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Pelle Ahlerup

Senior lecturer

Pelle Ahlerup
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1370

Room number: E-515
Postal Address: Box 640, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Economics (More Information)
Box 640
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 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).

Homepage (with updated CV)


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

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The Roots of Ethnic Diversity
Pelle Ahlerup, Ola Olsson
Journal of Economic Growth, Journal article 2012
Journal article


Nationalism and Government Effectiveness
Pelle Ahlerup, Gustav Hansson
Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal article 2011
Journal article


Nya Zeeland
Pelle Ahlerup
Reform: förändring och tröghet i välfärdsstaterna, Stockholm, Norstedts, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process
Pelle Ahlerup, Ola Olsson, David Yanagizawa
European Journal of Political Economy, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Essays on Conflict, Institutions, and Ethnic Diversity
Pelle Ahlerup
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2009
Doctoral thesis

Earthquakes and Civil War
Pelle Ahlerup
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2009


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