Jonas  Hjort

Jonas Hjort

Professor, Columbia University and University College London

Jonas Hjort is a development economist at Columbia and UCL. His research focuses on production (broadly construed) in economies with substantial distortions: in particular, how the performance of private firms and public-sector organizations interacts with three specific frictions often seen in developing countries—incomplete contracting and the corresponding reliance on relationships; high information and trade costs; and limited state capacity.