Our recent publications


Persson, Karl Gunnar, Sharp P. (2015). An Economic History of Europe: Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the present. Cambridge University Press (2015): 297. 2nd revised and extended edition.

Persson, Karl Gunnar (2015). Market performance and welfare: why price instability hurts, in A History of Market Performance: From ancient Babylonia to the Modern world, R.J. Van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen and Jan Luitenvan Sanden. London: Routledge.

Andersen T.B., Dalgaard C-J., Selaya P. (2015). Climate and the Emergence of Global income difference.   Review of Economic Studies, (forthcoming).

Hansen C.W., Jensen P.S., Skovsgaard C. (2015).  Modern Gender Roles and Agricultural History: The Neolithic Inheritance. Journal of Economic Growth, (forthcoming).

Bentzen J.S.,  Kaarsen N., Wingender A.M. (2015). Irrigation and Autocracy. Journal of European Economic Association, (forthcoming).

Dalgaard C-J., Strulik H. (2015). Physiology and Development: Why the West is Taller than the rest, Economic Journal, (forthcoming).

Klemp M., Møller N. F. (2015). Post-Malthusian Dynamics in Pre-Industrial Scandinavia, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, (forthcoming).

Hansen C. W. (2015). Cause of Death and Development in the US, Journal of Development Economics, 109 (July), 143-153

Hansen C. W., Lønstrup L. (2015). The Rise in Life Expectancy and Economic Growth in the 20th Century, Economic Journal, 125 (May), 838-852.

Dalgaard C-J., Strulik H. (2015). The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations. Journal of Economic Growth 20, 2015, 37-73.

Wingender A. M. (2015). Skill Complementarity and the Dual Economy. The European Economic Review, 74 (February), 296-285. 


Persson, Karl Gunnar (2014) Markets and Coercion in Medieval Europe in The Cambridge History of Capitalism. Cambridge University Press (2014): 225-266

Persson, Karl Gunnar (2014) Publish or perish: the publication history of the Department of Economics 1963-2013. Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift 2014(1): 1-26

Barthel F., Neumayer E., Nunnenkamp P., Selaya P., (2014). Competition for export markets and the allocation of foreign aid. World Development 64(12): 350-365.

Dalgaard C-J., Strulik H. (2014). Optimal Aging and Death: Understanding the Preston Curve. Journal of the European Economic Association 12, 672-701.


Dalgaard C-J. Olsson O. (2013). Why are Rich Countries More Politically Cohesive? Scandinavian Journal of Economics 115, 423-48.

Dalgaard C-J., Strulik H. (2013). The History Augmented Solow model. European Economic Review 63, 2013, 134-4.

Hansen C. W. (2013). Life Expectancy and Human Capital: Evidence from the International Epidemiological Transition, Journal of Health Economics, 32(6), 1142-1152.

Hansen C.W. (2013). The Diffusion of Health Technologies: Cultural and Biological Divergence, European Economic Review, 64 (November), 21-34.


Andersen T. B., Bentzen J., Dalgaard C-J., Selaya P. (2012). Lightning, IT Diffusion and Economic Growth Across US States. Review of Economics and Statistics 94(4): 903-924. Joint with.

Klemp M., Weisdorf J. (2012). The Lasting Damage to Mortality of Early-Life Adversity: Evidence from the English Famine of the Late 1720s. European Review of Economic History 16(3), 233-246.

Selaya P., Sunesen E. (2012). Does Foreign Aid increase Foreign Direct Investment? World Development 40(11): 2155-2176.

Selaya P., Thiele R. (2012). The impact of Aid on Bureaucratic Quality. Journal of International Development 24(3): 379-386.


Andersen T. B., Bentzen J., Dalgaard C-J., Selaya P. (2011). On the impact of Digital Technologies on Corruption: Evidence from U.S. states and across countries" World Bank Economic Review 25(3): 387-417.