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Working Papers

2020

  1. Love the Job... or the Patient?: Task vs. Mission-Based Motivations in Health Care
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Working Paper series, University of East Anglia, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. (2017) Downloads View citations (1)
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2018) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Social Trust and Electoral Populism: Explaining the Quality of Government
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
  3. The Impact of Social Ties and Third-Party Enforcement on Collective Action and Growth: Micro Evidence from Peru
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2018

  1. Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor: Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

2017

  1. It's not all fun and games: Feedback, task motivation, and effort
    Working Paper series, University of East Anglia, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Downloads

2016

  1. Incumbent Advantage, Voter Information and Vote Buying
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Mellowing with tenure? Socialization increases prosocial behavior in public organizations
    University of East Anglia School of Economics Working Paper Series, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Downloads
    See also Chapter (2016)
  3. Pyramid Capitalism: Cronyism, Regulation, and Firm Productivity in Egypt
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2015) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in The Review of International Organizations (2020)
  4. Vote Buying or Campaign Promises?: Electoral Strategies When Party Credibility is Limited
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2015

  1. Political Parties, Clientelism, and Bureaucratic Reform
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Pyramid capitalism: political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)

2014

  1. Democracy, Democratic Consolidation and Military Spending
    Working Papers, Economic Research Forum Downloads
  2. Party Age and Party Color: New Results on the Political Economy of Redistribution and Inequality
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2014) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)

2013

  1. Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Organizing for prosperity: collective action, political parties and the political economy of development
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  4. Promises, promises: vote-buying and the electoral mobilization strategies of non-credible politicians
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  5. The organization of political parties and the politics of bureaucratic reform
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)

2012

  1. Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefits
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Collective action, political parties and pro-development public policy
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Journal Article in Asian Development Review (2011)
  2. How Capital Projects are Allocated in Papua New Guinean Villages: The Influence of Local Collective Action, Local-level Institutions, and Electoral Politics
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads
  3. Mass media and public services: the effects of radio access on public education in Benin
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)

2010

  1. Earthquake propensity and the politics of mortality prevention
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2011)
  2. The ethnicity distraction ? political credibility and partisan preferences in Africa
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)

2009

  1. When do Legislators pass on"Pork"? the determinants of legislator utilization of a constituency development fund in India
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)

2008

  1. The development impact of the illegality of drug trade
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2007

  1. Beyond legal origin and checks and balances: political credibility, citizen information, and financial sector development
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Insurgency and credible commitment in autocracies and democracies
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2008)

2005

  1. Democracy, credibility and clientelism
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Democratization and clientelism: why are young democracies badly governed?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (11)

2004

  1. A review of the political economy of governance: from property rights to voice
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Elections, special interests, and the fiscal costs of financial crisis
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Social capital, social norms and the New Institutional Economics
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  4. What does political economy tell us about economic development - and vice versa?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (21)

2003

  1. Democracy, public expenditures, and the poor
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (30)

2002

  1. Boondoogles and expropriation: rent-sseking and policy distortion when property rights are insecure
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Social polarization, social institutions, and country creditworthiness
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2001

  1. Checks and balances, private information, and the credibility of monetary commitments
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in International Organization (2002)
  2. Politics and the Determinants of Banking Crises: the Effects of Political Checks and Balances
    Working Papers Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Chile Downloads
    See also Chapter (2002)
  3. When do special interests run rampant ? disentangling the role in banking crises of elections, incomplete information, and checks and balances
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (9)

2000

  1. New tools and new tests in comparative political economy - the database of political institutions
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (476)
  2. Polarization, politics, and property rights: links between inequality and growth
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2002)

1999

  1. Assessing Political Commitment to Fighting Corruption
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Contract Intensive Money
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (26)

1998

  1. When does delegation improve credibility? Central Bank independence and the separation of powers
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (1)

1996

  1. Does inequality harm growth only in democracies? A replication and extension
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  2. Property and Contract Rights in Autocracies and Democracies
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (153)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Growth (1996)

1995

  1. Institutions and Economic Performance: Cross-Country Tests Using Alternative Institutional Indicators
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (652)

Journal Articles

2020

  1. Pyramid capitalism: Cronyism, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt
    The Review of International Organizations, 2020, 15, (1), 211-246 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2018

  1. The use of video vignettes to measure health worker knowledge. Evidence from Burkina Faso
    Social Science & Medicine, 2018, 213, (C), 173-180 Downloads View citations (1)

2017

  1. Vote buying and campaign promises
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, 45, (4), 773-792 Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. Pro-social motivation, effort and the call to public service
    European Economic Review, 2016, 83, (C), 139-164 Downloads View citations (33)
  2. The Government Response to Informed Citizens: New Evidence on Media Access and the Distribution of Public Health Benefits in Africa
    World Bank Economic Review, 2016, 30, (2), 233-267 Downloads

