Oana Borcan is a Lecturer in Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg.
Oana's research is in applied microeconometrics, at the intersection of political economy and development. Her work explores policy-relevant topics in corruption, voting and education. Her articles on public sector financial incentives, monitoring and punishment and their distributional consequences in the fight against corruption in education have been published in Journal of Public economics and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Her other research strand is long-run economic development, where she has contributed new data and insights in the relationship between the accumulated experience of state institutions throughout history and past and current economic performance.
You can read more about Oana's research, teaching and interests on her webpage: www.oanaborcan.com
State history and economic development: evidence from six millennia,
in Journal of Economic Growth
pp. 1-40Full Text UEA Repository
Fighting corruption in education: What works and who benefits?,
in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
pp. 180-209Full Text UEA Repository
The impact of an unexpected wage cut on corruption: Evidence from a “Xeroxed” exam,
in Journal of Public Economics
pp. 32-47Full Text UEA Repository
Variation in Sub-National QoG in Romania,
in Quality of Government and Corruption from a European perspective.
pp. Chapter 7
ISBN 978 0 85793 693 6, 978 1 78254 543 9UEA Repository
in Measuring the quality of Government and Subnational Variation : Report for the European Commission Directorate-General Regional Policy Directorate Policy Development.
European CommissionUEA Repository