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African Successes

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1. Agriculture, Roads, and Economic Development in Uganda
Douglas Gollin, Williams College
Richard Rogerson, Princeton University and NBER

2. New Cellular Networks in Malawi: Correlates of Service Rollout and Network Performance
Dimitrios Batzilis, University of Chicago
Taryn Dinkelman, Dartmouth College and NBER
Emily Oster, University of Chicago and NBER
Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
Deric Zanera, National Statistical Office, Malawi

3. Evaluating the Effects of Large Scale Health Interventions in Developing Countries: The Zambian Malaria Initiative
Nava Ashraf, Harvard University and NBER
Gunther Fink, Harvard University
David N. Weil, Brown University and NBER

4. The Returns to the Brain Drain and Brain Circulation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Computations Using Data from Ghana
Yaw Nyarko, New York University

5. Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso
Richard Akresh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
Damien de Walque, The World Bank
Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University

6. Healing the Wounds: Learning from Sierra Leone's Post-war Institutional Reforms
Katherine Casey, Stanford University
Rachel Glennerster, MIT
Edward Miguel, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER

7. Deals versus Rules: Policy Implementation Uncertainty and Why Firms Hate It
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, The World Bank
Gita Khun-Jush, University of Chicago
Lant Pritchett, Harvard University

8. Fifteen Years On: Household Incomes in South Africa
Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
James Levinsohn, Yale University and NBER

9. International and Intra-national Market Segmentation and Integration in West Africa
Jenny Aker, Tufts University
Michael Klein, Tufts University and NBER
Stephen O'Connell, Swarthmore College

10. An Exploration of Luxury Hotels in Tanzania
Diego Comin, Dartmouth College and NBER

11. Demographic Pressure and Institutional Change: Village-Level Response to Rural Population Growth in Burkina Faso
Margaret McMillan, Tufts University and NBER
William Masters, Tufts University
Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University

12. Cape Verde and Mozambique as Development Successes in West and Southern Africa
Jorge Braga de Macedo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and NBER
Luis Brites Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

13. The Determinants of Food Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World
Nathan Nunn, Harvard University and NBER
Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER

14. Success in Entrepreneurship: Doing the Math
Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz and NBER
Olga Rostapshova, Harvard University

15. Family Ties, Inheritance Rights, and Successful Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Ghana
Edward Kutsoati, Tufts University
Randall Morck, University of Alberta and NBER

16. The Financial Sector in Burundi
Janvier Nkurunziza, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Leonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Prime Nyamoya, OGI Consulting Group, Burundi

17. AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions
Lawrence Edwards, University of Cape Town
Robert Lawrence, Harvard University and NBER

18. Mobile Banking: The Impact of M-Pesa in Kenya
Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University
David N. Weil, Brown University and NBER

19. Mauritius: African Success Story
Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University and NBER

20. Is Tanzania a Success Story? A Long Term Analysis
Sebastian Edwards, University of California, Los Angeles, and NBER

21. Comparing Economic and Social Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Central and Southern Africa
Radha Iyengar, London School of Economics and NBER
Giulia Ferrari, London School of Economics

22. The Unofficial Economy in Africa
Rafael La Porta, Dartmouth College and NBER
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER

23. The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa: Results from the CREO Study in Guinea-Bissau (Comprehensive Review of Education Outcomes)
Peter Boone, London School of Economics
Ila Fazzio, Effective Intervention
Kameshwari Jandhyala, ERU Consultants
Chitra Jayanty, Effective Intervention
Gangadhar Jayanty, Effective Intervention
Simon Johnson, MIT and NBER
Vimala Ramachandrin, ERU Consultants
Filipa Silva, Effective Intervention
Zhaoguo Zhan, Tsinghua University

24. Girl Power: Cash Transfers and Adolescent Welfare. Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Experiment in Malawi
Sarah Baird, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ephraim Chirwa, University of Malawi Chancellor College
Jacobus de Hoop, International Labour Office for Italy and San Marino
Berk Ozler, University of Otago, New Zealand

25. State vs Consumer Regulation: An Evaluation of Two Road Safety Interventions in Kenya
James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
William Jack, Georgetown University

26. Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from Within and Across Africa
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland and NBER
Bent Sorensen, University of Houston

27. Were the Nigerian Banking Reforms of 2005 A Success ... And for the Poor?
Lisa Cook, Michigan State University

28. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Reproductive Behavior in Zambia
Nicholas Wilson, Reed College

29. Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
Daron Acemoglu, MIT and NBER
Isaias Chaves, Stanford University
Philip Osafo-Kwaako, Harvard University
James Robinson, Harvard University and NBER

30. The Decline and Rise of Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1961
Steven Block, Tufts University

31. Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor: Evidence from Kenya's Western Province
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University and NBER
Sarah Green, High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
Anthony Keats, University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz and NBER

32. African Export Successes: Surprises, Stylized Facts, and Explanations
William Easterly, New York University and NBER
Ariell Reshef, University of Virginia

33. Stimulating Demand for AIDS Prevention: Lessons from the RESPECT Trial
Damien de Walque, The World Bank
William Dow, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER
Carol Medlin, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Rose Nathan, Ifakara Health Institute

34. Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin
Emilie Caldeira, Auvergne University
Martial Foucault, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Gregoire Rota-Graziosi, International Monetary Fund

35. Resolving the African Financial Development Gap: Cross-Country Comparisons and a Within-Country Study of Kenya
Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Elena Carletti, European University Institute
Robert Cull, The World Bank
Jun "QJ" Qian, Boston College
Lemma Senbet, University of Maryland
Patricio Valenzuela, University of Chile

36.  The Political Economy of Government Revenues in Post-Conflict Resource-Rich Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone
Victor Davies, International Monetary Fund
Sylvain Dessy, Universite Laval

37. Contract Farming and Agricultural Productivity in Western Kenya
Lorenzo Casaburi, Stanford University
Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University and NBER

38. The Sahel's Silent Maize Revolution: Analyzing Maize Productivity in Mali at the Farm-level
Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ursula Aldana, Institute for Peruvian Studies
Paul Laris, California State University

39. New Tools for the Analysis of Political Power in Africa
Ilia Rainer, George Mason University
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia and NBER

 
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