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May 2014Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
with Daron Acemoglu, Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako
in African Successes: Sustainable Growth, Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors
Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
with Daron Acemoglu, Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako: w20092

Forthcoming: Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective, Daron Acemoglu, Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako, James A. Robinson. in African Successes: Sustainable Growth, Edwards, Johnson, and Weil. 2014

March 2014Democracy Does Cause Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo: w20004
February 2014Institutions, Human Capital and Development
with Daron Acemoglu, Francisco Gallego: w19933
January 2014State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
with Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno: w19813
December 2013Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality
with Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo: w19746
November 2013Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa
with Isaías N. Chaves, Stanley L. Engerman: w19673
March 2013Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice
with Daron Acemoglu: w18921

Published: Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson, 2013. "Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 27(2), pages 173-92, Spring. citation courtesy of

February 2013Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa
with Philip Osafo-Kwaako: w18770
January 2013Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone
with Daron Acemoglu, Tristan Reed: w18691
November 2012Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa
with Leander Heldring: w18566
October 2012Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World
with Daron Acemoglu, Thierry Verdier: w18441
August 2012The Need for Enemies
with Leopoldo Fergusson, Ragnar Torvik, Juan F. Vargas: w18313
June 2012Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia
with Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno: w18177

Published: Acemoglu, Daron & García-Jimeno, Camilo & Robinson, James A., 2012. "Finding Eldorado: Slavery and long-run development in Colombia," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 534-564. citation courtesy of

August 2011Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
with Daron Acemoglu, Ragnar Torvik: w17293

Published: Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson & Ragnar Torvik, 2013. "Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 80(3), pages 845-875. citation courtesy of

July 2011What Really Happened During the Glorious Revolution?
with Steven C.A. Pincus: w17206

Published: “What Really Happened D uring the Glorious Revolution?” (2014 ) (joint with Steven Pincus, Yale University) in Sebastián Galiani and Itai Sened ed s . Institutions, Property Rights and Growth: The Legacy of Douglass North , New York: Cambridge U niversity Press.

June 2011Institutional Comparative Statics
with Ragnar Torvik: w17106

Published: “Instituti onal Comparative Statics” (2013) ( joint with Ragnar Torvik, University of Trondheim) Daron Acemoglu, Manuel Arellano and Eddie Dekel eds. Advances in Economics and Econometrics : Tenth World Congress, Volume II, Applied Economics , New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 97 - 134.

May 2011Comment on "Technology Diffusion and Postwar Growth"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2010, Volume 25, Daron Acemoglu and Michael Woodford, editors
April 2011Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson: w16966

Published: - ( With Simon Johnson and James Robinson) Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: Reply, October 2012, American Economic Review , 102(6), pp. 3077 - 3110.

June 2010Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia
with Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan: w16083

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Tarek A. Hassan & James A. Robinson, 2011. "Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 126(2), pages 895-946. citation courtesy of

December 2009The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia
with Daron Acemoglu, Rafael Santos: w15578

Published: Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson & Rafael J. Santos, 2013. "The Monopoly Of Violence: Evidence From Colombia," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 11, pages 5-44, 01. citation courtesy of

July 2009He Who Counts Elects: Determinants of Fraud in the 1922 Colombian Presidential Election
with Isaías N. Chaves, Leopoldo Fergusson: w15127
April 2009The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution
with Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson: w14831

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Davide Cantoni & Simon Johnson & James A. Robinson, 2011. "The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(7), pages 3286-3307, December. citation courtesy of

March 2009The Real Swing Voter's Curse
with Ragnar Torvik: w14799

Published: James A. Robinson & Ragnar Torvik, 2009. "The Real Swing Voter's Curse," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 310-15, May. citation courtesy of

The Myth of the Frontier
with Camilo García-Jimeno: w14774

Published: The Myth of the Frontier, Camilo García-Jimeno, James A. Robinson. in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, Costa and Lamoreaux. 2011

