Bio continuation

Beginning in the second half of the 1980s I was a Professor of Economics in Europe – mostly in Sweden, where at the University of Gothenburg I taught, among other things, courses in time series analysis, macro-political economy and macroeconomic theory to PhD students. I frequently was a visiting professor and scholar at other European and American universities, including the Stockholm School of School of Economics, the University of Paris I – Sorbonne, the University of Rome I – La Sapienza, Central European University in Prague-Budapest, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Tallinn Technical University in Estonia, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Berkeley. 

I also have been a research professor at the Swedish Trade Union Institute for Economic Research, and a visiting professor at universities in Melbourne Australia, and Addis Ababa Ethiopia and Accra Ghana where I did pro-bono teaching in new economics PhD programs supported by UNU-WIDER and various foreign aid programs.

I have supervised or been a principal advisor of more than twenty student theses — all but a few PhD’s in either economics or political science. And I am happy to report that my former students have gone on to leading positions in universities and various nonprofit organizations and private sector firms around the world.

On hundreds of occasions I have organized conferences, given keynote speeches, public lectures, seminars for university specialists, and papers at meetings of learned societies in economics, political science and sociology throughout the United States, in Canada, Australia, more than a dozen European countries, and in various countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

My research has been supported by dozens of grants totaling millions of dollars from the US National Science Foundation, the US National Institute of Mental Health, the Swedish National Council for Research, the Danish National Social Science Research Council, and more than a dozen private foundations in the US and Europe. I have served on numerous committees coordinating and promoting advanced research, and I have reviewed hundreds of journal article submissions and research proposals.

I have been elected to Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin), the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the International Center for Economic Research, Torino. I was elected President of the European Public Choice Society for 1998-99.

My Curriculum Vitae gives a complete history of the foregoing along with other professional activities. At this site you can also download some of my lecture notes, presentation slides, scientific journal articles and books, dealing with various topics in macroeconomic theory, empirical models of presidential and congressional voting outcomes, time series statistical analysis, connections between electoral politics and macroeconomics, aspects of wage formation and labor economics, cross-national differences in political violence and instability, institutional sources of international differences in economic growth and development, as well as publications on other topics which were published from the early 1970s onward.