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Professor Torsten Persson FBA

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About this Fellow

The political economics of economic policy; applications to inequality & growth, public debt, central-bank independence, constitutions, development, state capacity, violent conflict & reforms of economic & political institutions.

Website: http://people.su.se/~tpers/

Appointments

Current post

  • Torsten and Ragnar Soderberg Chair in Economic Sciences, Stockholm University

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