I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School, and a researcher at the World Bank Data and Evidence for Justice Reform program. I obtained my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2019. In my research, I study legal institutions.

You can find my cv here

Contact information: henrik.sigstad (a) bi.no

Working Papers

Feedback and Learning in the Public Sector: The Causal Effects of Reversals on Judicial Decision-Making (with Manudeep Bhuller). Review of Economic Studies, revise & resubmit

2SLS with Multiple Treatments (with Manudeep Bhuller).

Coordinated Enforcement (with N. Aygun Dalkiran, Moshe Hoffman and Erez Yoeli).

Work in Progress

Judicialization of Politics: Evidence from Brazilian local elections (with Moya Chin and Guilherme Lambais).

Machine Learning and Incentives (with Daniel L. Chen).


Judicial Subversion: The Effects of Political Power on Court Outcomes (with Guilherme Lambais). Journal of Public Economics, 217 (2023)

Errors and Monotonicity in Judicial Decision-Making (with Manudeep Bhuller). Economics Letters, 215 (2022)

The Dual Approach for Measuring Multidimensional Deprivation: Theory and Empirical Evidence (with Rolf Aaberge and Eugenio Peluso). Journal of Public Economics, 177 (2019)

Income Poverty, Affluence and Polarisation Viewed from the Median (with Rolf Aaberge and Anthony B. Atkinson). Monitoring social inclusion in Europe (2017)