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Homepage:http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/bolken
Workplace:Economics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2014

  1. Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence From Public Works in India and Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. The Missing "Missing Middle"
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2014)

2013

  1. Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2013) Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Ordeal Mechanisms In Targeting: Theory And Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

2012

  1. Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2012) Downloads View citations (1)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (4)
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2012) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (2)
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2012) Downloads View citations (13)
    GRI Working Papers, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (2012) Downloads View citations (12)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2012) Downloads View citations (13)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012)

2011

  1. Corruption in Developing Countries
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Annual Review of Economics (2012)
  2. Informal Taxation
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Downloads
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2009) Downloads View citations (7)
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2009) Downloads View citations (4)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2011)

2010

  1. Climate Shocks and Exports
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2010)
  2. Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2012)

2009

  1. Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2009)

2008

  1. Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (47)
  2. Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

2007

  1. Corruption Perceptions vs. Corruption Reality
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Natural Field Experiments, The Field Experiments Website (2006) Downloads View citations (5)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (13)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2009)
  2. Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2009)
  3. The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2009)

2006

  1. Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2006) Downloads View citations (16)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2009)

2005

  1. Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (34)
    Also in Natural Field Experiments, The Field Experiments Website (2005) Downloads View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2007)
  2. The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2008)

2001

  1. A Biological Model of Unions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2009)

Journal Articles

2014

  1. The Missing "Missing Middle"
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2014, 28, (3), 89-108 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2012

  1. Corruption in Developing Countries
    Annual Review of Economics, 2012, 4, (1), 479-509 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (4), 1206-40 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2012, 4, (3), 66-95 Downloads View citations (26)
  4. The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012, 127, (4), 1707-1754 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2011

  1. Informal Taxation
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2011, 3, (4), 1-28 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2010

  1. Climate Shocks and Exports
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (2), 454-59 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. A Biological Model of Unions
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1, (2), 150-75 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Corruption perceptions vs. corruption reality
    Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93, (7-8), 950-964 Downloads View citations (44)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  3. Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1, (4), 1-33 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  4. Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2009, 1, (2), 55-87 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  5. Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 198-204 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  6. The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh
    Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 117, (3), 417-452 Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Working Paper (2007)

2008

  1. The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90, (3), 582-587 Downloads View citations (34)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2007

  1. Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
    Journal of Political Economy, 2007, 115, 200-249 Downloads View citations (145)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2006

  1. Corruption and the costs of redistribution: Micro evidence from Indonesia
    Journal of Public Economics, 2006, 90, (4-5), 853-870 Downloads View citations (51)

2005

  1. Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005, 120, (3), 835-864 View citations (153)
  2. Revealed community equivalence scales
    Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89, (2-3), 545-566 Downloads View citations (6)
 
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