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Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD), London School of Economics (LSE), (more information at EDIRC)
Program in Institutions, Organizations and Growth, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), (more information at EDIRC)
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Working Papers

2013

  1. Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
    Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics View citations (12)
  2. Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation
    CEP Special Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in National Institute Economic Review (2013)
  3. Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Taxation and Development
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2013) Downloads View citations (1)
  5. The Legacy of Historical Conflict Evidence from Africa
    Working Papers, Economic Research Southern Africa Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2012) Downloads
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2012) Downloads

2012

  1. One Kind of Lawlessness: Estimating the Welfare Cost of Somali Piracy
    UFAE and IAE Working Papers, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Stop fighting and wealth will follow
    CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads
  3. The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Fragile States and Development Policy
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2011)
  2. Taxation and Regulation of Bonus Pay
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2011) Downloads View citations (3)

2010

  1. Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States
    CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (37)
  2. Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in Discussion Papers, Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England (2010) Downloads

    See also Chapter (2012)
    Journal Article in NBER Macroeconomics Annual (2013)
  3. State Capacity, Conflict and Development
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (28)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (1)
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2009) Downloads View citations (1)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (1)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Econometrica (2010)

2009

  1. Estimating the Peace Dividend:The Impact of Violence on HousePrices in Northern Ireland
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2009) Downloads View citations (4)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2012)
  2. Naming & Shaming: The impacts of different regimes on hospital waiting times in England and Wales
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Property Rights and Economic Development
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (5)
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2009) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Chapter (2010)
  4. Repression or civil war?
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2009)
  5. The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2008) Downloads View citations (27)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (25)
  6. The de Soto Effect
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2009) Downloads View citations (1)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads
  7. The origins of state capacity: property rights, taxation and politics
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (33)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (12)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2009)

2008

  1. Household External Finance and Consumption
    Discussion Papers, Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Insiders versus outsiders in monetary policymaking
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Discussion Papers, Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England (2007) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2008)
  3. Status incentives
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2008)

2007

  1. Electoral bias and policy choice: theory and evidence
    IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies Downloads View citations (22)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2006) Downloads View citations (9)
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007)
  2. Just Rewards?Local Politics and Public ResourceAllocation in South India
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2007) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2012)
  3. Making Autocracy Work
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (53)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (12)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2007) Downloads View citations (7)

2006

  1. Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States
    Discussion Papers in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads View citations (16)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (22)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (36)

2005

  1. Competition and incentives with motivated agents
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (92)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2003) Downloads View citations (18)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2005)
  2. Fiscal Restraints and Voter Welfare
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2007)
  3. Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (18)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2006)
  4. Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads View citations (1)
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2005) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in American Law and Economics Review (2013)
  5. Political Selection and the Qualilty of Government: Evidence from South India
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads View citations (8)
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2005) Downloads View citations (18)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (21)
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2005) Downloads View citations (22)
  6. Political Selection and the Quality of Evidence: Evidence form South India
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (4)
  7. Working or Shirking?A Closer Look at MPs’ Expenses and Parliamentary Attendance
    STICERD - Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads

2004

  1. (UBS Pensions Series 030) Credible Pensions
    FMG Discussion Papers, Financial Markets Group Downloads
  2. Credible pensions
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Fiscal Studies (2005)

2003

  1. (UBS Pensions series 12) Pension Fund Governance and the Choice Between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
    FMG Discussion Papers, Financial Markets Group Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Benchmarking government provision of social safety nets
    Social Protection Discussion Papers, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Incentives, choice and accountability in the provision of Public Services
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2003) Downloads View citations (20)

    See also Journal Article in Oxford Review of Economic Policy (2003)
  4. Judicial accountability and economic policy outcomes: evidence from employment discrimination charges
    IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies Downloads View citations (9)
  5. Pension Fund Governance and the Choice Between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2003) Downloads View citations (8)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2003) Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Can Labour Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (26)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2002) Downloads
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2004)
  2. Does Tax Competition Raise Voter Welfare?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (33)
  3. Mass media and political accountability
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (10)
  4. Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2002) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2003)

