Jonathan Old

Economics Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley. Interested in political economy and development economics.

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Bio

Welcome to my website. I am a first year Ph.D. student in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I am interested in political economy and development economics, and have previously worked on conflict and political reservations in India, democratic transitions and state repression, and longevity.

Before my Ph.D., I worked as a predoc with Robin Burgess and Oriana Bandiera at the LSE, where I also did a masters in economics.


Publications

Cycles of Fire: Politics and Forest Burning in Indonesia

(with Clare Balboni, Robin Burgess, Anton Heil and Ben Olken)

AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 2021, Vol. 111, 415–419

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Online Appendix, Replication data (on OpenICPSR)

Democracy and the transnational dimensions of low-level conflict and state repression

(with Martin Rößler and Patrick Zwerschke)

International Studies Quarterly, September 2021, Vol. 65, Issue 3, 753–767

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Online Appendix, Replication data (.zip file)

Working Papers

Mandated Political Representation and Low-Level Conflict: Evidence from India

Working Paper

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(When) Do Democracies Repress Less?

(with Martin Rößler and Patrick Zwerschke)

Working Paper

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Online Appendix

Policy


Resources

Covid-19 vaccination progress


(Data source: Our World in Data. Own calculations)


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This website is inspired by Gautam Rao and Lei Yang. You can find the source code on my Github repository. Please feel free to copy it for your own website.