NBER Publications by Torsten Persson

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Working Papers and Chapters

May 2012Education and Military Rivalry
with Philippe Aghion, Dorothee Rouzet: w18049
June 2009State Capacity, Conflict and Development
with Timothy J. Besley: w15088
December 2008The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
with Timothy J. Besley: w14585
October 2008Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy
with David von Below: w14426
June 2007The Growth Effect of Democracy: Is It Heterogenous and How Can It Be Estimated?
with Guido Tabellini: w13150
April 2007The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics
with Timothy Besley: w13028
April 2006Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change
with Guido Tabellini: w12175
February 2006Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details
with Guido Tabellini: w11993
July 2005Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States
with Timothy Besley, Daniel Sturm: w11484
March 2005Forms of Democracy, Policy and Economic Development
January 2005Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution
with Mats Persson, Lars E.O. Svensson: w11088
December 2003How Do Electoral Rules Shape Party Structures, Government Coalitions, and Economic Policies?
with Gerard Roland, Guido Tabellini: w10176
Consequences of Constitutions
April 2001Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?
March 2001Electoral Rules and Corruption
with Guido Tabellini, Francesco Trebbi: w8154
April 1999Political Economics and Public Finance
with Guido Tabellini: w7097
December 1998The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics with Rational Politicians
with Guido Tabellini: w6848
June 1998Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining
with Elhanan Helpman: w6589
December 1997Political Economics and Macroeconomic Policy
with Guido Tabellini: w6329
September 1996Debt, Cash Flow and Inflation Incentives: A Swedish Example
with Mats Persson, Lars E. O. Svensson: w5772
April 1996Monetary Cohabitation in Europe
with Guido Tabellini: w5532
January 1991Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? Theory and Evidence
with Guido Tabellini: w3599
October 1990The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration
with Guido Tabellini: w3460
February 1990Exchange Rate Variability And Asset Trade
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w2811
April 1989Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy
with Sweder van Wijnbergen: w2939
December 1988Laws as Assets: A Possible Solution to the Time Consistency Problem
with Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Lars E.O. Svensson: w2068
May 1983Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w1129
February 1983Deficits and Intergenerational Welfare in Open Economies
1983Is Optimism Good in a Keynesian Economy?
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w1071
September 1982Inflation, Monetary Velocity, and Welfare
with Paul R. Krugman, Lars E.O. Svensson: w0987

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