Pelle Ahlerup

Senior Lecturer

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Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

About Pelle Ahlerup

My research interests lie in the broad fields of institutional and development economics. Within these fields, I have a special interest in taxation, ethnic diversity and the political economy of natural disasters and extreme weather events.

I am a member of the board of ASWEDE (Association of Swedish Development Economists).

Research areas

  • Development Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Natural Disasters
  • Ethnic Diversity
  • Democracy

Teaching areas

  • Macro economics, International Econ

Selected publications

Ahlerup, P., T. Baskaran and A. Bigsten. (2020) ”Gold Mining and Education: A Long-run Resource Curse in Africa?”, Journal of Development Studies, 56:9, 1745-1762.

Ahlerup, P., T. Baskaran and A. Bigsten. (2017) ”Regional development and national identity in sub-Saharan Africa”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(3): 622-643.

Ahlerup, P., T. Baskaran and A. Bigsten. (2016) ”Government Impartiality and Sustained Growth in sub-Saharan Africa'', World Development, 83: 54-69.

Ahlerup, P. and A.-S. Isaksson. (2015) ”Ethno-regional favouritism in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Kyklos, 68: 143-52.

Ahlerup, P., T. Baskaran and A. Bigsten. (2015) ”Tax innovations and public revenues in sub-Saharan Africa”, Journal of Development Studies, 51(6): 689-706.

Ahlerup, P. and O. Olsson. (2012) ”Roots of Ethnic Diversity”, Journal of Economic Growth, 17(2):71-102.

Ahlerup, P. and G. Hansson. (2011) ”Nationalism and Government Effectiveness”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 39 (3): 431-451.

Ahlerup, P., O. Olsson and D. Yanagizawa. (2009) ”Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process'', European Journal of Political Economy, 25(1):1-14.