Roland Hodler

Roland Hodler is a Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen, External Research Associate at OxCarre, and CESifo Research Network Fellow.

His work focuses on development economics, political economics, and public economics, and his research has been published in academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of EconomicsEuropean Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.

Content by Roland Hodler
  • Blog post

    Are African leaders misusing Chinese development finance? The price of country ownership

    In a 2012 blog post, MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Harvard’s James Robinson call attention to a “fancy school” built in a small village in Sierra Leone and financed by Chinese development aid. They ask a pointed question: “Why would anyone want to build a wonderful school in the middle of what Africans call ‘the bush’?” As Acemoglu and Robinson explain, “Yoni...

    18 Aug 2015 | Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley Parks, Paul Raschky, Michael Tierney