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I am an Associate Professor in Economics. I hold a PhD in Economics and an MA in Political Science from the University of Zurich.
My research interests are in applied economics. I've mainly explored topics in economic growth and development, particularly in resource economics and conflict studies. I've recently been studying how we can change attitudes and behaviour for better natural resource management using behavioural economics. In my research, I use secondary data, as well as primary data gathered through surveys, field experiments, and lab-in-the-field experiments. I'm also fascinated by economic history and how it helps us understand present-day economic and political activities, and I love delving into old books and archives.
My work has been published in leading general interest and field journals such as Science, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Ecological Economics, and World Development. One of my articles on the natural resource curse won the 2009 biennial Erik Kempe Award in Environmental and Resource Economics.
You may find further details on my work on my personal webpage.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am 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. I am happy to advise theses that use macro-, microeconometric or behavioural approaches, and that combine theory with empirical applications.
Areas of Expertise
natural resource management; natural resource curse; natural resource transparency and accountability; environmental behavioural economics; origins of violent and nonviolent conflict
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Brunnschweiler, C. & Luisetti, T., Dec 2021, Climate and Development. Markandya, A. & Rübbelke, D. (eds.). World Scientific, Vol. 1. p. 415–438 24 p. (World Scientific Series on Environmental, Energy and Climate Economics; vol. 1).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
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 › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Brunnschweiler, C. & Poelhekke, S., Sep 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 109, 102506.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Brunnschweiler, C. N., Peretto, P. F. & Valente, S., Jan 2021, In: Journal of Monetary Economics. 117, p. 441-459 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
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 › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)