Research

Publications

The Bounty of the Sea and Long-Run Development (with Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Pablo Selaya)
Journal of Economic Growth, 2020
[Link] [Pdf] [Appendix] [Replication files]
Media: Weekendavisen

Working Papers

Those Who Stayed: Selection and Cultural Change in the Age of Mass Migration
Updated Nov. 2019
[Pdf]
Media : The Economist, SlateWeekendavisen, Nada es Gratis, Minerva, PolitologernaFinancial Times Alphaville

It Took a Village: Cultural Transmission in a Historical Perspective
Draft available upon request

Selected Work in Progress

“The Evolution and Diffusion of Individualistic Norms in 19th Century Europe”
“Cultural Causes of the Industrial Revolution”
“Dangers at Sea and Religiosity in Maritime Societies” (with Jeanet Bentzen and Gustav Angeman)