About me

I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics at the University of St Andrews and Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

My research interests are in development economics, political economy, and culture. My research focuses on (i) the causes and consequences of international migration and (ii) the origins and economic implications of preferences and norms around the world. I use experimental and observational micro-level data, which I collect in the field or archives.

Portrait in leibniz magazine (in German)

My Google Scholar profile

You can reach me at toman.barsbai@st-andrews.ac.uk