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May 2014Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
with Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako, James A. Robinson: w20092
April 2014Disease and Development: A Reply to Bloom, Canning, and Fink
with Simon Johnson: w20064
Localized and Biased Technologies: Atkinson and Stiglitz’s New View, Induced Innovations, and Directed Technological Change
w20060
March 2014Democracy Does Cause Growth
with Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James A. Robinson: w20004
February 2014Institutions, Human Capital and Development
with Francisco Gallego, James A. Robinson: w19933
Young, Restless and Creative: Openness to Disruption and Creative Innovations
with Ufuk Akcigit, Murat Alp Celik: w19894
January 2014Managing Innovation in a Crowd
with Mohamed Mostagir, Asuman Ozdaglar: w19852
Return of the Solow Paradox? IT, Productivity, and Employment in U.S. Manufacturing
with David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson, Brendan Price: w19837
Equalizing Superstars: The Internet and the Democratization of Education
with David Laibson, John A. List: w19851
State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
with Camilo García-Jimeno, James A. Robinson: w19813
December 2013Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality
with Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James A. Robinson: w19746
The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States
with Simon Johnson, Amir Kermani, James Kwak, Todd Mitton: w19701
July 2013The Network Origins of Large Economic Downturns
with Asuman Ozdaglar, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi: w19230
June 2013Network Security and Contagion
with Azarakhsh Malekian, Asuman Ozdaglar: w19174
Political Economy in a Changing World
with Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin: w19158
April 2013Innovation, Reallocation and Growth
with Ufuk Akcigit, Nicholas Bloom, William R. Kerr: w18993
March 2013Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice
with James A. Robinson: w18921
January 2013Systemic Risk and Stability in Financial Networks
with Asuman Ozdaglar, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi: w18727
Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone
with Tristan Reed, James A. Robinson: w18691
December 2012Offshoring and Directed Technical Change
with Gino Gancia, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w18595
October 2012Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World
with James A. Robinson, Thierry Verdier: w18441
July 2012Cycles of Distrust: An Economic Model
with Alexander Wolitzky: w18257
June 2012Robust Comparative Statics in Large Dynamic Economies
with Martin Kaae Jensen: w18178
Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia
with Camilo García-Jimeno, James A. Robinson: w18177
April 2012The World our Grandchildren Will Inherit: The Rights Revolution and Beyond
w17994
February 2012What Does Human Capital Do? A Review of Goldin and Katz's The Race between Education and Technology
with David Autor: w17820
August 2011A Political Theory of Populism
with Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin: w17306
Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?
with James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik: w17293
May 2011History, Expectations, and Leadership in the Evolution of Social Norms
with Matthew O. Jackson: w17066
April 2011Diversity and Technological Progress
w16984
Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"
with Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson: w16966
January 2011A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars
with Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski, Pierre Yared: w16682
November 2010Cascades in Networks and Aggregate Volatility
with Asuman Ozdaglar, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi: w16516
September 2010Dynamics of Information Exchange in Endogenous Social Networks
with Kostas Bimpikis, Asuman Ozdaglar: w16410
Innovation by Entrants and Incumbents
with Dan Vu Cao: w16411
June 2010Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia
with Tarek A. Hassan, James A. Robinson: w16083
Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings
with David Autor: w16082
April 2010Theory, General Equilibrium and Political Economy in Development Economics
w15944
Competing Engines of Growth: Innovation and Standardization
with Gino Gancia, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w15958
January 2010Institutions, Factor Prices and Taxation: Virtues of Strong States?
w15693
Political Limits to Globalization
with Pierre Yared: w15694
December 2009The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia
with James A. Robinson, Rafael Santos: w15578
The Economics of Labor Coercion
with Alexander Wolitzky: w15581
October 2009The Environment and Directed Technical Change
with Philippe Aghion, Leonardo Bursztyn, David Hemous: w15451
Power Fluctuations and Political Economy
with Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski: w15400
September 2009Persistence of Civil Wars
with Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni: w15378
August 2009Political Economy of Ramsey Taxation
with Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski: w15302
Political Selection and Persistence of Bad Governments
with Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin: w15230
July 2009Productivity Differences Between and Within Countries
with Melissa Dell: w15155
April 2009The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution
with Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson: w14831
March 2009When Does Labor Scarcity Encourage Innovation?
