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Working Papers

2017

  1. Keeping It in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2016

  1. State Capacity and American Technology: Evidence from the 19th Century
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Perils of Top-down State Building: Evidence from Colombia's False Positives
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The Political Agenda Effect and State Centralization
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2015

  1. Monks, Gents and Industrialists: The Long-Run Impact of the Dissolution of the English Monasteries
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association (2014)
  2. The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  3. The Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in Discussion Papers, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics (2014) Downloads
  4. The Political Economy of Public Income Volatility: With an Application to the Resource Curse
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2015) Downloads View citations (2)
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School (2015) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2017)
  5. Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2015)

2014

  1. Democracy Does Cause Growth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (70)
  2. Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Chapter (2014)
  3. Institutions, Human Capital and Development
    Working Papers ClioLab, EH Clio Lab. Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Downloads View citations (23)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2014) Downloads View citations (32)
    Documentos de Trabajo, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. (2014) Downloads View citations (32)

    See also Journal Article in Annual Review of Economics (2014)
  4. Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment
    PSE - Labex "OSE-Ouvrir la Science Economique", HAL View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2014)
  5. State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Papers ClioLab, EH Clio Lab. Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2014) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2015)
  6. The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2015)

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 (3)
  2. Colombia: ¿Otros cien años de Soledad?
    ENSAYOS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA SEDE MEDELLIN Downloads
  3. Colonialism and development in Africa
    African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network
  4. Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (36)
  5. Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2013)
  6. 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 View citations (1)
  7. Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Comparative Economics (2013)
  8. 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 View citations (1)
  9. The Political Economy of Clientelism
    PSE - Labex "OSE-Ouvrir la Science Economique", HAL View citations (23)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (30)

    See also Journal Article in Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2013)
  10. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
    Working Papers, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2011) Downloads
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (1)
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2011) Downloads
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2013) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (2013)
  11. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances? Extensions and Robustness
    Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Downloads View citations (8)

2012

  1. Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (40)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Comparative Economics (2012)
  4. The Need for Enemies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2016)

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 View citations (1)
  2. Institutional Comparative Statics
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  3. The Political Value of Land: Democratization and Land Prices in Chile
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
  4. The consequences of radical reform: The French revolution
    Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics View citations (69)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (22)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (13)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2011)
  5. What Really Happened During the Glorious Revolution?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

2010

  1. Elites and Institutional Persistence
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011)

2009

  1. Botswana as a Role Model for Country Success
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Governance and Development
    Working Papers, University of Namur, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Chapter (2010)
  3. 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)
  4. The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2013)
  5. The Myth of the Frontier
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Chapter (2008)
  6. The Political Economy of Inequality
    Working Papers, Economic Research Forum Downloads
  7. The Real Swing Voter's Curse
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2009)

2008

  1. Endogenous Presidentialism
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2016)
  2. How Institutions Change Over Time
    Working Papers, Economic Research Forum Downloads
  3. When Does Policy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (58)
    See also Journal Article in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2008)

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 (35)
  2. Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (28)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (25)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Monetary Economics (2009)

2006

  1. A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2005) Downloads View citations (2)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in European Economic Review (2009)
  2. Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2008)
  3. Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (41)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (43)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2008)
  4. Political Conflict and Power-Sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (2)
  5. Political incentives of the resource booms
    Post-Print, HAL
  6. When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia's La Violencia
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2006) Downloads View citations (1)
    HiCN Working Papers, Households in Conflict Network (2006) Downloads View citations (1)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (3)

2005

  1. From Education to Democracy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (92)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2005)
  2. Income and Democracy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (65)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (51)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2008)
  3. Land and Power: Theory and Evidence
    Department of Economics, Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley Downloads
  4. Property Rights and the Political Organization of Agriculture
    Economics Working Paper Archive at Hunter College, Hunter College Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2007)

2004

  1. INSTITUTIONS AS THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSE OF LONG-RUN GROWTH
    DOCUMENTOS CEDE, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE Downloads View citations (176)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (231)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2004) Downloads View citations (206)

2003

  1. Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (42)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2003) Downloads View citations (9)
  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 (47)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2006)
  4. The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutioanl Change and Economic Growth
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2003) Downloads View citations (29)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (49)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2005)

