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Postal address:Institute for international economic studies Stockholm University SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden
Workplace:Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (more information at EDIRC)
Economics Department, London School of Economics (LSE), (more information at EDIRC)
Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholms Universitet (Stockholm University), (more information at EDIRC)
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Working Papers

2019

  1. Individual vs. Social Motives in Identity Choice: Theory and Evidence from China
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (24)
  2. Norms, Enforcement, and Tax Evasion
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (32)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (35)

2017

  1. Who Becomes a Politician?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (100)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (2016) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Journal Article Who Becomes A Politician?, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, President and Fellows of Harvard College (2017) Downloads View citations (98) (2017)

2014

  1. Preferential Voting, Accountability and Promotions into Political Power: Evidence from Sweden
    Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Why do developing countries tax so little?
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (200)
    See also Journal Article Why Do Developing Countries Tax So Little?, Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association (2014) Downloads View citations (227) (2014)

2013

  1. Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
    Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics View citations (43)
    See also Journal Article Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2017) Downloads View citations (161) (2017)
  2. Taxation and Development
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (197)
    Also in STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2013) Downloads View citations (198)

2012

  1. Education and Military Rivalry
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (48)
  2. Weather and Infant Mortality in Africa
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (71)

2011

  1. Fragile States and Development Policy
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (62)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (62)

    See also Journal Article FRAGILE STATES AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association (2011) Downloads View citations (62) (2011)

2010

  1. Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States
    CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Downloads View citations (246)
  2. State Capacity, Conflict and Development
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (262)
    Also in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2009) Downloads View citations (9)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2009) Downloads View citations (11)
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE (2009) Downloads View citations (11)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article State Capacity, Conflict, and Development, Econometrica, Econometric Society (2010) Downloads View citations (271) (2010)

2009

  1. Repression or civil war?
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (66)
    See also Journal Article Repression or Civil War?, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2009) Downloads View citations (67) (2009)
  2. The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
    STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (94)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2008) Downloads View citations (97)
  3. The origins of state capacity: property rights, taxation and politics
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (506)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (31)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (25)

    See also Journal Article The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2009) Downloads View citations (617) (2009)

2008

  1. Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies (2008) Downloads View citations (14)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (14)

2007

  1. Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies
    Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine Downloads View citations (134)
    Also in Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2005) Downloads View citations (9)
    Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2006) Downloads View citations (2)
    Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2006) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, now publishers (2007) Downloads View citations (133) (2007)
  2. The Growth Effect of Democracy: Is It Heterogeneous and How Can It Be Estimated?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (63)
    Also in CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2007) Downloads View citations (70)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (66)
    Levine's Working Paper Archive, David K. Levine (2007) Downloads View citations (66)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2007) Downloads View citations (64)

2006

  1. Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (241)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2006) Downloads View citations (243)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (241)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2006) Downloads View citations (233)

    See also Journal Article Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2006) Downloads View citations (240) (2006)
  2. Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (72)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2006) Downloads View citations (65)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (71)

    See also Journal Article Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association (2009) Downloads View citations (322) (2009)
  3. Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States
    Discussion Papers in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (56)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (65)
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library (2005) Downloads View citations (49)

2005

  1. Forms of Democracy, Policy and Economic Development
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (130)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (137)
  2. Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (4)
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies (2004) Downloads
    Papers, Princeton University, Research Program in Political Economy (2005) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution, Econometrica, Econometric Society (2006) Downloads View citations (56) (2006)

2004

  1. How Do Electoral Rules Shape Party Structures, Government Coalitions, and Economic Policies?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (22)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2003) Downloads View citations (47)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (19)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2003) Downloads View citations (47)

2003

  1. Consequences of Constitutions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Do Electoral Cycles Differ Across Political Systems?
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (80)

2001

  1. Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (56)
    See also Journal Article Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?, Econometrica, Econometric Society (2002) View citations (114) (2002)
  2. Electoral Rules and Corruption
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (34)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) Downloads View citations (18)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (256)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2001) Downloads View citations (17)

    See also Journal Article Electoral Rules and Corruption, Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press (2003) Downloads View citations (267) (2003)
  3. Political Institutions and Policy Outcomes: What Are the Stylized Facts?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (97)
    Also in Temi di discussione (Economic working papers), Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area (2001) Downloads View citations (106)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2001) Downloads View citations (98)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (106)