w14809
February 2009Income and Health Spending: Evidence from Oil Price Shocks
with Amy Finkelstein, Matthew J. Notowidigdo: w14744
October 2008Experimentation, Patents, and Innovation
with Kostas Bimpikis, Asuman Ozdaglar: w14408
August 2008Dynamics and Stability of Constitutions, Coalitions, and Clubs
with Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin: w14239
May 2008When Does Policy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
with Simon Johnson, Pablo Querubin, James A. Robinson: w14033
Bayesian Learning in Social Networks
with Munther A. Dahleh, Ilan Lobel, Asuman Ozdaglar: w14040
April 2008A Theory of Military Dictatorships
with Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni: w13915
August 2007Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis
with Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson, Pierre Yared: w13334
June 2007Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia
with María Angélica Bautista, Pablo Querubín, James A. Robinson: w13208
December 2006Price and Capacity Competition
with Kostas Bimpikis, Asuman Ozdaglar: w12804
State-Dependent Intellectual Property Rights Policy
with Ufuk Akcigit: w12775
Emergence and Persistence of Inefficient States
with Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni: w12748
Coalition Formation in Political Games
with Georgy Egorov, Konstantin Sonin: w12749
October 2006Learning and Disagreement in an Uncertain World
with Victor Chernozhukov, Muhamet Yildiz: w12648
August 2006Capital Deepening and Non-Balanced Economic Growth
with Veronica Guerrieri: w12475
June 2006Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth
with Simon Johnson: w12269
May 2006Input and Technology Choices in Regulated Industries: Evidence From the Health Care Sector
with Amy Finkelstein: w12254
Markets Versus Governments: Political Economy of Mechanisms
with Michael Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski: w12224
Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm
with Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge, John Van Reenen, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w12206
March 2006Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions
with James A. Robinson: w12108
January 2006Modeling Inefficient Institutions
w11940
Did Medicare Induce Pharmaceutical Innovation?
with David Cutler, Amy Finkelstein, Joshua Linn: w11949
December 2005Equilibrium Bias of Technology
w11845
June 2005Determinants of Vertical Integration: Finance, Contracts, and Regulation
with Simon Johnson, Todd Mitton: w11424
May 2005Contracts and the Division of Labor
with Pol Antràs, Elhanan Helpman: w11356
April 2005Politics and Economics in Weak and Strong States
w11275
March 2005Constitutions, Politics and Economics: A Review Essay on Persson and Tabellini's "The Economic Effect of Constitutions"
w11235
Competition and Efficiency in Congested Markets
with Asuman Ozdaglar: w11201
From Education to Democracy?
with Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson, Pierre Yared: w11204
Income and Democracy
with Simon Johnson, James Robinson, Pierre Yared: w11205
December 2004Vertical Integration and Technology: Theory and Evidence
with Philippe Aghion, Rachel Griffith, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w10997
May 2004Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
with Simon Johnson, James Robinson: w10481
December 2003Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule
with James A. Robinson, Thierry Verdier: w10136
October 2003Market Size in Innovation: Theory and Evidence From the Pharmaceutical Industry
with Joshua Linn: w10038
The Form of Property Rights: Oligarchic vs. Democratic Societies
w10037
September 2003Unbundling Institutions
with Simon Johnson: w9934
June 2003Incentives in Markets, Firms and Governments
with Michael Kremer, Atif Mian: w9802
December 2002Why Not a Political Coase Theorem? Social Conflict, Commitment and Politics
w9377
The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth
with Simon Johnson, James Robinson: w9378
September 2002Vertical Integration and Distance to Frontier
with Philippe Aghion, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w9191
August 2002Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth
with Simon Johnson, James Robinson, Yunyong Thaicharoen: w9124
July 2002Distance to Frontier, Selection, and Economic Growth
with Philippe Aghion, Fabrizio Zilibotti: w9066
June 2002Women, War and Wages: The Effect of Female Labor Supply on the Wage Structure at Mid-Century
with David H. Autor, David Lyle: w9013
March 2002Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective
with James A. Robinson: w8831
Cross-Country Inequality Trends
w8832
September 2001Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution
with Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson: w8460
May 2001Directed Technical Change
w8287
January 2001The World Income Distribution
with Jaume Ventura: w8083
October 2000Credit Market Imperfections and Persistent Unemployment
w7938
Changes in the Wage Structure, Family Income, and Children's Education
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: w7986
July 2000Technical Change, Inequality, and the Labor Market
w7800
June 2000The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
with Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson: w7771
February 2000Labor- and Capital- Augmenting Technical Change
w7544
December 1999How Large are the Social Returns to Education? Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Laws
with Joshua Angrist: w7444
September 1999Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance
with Robert Shimer: w7352
June 1999Minimum Wages and On-the-job Training
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: w7184
March 1999Patterns of Skill Premia
w7018
January 1999Productivity Differences
with Fabrizio Zilbotti: w6879
September 1998Beyond Becker: Training in Imperfect Labor Markets
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: w6740
August 1998Efficient Unemployment Insurance
with Robert Shimer: w6686
July 1998Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence
w6658
Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act
with Joshua Angrist: w6670
January 1998The Structure of Wages and Investment in General Training
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: w6357
June 1996Why Do Firms Train? Theory and Evidence
with Jorn-Steffen Pischke: w5605

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