2002

  1. An African Success Story: Botswana
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (56)
  2. Are Endowments Fate?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (23)
  3. Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (62)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (62)
  4. Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (62)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2002) Downloads View citations (47)

    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 (9)
    Also in Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College (2001) Downloads View citations (1)
  6. White Elephants
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2005)

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 (76)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2002)
  2. Where Does Inequality Come From?: Ideas and Implications for Latin America
    OECD Development Centre Working Papers, OECD Publishing Downloads

2000

  1. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (137)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2001)

1999

  1. A Theory of Political Transitions
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics (1999) View citations (27)

    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 (12)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article in European Economic Review (2000)
  3. Inefficient Redistribution
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (29)
  4. When is a State Predatory?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich Downloads View citations (25)

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)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2002)
  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. View citations (1)
  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)
    See also Chapter (1993)

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

2017

  1. The political economy of public income volatility: With an application to the resource curse
    Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 145, (C), 243-252 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2016

  1. ENDOGENOUS PRESIDENTIALISM
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14, (4), 907-942 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. La miseria en Colombia
    REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, 2016, 76 Downloads
  3. State Capacity and American Technology: Evidence from the Nineteenth Century
    American Economic Review, 2016, 106, (5), 61-67 Downloads View citations (1)
  4. The Need for Enemies
    Economic Journal, 2016, 126, (593), 1018-1054 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2015

  1. He Who Counts Elects: Economic Elites, Political Elites, and Electoral Fraud
    Economics and Politics, 2015, 27, (1), 124-159 Downloads
  2. State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (8), 2364-2409 Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  3. The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2015, 29, (1), 3-28 Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  4. Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (5), 340-45 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2014

  1. Chiefs: Economic Development and Elite Control of Civil Society in Sierra Leone
    Journal of Political Economy, 2014, 122, (2), 319 - 368 Downloads View citations (21)
  2. Institutions, Human Capital, and Development *
    Annual Review of Economics, 2014, 6, (1), 875-912 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  3. Political foundations of the resource curse: A simplification and a comment
    Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 106, (C), 194-198 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2013

  1. Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2013, 27, (2), 173-92 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Measuring institutions in the Trobriand Islands: a comment on Voigt's paper
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2013, 9, (01), 27-29 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Political centralization in pre-colonial Africa
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013, 41, (1), 6-21 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  4. THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE: EVIDENCE FROM COLOMBIA
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11, 5-44 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  5. The Political Economy of Clientelism
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2013, 115, (2), 260-291 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  6. Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
    Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80, (3), 845-875 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2012

  1. Finding Eldorado: Slavery and long-run development in Colombia
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40, (4), 534-564 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Is This Time Different? Capture and Anti-Capture of US Politics
    The Economists' Voice, 2012, 9, (3), 1-7 Downloads
  3. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Reply
    American Economic Review, 2012, 102, (6), 3077-3110 Downloads View citations (31)

2011

  1. Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, 126, (2), 895-946 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  2. The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (7), 3286-3307 Downloads View citations (73)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  3. When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia’s La Violencia
    Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2011, 55, (3), 366-396 Downloads View citations (6)

2010

  1. Are factor endowments fate?
    Revista de Historia Económica, 2010, 28, (01), 45-82 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Interlinking and Collusion
    Review of Development Economics, 2010, 14, (2), 282-301 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Politique industrielle et développement: analyse en termes d'économie politique
    Revue d’économie du développement, 2010, 18, (4), 21-45 Downloads
  4. Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Civilian Control Over the Military
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8, (2-3), 655-663 Downloads View citations (21)
  5. The Role of Institutions in Growth and Development
    Review of Economics and Institutions, 2010, 1, (2) Downloads View citations (24)

