Stockholm University
Department of Economics
SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

Phone: +46-8-16 43 76








Research interests

  • Political Economics
  • Economics of Media
  • Econometrics

Current Teaching

  • Political Economics II & III (Graduate)
  • Applied Empirical Economics (Graduate)

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Selected publications and working papers

•    Media Bias in China (with Bei Qin and Yanhui Wu), American Economic Review, 2018.

•    Why Does China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda (with Bei Qin and Yanhui Wu), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31.1 (2017): 117-140.

•    The Judge, the Politician and the Press (with Claire Lim and James Snyder). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7(4).  2015.

•    Press Coverage and Political Accountability (with James Snyder) Journal of Political Economy 118(2), 2010.

•    How the Electoral College Influences Campaigns and Policy: The Probability of Being Florida, American Economic Review, 98(3), 2008.

•    Natural Disasters, Economic Development, and Humanitarian Aid, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3), 2007.

•    News Floods, News Droughts, and U.S. Disaster Relief, (with Thomas Eisensee), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(2), 2007.

•    Mass Media Competition, Political Competition, and Public Policy, Review of Economic Studies, 71(1), 2004.

•    Radio's Impact on Public Spending, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119(1), 2004.

•    Weather and Infant Mortality (with Masa Kudamatsu and Torsten Persson).

•    "Commercial Television and Voter Information" (with Andrea Prat).

•    Demography, Voting, and Local Public Expenditures. Theory and Evidence from Swedish Municipalities, Princeton university.