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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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Gold Mining and Education: A Long-run Resource Curse in Africa?
Pelle Ahlerup, T. Baskaran, Arne Bigsten
Journal of Development Studies, Journal article 2019
Journal article


Regional development and national identity in sub-Saharan Africa
Pelle Ahlerup, Thushyanthan Baskaran, Arne Bigsten
Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal article 2017
Journal article


Gold mining and education: a long-run resource curse in Africa?
Pelle Ahlerup, Thushyanthan Baskaran, Arne Bigsten
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2016




Democratisation in the aftermath of natural disasters
Pelle Ahlerup
Globalization and Development. Rethinking interventions and governance, Abingdon (UK) and New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

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