About Ola Olsson

I am a full professor in economics and vice dean for research at the School of Business, Economics and Law. My main research interests are long-run economic development, economic growth, political economy and the economics of conflict. Most of my teaching covers macro- and development economics.

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Research areas

  • Economic growth long-run development, political economy of natural resources, development economics

Teaching areas

  • Macroeconomics, development economics

Selected publications

Long-Run Cultural Divergence: Evidence From the Neolithic Revolution
Olsson, Ola, Paik, Christopher
Journal of Development Economics, 122:September, s. 197-213, 2016

The Roots of Ethnic Diversity
Ahlerup, Pelle, Olsson, Ola
Journal of Economic Growth, 17:2, s. 71-102, 2012

Conflict Diamonds
Olsson, Ola
Journal of Development Economics, 82, s. 267-286, 2006

Biogeography and Long-Run Economic Development
Olsson, Ola, Hibbs, Douglas A., Jr.
European Economic Review, 49:4, s. 909-938, 2005

Geography, Biogeography and Why Some Countries are Rich and Others Poor
Hibbs, Douglas A., Jr., Olsson, Ola
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US (PNAS), 101(10), s. 3715-3740, 2004