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Homepage:http://people.su.se/~jsven/
Workplace:Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholms Universitet (Stockholm University), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2018

  1. The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Learning in Africa
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads

2017

  1. What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)

2016

  1. Effect of a micro entrepreneur-based community health delivery program on under-five mortality in Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
  2. Incentivizing Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Lottery Experiment on HIV Prevention
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2018)

2015

  1. Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2015) Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior: evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)

2014

  1. Information is power: experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)

2012

  1. Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for (Fake?) Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (7)

2010

  1. Delivering service indicators in education and health in Africa: a proposal
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)

2007

  1. Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2007) Downloads View citations (5)
  2. The Returns from Reducing Corruption: Evidence from Education in Uganda
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Working for God? Evidence form a Change in Financing of not-for-profit Health Care Providers in Uganda
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads

2006

  1. Bribes, Lobbying and Development
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in American Political Science Review (2011)
  2. Local Accountability
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads View citations (3)

2004

  1. The power of information: evidence from a newspaper campaign to reduce capture
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (78)
  2. Working for God?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (38)

2003

  1. Survey techniques to measure and explain corruption
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Working for God? evualuating service delivery of religious not-for-profit health care providers in Uganda
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Conditional Political Budget Cycles
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (49)
  2. Explaining Leakage of Public Funds
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2001) Downloads View citations (19)
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2001) Downloads View citations (22)
  3. Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a cross-section of firms
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2000) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2003)

2000

  1. Are corruption and taxation really harmful to growth? - firm-level evidence
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2007)

1999

  1. Confronting competition - investment response and constraints in Uganda
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (12)
  2. How inadequate provision of public infrastructure and services affects private investment
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (24)

1998

  1. Foreign aid and rent-seeking
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of International Economics (2000)
  2. What explains the success or failure of structural adjustment programs?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2000)

1997

  1. Collusion Among Interest Grops: Foreign Aid and Rent Dissipation
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1996) View citations (3)
  2. When is Foreign Aid Policy Credible? - Aid Dependence and Conditionality
    Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (1997) Downloads View citations (3)
    Working Papers, Stockholm - International Economic Studies (1995) View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2000)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Incentivizing Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Lottery Experiment on HIV Prevention
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2018, 10, (3), 287-314 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2017

  1. Enrollment without Learning: Teacher Effort, Knowledge, and Skill in Primary Schools in Africa
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2017, 31, (4), 185-204 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community-Based Monitoring
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9, (1), 33-69 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Lemon Technologies and Adoption: Measurement, Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017, 132, (3), 1055-1100 Downloads View citations (10)

2016

  1. Are not-for-profits different? Theory and evidence on the pricing of health services in Uganda
    Economics of Governance, 2016, 17, (1), 1-10 Downloads

2013

  1. Policies and Institutions for Effective Service Delivery: The Need of a Microeconomic and Micropolitical Approach
    Journal of African Economies, 2013, 22, (suppl_2), -ii38 Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Bribes, Lobbying, and Development
    American Political Science Review, 2011, 105, (01), 46-63 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  2. The power of information in public services: Evidence from education in Uganda
    Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7), 956-966 Downloads View citations (42)
    Also in Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7-8), 956-966 (2011) Downloads View citations (42)

2010

  1. When Is Community-Based Monitoring Effective? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Primary Health in Uganda
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8, (2-3), 571-581 Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Working for God? Evidence from a Change in Financing of Nonprofit Health Care Providers in Uganda
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8, (6), 1159-1178 Downloads View citations (13)

2009

  1. Getting Prices Right: The Impact of the Market Information Service in Uganda
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, (2-3), 435-445 Downloads View citations (40)
  2. Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Community-Based Monitoring in Uganda
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, 124, (2), 735-769 Downloads View citations (138)

2007

  1. Are corruption and taxation really harmful to growth? Firm level evidence
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 83, (1), 63-75 Downloads View citations (294)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2006

  1. Capacité d'absorption et contraintes de décaissement
    Revue d’économie du développement, 2006, 14, (2), 43-68 Downloads
  2. Political budget cycles: Do they differ across countries and why?
    Journal of Public Economics, 2006, 90, (8-9), 1367-1389 Downloads View citations (282)
  3. Using Micro-Surveys to Measure and Explain Corruption
    World Development, 2006, 34, (2), 359-370 Downloads View citations (59)

2005

  1. Eight Questions about Corruption
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, 19, (3), 19-42 Downloads View citations (449)
  2. Fighting Corruption to Improve Schooling: Evidence from a Newspaper Campaign in Uganda
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3, (2-3), 259-267 Downloads View citations (217)

2004

  1. Local Capture: Evidence from a Central Government Transfer Program in Uganda
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004, 119, (2), 679-705 Downloads View citations (298)

2003

  1. Political Budget Cycles: A Review of Recent Developments
    Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2003, 29, 67-76 Downloads View citations (44)
  2. Political instability, corruption and policy formation: the case of environmental policy
    Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87, (7-8), 1383-1405 Downloads View citations (141)
  3. Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a Cross Section of Firms
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, 118, (1), 207-230 Downloads View citations (336)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  4. Why conditional aid does not work and what can be done about it?
    Journal of Development Economics, 2003, 70, (2), 381-402 Downloads View citations (153)

2002

  1. Coping with poor public capital
    Journal of Development Economics, 2002, 69, (1), 51-69 Downloads View citations (98)

2000

  1. Foreign aid and rent-seeking
    Journal of International Economics, 2000, 51, (2), 437-461 Downloads View citations (274)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  2. Is the bad news principle for real?
    Economics Letters, 2000, 66, (3), 327-331 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. What Explains the Success or Failure of Structural Adjustment Programmes?
    Economic Journal, 2000, 110, (466), 894-917 Downloads View citations (93)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  4. When is foreign aid policy credible? Aid dependence and conditionality
    Journal of Development Economics, 2000, 61, (1), 61-84 Downloads View citations (152)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

1999

  1. Aid, Growth and Democracy
    Economics and Politics, 1999, 11, (3), 275-297 Downloads View citations (99)

1998

  1. Investment, property rights and political instability: Theory and evidence
    European Economic Review, 1998, 42, (7), 1317-1341 Downloads View citations (159)

Chapters

2006

  1. How Corruption Affects Service Delivery and What Can Be Done About It
    Chapter 15 in International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, 2006 Downloads View citations (1)
 
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