Associate Professor, Lund University
I publish and teach on the process of economic development in low and middle income countries. My research interests are: Growth-inequality-poverty triangle; Agricultural transformation, food security and structural change; Prospects for and experiences of sustainable economic catching up in East and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa; Regional growth and inequality in Taiwan; Institutional and evolutionary perspectives on the growth process; Social capabilities and resilience to economic shrinking.
It is widely accepted that countries are poor because their economies dont manage to grow sufficiently. But, perhaps surprisingly, the ability to create growth is not what most poor countries are lacking. In fact, all...