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Niclas Berggren Reviewer of the Year

2020-08-10

Niclas Berggren, IFN, has been awarded ”Reviewer of the Year” by Journal of Institutional Economics. The award is a recognition of Niclas' work in   reviewing contributions  submitted to the journal. Niclas is one of two prize winners, in addition to him the prize also goes to Frank Decker.

 

 

 

 

In addition, Niclas, together with his co-author Christian Bjørnskov, affiliated with IFN, was nominated as one of four finalists for "The Elinor Ostrom Prize". The award is given to the best article published in the magazine during the previous year. The article "Do Voters Dislike Liberalizing Reforms? New Evidence Using Data on Satisfaction with Democracy" shows that liberalizing reforms in Europe over the past 30 years have increased satisfaction with democracy. Although they did not win the award, they found it encouraging that the award committee considered their article one of the best.

Niclas Berggren is a researcher at IFN and program director for the research program The Economics of Institutions and Culture. He got his Ph.D. and the title of docent (Associate Professor) from the Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics; he also got the title of docent from the University of Economics in Prague. He is affiliated with the Department of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague, where he also teaches.Christian Bjørnskov is a professor of economics at Aarhus University and affiliated with IFN.

 

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