1999

  1. Political Economics and Public Finance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (63)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (220)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (59)

    See also Chapter Political economics and public finance, Handbook of Public Economics, Elsevier (2002) Downloads View citations (97) (2002)
  2. The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics With Rational Politicians
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (370)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1998) Downloads View citations (39)
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies (1998) Downloads View citations (43)
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1998) View citations (15)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (290)

    See also Journal Article The size and scope of government:: Comparative politics with rational politicians, European Economic Review, Elsevier (1999) Downloads View citations (368) (1999)

1998

  1. Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining
    Working Papers, Tel Aviv View citations (23)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1998) Downloads View citations (20)
    Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research (1998) View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter (2001) Downloads View citations (43) (2001)

1997

  1. Comparative Politics and Public Finance
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies (1997) Downloads View citations (29)
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1997) View citations (11)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (340)

    See also Journal Article Comparative Politics and Public Finance, Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press (2000) Downloads View citations (375) (2000)
  2. Debt, cash flow and inflation incentives: A Swedish example
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads View citations (25)
    Also in Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1996) View citations (27)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1996) Downloads View citations (19)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1996) Downloads View citations (19)
  3. Political Economics and Macroeconomic Policy
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies View citations (41)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (225)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1997) Downloads View citations (264)
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies (1997) Downloads View citations (72)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1997) Downloads View citations (44)

    See also Chapter Political economics and macroeconomic policy, Handbook of Macroeconomics, Elsevier (1999) Downloads View citations (87) (1999)
  4. Separation of Powers and Political Accountability
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (482)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (409)

    See also Journal Article Separation of Powers and Political Accountability, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, President and Fellows of Harvard College (1997) Downloads View citations (517) (1997)
  5. Separation of powers and accountability: Towards a formal approach to comparative politics
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1996) Downloads View citations (10)
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1996) View citations (6)

1996

  1. Monetary Cohabitation in Europe
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (43)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1996) Downloads View citations (43)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (39)

    See also Journal Article Monetary Cohabitation in Europe, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (1996) Downloads View citations (43) (1996)

1995

  1. Double-Edged Incentives: Institutions and Policy Coordination
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (102)
    See also Chapter Double-edged incentives: Institutions and policy coordination, Handbook of International Economics, Elsevier (1995) Downloads View citations (91) (1995)
  2. Federal Fiscal Constitutions. Part II: Risk Sharing and Redistribution
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads

1993

  1. Federal Fiscal Constitutions; Part I: Risk Sharing and Moral Hazard
    UFAE and IAE Working Papers, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) View citations (6)
    Also in EPRU Working Paper Series, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics View citations (6)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1992) Downloads View citations (13)
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1992) View citations (13)
    Discussion Paper / Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (1992) Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Is Inequality Harmful for Growth
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article Is Inequality Harmful for Growth?, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (1994) Downloads View citations (1834) (1994)
  3. Options for Economic and Political Reform in Sweden
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies View citations (23)

1992

  1. Politics and Economic Policy
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies View citations (3)
    Also in Discussion Paper / Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (1992) Downloads View citations (232)
  2. The Swedish business cycle: stylized facts over 130 years
    Discussion Paper / Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Downloads View citations (41)

1991

  1. Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? Theory and Evidence
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (64)
    Also in Department of Economics, Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley (1991) Downloads View citations (67)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1991) Downloads View citations (88)
    Economics Working Papers, University of California at Berkeley (1991) View citations (62)
  2. Swedish Business Cycles: 1861-1988
    RCER Working Papers, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER) View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Uppsala - Working Paper Series (1990)

    See also Journal Article Swedish business cycles: 1861-1988, Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier (1992) Downloads View citations (15) (1992)
  3. The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1990) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration, The Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economic Studies Ltd (1992) Downloads View citations (270) (1992)

1989

  1. A REPLY OF: TIME CONSISTENCY OF FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY, A COMMENT
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies
  2. Exchange Rate Variability And Asset Trade
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Journal Article Exchange rate variability and asset trade, Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier (1989) Downloads View citations (32) (1989)
  3. Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy, Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society (1993) Downloads View citations (4) (1993)

