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Working Papers

2014

  1. Democracy Does Cause Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Institutions, Human Capital and Development
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2013

  1. Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Online Appendix: Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances? Extensions and Robustness
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
  5. Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  7. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads

2012

  1. Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)
  4. The Need for Enemies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2011

  1. Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Institutional Comparative Statics
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. What Really Happened During the Glorious Revolution?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

2010

  1. Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)

2009

  1. He Who Counts Elects: Determinants of Fraud in the 1922 Colombian Presidential Election
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (13)
  3. The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
  4. The Myth of the Frontier
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Chapter (2008)
  5. The Real Swing Voter's Curse
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2008

  1. Endogenous Presidentialism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)
  2. When Does Policy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (33)

2007

  1. Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (25)
  2. Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (24)

2006

  1. A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (42)
  4. Political Conflict and Power-sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  5. When is Democracy an Equilibrium?: Theory and Evidence from Colombia's "La Violencia"
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2005

  1. From Education to Democracy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (93)
  2. Income and Democracy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (100)
  3. Property Rights and the Political Organization of Agriculture
    Hunter College Department of Economics Working Papers, Hunter College: Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)

2004

  1. Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (184)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2004) Downloads View citations (144)

2003

  1. Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (38)
  2. Land and Power
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Politcal Foundations of the Resource Curse
    DELTA Working Papers, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (43)
  4. The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutioanl Change and Economic Growth
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2003) Downloads View citations (31)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (46)

2002

  1. An African Success Story: Botswana
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (55)
  2. Are Endowments Fate?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (21)
  3. Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (56)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (58)
  4. Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (58)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (41)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Monetary Economics (2003)
  5. Land Reform and the Political Organization of Agriculture
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College (2001) Downloads View citations (1)
  6. The Political Economy of Clientelism
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (27)
  7. White Elephants
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (22)

2001

  1. Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (62)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2002)

2000

  1. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (119)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2001)

1999

  1. A Theory of Political Transitions
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics View citations (26)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2001)
  2. Democratization or Repression?
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics View citations (9)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in European Economic Review (2000)
  3. Inefficient Redistribution
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (30)
  4. When is a State Predatory?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich Downloads View citations (23)

1998

  1. A Model of Child Labor
    Working Papers, Southern California - Department of Economics View citations (5)
    Also in Working Papers, Notre-Dame de la Paix, Sciences Economiques et Sociales (1998) View citations (12)
  2. Rotten Parents
    Working Papers, Notre-Dame de la Paix, Sciences Economiques et Sociales View citations (1)
  3. What Model for the South African Labour Market? Lessons from the OECD and LDC's
    Working Papers, The University of New South Wales. Department of Industrial Relations.
  4. Why did the West Extend the Franchise? Democracy, Inequality and Growth in Historical Perspective
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (76)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2000)

1997

  1. Why Did West Extend the Franchise? Democracy, Ineqiality and Growth in Historical Perspective
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics

1995

  1. Long-Term Consequences of Population Growth: Technological Change, Natural Resources, and the Environment
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center View citations (9)

1985

  1. Bargaining Unit, Union, Industry, and Locational Correlates of Union Support in Certification and Decertification
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2010

  1. The Role of Institutions in Growth and Development
    Review of Economics and Institutions, 2010, 1, (2) Downloads View citations (1)

2003

  1. Institutional causes, macroeconomic symptoms: volatility, crises and growth
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003, 50, (1), 49-123 Downloads View citations (330)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2002

  1. Reversal Of Fortune: Geography And Institutions In The Making Of The Modern World Income Distribution
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, 117, (4), 1231-1294 Downloads View citations (557)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2002, 40, (2), 510-519 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. The Political Economy of the Kuznets Curve
    Review of Development Economics, 2002, 6, (2), 183-203 Downloads View citations (24)

2001

  1. A Theory of Political Transitions
    American Economic Review, 2001, 91, (4), 938-963 Downloads View citations (216)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
    American Economic Review, 2001, 91, (5), 1369-1401 Downloads View citations (1654)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2000

  1. Democratization or repression?
    European Economic Review, 2000, 44, (4-6), 683-693 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Is Child Labor Inefficient?
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (4), 663-679 Downloads View citations (204)
  3. Political Losers as a Barrier to Economic Development
    American Economic Review, 2000, 90, (2), 126-130 Downloads View citations (83)
  4. Why Did The West Extend The Franchise? Democracy, Inequality, And Growth In Historical Perspective
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, 115, (4), 1167-1199 Downloads View citations (304)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1999

  1. Dynamic Contractual Enforcement: A Model of Strikes
    International Economic Review, 1999, 40, (1), 209-29 View citations (3)

1996

  1. Rent appropriation and sustained growth
    Economics Letters, 1996, 50, (1), 71-77 Downloads

Chapters

2011

  1. Comment on "Technology Diffusion and Postwar Growth"
    A chapter in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2010, Volume 25, 2011, pp 251-255 Downloads

2008

  1. The Myth of the Frontier
    A chapter in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, 2008, pp 49-88 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2004

  1. Institutions, Volatility, and Crises
    A chapter in Growth and Productivity in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 13, 2004, pp 71-108 Downloads View citations (2)
 
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