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John Rand

John Rand

Professor with special responsibilities

Member of:

  • Development Economics Research Group

  • Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research

Professor (mso) in development microeconomics. Member of Development Economics Research Group (DERG - Research primarily empirical, with a focus on being policy relevant in a developing country context. Research has therefore often been carried out in collaboration with national ministries and research institutions (e.g. Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Vietnam) but also with international organizations such as the UN, ILO and the World Bank. For further information please see Ideas/Repec profile or Google Scholar profile

Primary fields of research

Development economics

Firm-level studies og econometrics

Impact evaluation


Teaching the following graduate courses:

Advanced Development Economics: Micro Aspects (Economics)

Global Business and Economics (GloBE) (Global Development) 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Technology transfers, foreign investment and productivity spillovers

    Newman, C., Rand, J., Talbot, T. P. & Tarp, F. 2015 In : European Economic Review. 76, p. 168-187 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Estimates of gender differences in firm’s access to credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Hansen, H. & Rand, J. 2014 In : Economics Letters. 123, 3, p. 374-377 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Industry switching in developing countries

    Newman, C., Rand, J. & Tarp, F. 2013 In : World Bank Economic Review. 27, 2, p. 357-388 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    The Benefits of Formalization: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing SMEs

    Rand, J. & Torm, N. E. May 2012 In : World Development. 40, 5, p. 983–998 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Firm-Level Corruption in Vietnam

    Rand, J. & Tarp, F. Apr 2012 In : Economic Development and Cultural Change. 60, 3, p. 571-595

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Selected activities

  1. European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) (Journal)

    Rand, J. (Member of Editorial Board)
    1 Sep 2013 → …

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

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