2001

  1. Government versus Private Ownership of Public Goods
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (72)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2001)
  2. Issue Unbundling via Citizens' initiatives
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2000) Downloads View citations (24)

    See also Journal Article in Quarterly Journal of Political Science (2008)
  3. The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2000) Downloads View citations (28)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2000) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2002)

2000

  1. Centralized versus Decentralized Provision of Local Public Goods: a Political Economy Analysis
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (22)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1999) Downloads View citations (36)
  2. Elected Versus Appointed Regulators: Theory And Evidence
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2000) Downloads View citations (18)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2003)

1999

  1. Public-Private Partnership for the Provision of Public Goods: Theory and an Application to NGOs
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (1999) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Public Critique of Welfare Economics: An Exploration
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. Vertical Externalities in Tax Setting: Evidence from Gasoline and Cigarettes
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (1997)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (1998)

1998

  1. Land Reform, Poverty Reduction and Growth: Evidence from India
    STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (1998) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2000)
  2. Read My Lips: The Political Economy of Information Transmission
    STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (1998) Downloads
    IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (1998) View citations (3)
  3. Sales Taxes and Prices: An Empirical Analysis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Journal Article in National Tax Journal (1999)

1997

  1. Analyzing the Case for Government Intervention in a Representative Democracy
    STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (1997) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Lobbying and Welfare in a Representative Democracy - (Now published in 'Review of Economic Studies', 68 (2001), pp.67-82.)
    STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE View citations (1)

1996

  1. The demand for private health insurance: do waiting lists matter?
    IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies View citations (13)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (1999)

1994

  1. Diffusion as a Learning Process: Evidence from HYV Cotton
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies View citations (35)
    Also in Working Papers, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies. (1994) Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Unnatural Experiments? Estimating the Incidence of Endogenous Policies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2000)

1993

  1. Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices? Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1995)
  2. Fiscal Anarchy in the U.K.: Modelling Poll Tax Noncompliance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Public Policy Discussion Papers, Economics and Finance Section, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (1997)
  3. Fiscal anarchy in the UK
    IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies View citations (3)
  4. Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Micro-Evidence from Ghana
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies View citations (2)
  5. Savings, Credit and Insurance
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies View citations (5)
    See also Chapter (1995)
  6. The Role of Informal Finance in Household Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Taiwan
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (1996)
  7. Thy Neighbor's Keeper: the Design of a Credit Cooperative with Theory and a Test
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1994)
  8. Understanding the Worhouse Test: Information and poor Relief in Nineteenth-Century England
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center View citations (3)

1992

  1. How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural Credit Markets?
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Research Observer (1994)
  2. Incumbent Behavior: Vote Seeking, Tax Setting and Yardstick Competition
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (47)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1995)
  3. Monopsony and Time-Consistency: Sustainable Pricing Policies for Perennial Grops
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies
    See also Journal Article in Review of Development Economics (1997)
  4. On the Allocative Performance of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies
    Also in Boston University - Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, Institute for Economic Development (1992)
  5. The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations
    Boston University - Institute for Economic Development, Boston University, Institute for Economic Development View citations (2)
    Also in Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics (1990) View citations (1)
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies (1992) View citations (7)
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies (1990)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1993)
  6. Thy Neighbor's Keeper: The Disign of Credit Cooperative with Theory and Evidence
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies

1991

  1. Group Lending, Repayment Incentives And Social Collateral
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (1995)
  2. The Design Of Income Maintenance Programs
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - John M. Olin Program View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (1995)
  3. Workfare vs. Welfare: Incentive Arguments For Work Requirements In Poverty Allevation Programs
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - John M. Olin Program View citations (3)
    Also in The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics (1989) Downloads View citations (9)
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs (1988) View citations (9)

1990

  1. Monitoring And Wage Incentives: Capitulation Vs. Efficiency Wages
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - John M. Olin Program
  2. PEER GROUP EXTERNALITIES AND THE LEARNING INCENTIVES: A THEORY OF NERD BEHAVIOR
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper View citations (8)
  3. TAX COMPLIANCE AND CORRUPTION DETERRENCE: THE ROLE OF WAGE INCENTIVES
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper
  4. The principles of targeting
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (9)
  5. UNDERSTANDING WELFARE STIGMA: TAXPAYER RESENTMENT AND STATISTICAL DISCRIMINATION
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (1992)

