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2017 - 001
College Admission and High School Integration
Fernanda Estevan, Thomas Gall, Patrick Legros and Andrew F. Newman - March 20, 2017
2016 - 061
A Model of Protests, Revolution, and Information
Salvador Barbera and Matthew O. Jackson - May 2016
2016 - 060
Economic Development, Flow of Funds, and the Equilibrium Interaction of Financial Frictions
Benjamin Moll, Robert M. Townsend and Victor Zhorin - March 27, 2016
2016 - 059
Involuntary Entrepreneurship – Evidence from Thai Urban Data
Alexander Karaivanov and Tenzin Yindok - March 2016
2016 - 058
Commercialization and the Decline of Joint Liability Microcredit
Jonathan de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer and Maitreesh Ghatak - February 29, 2016
2016 - 057
Ostracism and Forgiveness
S. Nageeb Ali and David A. Miller - February 8, 2016
2016 - 056
The Economics Consequences of Social Network Structure
Matthew O. Jackson, Brian W. Rogers and Yves Zenou - February 2016
2016 - 055
Group Lending, Matching Patterns, and the Mystery of Microcredit: Evidence from Thailand
Christian Ahlin - January 2016
2016 - 054
A Delegation-Based Theory of Expertise
Attila Ambrus, Volodymyr Baranovskyi and Aaron Kolb - 2015
2016 - 053
The Echo Chamber Effect: Segregation, Polarisation, and Discrimination
Gilat Levy and Ronny Razin - 2016
2016 - 052
Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia
Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto - November 2015
2016 - 051
Clans, Guilds, and Markets: Appreticeship Institutions and Growth in the Pre-Industrial Economy
David de la Croix, Matthias Doepke and Joel Mokyr - March 2016
2016 - 050
Bargaining over Babies: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications
Matthias Doepke and Fabian Kindermann - March 2016
2016 - 049
Supply Assurance, Relational Contracts and Vertical Integrations: Evidence from Costa Rica's Coffee Chain
Rocco Macchiavello and Josepa Miquel-Florensa - November 2015
2016 - 048
A Behavioral Model of Simultaneous Borrowing and Saving
Karna Basu - October 27, 2015
2016 - 047
Invalid Ballots and Electoral Competition
Gani Aldashev and Giovanni Mastrobuoni - October 24, 2015
2016 - 046
Collusion in Auctions with Constrained Bids: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement
Sylvain Chassang and Juan Ortner - October 20, 2015
2016 - 045
Weak Ex Ante Collusion and Design of Supervisory Institutions
Dilip Mookherjee, Alberto Motta and Masatoshi Tsumagari - October 18, 2015
2016 - 044
The Savings Multiplier
Halvor Mehlum, Ragnar Torvik and Simone Valente - October 13, 2015
2016 - 042
Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Good Provision
Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig - October 2015
2016 - 041
The Political Economy of Religion, Individual Liberties, and Redistribution
Joan Esteban, Gilat Levy and Laura Mayoral - September 24, 2015
2016 - 040
Personal Liberties, Religiosity, and Effort
Joan Esteban, Gilat Levy and Laura Mayoral - January 15, 2016
2016 - 039
The Long and the Short of It: Sovereign Debt Crises and Debt Maturity
Raquel Fernández and Alberto Martin - September 2015
2016 - 037
The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy
Sharun Mukand and Dani Rodrik - September 2015
2016 - 036
Career Women and the Durability of Marriage
Andrew F. Newman and Claudia Olivetti - December 20, 1205
2016 - 035
Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions
Oleg Itskhoki and Benjamin Moll - August 26, 2015
2016 - 034
Skill-Biased Structural Change
Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski and Richard Rogerson - August 25, 2015
2016 - 033
Testing Models of Social Learning on Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Horacio Larreguy and Juan Pablo Xandri - May 2016
2016 - 032
Social Investments, Informal Risk Sharing, and Inequality
Attila Ambrus, Arun G Chandrasekhar and Matt Elliott - July 13, 2015
2016 - 031
Social Status in Networks
Nicole Immorlica, Rachel Kranton, Mihai Manea and Greg Stoddard - July 8, 2015
2016 - 030
Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws
Daron Acemoglu and Matthew O. Jackson - January 2016
2016 - 029
Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia
Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Bannerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Rema Hanna and Benjamin A. Olken - December 2015
2016 - 028
Social Networks. Reputation and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitors Experiment
Emily Breza and Arun G. Chandrasekhar - July 2015
2016 - 027
Network Centrality and Informal Institutions: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
Emily Breza, Arun G. Chandrasekhar and Horacio Larreguy - May 2016
2016 - 025
The Dynamics of Inequality
Xavier Gabaix, Jean-Michel Lasry, Pierre-Louis Lions and Benjamin Moll - December 24, 2015
2016 - 024
Two-sided Altruism and Signaling
Garance Genicot - June 2015
2016 - 023
Moral Hazard in High Office and the Dynamics of Aristocracy
Roger B. Myerson - June 2015
2016 - 022
Making Collusion Hard: Asymmetric Information as a Counter-Corruption Measure
Juan Ortner and Sylvain Chassang - May 31, 2014
2016 - 021
Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape
Attila Ambrus, Erica Field, and Robert Gonzalez - May 20, 2015
2016 - 020
The Political Economy of Public Income Volatility: With an Application to the Resource Curse
James A Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Thierry Verdier - May 2015
2016 - 019
Pirates of the Mediterranean: An Empirical Investigation of Bargaining with Asymmetric Information
Attila Ambrus, Eric Chaney and Igor Salitskiy - April 7, 2015
2016 - 018
Local Agency Costs of Political Centralization
Roger Myerson - December 2015
2016 - 017
Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni - March 2015
2016 - 016
Non-grant Microfinance, Incentives, and Efficiency
Alexander Karaivanov - March 2016
2016 - 015
Bogus Joint Liability Groups in Microfinance - Theory and Evidence from China
Alexander Karaivanov, Xiaochuan Xing and Yi Xue - March 2016
2016 - 014
The Power of Transparency: Information, Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia
Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto - February 2015
2016 - 013
College Diversity and Investment Incentives
Thomas Gall, Patrick Legros and Andrew F. Newman - December 2015
2016 - 012
Competition and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Rwanda's Coffee Mills
Rocco Macchiavello and Ameet Morjaria - December 23, 2014
2016 - 011
Intrahousehold Decision Making and Fertility
Matthias Doepke and Fabian Kindermann - December 2014
2016 - 010
Rewards and Punishments: Informal Contracting through Social Preferences
Sylvain Chassang and Christian Zehnder - October 7, 2014
2016 - 009
Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in a Social Network
Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo and Matthew O. Jackson - August 2014
2016 - 008
Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks
Joachim De Weerdt, Garance Genicot and Alice Mesnard - August 2014
2016 - 007
Identity and Terrorism
Mukesh Eswaran and Hugh Neary - August 2014
2016 - 006
Networks and Missallocation: Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap
Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig - July 2014
2016 - 005
Corruption, Intimidation, and Whistleblowing: A Theory of Inference from Unveriable Reports
Sylvain Chassang and Gerard PadróI Miquel - June 15, 2014
2016 - 004
Market Size and Pharmaceutical Innovation
Pierre Dubois, Olivier de Mouzon, Fiona Scott-Morton and Paul Seabright - March 2014
2016 - 003
Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes
Raquel Fernández and Joyce Cheng Wong - February 2014
2016 - 002
Smoking within the Household: Spousal Peer Effects and Children's Health Implications
Chiara Canta and Pierre Dubois - 2014
2016 - 001
Laws and Norms
Roland Benabou and Jean Tirole - November 2011
2014 - 038
A Pareto Efficiency Rationale for the Welfare State
Dilip Mookherjee and Stefan Napel - March 3, 2014
2014 - 037
Financing Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India
Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Alberto Motta and Sujata Visaria - May 2014
2014 - 036
The Macroeconomics of Microfinance
Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski and Yongseok Kim - May 25, 2014
2014 - 035
Group Formation with Fixed Group Size: Complementarity vs Substitutability
Christian Ahlin - March 2014
Note: Updated version dated March 2014 available here.
