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Working Papers

2012

  1. Income and Democracy: Lipset's Law Revisited
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads View citations (11)

2011

  1. Income and Democracy: Lipset’s Law Inverted
    OxCarre Working Papers, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (7)

2010

  1. Conversations with Great Economists. Economic Theory and Economic Policies in Periods of High Turbulence
    Documentos CEDE, Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE Downloads
  2. Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes
    Working Papers, New Economic School (NES) Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) (2010) Downloads

    See also Journal Article Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes, Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell (2012) Downloads View citations (4) (2012)

2009

  1. Political Economy of Agricultural Trade Interventions in Africa
    Agricultural Distortions Working Paper Series, World Bank Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Political Predation and Economic Development
    IDEI Working Papers, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in Post-Print, HAL (2009) View citations (9)
    TSE Working Papers, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) (2009) Downloads View citations (9)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Journal Article POLITICAL PREDATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell (2009) Downloads View citations (9) (2009)

2007

  1. Lost Decades: Postindependence Performance in Latin America and Africa
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Journal Article Lost Decades: Postindependence Performance in Latin America and Africa, The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press (2007) Downloads View citations (34) (2007)

2006

  1. Lost Decades: Lessons from Post-Independence Latin America for Today's Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (8)

2005

  1. Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (18)
  2. Political Insecurity and State Failure in Contemporary Africa
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Political Reform
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (33)

2004

  1. Democratic Transitions
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (91)
    See also Journal Article Democratic Transitions, American Journal of Political Science, John Wiley & Sons (2006) Downloads View citations (71) (2006)
  2. Institutions and Development
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article Institutions and Development, Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (2006) View citations (51) (2006)
  3. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (18)
    Also in Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Papers, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (1997) Downloads View citations (2)
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (2003) Downloads View citations (27)
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2003) Downloads View citations (26)
  4. Probing the Sources of Political Order
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Political Institutions and Economic Policies: Lessons from Africa
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article Political Institutions and Economic Policies: Lessons from Africa, British Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press (2005) Downloads View citations (14) (2005)

2001

  1. Ethnicity, Capital Formation, and Conflict
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Chicago - Graduate School of Business (2000)
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (1999) Downloads View citations (24)
  2. Organizing Violence
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
    See also Journal Article Organizing Violence, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Peace Science Society (International) (2002) Downloads View citations (50) (2002)
  3. Political Competition in Weak States
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Journal Article Political Competition in Weak States, Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell (2001) Downloads View citations (26) (2001)

1996

  1. INSTITUTIONS AS INVESTMENTS
    Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Papers, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article Institutions as Investments, Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (1997) View citations (5) (1997)
  2. TOWARD THE SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF TRANSITION
    Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Papers, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Downloads View citations (3)

1995

  1. Democratic Transition in Africa: A First Report on an Empirical Project
    Working Papers, Harvard - Institute for International Development View citations (6)

1994

  1. Alternative Policies for the Control, of Air Pollution in Poland
    Working Papers, World Bank - The World Bank Environment Paper View citations (7)

1985

  1. A Note on Taxation, Development and Representative Government
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article A Note on Taxation, Development, and Representative Government, Politics & Society (1985) Downloads View citations (71) (1985)
  2. Political Power in the International Coffee Organization: A Research Note
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads

1984

  1. A Note on the International Coffee Agreement
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  2. Agrarian Politics and Development
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads

1982

  1. The Regulation of Rural Markets in Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads

1973

  1. The Policy Origins of Migration in Zambia
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads

Undated

  1. A Note on Patterns of Market Intervention in Agrarian Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  2. Agriculture in Development: A Coalitional Analysis
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article Agriculture in development: A coalitional analysis, Public Choice, Springer (1980) Downloads View citations (7) (1980)
  3. Determinants of the Rural Exodus in Zambia: A Study of Inter-Censal Migration, 1963-1969
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  4. Ethnicity and Modernization in Contemporary Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  5. Food Policy in Africa: Political Causes and Social Effects
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article Food policy in Africa -- political causes and social effects, Food Policy, Elsevier (1981) Downloads View citations (2) (1981)
  6. People in Villages: Micro-level Studies in Political Economy
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  7. Political Science and Anthropology: The Study of Rural Politics in the Developing Areas
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  8. Pressure Groups, Public Policy and Agricultural Development: A Study of Divergent Outcomes
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  9. Rural Development in Kasumpa Village, Zambia
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  10. Some Conventional Orthodoxies in the Study of Agrarian Change
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  11. Some Core Assumptions in Development Economics
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  12. States and Political Intervention in Markets: A Case Study from Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  13. The Centralization of African Tribal Societies
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  14. The Commercialization of Agriculture and the Rise of Rural Political Protest in Black Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads
  15. The Issue Basis of Rural Politics in Africa
    Working Papers, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Downloads

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Political institutions and economic growth in Africa’s ‘Renaissance’
    Oxford Economic Papers, 2018, 70, (2), 327-352 Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. The New Institutionalism and Africa
    Journal of African Economies, 2013, 22, (4), 499-522 Downloads View citations (40)

2012

  1. Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes
    Economics and Politics, 2012, 24, (2), 200-225 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes, Working Papers (2010) Downloads (2010)
  2. The state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa
    International Area Studies Review, 2012, 15, (4), 323-338 Downloads View citations (13)

2010

  1. A Global Model for Forecasting Political Instability
    American Journal of Political Science, 2010, 54, (1), 190-208 Downloads View citations (104)
  2. A Review of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2010, 48, (3), 752-56 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Institutions and economic performance – Edited by Elhanan Helpman
    Economic History Review, 2010, 63, (1), 280-280 Downloads
  4. Political Institutions and Agricultural Trade Interventions in Africa
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2010, 93, (2), 317-323 Downloads View citations (7)

2009

  1. POLITICAL PREDATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Economics and Politics, 2009, 21, (2), 255-277 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper Political Predation and Economic Development, IDEI Working Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (9) (2009)

2008

  1. The Logic of State Failure: Learning from Late-Century Africa
    Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2008, 25, (4), 297-314 Downloads View citations (8)

2007

  1. Lost Decades: Postindependence Performance in Latin America and Africa
    The Journal of Economic History, 2007, 67, (4), 917-943 Downloads View citations (34)
    See also Working Paper Lost Decades: Postindependence Performance in Latin America and Africa, Scholarly Articles (2007) Downloads View citations (32) (2007)

2006

  1. Democratic Transitions
    American Journal of Political Science, 2006, 50, (3), 551-569 Downloads View citations (71)
    See also Working Paper Democratic Transitions, CID Working Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (91) (2004)
  2. Institutions and Development
    Journal of African Economies, 2006, 15, (1), 10-61 View citations (51)
    See also Working Paper Institutions and Development, CID Working Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (1) (2004)
  3. Institutions, Governance and Economic Development in Africa: An Overview
    Journal of African Economies, 2006, 15, (1), 1-9 View citations (41)

2005

  1. Political Institutions and Economic Policies: Lessons from Africa
    British Journal of Political Science, 2005, 35, (3), 403-428 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper Political Institutions and Economic Policies: Lessons from Africa, CID Working Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (9) (2002)

2004

  1. On The Politics of Property Rights by Haber, Razo, and Maurer
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2004, 42, (2), 494-500 Downloads View citations (4)

2003

  1. Eyewitness to a Genocide by Michael Barnett. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2002, 215 pp., $25.00
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2003, 22, (1), 158-159 Downloads

2002

  1. Organizing Violence
    Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2002, 46, (5), 599-628 Downloads View citations (50)
    See also Working Paper Organizing Violence, CID Working Papers (2001) Downloads (2001)

2001

  1. Political Competition in Weak States
    Economics and Politics, 2001, 13, (2), 159-184 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper Political Competition in Weak States, CID Working Papers (2001) Downloads View citations (21) (2001)

2000

  1. Ethnicity and Development in Africa: A Reappraisal
    American Economic Review, 2000, 90, (2), 131-134 Downloads View citations (49)
  2. The Analytic Narrative Project - Analytic Narratives. By Robert H. Bates, Avner Greif, Margaret Levi, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, and Barry Weingast. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. 296p. $65.00 cloth, $22.95 paper
    American Political Science Review, 2000, 94, (3), 696-702 Downloads View citations (4)

