Department of Economics and Business Economics

Christian Bjørnskov


Christian Bjørnskov


MSc (Econ), University of Aarhus, 2001
PhD (Econ), Aarhus School of Business, 2005

Member of Industrial Organisation and Trade Section
Research Secretaries: Susan Stilling and Mette Vad Andersen


Research Interests

  • Social Trust and Informal Institutions
  • Public Choice / New Institutional Economics
  • Subjective Well-Being and Life Satisfaction
  • Trade Theory / International Economics 


  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy / Public Choice
  • General Economics
  • Institutional Economics


Recent Publications

  • The Hayek-Friedman Hypothesis on the Press: Is there an Association between Economic Freedom and Press Freedom? Forthcoming in Journal of Institutional Economics
  • Do Social Rights Affect Social Outcomes? Forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science. (With Jacob Mchangama)
  • Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth: What Do We Know? And What Do We Still Need to Know? Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. 30 (2016), 292-315. (With Nicolai J. Foss)
  • Economic Shocks and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment. World Bank Economic Review, vol. 30 (2016), 55-77. (With Jacob Gerner Hariri and Mogens Kamp Justesen) 


Full CV and publication list (including recent papers)

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