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Omer Moav

Curriculum Vitae

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23476

Email: O dot Moav at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S1.103

Advice and Feedback hours

By appointment

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Research Interests

Economic Growth and Development


Explaining the origin of the state - accepted for publication by the JPE

My paper with Joram Mayshar and Luigi Pascali: The Origin of the State: Productivity or Appropriability? is now accepted for publication by the Journal of Political Economy

An article in the Washington Post; A column on VOX CEPR's policy por; A post on Barcelona GSE Focus; A post in Mostly Economics; a post on naked capitalism; A post on War in Context; A post in A Economia no Seculo 21; A post on InsTED; An article in the Washington Post (reprinted by Tampa Bay Times); A column in the FT

The Microfinance Disappointment

My paper, with Alexey Khazanov, Zvika Neeman, and Hosny Zoabi, "The Microfinance Disappointment: An Explanation based on Risk Aversion" is now available as a DP by the CEPR.

Endogenous institutions

Presentation of a simple model explaining endogenous institutions, based on my paper with Joram Mayshar and Zvika Neeman, (APSR 2017) which you might find useful for teaching: Presentation, Handout, presentation of the full paper


View my publications.


Information for Personal Tutees

Undergraduate students:

Link to Key contacts for undergraduate students

  1. Everyday Pastoral Support
  2. Pastoral Care Handbook
  3. Wellbeing Support Services
  4. Article on how to study at home.

The Undergraduate Pastoral Support team:

Year 1 Tutor: Dr. Cecilia Lanata Briones, Year 2 Tutor: Dr. Emil Kostadinov

Year 3 Tutor: Dr. Tom Martin, Senior Tutor: Dr. Amira Elasra

Student Wellbeing and Progression Officer: Ann Simper

Postgraduate students:

For any admin related queries please contact Mandy Eaton or Carolyn Andrews

in the PG office 

The senior tutor for PG students is Mahnaz Nazneen, who can provide pastoral support (concerns about welfare issues) to PG students