2014 - 034
The Leader as Catalyst: On Mass Movements and the Mechanics of Institutional Change
Sumon Majumdar and Sharon Mukand
2014 - 032
Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining
S. Nageeb Ali, B. Douglas Bernheim, and Xiaoxhen Fan - January 18, 2014
2014 - 030
Asymmetric Punishment as an Instrument of Corruption Control
Karna Basu, Kaushik Basu and Tito Cordella - June 23, 2014
2014 - 029
Investing in Skill and Searching for Coworkers: Endogenous Participation in a Matching Market
Chris Bidner, Jessica Moses and Guillaume Roger - June 8, 2014
2014 - 028
The Dictator's Inner Circle
Patrick Francois, Ilia Rainer and Francesco Trebbi - June 2014
2014 - 027
Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission
Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti - June 2014
2014 - 026
Social Learning with Endogenous Information
S. Nageeb Ali - May 23, 2014
2014 - 025
Nit-Piketty
Debraj Ray - May 23, 2014
2014 - 024
Commons without Tragedy: Sampling Dynamics and Cooperative Resource Extraction
Juan Camilo Cárdenas, César Mantilla and Rajiv Sethi - May 12, 2014
2014 - 023
Resource Concentration and Civil Wars
Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner - May 5, 2014
2014 - 022
Economic Distress and Farmer Suicides in India: An Econometric Investigation
Stefan Klonner and Sarah Hebous - May 2014
2014 - 021
Safety Net for India's Poor or Waste of Public Funds? Poverty and Welfare in the Wake of the World's Largest Job Guarantee Program
Stefan Klonner and Christin Oldiges - May 2014
2014 - 020
To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda
Greg Fischer, Dean Karlan, Margaret McConnell and Pia Raffler - May 2014
2014 - 019
Endogenous Enforcement Institutions
Gani Aldashev and Giorgio Zanarone - May 2014
2014 - 018
When Warm Glow Burns: Motivational (Mis)allocation in the Non-Profit Sector
Gani Aldashev, Esteban Jaimovich, and Thierry Verdier - April 16, 2014
2014 - 017
The Rachet Effect Re-Examined: A Learning Perspective
V. Bhaskar - April 2014
2014 - 016
Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration
Laura Alfaro, Paola Conconi, Harold Fadinger and Andrew F. Newman - April 2014
2014 - 015
Clientilism in Indian Villages
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois and Ashok Kotwal - March 27, 2014
2014 - 014
Rumors and Social Networks
Francis Bloch, Gabrielle Demange and Rachel Kranton - March 26, 2014
2014 - 013
How is Power Shared in Africa?
Patrick Francois, Ilia Rainer and Francesco Trebbi - March 2014
2014 - 012
Recognition for Sale
S. Nageeb Ali - March 2014
2014 - 011
Poverty and Self-Control
B. Douglas Berhheim, Debraj Ray, and Sevin Yeltekin - March 2014
2014 - 010
Evaluating Seasonal Food Security Programs in East Indonesia
Karna Basu and Maisy Wong - February 26, 2014
2014 - 009
Strategic Mass Killings
Joan Esteban, Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner - February 7, 2014
2014 - 008
Voter turnout and political rents
Gani Aldashev - February 6, 2014
2014 - 007
The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenyan Rose Exports
Ameet Morjaria and Rocco Macchiavello - February 2014
2014 - 006
Trust and Vulnerability
Chris Bidner and Ken Jackson - January 22, 2014
2014 - 005
On Convergence in the Spatial AK Growth Models
Gani Aldashev, Serik Aldashev, and Timoteo Carletti - January 18, 2014
2014 - 003
A Theory of Child Marriage
Zaki Wahhaj - January 2014
2014 - 002
Productivity Response to a Contract Change
Rajshri Jayaraman, Debraj Ray and Francis de Vericourt - January 2014
2014 - 001
Solving Agency Problems: Intrinsic Motivation, Incentives, and Productivity
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak - January 2014
2013 - 045
Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
Abhijit Banerjee - November 2013
2013 - 044
Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?
Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R. Manjula, D. Rajasekhar, and Sanchari Roy - December 10, 2013
2013 - 043
A Theory of Interactions Between MFIs and Informal Lenders
Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto Motta - October 31, 2013
2013 - 042
The Demographic Transition and the Position of Women: A Marriage Market Perspective
V. Bhaskar - December 2013
2013 - 041
The Role of Group Size in Group Lending
Christian Ahlin - December 2013
2013 - 040
Implications of an Economic Theory of Conflict: Hindu-Muslim violence in India
Anirban Mitra and Debraj Ray - December 2013
2013 - 039
  Is the credit worth it? For-profit Lenders in microfinance with rational and behavioral borrowers 
Jon de Quidt and Maitreesh Ghatak - November 23, 2013
2013 - 038
Mediation and Peace
Johannes Hörner, Massimo Morelli and Francesco Squintani - November 2013
2013 - 037
A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed: Theory and Evidence on the (Dis)Advantages of Informal Loans
Alexander Karaivanov and Anke Kessler - November 2013
2013 - 036
 Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance
Jon de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer, and Maitreesh Ghatak - November 2013
2013 - 035
 Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak - November 2013
2013 - 034
Dispute Resolution Institutions and Strategic Militarization
Adam Meirowitz, Massimo Morelli, Kristopher W. Ramsay and Francesco Squintani - October 27, 2013
2013 - 033
Awareness and AIDS: A Political Economy Perspective
Jean-Marie Baland and Gani Aldashev - October 2013
2013 - 032
Assignment procedure biases in randomized policy experiments
Gani Aldashev, Georg Kirchsteiger, and Alexander Sebald - September 2, 2013
2013 - 031
The Equality Multiplier
Erling Barth and Karl O. Moene - September 2013
2013 - 030
Corruption, Intimidation and Whistleblowing: A Theory of Inference from Unverifiable Reports
Sylvain Chassang and Gerard Padro-i-Miguel - August 27, 2013
2013 - 029
Perspectives, Opinions, and Information Flows
Rajiv Sethi and Muhamet Yildiz - August 26, 2013
2013 - 028
The Rise of Services: The Role of Skills, Scale, and Female Labor Supply
Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski and Min Qiang Zhao - August 21, 2013
2013 - 027
Property Rights Over Marital Transfers
Siwan Anderson and Chris Bidner - August 13, 2013
2013 - 026
Aid and Agency in Africa: Explaining Food Disbursements Across Ethiopian Households, 1994-2004
Nzinga H. Broussard, Stefan Dercon and Rohini Somanathan - August 9, 2013
2013 - 025
Political Reform in China: Elections, Public Goods and Income Distribution
Monica Martinez-Bravo, Gerard Padro-i-Miguel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao - August 6, 2013
2013 - 024
The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya
Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria and Gerard Padro-i-Miguel - August 2013
2013 - 023
Tropical Lending: International Prices, Strategic Default and Credit Constraints among Coffee Washing Stations
Arthur Blouin and Rocco Macchiavello - August 2013
2013 - 022
Surplus Efficiency of Ex Ante Investments in Matching Markets with Nontransferabilities
Thomas Gall - July 2013
2013 - 021
Local Natural Resource Curse?
