Gustav Agneman

Gustav Agneman

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lund University


Postdoctoral researcher at the political science faculty of Lund University.

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  • Political Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Conflict Research
  • Field Experiments
  • Spatial Data Science


  • PhD in Economics, 2020

    University of Copenhagen

  • MSc in Economics, 2017

    University of Copenhagen

  • BSc in European Studies, 2017

    University of Gothenburg

  • BSc in Economics, 2015

    University of Gothenburg



Postdoctoral researcher

Lund University

Jan 2021 – Present Lund
Teaching at the Political Science Faculty. Independent research and part of the PUSHPEACE project.

Visiting PhD fellow

University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

Oct 2018 – Jun 2019 Chicago
Undertook coursework and conducted research. Supervised by professor James Robinson.

PhD Student

University of Copenhagen

Sep 2017 – Sep 2020 Copenhagen
Taught Statistics and Development Economics and conducted research in the field Political Economics of Development. Supervised by professor David Dreyer Lassen.

Field Research Projects


Scarcity and Economic Behavior in Rural Tanzania

In this field research project, we exploit temporal variation in scarcity induced by the Msimu harvest to study how scarcity affects economic behavior.

Greenlandic Perspectives Survey - A Nationally Representative Survey

A survey project mapping the beliefs and experiences of Greenlanders in relation to the political, economic and climatic changes that the country is undergoing.

Peace Perspectives Belfast

We collect data on social norms for reconciliation in areas close to peace walls. The data collection is scheduled to January, 2023.

The Peace They Wanted? A Survey Project in Meta, Colombia

In 2021, it is 5 years since the signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Still, for many colombians the peace has fallen short of expectations. In this survey, we map the experiences of residents in the Meta Department, a war-torn region south of Bogotá, in order to shed light on the potentials and pitfalls of peace and reconciliation.


Selected media participation

Menneskets gode handel

Quote: Her er studiet fra Grønland særlig interessant, fordi det sammenligner mennesker, som lever side om side i de samme små samfund – folk, der har gået i de samme skoler, taler det samme sprog, er vokset op med de samme institutioner. Her er man altså tæt på at bevise en direkte forbindelse mellem markedsdeltagelse og moral.

The Invisible Hand Increases Trust, Cooperation, and Universal Moral Action

Quote: Markets and trade increase trust, cooperation and universal moral action–it is hard to think of a more important finding for the world today.

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