2014

  1. Mass media and public education: The effects of access to community radio in Benin
    Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 109, (C), 57-72 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Younger parties, bigger spenders? Party age and political budget cycles
    European Economic Review, 2014, 72, (C), 1-18 Downloads View citations (18)

2011

  1. Collective Action, Political Parties, and Pro-Development Public Policy
    Asian Development Review, 2011, 28, (1), 94-118 View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Earthquake Propensity and the Politics of Mortality Prevention
    World Development, 2011, 39, (9), 1530-1541 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Institutions really don't matter for development? A response to Chang
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2011, 7, (4), 543-547 Downloads
  4. Investment without democracy: Ruling-party institutionalization and credible commitment in autocracies
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2011, 39, (2), 123-139 Downloads View citations (49)

2009

  1. When Do Legislators Pass on Pork? The Role of Political Parties in Determining Legislator Effort
    American Political Science Review, 2009, 103, (1), 99-112 Downloads View citations (16)

2008

  1. Insurgency and Credible Commitment in Autocracies and Democracies
    World Bank Economic Review, 2008, 22, (1), 33-61 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2007)

2007

  1. Boondoggles, Rent-Seeking, and Political Checks and Balances: Public Investment under Unaccountable Governments
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89, (3), 566-572 Downloads View citations (70)
  2. Clientelism, Credibility, and the Policy Choices of Young Democracies
    American Journal of Political Science, 2007, 51, (4), 804-821 Downloads View citations (46)
  3. Comment on "Evaluating Recipes for Development Success": The Policy Usefulness of Institutional and Political Analyses of Development
    World Bank Research Observer, 2007, 22, (2), 159-164 Downloads
  4. Elections, Special Interests, and Financial Crisis
    International Organization, 2007, 61, (3), 607-641 Downloads View citations (4)

2005

  1. Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor: Understanding Political Incentives for Providing Public Services
    World Bank Research Observer, 2005, 20, (1), 1-27 View citations (45)

2003

  1. The Limits of Delegation: Veto Players, Central Bank Independence, and the Credibility of Monetary Policy
    American Political Science Review, 2003, 97, (3), 407-423 Downloads View citations (142)

2002

  1. Checks and Balances, Private Information, and the Credibility of Monetary Commitments
    International Organization, 2002, 56, (4), 751-774 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Polarization, Politics and Property Rights: Links between Inequality and Growth
    Public Choice, 2002, 111, (1-2), 127-54 Downloads View citations (145)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

1999

  1. Contract-Intensive Money: Contract Enforcement, Property Rights, and Economic Performance
    Journal of Economic Growth, 1999, 4, (2), 185-211 Downloads View citations (70)

1997

  1. Does Social Capital Have an Economic Payoff? A Cross-Country Investigation
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1997, 112, (4), 1251-1288 Downloads View citations (2231)
  2. Reforma y Fraude Fiscal en el Reinado de Carlos II: La Sala de Millones (1658–1700). By Beatriz Cárceles de Gea. Servicio de Estudios, Estudios de Historia Económica, No. 31. Madrid: Banco de Españna, 1995. Pp. 154
    The Journal of Economic History, 1997, 57, (1), 211-213 Downloads
  3. Why Don't Poor Countries Catch Up? A Cross-National Test of Institutional Explanation
    Economic Inquiry, 1997, 35, (3), 590-602 View citations (175)

1996

  1. Property and Contract Rights in Autocracies and Democracies
    Journal of Economic Growth, 1996, 1, (2), 243-76 View citations (145)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  2. Protection Against a Capricious State: French Investment and Spanish Railroads, 1845–1875
    The Journal of Economic History, 1996, 56, (1), 170-192 Downloads View citations (2)

1995

  1. INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: CROSS‐COUNTRY TESTS USING ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONAL MEASURES
    Economics and Politics, 1995, 7, (3), 207-227 Downloads View citations (1476)

1991

  1. Voting in Firms: The Role of Agenda Control, Size and Voter Homogeneity
    Economic Inquiry, 1991, 29, (4), 706-19 View citations (10)

Books

2020

  1. Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2015

  1. Jobs or Privileges: Unleashing the Employment Potential of the Middle East and North Africa
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (11)

2010

  1. Innocent Bystanders: Developing Countries and the War on Drugs
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)

Edited books

2012

  1. Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press

2008

  1. Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (11)

Chapters

2016

  1. Mellowing with Tenure? Socialization Increases Prosocial Behavior in Public Organizations
    A chapter in Experiments in Organizational Economics, 2016, vol. 19, pp 127-140 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2002

  1. Politics and the Determinants of Banking Crises: The Effects of Political Checks and Balances
    Chapter 3 in Banking, Financial Integration, and International Crises, 2002, vol. 3, pp 085-112 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2000

  1. Formal versus informal institutions in economic development
    Chapter 10 in Institutions, Contracts and Organizations, 2000 Downloads View citations (5)
 
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