Lars-Erik Borge, Pernille Parmer and Ragnar Torvik - June 19, 2013
2013 - 020
China's Savings Multiplier
Ragnar Torvik and Simone Valente - June 4, 2013
2013 - 019
Sorting Across Markets
Thomas Gall - June 2013
2013 - 018
 Group Lending Without Joint Liability
Jon de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer, and Maitreesh Ghatak - June 2013
2013 - 017
Government Incentives for Private Ownership of Public Goods: Theory and Evidence from Belgium
Gani Aldashev, François Libois, Joaquín Morales Belpaire, and Astrid Similon - May 14, 2013
2013 - 016
Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov - May 2013
2013 - 015
Political Foundations of the Resource Curse: A Simplification and a Comment
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik - April 15, 2013
2013 - 014
Repayment and Exclusion in a Microfinance Experiment
Jean-Marie Baland, Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra and Rohini Somanathan - April 6, 2013
2013 - 013
Can Self-Help Groups Really Be "Self-Help"?
Brian Greaney, Joseph Kaboski and Eva Van Leemput - April 5, 2013
2013 - 012
The Miracle of Microfi…nance? Evidence From a Randomized Evaluation
Abhijit Banjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster and Cynthia Kinnan - April 2013
2013 - 011
The Value of Entrepreneurial Failures: Experimentation and Career Concerns
Andrea Canidio and Patrick Legros - March 26, 2013
2013 - 010
Accomplice-Witness and Organized Crime: Theory and Evidence from Italy
Antonio Acconcia, Giovanni Immordino, Salvatore Piccolo and Patrick Rey - March 2013
2013 - 009
Black Networks After Emancipation: Evidence from Reconstruction and the Great Migration
Kaivan Munshi and Kenneth Chay - March 2013
2013 - 008
Political Reinforcement: How Rising Inequality Curbs Manifested Welfare Generosity
Erling Barth, Henning Finseraas and Karl O. Moene - March 2013
2013 - 007
Networks, Commitment, and Competence: Caste in Indian Local Politics
Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig - February 2013
2013 - 006
Economics of Crime Networks
Rogayeh Dastranj, Stephen Easton and Alexander Karaivanov - February 2013
2013 - 005
Divorce Risk, Wages, and Working Wives: A Quantitative Life-Cycle Analysis of Female Labor Force Participation
Raquel Fernandez and Joyce Chen Wong - February 2013
2013 - 004
Enforcing Cooperation in Networked Societies
S. Nageeb Ali and David A. Miller - January 25, 2013
2013 - 003
Endogenous Presidentialism
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik - January 18, 2013
2013 - 002
Correlation Neglect, Voting Behavior and Polarization
Gilat Levy and Ronny Razin - 2013
2013 - 001
Dynamic Lending under Adverse Selection with Limited Borrower Commitment: Can it Outperform Group Lending?
Christian Ahlin and Brian Waters - January 2013
2012 - 031
Going to School in Purdah: Female Schooling, Mobility Norms and Madrasas in Bangladesh
Zaki Wahhaj - December 2012
2012 - 030
Fiscal Decentralization, Local Institutions and Public Goods Provision: Evidence from Indonesia
Zaki Wahhaj and Samistha Pal - December 2012
2012 - 029
Political Clientilism and Capture: Theory and Evidence from West Bengal, India
Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee - August 21, 2012
2012 - 028
The Need for Enemies
Leopoldo Ferguson, James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Juan F. Vargas - August 2012
2012 - 027
The Welfare Costs of Lawlessness: Evidence from Somali Piracy
Timothy J. Besley, Thiemo Fetzer and Hannes Mueller - July 27, 2012
2012 - 026
Suicide and Property Rights in India
Siwan Anderson and Garance Genicot - July 2012
2012 - 025
Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo - June 2012
2012 - 024
Is Aid Volatility Harmful?
Gani Aldashev and Vincenzo Verardi - January 9, 2012
2012 - 023
Social Norms, Higher-Order Beliefs and the Emporer's New Clothes
Zaki Wahhaj - December 1, 2012
2012 - 022
A Gender-Based Theory of the Origin of the Caste System of India
Chris Bidner, Mukesh Eswaran - December 11, 2012
Note: Updated version dated May 5, 2014 available here.
