Thiemo Fetzer joined the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick as Assistant Professor in August 2015 after receiving a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. His main research interests are political economy and development economics. He is affiliated with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at University of Warwick, the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) at London School of Economics and The Pearson Institute at University of Chicago.
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This blog post looks at the aggregate picture and collates some micro evidence in a more robust estimating framework to shed light on this question.