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Public Economics: Structure and Scope of Government


2014
w20692 Jason L. Kopelman
Harvey S. Rosen

Are Public Sector Jobs Recession-Proof? Were They Ever?

w20686 John F. Helliwell
Haifang Huang
Shawn Grover
Shun Wang

Empirical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-being

w20552 Chris Bidner
Patrick Francois
Francesco Trebbi

A Theory of Minimalist Democracy

w20461 Alessandra Casella
Sébastien Turban
Gregory J. Wawro

Storable Votes and Judicial Nominations in the U.S. Senate

w20346 Helios Herrera
Guillermo Ordoñez
Christoph Trebesch

Political Booms, Financial Crises

w20317 Hanming Fang
Quanlin Gu
Li-An Zhou

The Gradients of Power: Evidence from the Chinese Housing Market

w20216 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

The Dictator's Inner Circle

w20092 Daron Acemoglu
Isaías N. Chaves
Philip Osafo-Kwaako
James A. Robinson

Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective

w19868 Ejaz Ghani
William R. Kerr
Stephen D. O'Connell

Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India

w19826 Scott R. Baker
Nicholas Bloom
Brandice Canes-Wrone
Steven J. Davis
Jonathan A. Rodden

Why Has U.S. Policy Uncertainty Risen Since 1960?


2013
w19748 Luis Felipe Céspedes
Andrés Velasco

Was This Time Different? Fiscal Policy in Commodity Republics

w19698 John M. de Figueiredo
Brian Kelleher Richter

Advancing the Empirical Research on Lobbying

w19659 Patrick Kline
Enrico Moretti

People, Places and Public Policy: Some Simple Welfare Economics of Local Economic Development Programs

w19649 Rema Hanna
Shing-Yi Wang

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service

w19278 Russell Cooper
Kalin Nikolov

Government Debt and Banking Fragility: The Spreading of Strategic Uncertainty

w19197 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

Networks, Commitment, and Competence: Caste in Indian Local Politics

w19080 John G. Bullock
Alan S. Gerber
Seth J. Hill
Gregory A. Huber

Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics

w18986 Chad Kendall
Tommaso Nannicini
Francesco Trebbi

How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign


2012
w18634 Nolan Miller
Alexander F. Wagner
Richard J. Zeckhauser

Solomonic Separation: Risk Decisions as Productivity Indicators

w18629 Jeffrey D. Sachs
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Smart Machines and Long-Term Misery

w18545 Marina Halac
Pierre Yared

Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks

w18471 Nick Netzer
Florian Scheuer

A Game Theoretic Foundation of Competitive Equilibria with Adverse Selection

w18425 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

How Is Power Shared In Africa?

w18424 Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

New Tools for the Analysis of Political Power in Africa

w18271 Price V. Fishback
John Joseph Wallis

What Was New About the New Deal?

w18268 Alberto Chong
Rafael La Porta
Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes
Andrei Shleifer

Letter Grading Government Efficiency

w18204 Charles F. Manski
Choosing Size of Government Under Ambiguity: Infrastructure Spending and Income Taxation

w18156 Ernesto Dal Bó
Frederico Finan
Martín Rossi

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service

w18101 Monica Martinez-Bravo
Gerard Padró i Miquel
Nancy Qian
Yang Yao

Elections in China

w17912 Abhijit Banerjee
Raghabendra Chattopadhyay
Esther Duflo
Daniel Keniston
Nina Singh

Improving Police Performance in Rajasthan, India: Experimental Evidence on Incentives, Managerial Autonomy and Training

w17831 Atif R. Mian
Amir Sufi
Francesco Trebbi

Resolving Debt Overhang: Political Constraints in the Aftermath of Financial Crises


2011
w17689 Mariacristina De Nardi
Eric French
John Bailey Jones
Angshuman Gooptu

Medicaid and the Elderly

w17687 Joseph Fan
Randall Morck
Bernard Yeung

Capitalizing China

w17673 Alan S. Gerber
Gregory A. Huber
David Doherty
Conor M. Dowling
Seth J. Hill