2012 - 021
Loopholes: Social Learning and the Evolution of Contract Form
Philippe Jeheil, Andrew F. Newman - December 2012
2012 - 020
The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars
Francesco Caselli, Massimo Morelli, and Dominic Rohner - March 30, 2012
2012 - 019
Signalling, Incumbency Advantage, and Optimal Reelection Rules
Francesco Caselli, Tom Cunningham, Massimo Morelli and Ines Moreno de Barreda - January 1, 2012
2012 - 018
Identity, Group Conflict, and Social Preferences
Rachel Kranton, Matthew Pease, Seth Sanders, and Scott Huettel - April 1, 2012
Note: Updated version dated October 2013 available here.
2012 - 017
The Emergence of Political Accountability
Chris Bidner, Patrick Francois - February 14, 2012
2012 - 016
A Foundation for Markov Equilibria with Finite Social Memory
V Bhaskar, George J. Mailath and Stephen Morris - January 31, 2012
2012 - 015
Dynamic Moral Hazard, Learning and Belief Manipulation
V Bhaskar - April 1, 2012
2012 - 014
The Legacy of Historical Conflict Evidence from Africa
Timothy Besley, Marta Reynal-Querol - February 8, 2012
2012 - 013
On the Road: Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth in China
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Nancy Qian - February 1, 2012
2012 - 012
The Diffusion of Microfinance
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Matthew O. Jackson - April 1, 2012
2012 - 011
Group Formation with Fixed Group Size: Complementarity vs. Substitutability
Christian Ahlin - April 1, 2012
2012 - 010
The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India
Siwan Anderson and Debraj Ray - March 1, 2012
2012 - 009
Smithian Growth through Creative Organization
Patrick Legros, Andrew F. Newman, Eugenio Proto - February 1, 2012
2012 - 008
Mismatch, Rematch and Investment
Thomas Gall, Patrick Legros, Andrew F. Newman - February 1, 2012
2012 - 006
Middlemen Margins and Globalization
Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, and Masatoshi Tsumagari - February 7, 2012
2012 - 005
Intermediated Loans: A New Approach to Microfinance
Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Alberto Motta, Sujata Visaria - March 1, 2012
2012 - 003
Educational Signaling, Credit Constraints and Income Distribution Dynamics
Marcello D'Amato and Dilip Mookherjee - April 2, 2012
2012 - 002
Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment with Potato Farmers in West Bengal
Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Maximo Torero and Sujata Visaria - April 25, 2012
Note: Updated version dated October 15, 2013 available here.
2012 - 001
Opium for the Masses? Conflict-induced narcotics production in Afghanistan
Jo Thori Lind, Karl Ove Moene, Fredrik Willumsen - April 27, 2012
2011 - 062
Nutrition and Risk Sharing within the Household
Dubois, Pierre; Ligon, Ethan A. - October 24, 2011
2011 - 061
Elite Capture Through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essay
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Vincent Somville and Zaki Wahhaj - January 1, 2011
2011 - 060
Repayment Incentives and the Distribution of Gains from Group Lending
Jean-Marie Baland, Rohini Somanathan, Zaki Wahhaj - January 1, 2011
2011 - 059
Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
Daron Acemoglu, Ragnar Torvik, James A. Robinson - August 1, 2011
2011 - 058
Do Local Elections in Non-Democracies Increase Accountability? Evidence from Rural China
Monica Martinez-Bravo, Gerard Padro I Miquel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao - April 12, 2011
2011 - 057
Workers Without Borders? Culture and the Political Economy of Temporary versus Permanent Immigration
Sanjay Jain, Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand - April 1, 2011
2011 - 056
Ideology and Information in Policymaking
Massimo Morelli, Richard Van Weelden - December 28, 2011
2011 - 055
Turnout and Power Sharing
Helios Herrera, Massimo Morelli and Thomas Palfrey - December 9, 2011
2011 - 054
The Value of Conflict Mediation
Adam Meirowitz, Massimo Morelli, Kristopher W. Ramsay, Francesco Squintani - October 1, 2011
2011 - 053
Mediation and Peace
Johannes Horner, Massimo Morelli, Francesco Squintani - April 1, 2011
2011 - 052
The Social Cost of a Credit Monopoly
Andreas Madestam - October 1, 2011
2011 - 051
Strategic Interaction and Networks
Yann Bramoulle, Rachel Kranton and Martin D'Amours - January 1, 2011
Note: Updated version dated May 2013 available here.
