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Oana Borcan is a Lecturer in Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg.
Oana's research is in applied microeconometrics, at the intersection of political economy and development. Her work explores policy-relevant topics in corruption, voting and education. Her articles on public sector financial incentives, monitoring and punishment and their distributional consequences in the fight against corruption in education have been published in Journal of Public economics and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Her other research strand is long-run economic development, where she has contributed new data and insights in the relationship between the accumulated experience of state institutions throughout history and past and current economic performance.
You can read more about Oana's research, teaching and interests on her webpage: www.oanaborcan.com
PhD Supervision Interests
Oana specialises in applied microeconomics, working on topics in Political Economy, Development Economics and Public Economics, such as education, voting, corruption and long-run economic growth. She will gladly supervise students interested in empirical work in these fields, particularly on policy evaluation and estimating causal relationships. Expect to learn popular research designs such as regression discontinuity and difference-in-differences, but also to get guidance on field experiments.
Doctor of Philosophy, Gothenburg University
2010 → 2015
Award Date: 6 Nov 2015
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Borcan, O., Olsson, O. & Putterman, L., 28 May 2021, In : Explorations in Economic History. 101404.
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Borcan, O., Nov 2020, In : Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. 36, 3, p. 461–494 34 p.
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Borcan, O., Olsson, O. & Putterman, L., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Economic Growth. 23, 1, p. 1-40
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Borcan, O., Lindahl, M. & Mitrut, A., 1 Feb 2017, In : American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 9, 1, p. 180-209 30 p.
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Borcan, O., Lindahl, M. & Mitrut, A., Dec 2014, In : Journal of Public Economics. 120, p. 32-47 16 p.
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