Dr. Toke Aidt, University of Cambridge
Toke Aidt is a University Reader in Economics, at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. He conducted his Ph.D. at Aarhus University. He is the editor of the European Journal of Political Economy, on the editorial board of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. He was awarded the Wicksell Prize in 1999 by the European Public Choice Society and the Pilkington Prize in 2007 for excellence in teaching by the University of Cambridge. He was president of the European Public Choice Society. He is a current member of the Syndicate of the Cambridge University Press and director of Studies in Economics at Jesus College. His research focuses on four main themes: The causes and consequences of democratization, development and corruption, political business cycles, and the political economy of environmental policy. His work has been published in Econometrica, Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Policy, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Public Choice, European Journal of Political Economy, and others.