2011 - 050
Walk the Line: Conflict, State Capacity and the Political Dynamics of Reform
Sanjay Jain, Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand - November 1, 2011
2011 - 049
Excessive Public Employment and Rent-Seeking Traps
Esteban Jaimovich, Juan Pablo Rud - December 1, 2011
2011 - 048
Love for Quality, Comparative Advantage, and Trade
Esteban Jaimovich, Vincenzo Merella - October 1, 2011
Note: Updated version dated January 2014 available here.
2011 - 047
Investment Choice and Inflation Uncertainty
Greg Fischer - March 1, 2011
2011 - 046
Keeping it Simple: Financial Literacy and Rules of Thumb
Alejandro Drexler, Greg Fischer and Antoinette Schoar - January 1, 2011
2011 - 045
Women's Rights and Development
Raquel Fernandez - December 1, 2011
Note: Updated version dated June 2012 available here.
2011 - 044
The Disappearing Gender Gap: The Impact of Divorce, Wages, and Preferences on Education choices and Women's Work
Raquel Fernandez, Joyce Cheng Wong - October 1, 2011
2011 - 043
Rewarding Idleness
Andrea Canidio and Thomas Gall - December 19, 2011
Note: Updated version dated October 22, 2013 available here.
2011 - 042
An Economic Theory of the Evolutionary Origin of Property Rights
Mukesh Eswaran and Hugh M. Neary - October 1, 2011
2011 - 041
Ethnic and Religious Polarization and Social Conflict
Joan Esteban, Laura Mayoral - January 13, 2011
2011 - 040
Ethnicity and Conflict: An Empirical Study
Joan Esteban, Laura Mayoral, Debraj Ray - July 1, 2011
2011 - 039
The Economics and Politics of Women's Rights
Matthias Doepke, Michele Tertilt, Alessandra Voena - December 1, 2011
2011 - 038
Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?
Matthias Doepke, Michele Tertilt - April 1, 2011
2011 - 037
Commitment Contracts
Philip Bond, Gustav Sigurdsson - April 14, 2011
2011 - 036
Government Intervention and Information Aggregation
Philip Bond, Itay Goldstein - June 8, 2011
2011 - 035
The Real Effects of Financial Markets
Philip Bond, Alex Edmans, Itay Goldstein - December 1, 2011
2011 - 034
Bankers and Regulators
Philip Bond, Vincent Glode - October 18, 2011
2011 - 033
Wall Street Occupations: An Equilibrium Theory of Overpaid Jobs
Ulf Axelson and Philip Bond - November 15, 2011
2011 - 032
Marriage as a Rat Race: Noisy Premarital Investments with Assortative Matching
V. Bhaskar, Ed Hopkins - August 4, 2011
Note: Updated version dated November 2013 available here.
2011 - 031
The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India
Timothy Besley, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao - November 19, 2011
2011 - 030
Political Turnover and Institutional Reform: Theory and Evidence
Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson, Marta Reynal-Querol - December 29, 2011
2011 - 029
One Kind of Democracy
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois, and Ashok Kotwal - September 1, 2011
2011 - 028
Deadly Anchor: Gender Bias Under Russian Colonization of Kazakhstan, 1898-1908
Gani Aldashev, Catherine Guirkinger - July 29, 2011
2011 - 027
Watchdogs of the Invisible Hand: NGO Monitoring and Industry Equilibrium
Gani Aldashev, Michela Limardi, Thierry Verdier - June 12, 2011
Note: Updated version dated November 18, 2013 available here.
