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Jörgen Levin

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: Örebro University School of Business


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Jörgen Levin
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About Jörgen Levin

Jörgen Levin is an Associate Professor at Örebro University School of Business and works as a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Levin received his PhD at Gothenburg University and has worked on a wide range of topics such as impact evaluation, food price shocks and climate change, taxation, growth, income distribution, poverty and financing of Sustainable Development Goals. Levin has been working with International organizations such as the World Bank, European Commission and regional research institutes such as the AERC.


Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Vimefall, E. , Andrén, D. & Levin, J. (2017). Ethnolinguistic Background and Enrollment in Primary Education: Evidence from Kenya. African Development Review, 29 (1), 81-91.
Levin, J. , Löfgren, H. & Dessus, S. (2015). Impact of aid and public spending: a macro-micro framework. Journal of International Development, 27 (8), 1479-1495.
Levin, J. & Widell, L. (2014). Tax evasion in Kenya and Tanzania: Evidence from missing imports. Economic Modelling, 39, 151-162.
Levin, J. (2002). Adjustment to external shocks: Kenya 1986-95. African Development Review, 12 (1), 78-88.
Levin, J. & Bigsten, A. (2001). Tillväxt, inkomstfördelning och fattigdom i u-länderna. Ekonomisk debatt (2), 105-116.
Kayizzi-Mugerwa, S. & Levin, J. (1994). Adjustment and poverty: a review of the African experience. African Development Review, 6 (2), 1-39.

Chapters in books

Bigsten, A. , Levin, J. & Persson, H. (2004). Debt relief and growth: a study of Tanzania and Zambia. In: Tony Addison, Henrik Hansen, Finn Tarp, Debt relief for poor countries (pp. 181-208). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Levin, J. , Bigsten, A. & Abebe, S. (2004). Growth, income distribution and poverty: a review. In: Michael Krakowski, Attacking poverty: what makes growth pro-poor?. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
Levin, J. & Bigsten, A. (2004). Growth, income distribution, and poverty: a review. In: Anthony Shorrocks, Rolph van der Hoeven, Growth, inequality, and poverty: prospects for pro-poor economic development (pp. 251-276). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Levin, J. & Ndungu, N. (2001). Kenya’s growth prospects: the basic constraints. In: Mats Lundahl, From crisis to growth in Africa? (pp. 97-109). London: Routledge.
Levin, J. & Ndungu, N. (2001). The impact of structural adjustment on manufacturing. In: Arne Bigsten, Peter Kimuyu, Structure and performance of manufacturing in Kenya. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Levin, J. (1999). Aid-constrained trade reform in Kenya. In: Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, The African economy: policy, institutions and the future (pp. 65-82). London: Routledge.

Conference papers

Levin, J. , Köhlin, G. & Mekonnen, A. (2012). Distributive effect and food security implications of biofuelsinvestment in Ethiopia: a CGE analysis. In: Åke Barklund, The global need forfood, fibre and fuel land use perspectives on constraintsand opportunities in meeting future demand. Paper presented at Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, 27 September and 22 November 2011.

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Levin, J. & Sayeed, Y. (2014). Welfare impact of broadening VAT by exempting local food markets: The case of Bangladesh. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.



Kiringai, J. & Levin, J. (2008). Achieving the MDGs in Kenya with some aid and reallocation of public expenditures. Örebro: Örebro universitet (Working paper series, Swedish business school at Örebro university 10).
Asmah, E. & Levin, J. (2008). Aid-financed public investments and the Dutch disease: evidence from Tanzania. Örebro: Örebro university (Working paper series, Swedish business school at Örebro university 3).
Levin, J. & Ohlin, M. (2008). Trade policies and export growth: employment and poverty impact in Tanzania. Stockholm: Sida (Country economic report 2008:7).