Selaya P, Dalgaard C-J, Andersen TB. Climate and the emergence of global income differences. Review of Economic Studies. 2016;83 (4) :1334-1363. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The latitude gradient in comparative development is a striking fact: as one moves away from the equator, economic activity rises. While this regularity is well known, it is not well understood. Perhaps the strongest correlate of (absolute) latitude is the intensity of ultraviolet radiation (UV-R), which epidemiological research has shown to be a cause of a wide range of diseases. We establish that UV-R is strongly and negatively correlated with economic activity, both across and within countries. We propose and test a mechanism that links UV-R to current income differences via the impact of disease ecology on the timing of the take-off to sustained growth.

Selaya P, Barthel F, Nunnenkamp P, Neumayer E. Competition for export markets and the allocation of foreign aid. World Development. 2014;64 (12) :350-365. Publisher's Version
Selaya P, Sipangule K, Kleeman L. Shades of green. D+C Development and Cooperation. 2013.
Selaya P, Thiele R. The impact of Aid on Bureaucratic Quality. Journal of International Development. 2012;24 (3) :379-386.
Andersen TB, Bentzen J, Dalgaard C-J, Selaya P. Lightning, IT Diffusion and Economic Growth Across US States. Review of Economics and Statistics. 2012.
Sunesen ER, Selaya P. Does Foreign Aid increase Foreign Direct Investment?. World Development. 2012.
Andersen TB, Bentzen J, Dalgaard C-J, Selaya P. Does the Internet Reduce Corruption? Evidence From U.S. States and Across Countries. World Bank Economic Review. 2011;25 (3) :387-417.
Selaya P, Thiele R. Aid and Sectoral Growth: Evidence from Panel Data. Journal of Development Studies. 2010;46 (10) :1749-1766.