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Faculty of Economics

Job Title: 
Reader in Economics Director of the Keynes Fund
Position Type: 
Faculty Staff


Office Hours: 

On Sabbatical Leave Lent and Easter 2023

College Affiliation: 
Jesus College
Research Interests: 

Dr Aidt's research areas are Public Choice and Political Economics. His work focuses on four main themes: The causes and consequences of democratization; development and corruption; political business cycles; and the political economy of environmental policy.


Ph.D. from the University of Aarhus (1998); Editor of the European Journal of Political Economy; on the editorial board of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy; awarded the Wicksell Prize (1999) by the European Public Choice Society and the Pilkington Prize (2007) for excellence in teaching by the University of Cambridge. Past-president of the European Public Choice Society (2013-15) and a current member of the Syndicate of the Cambridge University Press. Director of Studies in Economics at Jesus College since 1998.

Research Activities: 

Best Paper Award for Dr Toke Aidt

Friday, 1 September, 2023
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Million pound grant to study Sanitation and Health

Wednesday, 20 September, 2023
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