Do Perceptions of Ballot Secrecy Influence Turnout? Results from a Field Experiment

w17661 Bo Becker
Per Strömberg

Fiduciary Duties and Equity-Debtholder Conflicts

w17401 Barry Eichengreen
Nergiz Dincer

Who Should Supervise? The Structure of Bank Supervision and the Performance of the Financial System

w17380 Michael D. Bordo
Agnieszka Markiewicz
Lars Jonung

A Fiscal Union for the Euro: Some Lessons from History

w17293 Daron Acemoglu
James A. Robinson
Ragnar Torvik

Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

w17276 Farley Grubb
The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment

w17251 Stephen Calabrese
Dennis N. Epple
Richard Romano

Inefficiencies from Metropolitan Political and Fiscal Decentralization: Failures of Tiebout Competition

w17209 Farley Grubb
State Redemption of the Continental Dollar, 1779-1790

w17171 John M. de Figueiredo
Committee Jurisdiction, Congressional Behavior and Policy Outcomes

w16926 Jill R. Horwitz
Austin Nichols

Rural Hospital Ownership: Medical Service Provision, Market Mix, and Spillover Effects

w16831 Assaf Razin
Jackline Wahba

Free vs. Controlled Migration: Bilateral Country Study

w16756 Lee J. Alston
Krister Andersson

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Forest Protection: The Transaction Costs of REDD


2010
w16465 Alberto Bisin
Eleonora Patacchini
Thierry Verdier
Yves Zenou

Bend It Like Beckham: Ethnic Identity and Integration

w16389 James M. Poterba
Steven F. Venti
David A. Wise

The Asset Cost of Poor health

w16366 Shamena Anwar
Patrick Bayer
Randi Hjalmarsson

The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials

w16356 John M. de Figueiredo
Chang Ho Ji
Thad Kousser

Financing Direct Democracy: Revisiting the Research on Campaign Spending and Citizen Initiatives

w16214 Ravi Jagannathan
Andrei Jirnyi
Ann Sherman

Why Don't Issuers Choose IPO Auctions? The Complexity of Indirect Mechanisms

w16123 Lawrence H. Goulder
Robert N. Stavins

Interactions between State and Federal Climate Change Policies

w15956 Ross Levine
An Autopsy of the U.S. Financial System

w15854 Robert W. Hahn
Robert N. Stavins

The Effect of Allowance Allocations on Cap-and-Trade System Performance

w15748 Gerard Padró i Miquel
Pierre Yared

The Political Economy of Indirect Control

w15667 Daniel Treisman
Oil and Democracy in Russia

w15643 Alexander Whalley
Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers


2009
w15587 Alberto F. Alesina
Guido Cozzi
Noemi Mantovan

The Evolution of Ideology, Fairness and Redistribution

w15578 Daron Acemoglu
James A. Robinson
Rafael Santos

The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia

w15550 Francesco Caselli
Guy Michaels

Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

w15400 Daron Acemoglu
Mikhail Golosov
Aleh Tsyvinski

Power Fluctuations and Political Economy

w15360 Klaus Desmet
Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín
Romain Wacziarg

The Political Economy of Ethnolinguistic Cleavages

w15218 Henrik Jacobsen Kleven
Claus Thustrup Kreiner
Emmanuel Saez

Why Can Modern Governments Tax So Much? An Agency Model of Firms as Fiscal Intermediaries

w15209 Lee J. Alston
Andrés A. Gallo

Electoral Fraud, the Rise of Peron and Demise of Checks and Balances in Argentina

w15183 Seth M. Freedman
Melissa Schettini Kearney
Mara Lederman

Product Recalls, Imperfect Information, and Spillover Effects: Lessons from the Consumer Response to the 2007 Toy Recalls

w15139 Bruce Ian Carlin
Simon Gervais
Gustavo Manso

When Does Libertarian Paternalism Work?

w14861 Shai Bernstein
Josh Lerner
Antoinette Schoar

The Investment Strategies of Sovereign Wealth Funds

w14799 James A. Robinson
Ragnar Torvik

The Real Swing Voter's Curse

w14784 Assaf Razin
Efraim Sadka
Benjarong Suwankiri

Migration and the welfare state: Dynamic Political-Economy Theory

w14703 Simeon Djankov
Rafael La Porta
Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes
Andrei Shleifer

