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April 2014Disease and Development: A Reply to Bloom, Canning, and Fink
with Daron Acemoglu: w20064
December 2013The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States
with Daron Acemoglu, Amir Kermani, James Kwak, Todd Mitton: w19701
April 2013The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa: Results from the CREO Study in Guinea-Bissau (Comprehensive Review of Education Outcomes)
with Peter Boone, Ila Fazzio, Kameshwari Jandhyala, Chitra Jayanty, Gangadhar Jayanty, Vimala Ramachandrin, Filipa Silva, Zhaoguo Zhan: w18971

Forthcoming: The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa, Peter Boone, Ila Fazzio, Kameshwari Jandhyala, Chitra Jayanty, Gangadhar Jayanty, Simon Johnson, Vimala Ramachandrin, Filipa Silva, Zhaoguo Zhan . in African Successes: Human Capital, Edwards, Johnson, and Weil. 2014

October 2011Ending "Too Big To Fail": Government Promises vs. Investor Perceptions
with Todd A. Gormley, Changyong Rhee: w17518

Todd A. Gormley, Simon Johnson, Changyong Rhee (2014), Ending "Too Big to Fail": Government Promises vs. Investor Perceptions, Review of Finance, forthcoming

April 2011Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"
with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson: w16966

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

October 2009Is Newer Better? Penn World Table Revisions and Their Impact on Growth Estimates
with William Larson, Chris Papageorgiou, Arvind Subramanian: w15455

Published: Johnson, Simon & Larson, William & Papageorgiou, Chris & Subramanian, Arvind, 2013. "Is newer better? Penn World Table Revisions and their impact on growth estimates," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(2), pages 255-274.

April 2009The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution
with Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, James A. Robinson: 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.

May 2008When Does Policy Reform Work? The Case of Central Bank Independence
with Daron Acemoglu, Pablo Querubin, James A. Robinson: 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.

January 2008Mixing Family With Business: A Study of Thai Business Groups and the Families Behind Them
with Marianne Bertrand, Krislert Samphantharak, Antoinette Schoar: w13738

Published: Bertrand, Marianne & Johnson, Simon & Samphantharak, Krislert & Schoar, Antoinette, 2008. "Mixing family with business: A study of Thai business groups and the families behind them," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(3), pages 466-498, June.

August 2007Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis
with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, 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.

May 2007The Prospects for Sustained Growth in Africa: Benchmarking the Constraints
with Jonathan D. Ostry, Arvind Subramanian: w13120
June 2006Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth
with Daron Acemoglu: w12269

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson, 2007. "Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 115(6), pages 925-985, December.

June 2005Determinants of Vertical Integration: Finance, Contracts, and Regulation
with Daron Acemoglu, Todd Mitton: w11424

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson & Todd Mitton, 2009. "Determinants of Vertical Integration: Financial Development and Contracting Costs," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 64(3), pages 1251-1290, 06.

March 2005From Education to Democracy?
with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, 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.

Income and Democracy
with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, 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.

May 2004Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson: w10481

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

September 2003Propping and Tunneling
with Eric Friedman, Todd Mitton: w9949

Published: Friedman, Eric, Simon Johnson and Todd Mitton. "Propping And Tunneling," Journal of Comparative Economics, 2003, v31(4,Dec), 732-750.

Unbundling Institutions
with Daron Acemoglu: w9934

Published: Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson, 2005. "Unbundling Institutions," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 113(5), pages 949-995, October.

December 2002The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson: 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.

August 2002Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth
with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, 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.

March 2002Property Rights and Finance
with John McMillan, Christopher Woodruff: w8852

Published: Johnson, Simon, John McMillan and Christoher Woodruff. "Property Rights And Finance," American Economic Review, 2002, v92(5,Dec), 1335-1356.

October 2001Cronyism and Capital Controls: Evidence from Malaysia
with Todd Mitton: w8521

Published: Johnson, Simon & Mitton, Todd, 2003. "Cronyism and capital controls: evidence from Malaysia," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 351-382, February.

Courts and Relational Contracts
with John McMillan, Christopher Woodruff: w8572

Published: Simon Johnson & John McMillan, 2002. "Courts and Relational Contracts," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 18(1), pages 221-277, April.

September 2001Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution
with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson: 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.

June 2000The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson: 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.

February 2000Tunnelling
with Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer: w7523

Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 90, no. 2 (May 2000): 22-27

December 1999Coase v. the Coasians
with Andrei Shleifer: w7447

Published: Edward Glaeser & Simon Johnson & Andrei Shleifer, 2001. "Coase Versus The Coasians," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 116(3), pages 853-899, August.

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