1998

  1. The Politics of Interpretation: Rationality, Culture, and Transition
    Politics & Society, 1998, 26, (2), 221-256 Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in Politics & Society, 1998, 26, (4), 603-642 (1998) Downloads View citations (16)

1997

  1. Comparative Politics and Rational Choice: A Review Essay
    American Political Science Review, 1997, 91, (3), 699-704 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Institutions as Investments
    Journal of African Economies, 1997, 6, (3), 272-87 View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper INSTITUTIONS AS INVESTMENTS, Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Papers (1996) Downloads View citations (3) (1996)

1995

  1. The Politics and Economics of Policy Reform in Zambia
    Journal of African Economies, 1995, 4, (1), 115-43 View citations (26)

1993

  1. A reply
    World Development, 1993, 21, (6), 1077-1081 Downloads
  2. The Politics of Economic Policy Reform: Review Article
    Journal of African Economies, 1993, 2, (3), 417-33 View citations (4)

1992

  1. Adjusting to Reality: Beyond “State Versus Market†in Economic Development. By Robert Klitgaard. San Francisco: International Center for Economic Growth, 1991. 303p. $22.95 cloth, $11.95 paper
    American Political Science Review, 1992, 86, (4), 1108-1108 Downloads
  2. Ambition and Constraint: The Stabilizing Role of Institutions
    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1992, 8, (3), 547-60 View citations (6)
  3. Community Versus Market: A Note on Corporate Villages
    American Political Science Review, 1992, 86, (2), 457-463 Downloads
  4. Peasants and governments: An economic analysis: David Bevan, Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning, Arne Bigsten and Paul Horsnell, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1989) pp. 349
    Journal of Development Economics, 1992, 38, (1), 267-268 Downloads

1991

  1. Risk and trade regimes: another exploration
    International Organization, 1991, 45, (1), 1-18 Downloads View citations (19)

1990

  1. Cooperation by Design: Leadership, Structure, and Collective Dilemmas
    American Political Science Review, 1990, 84, (1), 133-147 Downloads View citations (25)

1988

  1. Contra Contractarianism: Some Reflections on the New Institutionalism
    Politics & Society, 1988, 16, (2-3), 387-401 Downloads View citations (31)

1987

  1. Political Behavior in the Coffee Agreement
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1987, 35, (3), 629-36 Downloads

1985

  1. A Note on Taxation, Development, and Representative Government
    Politics & Society, 1985, 14, (1), 53-70 Downloads View citations (71)
    See also Working Paper A Note on Taxation, Development and Representative Government, Working Papers (1985) Downloads (1985)
  2. On the operations of the International Coffee Agreement
    International Organization, 1985, 39, (3), 553-559 Downloads View citations (1)

1983

  1. Patterns of market intervention in agrarian Africa
    Food Policy, 1983, 8, (4), 297-304 Downloads View citations (6)

1981

  1. Food policy in Africa -- political causes and social effects
    Food Policy, 1981, 6, (3), 147-157 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper Food Policy in Africa: Political Causes and Social Effects, Working Papers Downloads

1980

  1. Agriculture in development: A coalitional analysis
    Public Choice, 1980, 35, (5), 513-527 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper Agriculture in Development: A Coalitional Analysis, Working Papers Downloads

1978

  1. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism. By Crawford Young. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976. Pp. xii + 560. $20.00.)
    American Political Science Review, 1978, 72, (3), 1145-1146 Downloads

1977

  1. Politicians in Uniform
    American Political Science Review, 1977, 71, (3), 1052-1054 Downloads

Books

2009

  1. The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (63)

2007

  1. Making Aid Work, vol 1
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (57)

1998

  1. Analytic Narratives
    Economics Books, Princeton University Press View citations (153)
  2. Open-Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade
    Economics Books, Princeton University Press View citations (19)

Edited books

2015

  1. The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960–2000
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press

2014

  1. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (61)
  2. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (57)

Chapters

1998

  1. Introduction to Open-Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade
    A chapter in Open-Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade, 1998 Downloads
 
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