Disclosure by Politicians


2008
w14628 John William Hatfield
Gerard Padró i Miquel

A Political Economy Theory of Partial Decentralization

w14603 James A. Robinson
Ragnar Torvik

Endogenous Presidentialism

w14511 Ernesto Dal Bó
Martín Rossi

Term Length and Political Performance

w14479 Alberto Alesina
Silvia Ardagna
Vincenzo Galasso

The Euro and Structural Reforms

w14335 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

The Efficacy of Parochial Politics: Caste, Commitment, and Competence in Indian Local Governments

w14316 Alberto Alesina
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Segregation and the Quality of Government in a Cross-Section of Countries

w14303 Alan Gerber
Jonathan Gruber
Daniel M. Hungerman

Does Church Attendance Cause People to Vote? Using Blue Laws' Repeal to Estimate the Effect of Religiosity on Voter Turnout

w14152 Pablo T. Spiller
An Institutional Theory of Public Contracts: Regulatory Implications

w14219 Robert E. Hall
Susan E. Woodward

The Burden of the Nondiversifiable Risk of Entrepreneurship

w14143 Alberto F. Alesina
Richard T. Holden

Ambiguity and Extremism in Elections

w14103 Alessandra Casella
Shuky Ehrenberg
Andrew Gelman
Jie Shen

Protecting Minorities in Binary Elections: A Test of Storable Votes Using Field Data

w13976 John Beshears
James J. Choi
David Laibson
Brigitte C. Madrian

How are Preferences Revealed?

w13945 Dalton Conley
Brian J. McCabe

Bribery or Just Desserts? Evidence on the Influence of Congressional Voting Patterns on PAC Contributions from Exogenous Variation in the Sex Mix of Legislator Offspring

w13907 Roland Bénabou
Ideology

w13830 Casey B. Mulligan
Kevin K. Tsui

Political Entry, Public Policies, and the Economy

w13774 Charles Calomiris
Raymond Fisman
Yongxiang Wang

Profiting from Government Stakes in a Command Economy: Evidence from Chinese Asset Sales

w13758 Jonathan Gruber
Covering the Uninsured in the U.S.

w13757 Gary Richardson
Dan Bogart

Institutional Adaptability and Economic Development: The Property Rights Revolution in Britain, 1700 to 1830

w13735 Robert P. Inman
Federalism's Values and the Value of Federalism

w13733 Robert P. Inman
Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Federal Institutions and the Democratic Transition: Learning from South Africa

w13729 Martin S. Feldstein
Designing Institutions to Deal with Terrorism in the United States


2007
w13598 Edith Sand
Assaf Razin

The Political-Economy Positive Role of the Social Security System in Sustaining Immigration (But Not Vice Versa)

w13564 Steven Shavell
Eminent Domain Versus Government Purchase of Land Given Imperpect Information About Owners' Valuation

w13431 Sukkoo Kim
Institutions and U.S. Regional Development: A Study of Massachusetts and Virginia

w13427 Siddhartha G. Dastidar
Raymond Fisman
Tarun Khanna

Testing Limits to Policy Reversal: Evidence from Indian Privatizations

w13350 Jonathan Levin
Steven Tadelis

Contracting for Government Services: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities

w13257 Jeffrey A. Miron
Elina Tetelbaum

Does the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Save Lives?

w13246 Jill R. Horwitz
Austin Nichols

What Do Nonprofits Maximize? Nonprofit Hospital Service Provision and Market Ownership Mix

w13150 Torsten Persson
Guido Tabellini

The Growth Effect of Democracy: Is It Heterogenous and How Can It Be Estimated?

w13028 Timothy Besley
Torsten Persson

The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics

w12924 Amy Finkelstein
E-ZTax: Tax Salience and Tax Rates

w12868 Isaac Ehrlich
The Mystery of Human Capital as Engine of Growth, or Why the US Became the Economic Superpower in the 20th Century


