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Working Papers

2017

  1. Deterring kickbacks and encouraging entry in public procurement markets: evidence from firm surveys in 88 developing countries
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2016

  1. Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of International Development (2018)
  2. The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2014) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Growth (2017)

2015

  1. Bilateralizing multilateral aid? Aid allocation by World Bank trust funds
    Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association Downloads View citations (4)
  2. On the delegation of aid implementation to multilateral agencies
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2018)
  3. Unbundling institutions for external finance: worldwide firm-level evidence
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Corporate Finance (2017)
  4. Which donors, which funds ? the choice of multilateral funds by bilateral donors at the World Bank
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  5. World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2014

  1. Interactions among donors'aid allocations: evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. World Bank lending and the quality of economic policy
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2016)

2013

  1. Building or bypassing recipient country systems: are donors defying the Paris declaration ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2014)
  2. It's only words: validating the CPIA governance assessments
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2012

  1. Aid tying and donor fragmentation
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2013)
  2. Political ideology, quality at entry and the success of economic reform programs
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of International Organizations (2013)
  3. When do donors trust recipient country systems ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Crossing the threshold: an analysis of IBRD graduation policy
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
  2. The correlation between human capital and morality and its effect on economic performance: theory and evidence
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Comparative Economics (2012)

2010

  1. Aid quality and donor rankings
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2011)

2009

  1. Aid and trust in country systems
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (11)
  2. International aid and financial crises in donor countries
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in European Journal of Political Economy (2013)

2008

  1. Donor fragmentation
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Individual and country-level factors affecting support for foreign aid
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Sovereign rents and the quality of tax policy and administration
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)
  4. The worldwide governance indicators and tautology: causally related separable concepts, indicators of a common cause, or both ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)

2006

  1. Measuring corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a critique of the cross-country indicators
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (15)

2005

  1. Empowerment as a zero-sum game
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  2. Foreign aid and market-liberalizing reform
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Journal Article in Economica (2008)

2004

  1. Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipients
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2007)
  2. Social capital, social norms and the New Institutional Economics
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads

2003

  1. Does Foreign Aid Promote Democracy?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Roll-off at the top of the ballot: intentional undervoting in American presidential elections
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  3. Second generation governance indicators
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (10)
  4. Viewers like you: community norms and contributions to public broadcasting
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
  5. Voided Ballot in the 1996 Presidential Election: A County-Level Analysis
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)

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. Governance and growth: measurement and evidence
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Social polarization, social institutions, and country creditworthiness
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  4. Who Uses Inferior Voting Technology?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (6)

2001

  1. Building trust: public policy, interpersonal trust and economic development
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Determinants of lasting democracy in poor countries
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Trust, assocational life, and economic performance
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (11)

2000

  1. Aid dependence and the quality of governance: a cross-country empirical analysis
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Are larger countries really more corrupt?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Election-day registration and turnout inequality
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Gender and Corruption
    Center for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Williams College Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Department of Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, Williams College (2000) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2001)
  5. 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)
  6. Social capital and the quality of Government: evidence from the U.S. States
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (28)
  7. Toward More Operationally Relevant Indicators of Governance
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)

1999

  1. Contract Intensive Money
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (27)
  2. Drivers Wanted: Motor Voter and the Election of 1996
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Election Day Registration: The Second Wave
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads

1998

  1. Did states' motor voter programs help the Democrats?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  2. For shame! The effect of community cooperative context on the probability of voting
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (11)

1997

  1. The reappearing American voter why did turnout rise in '92?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads

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 (133)
    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 (529)

1994

  1. Does motor voter work? Evidence from state-level data
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)

1992

  1. Civic norms, social sanctions and voting turnout
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (21)

0200

  1. Social capital, growth and poverty: a survey of cross-country evidence
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. On the delegation of aid implementation to multilateral agencies
    Journal of Development Economics, 2018, 133, (C), 295-305 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  2. Poverty and Policy Selectivity of World Bank Trust Funds
    Journal of International Development, 2018, 30, (4), 707-712 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2017

  1. The effect of aid on growth: evidence from a Quasi-experiment
    Journal of Economic Growth, 2017, 22, (1), 1-33 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2016)
  2. Unbundling institutions for external finance: Worldwide firm-level evidence
    Journal of Corporate Finance, 2017, 44, (C), 215-232 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  3. Which Donors, Which Funds? Bilateral Donors' Choice of Multilateral Funds at the World Bank
    International Organization, 2017, 71, (04), 767-802 Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. World Bank Lending and the Quality of Economic Policy
    Journal of Development Studies, 2016, 52, (1), 72-91 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2014

