Kai Gehring

University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy

Assistant Professor (Oberassistent)

Rämistrasse 71

Zürich, CH-8006

Switzerland

http://www.kai-gehring.net

Heidelberg University

Grabengasse 1

Heidelberg, 69117

Germany

CESifo

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

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The Home Bias in Sovereign Ratings

University of Heidelberg Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series No. 552
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Andreas Fuchs and Kai Gehring
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Sovereign debt ratings, credit rating agencies, home bias, international finance,cultural distance, culture, bank exposure

The Home Bias in Sovereign Ratings

Courant Research Centre ‘Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries' Discussion Paper No. 179
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jul 2015
Andreas Fuchs and Kai Gehring
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Sovereign debt ratings, credit rating agencies, home bias, international finance, cultural distance, bank exposure

The Home Bias in Sovereign Ratings

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Dec 2013
Andreas Fuchs and Kai Gehring
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Sovereign debt ratings, credit rating agencies, home bias, international finance, cultural distance, bank exposure

Towards the Greater Good? EU Commissioners’ Nationality and Budget Allocation in the European Union

University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2016
Kai Gehring and Stephan A. Schneider
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Budget Allocation, European Union, EU Commission, EU Commissioners, National Origin

Towards the Greater Good? EU Commissioners’ Nationality and Budget Allocation in the European Union

Zürich CIS Working Paper No. 86
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2019
Kai Gehring and Stephan A. Schneider
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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Favoritism, Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Budget Allocation, European Union, EU Commission, EU Commissioners, National Origin

The Origins of Common Identity: Division, Homogenization Policies and Identity Formation in Alsace-Lorraine

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 656
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 05 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2017
Sirus H. Dehdari and Kai Gehring
Uppsala University - Department of Government and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Group identity, Identity formation, Homogenization policies, Assimilation, Rejection identification hypothesis, Persistence of preferences, Alsace-Lorraine

The Origins of Common Identity: Division, Homogenization Policies and Identity Formation in Alsace-Lorraine

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6556
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Sirus H. Dehdari and Kai Gehring
Uppsala University - Department of Government and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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group identity, identity formation, homogenization policies, assimilation, rejection-identification hypothesis, persistence of preferences, Alsace-Lorraine

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Do We Know What We Think We Know? Aid Fragmentation and Effectiveness Revisited

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Discussion Paper No. 185
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Sep 2015
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Zurich - Centre for Comparative and International Studies (CIS), Heidelberg University and University of Zurich
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aid effectiveness, fragmentation

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Regional Resources and Democratic Secessionism

CESifo Working Paper No. 7336
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 01 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2018
Kai Gehring and Stephan A. Schneider
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy and ETH Zürich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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Secession, Separatism, Size of Nations, Resources, Nationalism, Economic Voting

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Geopolitics, Aid and Growth

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4299
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Jul 2013
Axel Dreher, Vera Z. Eichenauer and Kai Gehring
Heidelberg University, KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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aid effectiveness, economic growth, politics and aid, United Nations Security Council membership, political instruments

Geopolitics, Aid and Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9904
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Axel Dreher, Vera Z. Eichenauer and Kai Gehring
Heidelberg University, KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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aid effectiveness, economic growth, political instruments, politics and aid, United Nations Security Council membership

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Inequality and Happiness: When Perceived Social Mobility and Economic Reality Do Not Match

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 91, 2013
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Aarhus University, Heidelberg University, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute for Economics, Chair for Microeconomics and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, inequality, income distribution, redistribution, political ideology, justice, fairness, World Values Survey

China and the World Bank: How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect the Stability of African States

CESifo Working Paper No. 7856
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2019
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Leibniz Universität Hannover - Faculty of Economics and Management
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Development Models, Development Aid, Stability, Conflict, Repression, World Bank, China, Africa, Geolocation

China and the World Bank - How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect the Stability of African States

CESifo Working Paper No. 7856
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 14 Oct 2019
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Goettingen (Gottingen) and Leibniz Universität Hannover - Faculty of Economics and Management
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development models, development aid, stability, conflict, repression, World Bank, China, Africa, geolocation

Stimulant or Depressant?: Resource-Related Income Shocks and Conflict

Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) Working Paper No. 286
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 16 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 26 May 2020
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, Goettingen University and Salzburg University
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Resources, Resource Curse, Conflict, Drugs, Illicit Economy, Illegality, Geography of Conflict, Afghanistan, Taliban

