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Christian Bjørnskov


Christian Bjørnskov


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

Member of the Economics Section
Research Secretary: Malene Vindfeldt Skals


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

  • Coups, Regime Transitions, and Institutional Quality. Forthcoming in Journal of Comparative Economics. (With Daniel L. Bennett and Stephan F. Gohmann)
  • Why do Military Dictatorships Become Presidential Democracies? Mapping the Democratic Interests of Autocratic Regimes. Forthcoming in Public Choice.
  • Does Big Government Hurt Growth Less in High-Trust Countries? Forthcoming in Contemporary Economic Policy. (With Andreas Bergh)
  • Regime Types and Regime Change: A New Dataset on Democracy, Coups, and Political Institutions. Review of International Organizations, vol. 15 (2020), 531-551. (With Martin Rode)


Full CV and publication list (including recent papers)

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