1989

  1. Commodity indexed debt in international lending
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. PUBLIC PROVISION OF PRIVATE GOODS AND THE REDISTRIBUTION OF INCOME
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1991)
  3. TARGETING TAXES AND TRANSFERS: ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND POLICY DESIGN IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies
  4. TAXATION AND WELFARE IN AN OLIGOPOLY WITH STATEGIC COMMITMENT
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Discussion Paper
    See also Journal Article in International Economic Review (1992)

1988

  1. GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM WITH PARALLEL MARKETS FOR GOODS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE: THEORY AND APPLICATION FOR GHANA
    Working Papers, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Development Studies
    See also Journal Article in World Development (1989)
  2. INDIVIDUAL RATIONALITY AND THE SOCIAL VALUATION OF LIFE
    The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics
  3. Moral Hazard and Limited Liability in the Market for Loans: Credit Restriction Versus Credit Rationing
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads

Undated

  1. An Economic Model of Representative Democracy
    Penn CARESS Working Papers, Penn Economics Department Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CARESS Working Papres, University of Pennsylvania Center for Analytic Research and Economics in the Social Sciences Downloads View citations (15)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1997)
  2. Efficient Policy Choice in a Representative Democracy: A Dynamic Analysis
    Penn CARESS Working Papers, Penn Economics Department Downloads
    Also in CARESS Working Papres, University of Pennsylvania Center for Analytic Research and Economics in the Social Sciences Downloads

Journal Articles

2013

  1. Bailouts and the Optimal Taxation of Bonus Pay
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 163-67 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter?
    American Law and Economics Review, 2013, 15, (1), 212-251 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  3. Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation
    National Institute Economic Review, 2013, 224, (1), R1-R13 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  4. Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market
    NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 2013, 27, (1), 375 - 419 Downloads
    See also Chapter (2012)
    Working Paper (2010)
  5. Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2013, 5, (4), 205-35 Downloads View citations (2)
  6. What's the Good of the Market? An Essay on Michael Sandel's What Money Can't Buy
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2013, 51, (2), 478-95 Downloads View citations (7)

2012

  1. Estimating the Peace Dividend: The Impact of Violence on House Prices in Northern Ireland
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (2), 810-33 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. Incentives and the De Soto Effect
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012, 127, (1), 237-282 Downloads View citations (8)
  3. Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India
    World Bank Economic Review, 2012, 26, (2), 191-216 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  4. THE MIRRLEES REVIEW: A PROPOSAL FOR SYSTEMATIC TAX REFORM
    National Tax Journal, 2012, 65, (3), 655-83 Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Angus Deaton Symposium – Introduction
    Economic Journal, 2011, 121, (554), F119-F122
  2. Do Educated Leaders Matter?
    Economic Journal, 2011, 121, (554), F205- View citations (24)
  3. FRAGILE STATES AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9, (3), 371-398 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  4. Pathologies of the state
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011, 80, (2), 339-350 Downloads View citations (2)
  5. The Logic of Political Violence
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, 126, (3), 1411-1445 Downloads View citations (23)
  6. The Mirrlees Review: Conclusions and Recommendations for Reform
    Fiscal Studies, 2011, 32, (3), 331-359 Downloads View citations (1)
  7. Working or shirking? Expenses and attendance in the UK Parliament
    Public Choice, 2011, 146, (3), 291-317 Downloads View citations (7)