Stimulant or Depressant? Resource-Related Income Shocks and Conflict

CESifo Working Paper No. 7887
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 23 Oct 2019
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, Goettingen University and Salzburg University
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resources, resource curse, conflict, drugs, illicit economy, illegality, geography of conflict, Afghanistan, Taliban

Crime, Incentives and Political Effort: A Model and Empirical Application for India

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 05 Jan 2017
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, Heidelberg University and University College Dublin (UCD) - Department of Politics
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India, Elections, Crime, Good and Bad Politicians, Development, Attendance and Activity in Parliament, Political Economy

Crime, Incentives and Political Effort: A Model and Empirical Application for India

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 23 Feb 2016
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, Heidelberg University and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
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India, Elections, Crime, Good and bad politicians, Development, Attendance and activity in parliament, Political economy

The Origins of Common Identity: Evidence from Alsace-Lorraine

CESifo Working Paper No. 7949
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Sirus H. Dehdari and Kai Gehring
Uppsala University - Department of Government and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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group identity, nation-building, repression, assimilation, regional identity, border regions, Alsace-Lorraine

The Origins of Common Identity: Evidence from Alsace-Lorraine

CESifo Working Paper No. 7410
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Sirus H. Dehdari and Kai Gehring
Uppsala University - Department of Government and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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group identity, regional identity, identity formation, persistence of preferences, homogenization policies, assimilation, Alsace-Lorraine

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Geopolitics, Aid, and Growth: The Impact of Un Security Council Membership on the Effectiveness of Aid

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7771
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Jul 2016
Axel Dreher, Vera Z. Eichenauer and Kai Gehring
Heidelberg University, KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Economic Theory & Research, Industrial Economics, Economic Growth

External Threat, Group Identity, and Support for Common Policies – The Effect of the Russian Invasion in Ukraine on European Union Identity

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 8061
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2020
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Threat, group identity, nation-building, trust, common policies, decentralization, federalism

External Threat, Group Identity, and Support for Common Policies - The Effect of the Russian Invasion in Ukraine on European Union Identity

CESifo Working Paper No. 8061
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Feb 2020
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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external threats, group identity, nation-building, trust, fiscal federalism, European Union, EU identity, Russia, Ukraine, Baltic

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Stigma or Cushion? IMF Programs and Sovereign Creditworthiness

CESifo Working Paper No. 7339
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 10 May 2018 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2018
Kai Gehring and Valentin Lang
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy and University of Zurich
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International Monetary Fund, sovereign credit ratings, capital market access, creditworthiness, financial crises

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Who Benefits from Economic Freedom? Unraveling the Effect of Economic Freedom on Subjective Well-Being

World Development, Vol. 50, 2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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economic freedom, happiness, life satisfaction, government size, institutions, subjective well-being

Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures: Theory and Evidence

University of Zurich CIS Working Paper No. 85
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2016
Heidelberg University, University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Exeter and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)
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delegation, centralization, communication, fiscal decentralization, state and local government

Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures: Theory and Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4400
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Sep 2013
Heidelberg University, University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Exeter and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)
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delegation, centralization, communication, fiscal decentralization, state and local government

Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures: Theory and Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11344
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Heidelberg University, University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, University of Exeter and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)
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Centralization, communication, delegation, Fiscal Decentralization, state and local government

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Gesture Politics or Real Commitment?

Gesture politics or real commitment? Gender inequality and the allocation of aid. UNU WIDER Working Paper No. 2013/079
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Dec 2013
Kai Gehring, Axel Dreher and Stephan Klasen
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy, Heidelberg University and University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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aid allocation, gender inequality, sector-specific aid, political economy, development, female empowerment

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Overcoming History through International Organizations – Historical Roots of EU Support and Euroscepticism

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7831
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Sep 2019
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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European Union, European Union support, Euroscepticism, international organizations, nation-states, repression, conflict, persistence, European identity, group identity.

Overcoming History Through Exit or Integration - Deep-Rooted Sources of Support for the European Union

CESifo Working Paper No. 8129
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 04 Mar 2020
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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nation-states, federalism, supra-national integration, international organizations, secession, minority regions, persistence, European Union support, Euroscepticism, European identity

Overcoming History Through Exit or Integration – Deep-Rooted Sources of Support for the European Union

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 8129, 2020
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Kai Gehring
University of Zurich - Chair of Political Economy
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Nation-states, Federalism, Supra-national integration, International Organizations, Secession, Minority Regions, Persistence, European Union Support, Euroscepticism, European Identity