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Pelle Ahlerup


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+46 31-786 13 26
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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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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).

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Research areas

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

Teaching areas

  • Macro

Selected publications

Ethno-Regional Favouritism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ahlerup, Pelle, Isaksson, Ann-Sofie
Kyklos, 68:2, s. 143-152, 2015

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

Tax Innovations and Public Revenues in Africa
Ahlerup, Pelle, Baskaran, Thushyanthan, Bigsten, Arne
Journal of Development Studies, 51:6, s. 689-706, 2015

Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process
Yanagizawa, David, Ahlerup, Pelle, Olsson, Ola
European Journal of Political Economy, 25:1, s. 1-14, 2009

Nationalism and Government Effectiveness
Ahlerup, Pelle, Hansson, Gustav
Journal of Comparative Economics, 39:3, s. 431-451, 2011