2010

  1. MONETARY POLICY UNDER LABOUR
    National Institute Economic Review, 2010, 212, (1), R15-R33 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the US
    Review of Economic Studies, 2010, 77, (4), 1329-1352 Downloads View citations (15)
  3. Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Civilian Control Over the Military
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8, (2-3), 655-663 Downloads View citations (11)
  4. State Capacity, Conflict, and Development
    Econometrica, 2010, 78, (1), 1-34 Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. Reply
    The Review of Austrian Economics, 2009, 22, (2), 177-180 Downloads
  2. Repression or Civil War?
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 292-97 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  3. The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (4), 1218-44 Downloads View citations (96)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. Insiders versus Outsiders in Monetary Policymaking
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (2), 218-23 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Issue Unbundling via Citizens' Initiatives
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2008, 3, (4), 379-397 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  3. L'offre de services publics par les acteurs non gouvernementaux
    Revue d’économie du développement, 2008, 22, (4), 89-108 Downloads
  4. Status Incentives
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (2), 206-11 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  5. Wars and State Capacity
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6, (2-3), 522-530 Downloads View citations (21)

2007

  1. Electoral Bias and Policy Choice: Theory and Evidence
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122, (4), 1473-1510 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  2. Fiscal restraints and voter welfare
    Journal of Public Economics, 2007, 91, (3-4), 755-773 Downloads View citations (125)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  3. Retailing public goods: The economics of corporate social responsibility
    Journal of Public Economics, 2007, 91, (9), 1645-1663 Downloads View citations (57)
  4. The New Political Economy
    Economic Journal, 2007, 117, (524), F570-F587 Downloads View citations (10)

2006

  1. Editorial
    Journal of Development Economics, 2006, 79, (2), v-v Downloads
  2. Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (3), 720-736 Downloads View citations (106)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  3. Health and Democracy
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (2), 313-318 Downloads View citations (40)
  4. Sorting with Motivated Agents: Implications for School Competition and Teacher Incentives
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4, (2-3), 404-414 Downloads View citations (20)

2005

  1. Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents
    American Economic Review, 2005, 95, (3), 616-636 Downloads View citations (222)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  2. Credible pensions
    Fiscal Studies, 2005, 26, (1), 119-135 View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. Participatory Democracy in Action: Survey Evidence from South India
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3, (2-3), 648-657 Downloads View citations (28)
  4. Political Selection
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, 19, (3), 43-60 Downloads View citations (54)

2004

  1. Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004, 119, (1), 91-134 Downloads View citations (226)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. Joseph Schumpeter Lecture: Paying Politicians: Theory and Evidence
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2, (2-3), 193-215 Downloads View citations (16)
  3. The Politics of Public Good Provision: Evidence from Indian Local Governments
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2, (2-3), 416-426 Downloads View citations (61)

2003

  1. Centralized versus decentralized provision of local public goods: a political economy approach
    Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87, (12), 2611-2637 Downloads View citations (174)
  2. Elected Versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1, (5), 1176-1206 Downloads View citations (94)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  3. Halving Global Poverty
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2003, 17, (3), 3-22 Downloads View citations (79)
  4. Incentives, Choice, and Accountability in the Provision of Public Services
    Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2003, 19, (2), 235-249 View citations (22)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  5. On the Public Choice Critique of Welfare Economics
    Public Choice, 2003, 114, (3-4), 253-73 Downloads View citations (5)
  6. Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2003, 41, (1), 7-73 Downloads View citations (183)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2002

  1. The Political Economy Of Government Responsiveness: Theory And Evidence From India
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, 117, (4), 1415-1451 Downloads View citations (210)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2001

  1. Development microeconomics: Pranab K. Bardhan and C. Udry, 1999, Clarendon Press: Oxford, pp. 237
    Journal of Development Economics, 2001, 65, (1), 239-241 Downloads
  2. From micro to macro: public policies and aggregate economic performance
    Fiscal Studies, 2001, 22, (3), 357-374 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Government Versus Private Ownership Of Public Goods
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, 116, (4), 1343-1372 Downloads View citations (72)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  4. Lobbying and Welfare in a Representative Democracy
    Review of Economic Studies, 2001, 68, (1), 67-82 View citations (62)
  5. Political agency, government responsiveness and the role of the media
    European Economic Review, 2001, 45, (4-6), 629-640 Downloads View citations (13)

2000

  1. Land Reform, Poverty Reduction, And Growth: Evidence From India
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, 115, (2), 389-430 Downloads View citations (86)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  2. Unnatural Experiments? Estimating the Incidence of Endogenous Policies
    Economic Journal, 2000, 110, (467), F672-94 Downloads View citations (140)
    See also Working Paper (1994)

