Professor of Economics, UCL, and Associate Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School
Jonas Hjort is Professor of Economics at UCL and Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School. He studies production in developing countries, broadly defined
Recent work by Jonas Hjort
Strategic or confused? Firm behaviour and missing millions in Uganda’s VAT
A quarter of Ugandan firms appear to consistently make costly mistakes, with potentially far-reaching consequences for theory and policy design
Is quality upgrading a motive for vertical integration?
Vertically integrating suppliers is a strategy firms use to improve product quality by ensuring higher-quality inputs
Christopher Hansman Jonas Hjort Gianmarco León-Ciliotta Matthieu Teachout
Understanding why states are (in)effective: Targeting reforms and tailoring policy design
Evidence from Russia shows that through appropriate policy design, policymakers can overcome existing capacity challenges within bureaucracies
Articles : Institutions & Political Economy
Bureaucrats in Russia: The cost of inefficiency
How does the productivity of individual bureaucrats affect the overall efficiency of the public sector?
Fast internet and employment in Africa
Local employment effects of fast internet connections show that ICT might be one of the most effective employment-creating policies in Africa
Articles : Technology & Innovation