2006
w12748 Daron Acemoglu
Davide Ticchi
Andrea Vindigni

Emergence and Persistence of Inefficient States

w12732 Paul Bachman
Jonathan Haughton
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver
David G. Tuerck

Taxing Sales Under the FairTax: What Rate Works?

w12653 Casey B. Mulligan
Kevin K. Tsui

Political Competitiveness

w12533 Laurence J. Kotlikoff
David Rapson

Does It Pay, at the Margin, to Work and Save? -- Measuring Effective Marginal Taxes on Americans' Labor Supply and Saving

w12410 Jonathan Gruber
Daniel M. Hungerman

The Church vs the Mall: What Happens When Religion Faces Increased Secular Competition?

w12294 W. Kip Viscusi
Rational Discounting for Regulatory Analysis

w12224 Daron Acemoglu
Michael Golosov
Aleh Tsyvinski

Markets Versus Governments: Political Economy of Mechanisms

w12175 Torsten Persson
Guido Tabellini

Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change

w12128 Edward Glaeser
Giacomo Ponzetto
Andrei Shleifer

Why Does Democracy Need Education?

w12037 Monica Singhal
Special Interest Groups and the Allocation of Public Funds

w11988 John F. Helliwell
Haifang Huang

How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being


2005
w11789 Edward L. Glaeser
Paternalism and Psychology

w11783 Farley Grubb
The U.S. Constitution and Monetary Powers: An Analysis of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and Constitutional Transformation of the Nation's Monetary System Emerged

w11720 Stephen Calabrese
Dennis Epple
Thomas Romer
Holger Sieg

Local Public Good Provision: Voting, Peer Effects, and Mobility

w11674 Alessandra Casella
Thomas Palfrey
Raymond Riezman

Minorities and Storable Votes

w11518 B. Douglas Bernheim
Antonio Rangel

Behavioral Public Economics: Welfare and Policy Analysis with Non-Standard Decision-Makers

w11484 Timothy Besley
Torsten Persson
Daniel Sturm

Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States

w11483 Jonathan Gruber
Michael Frakes

Does Falling Smoking Lead to Rising Obesity?

w11425 Ernst R. Berndt
Adrian H. B. Gottschalk
Matthew W. Strobeck

Opportunities for Improving the Drug Development Process: Results from a Survey of Industry and the FDA

w11397 John Joseph Wallis
Barry R. Weingast

Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Economic Development in the Antebellum Era

w11275 Daron Acemoglu
Politics and Economics in Weak and Strong States

w11203 Robert Inman
Financing Cities

w11171 Torsten Persson
Forms of Democracy, Policy and Economic Development

w11098 Martin Feldstein
Structural Reform of Social Security

w11080 John Joseph Wallis
Price Fishback
Shawn Kantor

Politics, Relief, and Reform: The Transformation of America's Social Welfare System during the New Deal


2004
w10944 Randall Morck
How to Eliminate Pyramidal Business Groups - The Double Taxation of Inter-Corporate Dividends and Other Incisive Uses of Tax Policy

w10824 Denise Mauzerall
Babar Sultan
Namsoug Kim
David F. Bradford

Charging NOx Emitters for Health Damages: An Exploratory Analysis

w10791 Matthew Gentzkow
Edward L. Glaeser
Claudia Goldin

The Rise of the Fourth Estate: How Newspapers Became Informative and Why It Mattered

w10775 Edward L. Glaeser
Claudia Goldin

Corruption and Reform: An Introduction

w10753 John Joseph Wallis
Richard E. Sylla
Arthur Grinath III

Sovereign Debt and Repudiation: The Emerging-Market Debt Crisis in the U.S. States, 1839-1843

w10748 Gautam Gowrisankaran
Matthew F. Mitchell
Andrea Moro

Why Do Incumbent Senators Win? Evidence from a Dynamic Selection Model

w10588 John M. de Figueiredo
The Timing, Intensity, and Composition of Interest Group Lobbying: An Analysis of Structural Policy Windows in the States

w10460 Naci Mocan
What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Micro Data

w10241 Alberto Alesina
Guido Tabellini

Bureaucrats or Politicians?