1999

  1. Sales Taxes and Prices: An Empirical Analysis
    National Tax Journal, 1999, 52, (n. 2), 157-78 Downloads View citations (77)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  2. The demand for private health insurance: do waiting lists matter?
    Journal of Public Economics, 1999, 72, (2), 155-181 Downloads View citations (75)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  3. The effects and policy implications of state aids to industry: an economic analysis
    Economic Policy, 1999, 14, (28), 13-53 Downloads View citations (31)

1998

  1. Private and public health insurance in the UK
    European Economic Review, 1998, 42, (3-5), 491-497 Downloads View citations (20)
  2. Sources of Inefficiency in a Representative Democracy: A Dynamic Analysis
    American Economic Review, 1998, 88, (1), 139-56 Downloads View citations (142)
  3. Vertical externalities in tax setting: evidence from gasoline and cigarettes
    Journal of Public Economics, 1998, 70, (3), 383-398 Downloads View citations (71)
    See also Working Paper (1999)

1997

  1. An Economic Model of Representative Democracy
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1997, 112, (1), 85-114 View citations (489)
    See also Working Paper
  2. Fiscal anarchy in the UK: Modelling poll tax noncompliance
    Journal of Public Economics, 1997, 64, (2), 137-152 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  3. James Mirrlees' Contributions to the Theory of Information and Incentives
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1997, 99, (2), 207-35 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Monopsony and Time-Consistency: Sustainable Pricing Policies for Perennial Crops
    Review of Development Economics, 1997, 1, (1), 57-70 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (1992)

1996

  1. The Role of Informal Finance in Household Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Taiwan
    Economic Journal, 1996, 106, (434), 39-59 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  2. The anatomy of an informal financial market: Rosca participation in Taiwan
    Journal of Development Economics, 1996, 51, (1), 45-68 Downloads View citations (17)

1995

  1. Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices? Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1995, 110, (3), 769-98 Downloads View citations (165)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  2. Group lending, repayment incentives and social collateral
    Journal of Development Economics, 1995, 46, (1), 1-18 Downloads View citations (220)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  3. Incumbent Behavior: Vote-Seeking, Tax-Setting, and Yardstick Competition
    American Economic Review, 1995, 85, (1), 25-45 Downloads View citations (342)
    See also Working Paper (1992)
  4. Nonmarket Institutions for Credit and Risk Sharing in Low-Income Countries
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1995, 9, (3), 115-127 Downloads View citations (81)
  5. Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Evidence from Ghana
    Journal of Political Economy, 1995, 103, (5), 903-37 Downloads View citations (324)
  6. The Design of Income Maintenance Programmes
    Review of Economic Studies, 1995, 62, (2), 187-221 Downloads View citations (46)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  7. Uniform taxation and consumer preferences
    Journal of Public Economics, 1995, 58, (1), 73-84 Downloads View citations (16)

1994

  1. How Do Market Failures Justify Interventions in Rural Credit Markets?
    World Bank Research Observer, 1994, 9, (1), 27-47 View citations (29)
    See also Working Paper (1992)
  2. Rotating Savings and Credit Associations, Credit Markets and Efficiency
    Review of Economic Studies, 1994, 61, (4), 701-19 Downloads View citations (27)
  3. Three approaches to public economics
    International Tax and Public Finance, 1994, 1, (2), 197-204 Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Thy Neighbor's Keeper: The Design of a Credit Cooperative with Theory and a Test
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1994, 109, (2), 491-515 Downloads View citations (127)
    See also Working Paper (1993)

1993

  1. Hunger and public action: Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen (Oxford University Press, Oxford)
    Journal of Development Economics, 1993, 41, (2), 405-408 Downloads
  2. Modeling Technology Adoption in Developing Countries
    American Economic Review, 1993, 83, (2), 396-402 Downloads View citations (62)
  3. Taxes and Bribery: The Role of Wage Incentives
    Economic Journal, 1993, 103, (416), 119-41 Downloads View citations (151)
  4. The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations
    American Economic Review, 1993, 83, (4), 792-810 Downloads View citations (83)
    See also Working Paper (1992)