December 2008Endogenous Presidentialism
with Ragnar Torvik: w14603
November 2008The Myth of the Frontier
with Camilo García-Jimeno
in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux, editors
May 2008When Does Policy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pablo Querubin: w14033

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson & Pablo Querubin & James A. Robinson, 2008. "When Does POlicy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 39(1 (Spring), pages 351-429. citation courtesy of

August 2007Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pierre Yared: w13334

Published: Acemoglu, Daron & Johnson, Simon & Robinson, James A. & Yared, Pierre, 2009. "Reevaluating the modernization hypothesis," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(8), pages 1043-1058, November. citation courtesy of

June 2007Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia
with Daron Acemoglu, María Angélica Bautista, Pablo Querubín: w13208
December 2006When is Democracy an Equilibrium?: Theory and Evidence from Colombia's "La Violencia"
with Mario Chacon, Ragnar Torvik: w12789

Published: Mario Chacón & James A. Robinson & Ragnar Torvik, 2011. "When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia's La Violencia," Journal of Conflict Resolution, Peace Science Society (International), vol. 55(3), pages 366-396, June.

September 2006Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile
with Jean-Marie Baland: w12517

Published: Jean-Marie Baland & James A. Robinson, 2008. "Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(5), pages 1737-65, December. citation courtesy of

April 2006A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint
with Ragnar Torvik: w12133

Published: Robinson, James A. & Torvik, Ragnar, 2009. "A political economy theory of the soft budget constraint," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 53(7), pages 786-798, October. citation courtesy of

March 2006Political Conflict and Power-sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia
with Sebastián Mazzuca: w12099

Published: Mazzuca, Sebastián and James A. Robinson. “Political Conflict and Power-sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia." Hispanic American Historical Review 89 (2009): 285-321.

Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
with Daron Acemoglu: w12108

Published: Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson, 2008. "Persistence of Power, Elites, and Institutions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 267-93, March. citation courtesy of

March 2005From Education to Democracy?
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pierre Yared: w11204

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared. "From Education To Democracy?," American Economic Review, 2005, v95(2,May), 44-49. citation courtesy of

Income and Democracy
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pierre Yared: w11205

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson & James A. Robinson & Pierre Yared, 2008. "Income and Democracy," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(3), pages 808-42, June. citation courtesy of

June 2004Institutions, Volatility, and Crises
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson
in Growth and Productivity in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 13, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, editors
May 2004Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson: w10481

Published: Aghion, Philippe and Stephen Durlauf (eds.) Handbook of Economic Growth. North Pole: 2005.

December 2003Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule
with Daron Acemoglu, Thierry Verdier: w10136

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, James Robinson, and Thierry Verdier. "Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule. The Alfred Marshall Lecture." Journal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 2 (April-May 2004): 162-192.

December 2002The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson: w9378

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James Robinson. "The Rise Of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, And Economic Growth," American Economic Review, 2005, v95(2,May), 546-579. citation courtesy of

August 2002Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Yunyong Thaicharoen: w9124

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, James Robinson and Yunyong Thaicharoen. "Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises And Growth," Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003, v50(1,Jan), 49-123. citation courtesy of

March 2002Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective
with Daron Acemoglu: w8831

Published: Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson. "Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective." American Political Science Review 100 (February 2006): 115-131.

September 2001Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson: w8460

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson. "Reversal Of Fortune: Geography And Institutions In The Making Of The Modern World Income Distribution," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, v107(4,Nov), 1231-1294. citation courtesy of

June 2000The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson: w7771

Published: Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson. "The Colonial Origins Of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation," American Economic Review, 2001, v91(5,Dec), 1369-1401. citation courtesy of

July 1985Bargaining Unit, Union, Industry, and Locational Correlates of Union Support in Certification and Decertification
with William T. Dickens, Douglas R. Wholey: w1671

Published: Dickens, William T., Douglas R. Wholey adn James C. Robinson. "Bargaining Unit, Unio, Industry, and Locational Correlates of Union Support in Certification and Decertification," Industrial Relations, Fall 1987.

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