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Christa Brunnschweiler is an Associate Professor in Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics and an MA in Political Science from the University of Zurich.
Her research interests are in applied economics. She has mainly explored topics in economic growth and development, particularly in resource economics and conflict studies. She uses third-party data, archival information, and data from fieldwork, including RCTs, lab-in-the-field experiments, and survey experiments. Her work has been published in several journals such as Science, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Ecological Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, and World Development. One of her articles on the natural resource curse won the 2009 biannual Erik Kempe Award in Environmental and Resource Economics.
You may find further details on her work on her personal webpage.
PhD Supervision Interests
Christa is interested in topics involving mainly applied work (desk analysis or fieldwork) in economic growth and development, particularly in resource economics, conflict studies, and political economy. She is happy to advise theses that use macro-, microeconometric or behavioural approaches, and that combine theory with empirical applications.
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Brunnschweiler, C. & Luisetti, T., 7 Jul 2021, (Accepted/In press) Climate and Development. Markandya, A. & Rubbelke, D. (eds.). World Scientific, (World Scientific Series on Environmental, Energy and Climate Economics; vol. 1).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Does information matter? Transparency and demand for accountability in Ghana's natural resource revenue managementBrunnschweiler, C., Edjekumhene, I. & Lujala, P., Mar 2021, In : Ecological Economics. 181, 106903.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article4 Citations (Scopus)
Brunnschweiler, C. & Poelhekke, S., Sep 2021, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 109, 102506.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Transparent for whom? Dissemination of information on Ghana’s petroleum and mining revenue managementLujala, P., Brunnschweiler, C. & Edjekumhene, I., 1 Dec 2020, In : Journal of Development Studies. 56, 12, p. 2135-2153 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)