Stelios Michalopoulos

Brown University

Stelios Michalopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor, he completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Brown, and both his B.A. (in International Economics and Finance) and his M.A. (in Economic Theory) at the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research examines the historical origins of comparative development focusing on ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. He creates unconventional empirical strategies by exploiting historical, anthropological, and linguistic sources as well as novel measures of economic activity to conduct rigorous analyses on the determinants of economic performance across and within groups. 

Researcher's Grant Projects

A combination of geographical data on post-conflict land mines and micro-level economic data allows for the quantification of the long-run effects of land mines on economic performance and development of conflict-affected states such as Mozambique. 
Researchers: Elias Papaioannou, Stelios Michalopoulos
Grants Round: 3rd MRG Round
Country: Mozambique
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states