2009

  1. A political economy theory of the soft budget constraint
    European Economic Review, 2009, 53, (7), 786-798 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  2. Reevaluating the modernization hypothesis
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2009, 56, (8), 1043-1058 Downloads View citations (80)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  3. The Real Swing Voter's Curse
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 310-15 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. Distinguished Guest Lecture: The Persistence and Change of Institutions in the Americas
    Southern Economic Journal, 2008, 75, (2), 282-299 View citations (2)
  2. Income and Democracy
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (3), 808-42 Downloads View citations (285)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  3. Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (5), 1737-65 Downloads View citations (55)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  4. Persistence of Power, Elites, and Institutions
    American Economic Review, 2008, 98, (1), 267-93 Downloads View citations (127)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  5. When Does POlicy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2008, 39, (1 (Spring)), 351-429 Downloads View citations (55)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Property rights and the political organization of agriculture
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 82, (2), 416-447 Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2006

  1. De Facto Political Power and Institutional Persistence
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (2), 325-330 Downloads View citations (56)
  2. Equity, Institutions and the Development Process
    Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2006, 32, 17-50 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Political foundations of the resource curse
    Journal of Development Economics, 2006, 79, (2), 447-468 Downloads View citations (260)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  4. State Formation and Governance in Botswana
    Journal of African Economies, 2006, 15, (1), 100-140 View citations (18)

2005

  1. From Education to Democracy?
    American Economic Review, 2005, 95, (2), 44-49 Downloads View citations (117)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  2. Los orígenes coloniales del desarrollo comparativo: una investigación empírica
    Revista de Economía Institucional, 2005, 7, (13), 17-67 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Politician-Proof Policy?
    REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, 2005 Downloads View citations (1)
  4. The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, and Economic Growth
    American Economic Review, 2005, 95, (3), 546-579 Downloads View citations (143)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  5. White elephants
    Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89, (2-3), 197-210 Downloads View citations (95)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2004

  1. Alfred Marshall Lecture: Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2, (2-3), 162-192 Downloads View citations (67)

2003

  1. Disease and Development in Historical Perspective
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1, (2-3), 397-405 Downloads View citations (36)
  2. Institutional causes, macroeconomic symptoms: volatility, crises and growth
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003, 50, (1), 49-123 Downloads View citations (477)
    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 (971)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Rotten parents
    Journal of Public Economics, 2002, 84, (3), 341-356 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  3. States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2002, 40, (2), 510-519 Downloads View citations (7)
  4. The Political Economy of the Kuznets Curve
    Review of Development Economics, 2002, 6, (2), 183-203 Downloads View citations (44)

2001

  1. A Theory of Political Transitions
    American Economic Review, 2001, 91, (4), 938-963 Downloads View citations (328)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. SESSION 1A: RACIAL INEQUALITY AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS
    The Journal of Economic History, 2001, 61, (02), 517-517 Downloads
  3. Social identity, inequality and conflict
    Economics of Governance, 2001, 2, (1), 85-99 View citations (7)
  4. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
    American Economic Review, 2001, 91, (5), 1369-1401 Downloads View citations (2600)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2000

  1. Democratization or repression?
    European Economic Review, 2000, 44, (4-6), 683-693 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Is Child Labor Inefficient?
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (4), 663-679 Downloads View citations (265)
  3. Political Losers as a Barrier to Economic Development
    American Economic Review, 2000, 90, (2), 126-130 Downloads View citations (120)
  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 (484)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1999

  1. Dynamic Contractual Enforcement: A Model of Strikes
    International Economic Review, 1999, 40, (1), 209-29 View citations (4)

1998

  1. Theories of “bad policy”
    Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 1998, 2, (1), 1-46 Downloads View citations (10)

1996

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

Books

2009

  1. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (16)
    Also in Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press (2006) View citations (674)

Edited books

2014

  1. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (11)
  2. The Role of Elites in Economic Development
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press

2012

  1. The Role of Elites in Economic Development
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press

2011

  1. Natural Experiments of History
    Economics Books, Harvard University Press

Chapters

2014

  1. Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
    A chapter in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth, 2014, pp 343-370 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2011

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

2010

  1. Governance and Development
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

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)

2005

  1. Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
    Chapter 06 in Handbook of Economic Growth, 2005, vol. 1, Part A, pp 385-472 Downloads View citations (345)

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)

1993

  1. Long-term consequences of population growth: Technological change, natural resources, and the environment
    Chapter 21 in Handbook of Population and Family Economics, 1993, vol. 1, Part B, pp 1175-1298 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (1995)
 
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