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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo. I obtained my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2019. My research interests are in the areas of political economy, corruption, and legal institutions.

You can find my cv here

Contact information: henrik.sigstad@econ.uio.no

Working Papers

Judicial Subversion: The Effects of Political Power on Court Outcomes. (with Guilherme Lambais). [Latest version: March 2020]

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

Work in Progress

Who Ensures Free and Fair Elections? Judicial Bias in Brazilian Electoral Courts. (with Moya Chin and Guilherme Lambais).

Do Judges Learn? Appeals, Reversals and Decision Making. (with Manudeep Bhuller).


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)