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Jonas Hjort

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Jonas Hjort is a Danish-Norwegian development economist and Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He joined the faculty of Columbia University in 2012, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.[1] His research focuses on firms, workers, and public-sector organizations in poor countries.[2] One of his best-known studies, published in 2019, studies how Internet in Africa affects employment.[3][4][5][6][7] He is also cited for his work on the direct effect of ethnic divisions on productivity.[8][9] [10]

Teaching[edit]

In his role as Associate Professor at Columbia Business School he teaches two MBA courses, Managerial Economics and Global Immersion: New Growth and Business Opportunities in East Africa.[11]

Academic Affiliations[edit]

Jonas Hjort holds a number of affiliations. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at NBER, a Research Affiliate at Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a Distinguished CESifo Affiliate, a Research Affiliate at CEPR and the Lead Academic for the Sierra Leone and Liberia Program at IGC.[12][13][14][15][16][17]

Publications[edit]

Year Title Publication Author(s)
2014 Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms[18] The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(4): 1899-1946 Jonas Hjort
2019 The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employmwnt in Africa[19] American Economic Review, 109(3):1032-1079 Jonas Hjort, Jonas Poulsen
2019 Interlinked Firms and the Consequences of Piecemeal Regulation[20] Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(3), 876-916. Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmacro León
2020 Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior and Quality Upgrading among Exporters[21] Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco León, Matthieu Teachout

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  1. https://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/mygsb/faculty/research/pubfiles/5959/cv_march2020.pdf
  2. https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/jh3326
  3. Hjort, Jonas; Poulsen, Jonas (2019). "The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employment in Africa". AER: American Economic Review. 109 (3): 1032–79. doi:10.1257/aer.20161385.
  4. "Beefing up mobile-phone and internet penetration in Africa". The Economist. 2017.
  5. "Many of Africa's economies are doing well". The Economist. 2020.
  6. Phillips, Todd (2020). "A roadmap for digital-led economic development". Voxeu.
  7. "Why having a fast internet connection increases your chances of landing a job in SA". Business Tech. 2017.
  8. Hjort, Jonas (2014). "Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 129: 1899–1946.
  9. "Times of crisis break down walls of ethnicity, tribe". Business Daily Africa. March 2020.
  10. https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=8TqyoxcAAAAJ
  11. https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/jh3326#teaching
  12. https://www.nber.org/people/jonas_hjort
  13. http://ibread.org/bread/people#Fellows
  14. https://www.cesifo.org/en/node/34956
  15. https://portal.cepr.org/researchers/affiliates/list?page=1
  16. https://portal.cepr.org/user/32157
  17. https://www.theigc.org/person/jonas-hjort/
  18. Hjort, Jonas (2014). "Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 129: 1899–1946.
  19. Hjort, Jonas; Poulsen, Jonas (2019). "The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employment in Africa". AER: American Economic Review. 109 (3): 1032–79. doi:10.1257/aer.20161385.
  20. Hansman, Christopher; Hjort, Jonas; León, Gianmarco (2019). "Interlinked Firms and the Consequences of Piecemeal Regulation". Journal of the European Economic Association. 17: 876–916.
  21. https://sites.google.com/site/jonashjort/

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