w10234 Casey B. Mulligan
Andrei Shleifer

Population and Regulation


2003
w10040 Casey B. Mulligan
Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Ricard Gil

Do Democracies Have Different Public Policies than Nondemocracies?

w9982 Alessandra Casella
Andrew Gelman
Thomas R. Palfrey

An Experimental Study of Storable Votes

w9749 Peter H. Lindert
Voice and Growth: Was Churchill Right?

w9689 Jeffrey A. Miron
The Effect of Drug Prohibition on Drug Prices: Evidence from the Markets for Cocaine and Heroin

w9608 Simeon Djankov
Edward L. Glaeser
Rafael La Porta
Florencio Lopez-de-Silane
Andrei Shleifer

The New Comparative Economics

w9598 Tomas Philipson
Stephane Mechoulan

Intellectual Property & External Consumption Effects: Generalizations from Pharmaceutical Markets

w9588 Thomas S. Dee
Are There Civic Returns to Education?

w9411 Alberto Alesina
Arnaud Devleeschauwer
William Easterly
Sergio Kurlat
Romain Wacziarg

Fractionalization


2002
w9330 Melissa Schettini Kearney
State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior

w9187 Joel Slemrod
Trust in Public Finance

w9064 John M. de Figueiredo
Brian S. Silverman

Academic Earmarks and the Returns to Lobbying

w8958 Casey B. Mulligan
Ricard Gil
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Social Security and Democracy

w8802 David M. Cutler
Health Care and the Public Sector


2001
w8500 David F. Bradford
Reforming Budgetary Language

w8469 James E. Anderson
Oriana Bandiera

From Wild West to the Godfather: Enforcement Market Structure

w8154 Torsten Persson
Guido Tabellini
Francesco Trebbi

Electoral Rules and Corruption


2000
w7698 Casey B. Mulligan
Tomas J. Philipson

Merit Motives and Government Intervention: Public Finance in Reverse

w7696 Madanmohan Ghosh
John Whalley

State-Owned Enterprises, Shirking and Trade Liberalization


1999
w7206 Aaron Tornell
Privatizing the Privatized

w7099 Rebecca M. Blank
When Can Public Policy Makers Rely on Private Markets? The Effective Provision of Social Services

w7083 Timothy Besley
Stephen Coate

The Public Critique of Welfare Economics: An Exploration

w7013 Assaf Razin
Efraim Sadka

Unskilled Migration: A Burden or a Boon for the Welfare State


1998
w6789 Gary S. Becker
Casey B. Mulligan

Deadweight Costs and the Size of Government

w6727 Rafael La Porta
Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes
Andrei Shleifer
Robert Vishny

The Quality of Goverment

w6665 Andrei Shleifer
State Versus Private Ownership

w6602 Edward L. Glaeser
Daniel P. Kessler
Anne Morrison Piehl

What Do Prosecutors Maximize? An Analysis of Drug Offenders and Concurrent Jurisdiction

w6556 Robert P. Inman
Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Subsidiarity and the European Union


1996
w5744 Oliver Hart
Andrei Shleifer
Robert W. Vishny

The Proper Scope of Government: Theory and an Application to Prisons

w5730 Alberto Alesina
Roberto Perotti

Fiscal Adjustments in OECD Countries: Composition and Macroeconomic Effects

w5537 Dani Rodrik
Why Do More Open Economies Have Bigger Governments?


1995
w5205 Larry E. Jones
Rodolfo E. Manuelli

A Positive Model of Growth and Pollution Controls


1994
h0064 Shawn E. Kantor
A Prelude to the Welfare State: Compulsory State Insurance and Workers' Compensation in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington, 1911-1919

w4916 James M. Poterba
Government Intervention in the Markets for Education and Health Care: How and Why?


1993
w4587 John Y. Campbell
Kenneth A. Froot

International Experiences with Securities Transaction Taxes

w4395 Robert P. Inman
Presidential Leadership and the Reform of Fiscal Policy: Learning from Reagan's Role in TRA 86


1992
w4248 Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Thomas M. Selden

Stoking the Fires? Co2 Emissions and Economic Growth


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