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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

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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.


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PPE students

Steven Kettell, Senior Tutor, PPE,

Abby Kendrick, Director of Personal Development, PPE,

Postgraduate students:

For any admin-related queries please contact the PG office 

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