  1. Building or Bypassing Recipient Country Systems: Are Donors Defying the Paris Declaration?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2014, 50, (6), 839-854 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2013

  1. Aid Tying and Donor Fragmentation
    World Development, 2013, 44, (C), 63-76 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Aid and donor trust in recipient country systems
    Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 101, (C), 316-329 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. International aid and financial crises in donor countries
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 32, (C), 232-250 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  4. Political ideology, quality at entry and the success of economic reform programs
    The Review of International Organizations, 2013, 8, (4), 447-476 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2012

  1. Crossing the threshold: A positive analysis of IBRD graduation policy
    The Review of International Organizations, 2012, 7, (2), 145-176 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. The correlation between human capital and morality and its effect on economic performance: Theory and evidence
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40, (3), 457-475 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2011

  1. Aid Quality and Donor Rankings
    World Development, 2011, 39, (11), 1907-1917 Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2010

  1. The Worldwide Governance Indicators: Six, One, or None?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2010, 46, (2), 350-370 Downloads View citations (64)

2009

  1. AID, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, AND GROWTH
    Contemporary Economic Policy, 2009, 27, (1), 46-53 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Sovereign rents and quality of tax policy and administration
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37, (3), 359-371 Downloads View citations (19)

2008

  1. Foreign Aid and Market-Liberalizing Reform
    Economica, 2008, 75, (299), 524-548 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

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 (56)
  2. Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipients
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 83, (1), 176-197 Downloads View citations (117)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. Measuring Corruption: A Critique of Indicators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Journal of Public Policy, 2007, 27, (03), 255-291 Downloads View citations (20)

2004

  1. Foreign Aid, Institutions, and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2004, 52, (2), 255-85 Downloads View citations (83)

2003

  1. Groups, Growth and Trust: Cross-Country Evidence on the Olson and Putnam Hypotheses
    Public Choice, 2003, 117, (3-4), 341-55 Downloads View citations (62)
  2. Trade intensity, country size and corruption
    Economics of Governance, 2003, 4, (1), 1-18 Downloads View citations (80)

2002

  1. Polarization, Politics and Property Rights: Links between Inequality and Growth
    Public Choice, 2002, 111, (1-2), 127-54 Downloads View citations (124)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2001

  1. Aid Dependence and the Quality of Governance: Cross-Country Empirical Tests
    Southern Economic Journal, 2001, 68, (2), 310-329 View citations (167)
  2. Gender and corruption
    Journal of Development Economics, 2001, 64, (1), 25-55 Downloads View citations (192)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  3. Trust and Growth
    Economic Journal, 2001, 111, (470), 295-321 Downloads View citations (566)

2000

  1. Deterring Voter Registration Through Juror Selection Practices: Evidence from Survey Data
    Public Choice, 2000, 103, (1), 49-62 Downloads
    Also in Public Choice, 2000, 103, (1-2), 49-62 (2000) Downloads

1999

  1. Contract-Intensive Money: Contract Enforcement, Property Rights, and Economic Performance
    Journal of Economic Growth, 1999, 4, (2), 185-211 Downloads View citations (59)

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 (1875)
  2. Why Don't Poor Countries Catch Up? A Cross-National Test of Institutional Explanation
    Economic Inquiry, 1997, 35, (3), 590-602 View citations (162)

1996

  1. Institutions and the Convergence Hypothesis: The Cross-National Evidence
    Public Choice, 1996, 87, (3-4), 207-28 View citations (40)
  2. Property and Contract Rights in Autocracies and Democracies
    Journal of Economic Growth, 1996, 1, (2), 243-76 View citations (124)
    See also Working Paper (1996)

1995

  1. INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: CROSS-COUNTRY TESTS USING ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONAL MEASURES
    Economics and Politics, 1995, 7, (3), 207-227 Downloads View citations (1349)

1994

  1. Does Rain Help the Republicans? Theory and Evidence on Turnout and the Vote
    Public Choice, 1994, 79, (1-2), 187-209 View citations (29)

1993

  1. The Voter Participation Effects of Selecting Jurors from Registration Lists
    Journal of Law and Economics, 1993, 36, (1), 99-114 Downloads View citations (6)

1992

  1. Civic Norms, Social Sanctions, and Voter Turnout
    Rationality and Society, 1992, 4, (2), 133-156 Downloads

Books

2004

  1. Mapped In or Mapped Out? The Romanian Poor in Inter-household and Community Networks
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
 
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