1992

  1. Taxation and Welfare in an Oligopoly with Strategic Commitment
    International Economic Review, 1992, 33, (2), 413-31 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (1989)
  2. Understanding welfare stigma: Taxpayer resentment and statistical discrimination
    Journal of Public Economics, 1992, 48, (2), 165-183 Downloads View citations (76)
    See also Working Paper (1990)
  3. Workfare versus Welfare Incentive Arguments for Work Requirements in Poverty-Alleviation Programs
    American Economic Review, 1992, 82, (1), 249-61 Downloads View citations (104)

1991

  1. Decentralizing Public Good Supply
    Econometrica, 1991, 59, (6), 1769-78 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Peasant supply response under rationing: The role of the food market
    European Journal of Political Economy, 1991, 7, (3), 331-343 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Public Provision of Private Goods and the Redistribution of Income
    American Economic Review, 1991, 81, (4), 979-84 Downloads View citations (161)
    See also Working Paper (1989)
  4. Welfare Improving User Charges for Publicly Provided Private Goods
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1991, 93, (4), 495-510 View citations (12)

1990

  1. Means Testing versus Universal Provision in Poverty Alleviation Programmes
    Economica, 1990, 57, (225), 119-29 Downloads View citations (33)
  2. Moral Hazard, Limited Liability and Taxation: A Principal-Agent Model
    Oxford Economic Papers, 1990, 42, (1), 46-60 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Optimal reimbursement health insurance: An application of profit functions and Frischian demands
    Journal of Economic Theory, 1990, 51, (2), 403-422 Downloads

1989

  1. A Definition of Luxury and Necessity for Cardinal Utility Functions
    Economic Journal, 1989, 99, (397), 844-49 Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Commodity taxation and imperfect competition: A note on the effects of entry
    Journal of Public Economics, 1989, 40, (3), 359-367 Downloads View citations (38)
  3. Ex Ante Evaluation of Health States and the Provision for Ill-Health
    Economic Journal, 1989, 99, (394), 132-46 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. General equilibrium with parallel markets for goods and foreign exchange: Theory and application to Ghana
    World Development, 1989, 17, (12), 1921-1930 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (1988)
  5. Publicly provided disaster insurance for health and the control of moral hazard
    Journal of Public Economics, 1989, 39, (2), 141-156 Downloads View citations (13)
  6. The Demand for Health Care and Health Insurance
    Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 1989, 5, (1), 21-33 View citations (5)

1988

  1. A simple model for merit good arguments
    Journal of Public Economics, 1988, 35, (3), 371-383 Downloads View citations (42)
  2. Food Subsidies and Poverty Alleviation
    Economic Journal, 1988, 98, (392), 701-19 Downloads View citations (80)
  3. Invariance and the Axiomatics of Income Tax Progression: A Comment
    Bulletin of Economic Research, 1988, 40, (2), 159-63 View citations (6)
  4. Optimal reimbursement health insurance and the theory of Ramsey taxation
    Journal of Health Economics, 1988, 7, (4), 321-336 Downloads View citations (20)
  5. Rationing, Income Effects and Supply Response: A Theoretical Note
    Oxford Economic Papers, 1988, 40, (2), 378-89 Downloads
  6. Tied-in credit with a monopoly product market
    Economics Letters, 1988, 28, (2), 105-108 Downloads

Undated

  1. Reforming Public Service Delivery-super-1
    Journal of African Economies, 16, (suppl_1), -156 Downloads

Books

2011

  1. Tax By Design: The Mirrlees Review
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (11)

2007

  1. Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor Growth: Insights and Lessons from Country Experiences
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (20)

2005

  1. Development Challenges in the 1990s: Leading Policymakers Speak from Experience
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

Edited books

2010

  1. Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (5)

Chapters

2012

  1. Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market
    A chapter in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, 2012, pp 375-419 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2010)
    Journal Article in NBER Macroeconomics Annual (2013)

2010

  1. Property Rights and Economic Development
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

1995

  1. Savings, credit and insurance
    Chapter 36 in Handbook of Development Economics, 1995, vol. 3, Part 1, pp 2123-2207 Downloads View citations (75)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
 
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