2011 - 026
Status, Intertemperal Choice and Risk-Taking
Debraj Ray, Arthur Robson - August 11, 2011
2011 - 025
Political Participation, Clientelism and Targeting of Local Government Programs: Results from a Rural Household Survey in West Bengal, India.
Pranab Bardhan, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee and Abhirup Sarkar - October 4, 2011
2011 - 024
Evolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967--2003: Role of Land Reform and Demographic Changes
Pranab Bardhan, Micheal Luca, Dilip Mookherjee and Francisco Pino - November 20, 2011
Note: Updated version dated December 12, 2013 available here.
2011 - 023
The Battle of Regimes
Havlor Mehlum and Karl Ove Moene - April 1, 2011
2011 - 022
Contractual Structure and Endogenous Matching in Partnerships
Maitreesh Ghatak, Alexander Karaivanov - February 1, 2011
2011 - 021
Can Market Failure Cause Political Failure?
Madhav S. Aney, Maitreesh Ghatak, and Massimo Morelli - July 22, 2011
2011 - 020
Land Acquistion for Industrialization and Compensation for Displaced Farmers
Maitreesh Ghatak, Dilip Mookherjee - October 1, 2011
2011 - 019
Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options
Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookherjee - November 30, 2011
2011 - 018
Socially Disadvantaged groups and Microfinance in India
Jean-Marie Baland, Rohini Somanathan and Lore Vandewalle - December 1, 2011
2010 - 017
Regional Integration, Fragility, and Institution Building: An Analytical Framework Applied to the African Context
Thierry Verdier - June 1, 2010
2010 - 016
Using the Law to Change the Custom
Gani Aldashev, Imane Chaara, Jean-Philippe Platteau, and Zaki Wahhaj - January 20, 2010
2010 - 015
Political Instrumentalisation of Islam, Persistent Autocracies, and Obscurantist Deadlock
Jean-Philippe Platteau - April 22, 2010
2010 - 014
Natural Resource Distribution and Multiple Forms of Civil War
Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner - August 9, 2010
2010 - 013
Measuring Risk by Looking at Changes in Inequality: Vulnerability in Ecuador
Ligon, Ethan A. - January 25, 2010
2010 - 012
Cultivating Trust: Norms, Institutions and the Implications of Scale
Chris Bidner, Patrick Francois - May 13, 2010
2010 - 011
Competition Builds Trust
Patrick Francois, Thomas Fujiwara, Tanguy van Ypersele - June 1, 2010
2010 - 010
Contract Structure, Risk Sharing, and Investment Choice
Greg Fischer - February 1, 2010
2010 - 009
Aspirations and Inequality
Garance Genicot, Debraj Ray - December 1, 2010
Note: Updated version dated March 2014 available here.
2010 - 008
Government Information Transpareny
Facundo Albornoz, Joan Esteban, Paolo Vanin - February 10, 2010
2010 - 007
The Simple Analytics of Elite Behavious Under Limited State Capacity
Francois Bourguignon and Thierry Verdier - September 1, 2010
2010 - 006
Giving Credit Where it is Due
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo - March 12, 2010
2010 - 005
The Shape of Temptation: Implications for the Economic Lives of the Poor
Abhijit V. Banerjee, Sendhil Mullainathan - April 1, 2010
2010 - 004
A Theory of Occupational Choice with Endogenous Fertility
Dilip Mookherjee, Silvia Prina and Debraj Ray - November 2, 2010
2010 - 003
Repayment Frequency and Lending Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers
Greg Fischer and Maitreesh Ghatak - July 1, 2010
2010 - 002
Marry for What? Partner Selection in Modern India
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak and Jeanne Lafortune - November 1, 2010
2010 - 001
Trade and the Skill Premium Puzzle with Capital Market Imperfections
Roberto Bonfatti, Maitreesh Ghatak - November 10, 2010