Thorsten Janus

Associate Professor, University of Wyoming

267 West Business Building, College of Business

Department of Economics and Finance, Dept. 3985

Laramie, WY 82071


Ph.: (+1) (307) 766-3384

Fax: (+1) (307) 766-5090




Economic Development & Political Economy

 (w/ Daniel Riera-Crichton) Controlling for Import Price Effects in Civil War Regressions

(w/ Daniel Riera-Crichton) Economic Shocks and Battle Deaths in Civil Wars

(w/ Daniel Riera-Crichton) Economic Shocks, Civil War & Ethnicity (Journal of Development Economics 115, 32-44)

(with Johnson Gwatipedza) Fiscal Policy & Social Unrest in a “Soft” Autocracy

(with Qianqian Shao, Maarten Punt and Justus Wesseler) The Conservation Effects of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Biased Policymakers

The Elusive Determinants of Civil Wars

The Political Economy of Fertility (working paper),  Public Choice 155, 3-4, 493-505

Odious Debt in an Imperfect World, (working paper) Review of Development Economics 16, 2, 305-17Appendix

Natural Resource Extraction and Civil Conflict (working paper) Appendix Journal of Development Economics 97, 1, 24-31, 2011

Trust and Culture International Game Theory Review 11, 2, 199-206, 2009

Interventions and Conflict Incentives, Ethnopolitics 8, 2, 191-208, 2009

Democracy, Capital Flows, and Odious Debt, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 18, 2, 207-34, 2009

(w/ Jamus Lim) Sticks and Carrots: Two Incentive Mechanisms Supporting Intra-Group Cooperation, Economics Letters 103, 2, 177-80, 2009

Aid and the Soft Budget Constraint, Review of Development Economics 13, 2, 264-75, 2009


International Finance

(with Daniel Riera-Crichton)  Terms or Trade Volatility, Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Growth: Evidence from Commodity Terms of Trade Shocks

(with Daniel Riera-Crichton) International Gross Capital Flows: A New Measure and Application to a Global Panel of External Financial Crises, Journal of Policy Modeling 35, 1, 16-28

(with Yothin Jinjarak and Manachaya Uruyos) Sovereign Default Risk, Over-­confident Investors and Diverse Beliefs: Theory and Evidence from a New Dataset on Outstanding Credit Default Swaps, Journal of Financial Stability 9, 3, 330-36

(with Daniel Riera-Crichton) Banking Crises, External Crises, and Gross Capital Flows

(with Daniel Riera-Crichton) The Output Effects of Gross Foreign Investment Reversals (Oxford Economic Papers 67, 2, 356-79)

(with Daniel Riera-Crichton) Real Exchange Rate Volatility, Economic Growth and the Euro  (Journal of Economic Integration 30, 1, 148-171)

Can Abandonment Options Decrease Investment Returns?



(w/ Helle Malmvig). To end Syria civil war, West must guarantee minorities' safety with peacekeeping force Christian Science Monitor 07/25/2013



Econ 1010: Principles of Macroeconomics

Econ 1020: Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 3010: Intermediate Macroeconomics

Econ 4350: Game Theory

Econ 5300: Game Theory

Econ 4720: International Trade

Econ 4700: Economic Development

Econ 5720: Advanced International Trade

MBAM/MBAX 5330: Advanced Managerial Economics/Global Business Environment