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Thomas Barnebeck Andersen is a professor in the department of business and economics, with affiliations to both HEDG – the department’s Historical Economics and Development Group, as well as the interdisciplinary Global Challenges to Rules-Based Order research cluster.

Thomas’ main areas of interest are comparative development, economic growth, and economic history. He has published regularly in prestigious journals. Some of his recent research highlights include a paper in the Journal of Comparative Economics on the second Vatican council’s influence on the democratization process, a paper in The Economic Journal on cultural change and economic growth, a paper in the Review of Economic Studies on the role of climatic factors in the global distribution of income, and a paper in the Journal of Development Economics on the relationship between the heavy plow and development in medieval Europe. Thomas has also published in such journals as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Growth, the European Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, and Energy Economics.

As well as his scholarly research, Thomas is also a regular contributor to economic policy debates both within Denmark and further afield. His work on the economic impact of European Union membership has been featured by the World Economic Forum, and he has written frequently for the Centre for European Policy Studies. Thomas has also regularly been featured in leading newspapers in Denmark such as Politiken, Information, and Børsen.

Research interests

Comparative development, economic growth, and economic history.


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