1986

  1. Laws as Assets: A Possible Solution to the Time Consistency Problem
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)

1983

  1. Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later, Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press (1985) Downloads View citations (97) (1985)
  2. Deficits and Intergenerational Welfare in Open Economies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article Deficits and intergenerational welfare in open economies, Journal of International Economics, Elsevier (1985) Downloads View citations (57) (1985)
  3. Is Optimism Good in a Keynesian Economy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)

1982

  1. Inflation, Monetary Velocity, and Welfare
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1980

  1. Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes and the Transmission of Disturbances: A general Equilibrium Approach
    The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics Downloads

Undated

  1. The Theory of Fiscal Federalism: What Does it Mean for Europe?
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (22)
  2. Towards Micropolitical Foundations of Public Finance
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Journal Article Towards micropolitical foundations of public finance, European Economic Review, Elsevier (1998) Downloads View citations (41) (1998)

Journal Articles

2017

  1. Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
    American Economic Review, 2017, 107, (8), 2204-42 Downloads View citations (161)
    See also Working Paper Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden, Working Paper Series (2013) View citations (43) (2013)
  2. Who Becomes A Politician?
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017, 132, (4), 1877-1914 Downloads View citations (98)
    See also Working Paper Who Becomes a Politician?, NBER Working Papers (2017) Downloads View citations (100) (2017)

2016

  1. Resilient Leaders and Institutional Reform: Theory and Evidence
    Economica, 2016, 83, (332), 584-623 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. The Primary Effect: Preference Votes and Political Promotions
    American Political Science Review, 2016, 110, (3), 559-578 Downloads View citations (40)

2014

  1. The Causes and Consequences of Development Clusters: State Capacity, Peace, and Income
    Annual Review of Economics, 2014, 6, (1), 927-949 Downloads View citations (35)
  2. Why Do Developing Countries Tax So Little?
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2014, 28, (4), 99-120 Downloads View citations (227)
    See also Working Paper Why do developing countries tax so little?, LSE Research Online Documents on Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (200) (2014)

2013

  1. Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2013, 5, (4), 205-35 Downloads View citations (40)

2011

  1. FRAGILE STATES AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9, (3), 371-398 Downloads View citations (62)
    See also Working Paper Fragile States and Development Policy, STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series (2011) Downloads View citations (62) (2011)
  2. The Logic of Political Violence
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, 126, (3), 1411-1445 Downloads View citations (191)

2010

  1. Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the US
    The Review of Economic Studies, 2010, 77, (4), 1329-1352 Downloads View citations (257)
  2. State Capacity, Conflict, and Development
    Econometrica, 2010, 78, (1), 1-34 Downloads View citations (271)
    See also Working Paper State Capacity, Conflict and Development, Working Papers (2010) Downloads View citations (262) (2010)

2009

  1. Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2009, 1, (2), 88-126 Downloads View citations (322)
    See also Working Paper Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change, NBER Working Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (72) (2006)
  2. Repression or Civil War?
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (2), 292-97 Downloads View citations (67)
    See also Working Paper Repression or civil war?, LSE Research Online Documents on Economics (2009) Downloads View citations (66) (2009)
  3. The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (4), 1218-44 Downloads View citations (617)
    See also Working Paper The origins of state capacity: property rights, taxation and politics, LSE Research Online Documents on Economics (2009) Downloads View citations (506) (2009)

2008

  1. Wars and State Capacity
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6, (2-3), 522-530 Downloads View citations (109)

2007

  1. Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2007, 2, (2), 155-188 Downloads View citations (133)
    See also Working Paper Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies, Levine's Working Paper Archive (2007) Downloads View citations (134) (2007)

2006

  1. Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (2), 319-324 Downloads View citations (240)
    See also Working Paper Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details, CESifo Working Paper Series (2006) Downloads View citations (241) (2006)
  2. Reply to Blankart and Koester's Political Economics versus Public Choice Two Views of Political Economy in Competition
    Kyklos, 2006, 59, (2), 201-208 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution
    Econometrica, 2006, 74, (1), 193-212 Downloads View citations (56)
    See also Working Paper Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution, CEPR Discussion Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (6) (2005)

