Michael  Koelle

Michael Koelle Researchers

Rokos Junior Research Fellow (Pembroke College)
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Michael is a postdoctoral researcher at Pembroke College and the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He recently submitted his PhD, and holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, as well as a BSc from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Michael's research interests are in applied microeconomics, in particular in economic development and labour economics. He tries to understand entrepreneurship in developing countries within the wider context of occupational choice and labour market institutions. He also studies the interaction of large and modern export firms with the domestic economy of developing countries. His research is mostly empirical, guided by economic theory.

Marcel Fafchamps, Michael Koelle and Forhard Shilpi, "Gold Mining and Proto-Urbanization: Recent Evidence from Ghana". Journal of Economic Geography, 17(5), 975-1008. https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbw015