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    Research Statement

    My main research interests lie in the areas of Political Economy and Long-Run Economic Growth and I am more than happy to supervise PhD students with an interest in these fields. Topics which I find interesting include: 

         - Long-Term Development

         - Infectious Diseases, Individual Behavior, Family/Household Choices, and Development

         - Slavery and Disenfranchisement in the US

         - Institutions and Economics Growth

         - Origins and Persistence of Organized Crime (mainly Mafia in Italy and the US)

         - Ethnicity, State Fragility, and Development in Africa


           - Principles of Economics (ECO1001)

           - Applied Econometrics (ECO3015)

    - Applied Econometrics (ECO7011)


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    Frequent Journals

    • European Economic Review

      ISSNs: 0014-2921


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.83 SJR 2.277 SNIP 1.558


    • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

      ISSNs: 0305-9049

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-0084


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.67 SJR 1.654 SNIP 1.561


    • Journal of African Economies

      ISSNs: 0963-8024

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-3723

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.98 SJR 0.533 SNIP 0.876


    • Journal of comparative Economics

      ISSNs: 0147-5967

      Academic Press Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.56 SJR 0.986 SNIP 1.313


    • Journal of Institutional Economics

      ISSNs: 1744-1374

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-1382

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.61 SJR 0.978 SNIP 1.258


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