2004

  1. Constitutional Rules and Fiscal Policy Outcomes
    American Economic Review, 2004, 94, (1), 25-45 Downloads View citations (207)
  2. Constitutions and Economic Policy
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2004, 18, (1), 75-98 Downloads View citations (118)
  3. Presidential Address: Consequences of Constitutions
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2, (2-3), 139-161 Downloads View citations (30)
  4. Report of the President 2003
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2004, 2, (2-3), 548-554 Downloads

2003

  1. Editorial
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1, (1), iii-iv Downloads
  2. Electoral Rules and Corruption
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1, (4), 958-989 Downloads View citations (267)
    See also Working Paper Electoral Rules and Corruption, CESifo Working Paper Series (2001) Downloads View citations (34) (2001)

2002

  1. Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?
    Econometrica, 2002, 70, (3), 883-905 View citations (114)
    See also Working Paper Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?, NBER Working Papers (2001) Downloads View citations (56) (2001)
  2. Do constitutions cause large governments? Quasi-experimental evidence
    European Economic Review, 2002, 46, (4-5), 908-918 Downloads View citations (36)
  3. Markets with Asymmetric Information: The Contributions of George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2002, 104, (2), 195-211 Downloads View citations (29)

2001

  1. Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2001, 1, (1), 1-33 Downloads View citations (43)
    See also Working Paper Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining, Working Papers (1998) View citations (23) (1998)

2000

  1. Comparative Politics and Public Finance
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (6), 1121-1161 Downloads View citations (375)
    See also Working Paper Comparative Politics and Public Finance, CEPR Discussion Papers (1997) Downloads View citations (14) (1997)

1999

  1. The size and scope of government:: Comparative politics with rational politicians
    European Economic Review, 1999, 43, (4-6), 699-735 Downloads View citations (368)
    See also Working Paper The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics With Rational Politicians, CEPR Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (370) (1999)

1998

  1. Economic Policy and Special Interest Politics
    Economic Journal, 1998, 108, (447), 310-27 View citations (90)
  2. Towards micropolitical foundations of public finance
    European Economic Review, 1998, 42, (3-5), 685-694 Downloads View citations (41)
    See also Working Paper Towards Micropolitical Foundations of Public Finance, Working Papers Downloads View citations (36)

1997

  1. Separation of Powers and Political Accountability
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1997, 112, (4), 1163-1202 Downloads View citations (517)
    See also Working Paper Separation of Powers and Political Accountability, CESifo Working Paper Series (1997) Downloads View citations (482) (1997)

1996

  1. Federal Fiscal Constitutions: Risk Sharing and Moral Hazard
    Econometrica, 1996, 64, (3), 623-46 Downloads View citations (266)
  2. Federal Fiscal Constitutions: Risk Sharing and Redistribution
    Journal of Political Economy, 1996, 104, (5), 979-1009 Downloads View citations (252)
  3. Monetary Cohabitation in Europe
    American Economic Review, 1996, 86, (2), 111-16 Downloads View citations (43)
    See also Working Paper Monetary Cohabitation in Europe, CEPR Discussion Papers (1996) Downloads View citations (43) (1996)

1994

  1. Does centralization increase the size of government?
    European Economic Review, 1994, 38, (3-4), 765-773 Downloads View citations (93)
  2. Is Inequality Harmful for Growth?
    American Economic Review, 1994, 84, (3), 600-621 Downloads View citations (1834)
    See also Working Paper Is Inequality Harmful for Growth, Working Papers (1993) View citations (3) (1993)
  3. Representative democracy and capital taxation
    Journal of Public Economics, 1994, 55, (1), 53-70 Downloads View citations (104)

1993

  1. Designing institutions for monetary stability
    Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 1993, 39, (1), 53-84 Downloads View citations (301)
  2. Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy
    Economic Journal, 1993, 103, (416), 79-97 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy, NBER Working Papers (1989) Downloads View citations (10) (1989)

1992

  1. Growth, distribution and politics
    European Economic Review, 1992, 36, (2-3), 593-602 Downloads View citations (100)
  2. Swedish business cycles: 1861-1988
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1992, 30, (3), 343-371 Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper Swedish Business Cycles: 1861-1988, RCER Working Papers (1991) View citations (1) (1991)
  3. The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration
    The Review of Economic Studies, 1992, 59, (4), 689-701 Downloads View citations (270)
    See also Working Paper The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration, CEPR Discussion Papers (1991) Downloads View citations (2) (1991)

1989

  1. Exchange rate variability and asset trade
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1989, 23, (3), 485-509 Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Working Paper Exchange Rate Variability And Asset Trade, NBER Working Papers (1989) Downloads View citations (25) (1989)
  2. Regulation, financial buffer stocks, and short-run adjustment: An econometric case-study of Sweden, 1970-1982
    European Economic Review, 1989, 33, (8), 1545-1565 Downloads
  3. Why a Stubborn Conservative would Run a Deficit: Policy with Time-Inconsistent Preferences
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1989, 104, (2), 325-345 Downloads View citations (265)

1988

  1. An introduction and a broad survey
    European Economic Review, 1988, 32, (2-3), 519-532 Downloads View citations (35)
  2. Empirical Examinations of the Information Sets of Economic Agents
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1988, 103, (1), 251-259 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Exchange rate policy, wage formation and credibility
    European Economic Review, 1988, 32, (8), 1621-1636 Downloads View citations (47)
  4. Social Contracts as Assets: A Possible Solution to the Time-Consistency Problem
    American Economic Review, 1988, 78, (4), 662-77 Downloads View citations (98)

1987

  1. Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    Econometrica, 1987, 55, (6), 1419-31 Downloads View citations (75)

1986

  1. Exchange rate theory and practice: John F.O. Bilson and Richard C. Marston, eds., (University of chicago press for the national bureau of economic research, chicago, 1984) pp. ix + 528, $58.00
    Journal of International Economics, 1986, 20, (1-2), 196-199 Downloads

1985

  1. Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later
    Journal of Political Economy, 1985, 93, (1), 43-65 Downloads View citations (97)
    See also Working Paper Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later, NBER Working Papers (1983) Downloads View citations (14) (1983)
  2. Deficits and intergenerational welfare in open economies
    Journal of International Economics, 1985, 19, (1-2), 67-84 Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Working Paper Deficits and Intergenerational Welfare in Open Economies, NBER Working Papers (1983) Downloads View citations (3) (1983)
  3. Inflation, Interest Rates, and Welfare
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1985, 100, (3), 677-695 Downloads View citations (3)

1984

  1. Misperceptions, rigidity and welfare
    European Economic Review, 1984, 25, (3), 387-399 Downloads
  2. Real transfers in fixed exchange rate systems and the international adjustment mechanism
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1984, 13, (3), 349-369 Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Time-consistent fiscal policy and government cash-flow
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1984, 14, (3), 365-374 Downloads View citations (15)

1983

  1. Optimal subsidies to declining industries: Efficiency and equity considerations
    Journal of Public Economics, 1983, 22, (3), 327-345 Downloads View citations (5)

1979

  1. Alternative transactions variables and the empirical evidence of economies of scale in money holdings
    Economics Letters, 1979, 2, (4), 349-355 Downloads

Books

2011

  1. Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters
    Economics Books, Princeton University Press View citations (402)

2005

  1. The Economic Effects of Constitutions, vol 1
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (305)

2002

  1. Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy, vol 1
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (484)

1997

  1. International Seminar on Macroeconomics 1996
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Edited books

1994

  1. Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Vol. 2: Politics, vol 1
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (20)

Chapters

2011

  1. Development Clusters
    A chapter in Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters, 2011 Downloads

2002

  1. Political economics and public finance
    Chapter 24 in Handbook of Public Economics, 2002, vol. 3, pp 1549-1659 Downloads View citations (97)
    See also Working Paper Political Economics and Public Finance, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1999) Downloads View citations (63) (1999)

1999

  1. Political economics and macroeconomic policy
    Chapter 22 in Handbook of Macroeconomics, 1999, vol. 1, Part C, pp 1397-1482 Downloads View citations (87)
    See also Working Paper Political Economics and Macroeconomic Policy, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1997) View citations (41) (1997)

1995

  1. Double-edged incentives: Institutions and policy coordination
    Chapter 38 in Handbook of International Economics, 1995, vol. 3, pp 1973-2030 Downloads View citations (91)
    See also Working Paper Double-Edged Incentives: Institutions and Policy Coordination, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1995) Downloads View citations (102) (1995)
 
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