NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Public Economics: Publicly Provided Goods


2014
w20385 Hannah Trachtman
Andrew Steinkruger
Mackenzie Wood
Adam Wooster
James Andreoni
James J. Murphy
Justin M. Rao

Fair Weather Avoidance: Unpacking Costs and Benefits in Replication of 'Avoiding the Ask'

w20371 Melissa A. Boyle
Joanna N. Lahey

Spousal Labor Market Effects from Government Health Insurance: Evidence from a Veterans Affairs Expansion

w20359 Michael Geruso
Thomas G. McGuire

Tradeoffs in the Design of Health Plan Payment Systems: Fit, Power and Balance

w20290 Raj Chetty
Emmanuel Saez
László Sándor

What Policies Increase Prosocial Behavior? An Experiment with Referees at the Journal of Public Economics

w20266 Mark Jacobsen
Jacob LaRiviere
Michael Price

Public Goods Provision in the Presence of Heterogeneous Green Preferences

w20226 Liran Einav
Amy Finkelstein
Heidi Williams

Paying on the Margin for Medical Care: Evidence from Breast Cancer Treatments

w20204 Charles D. Kolstad
International Environmental Agreements among Heterogeneous Countries with Social Preferences

w20191 Pierre-André Chiappori
Costas Meghir

Intrahousehold Inequality

w20182 Alexander L. Brown
Jonathan Meer
J. Forrest Williams

Social Distance and Quality Ratings in Charity Choice

w20180 Catherine C. Eckel
David Herberich
Jonathan Meer

A Field Experiment on Directed Giving at a Public University

w20047 Dean Karlan
Daniel H. Wood

The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment

w20037 Annamaria Conti
Christopher C. Liu

The (Changing) Knowledge Production Function: Evidence from the MIT Department of Biology for 1970-2000

w20029 Aldo Musacchio
Andre Martinez
Martina Viarengo

Colonial Institutions, Commodity Booms, and the Diffusion of Elementary Education in Brazil, 1889-1930

w20014 Joseph E. Stiglitz
Intellectual Property Rights, the Pool of Knowledge, and Innovation

w20008 John List
Daan Van Soest
Jan Stoop
Haiwen Zhou

On the Role of Group Size in Tournaments: Theory and Evidence from Lab and Field Experiments

w19949 Eli Berman
Michael J. Callen
Clark Gibson
James D. Long

Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

w19899 Jonathan Heathcote
Kjetil Storesletten
Giovanni L. Violante

Optimal Tax Progressivity: An Analytical Framework

w19858 Adam Isen
Maya Rossin-Slater
W. Reed Walker

Every Breath You Take – Every Dollar You’ll Make: The Long-Term Consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970

w19813 Daron Acemoglu
Camilo García-Jimeno
James A. Robinson

State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

w19804 Daniel M. Hungerman
Public Goods, Hidden Income, and Tax Evasion: Some Nonstandard Results from the Warm-Glow Model


2013
w19665 James T. Edwards
John A. List

Toward an Understanding of why Suggestions Work in Charitable Fundraising: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

w19659 Patrick Kline
Enrico Moretti

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

w19636 Stephen P. Holland
Jonathan E. Hughes
Christopher R. Knittel
Nathan C. Parker

Unintended Consequences of Transportation Carbon Policies: Land-Use, Emissions, and Innovation

w19620 Matthew E. Kahn
Pei Li
Daxuan Zhao

Pollution Control Effort at China’s River Borders: When Does Free Riding Cease?

w19595 Gordon B. Dahl
Katrine V. Løken
Magne Mogstad
Kari Vea Salvanes

What Is the Case for Paid Maternity Leave?

w19503 Jeffrey Clemens
Joshua D. Gottlieb

Bargaining in the Shadow of a Giant: Medicare's Influence on Private Payment Systems

w19441 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence from a Two-stage Experiment in India

w19402 Lucie Gadenne
Monica Singhal

Decentralization in Developing Economies

w19398 Robin Burgess
Remi Jedwab
Edward Miguel
Ameet Morjaria
Gerard Padró i Miquel

The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya

w19387 Jacob Fishman
V. Kerry Smith

A Direct Test of the “Explanation” for Incomplete Stratification in Vertical Sorting Models

w19332 Johannes Diederich
Timo Goeschl

To Give or Not to Give: The Price of Contributing and the Provision of Public Goods

w19329 Arik Levinson
Happiness, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy

w19266 Eli Berman
Joseph Felter
Ethan Kapstein
Erin Troland

Predation, Taxation, Investment and Violence: Evidence from the Philippines

w19173 Sonia R. Bhalotra
Guilhem Cassan
Irma Clots-Figueras
Lakshmi Iyer

Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

w19224 Richard G. Newell
Juha V. Siikamäki

Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information Labels

w19218 Thomas C. Buchmueller
Sean Orzol
Lara D. Shore-Sheppard

The Effect of Medicaid Payment Rates on Access to Dental Care Among Children

w19198 Ilyana Kuziemko
Katherine Meckel
Maya Rossin-Slater

Do Insurers Risk-Select Against Each Other? Evidence from Medicaid and Implications for Health Reform

w19197 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

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

w19169 Angela K. Dills
Rey Hernández-Julián

Religiosity and State Welfare

w19145 Jonathan Meer
Harvey S. Rosen

Donative Behavior at the End of Life

w19122 Enrico Spolaore
What is European Integration Really About? A Political Guide for Economists

w19082 Jonathan Meer
Effects of the Price of Charitable Giving: Evidence from an Online Crowdfunding Platform

w19066 Alexander L. Brown
Jonathan Meer
J. Forrest Williams

Why Do People Volunteer? An Experimental Analysis of Preferences for Time Donations

w18998 James Andreoni
A. Abigail Payne
Sarah Smith

Do Grants to Charities Crowd Out Other Income? Evidence from the UK

w18971 Peter Boone
Ila Fazzio
Kameshwari Jandhyala
Chitra Jayanty
Gangadhar Jayanty
Simon Johnson
Vimala Ramachandrin
Filipa Silva
Zhaoguo Zhan

The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa: Results from the CREO Study in Guinea-Bissau (Comprehensive Review of Education Outcomes)

w18935 Joshua Graff Zivin
Matthew Neidell

Environment, Health, and Human Capital

w18925 David Albouy
Walter Graf
Ryan Kellogg
Hendrik Wolff

Climate Amenities, Climate Change, and American Quality of Life

w18872 Siqi Zheng
Matthew E. Kahn
Weizeng Sun
Danglun Luo

Incentivizing China’s Urban Mayors to Mitigate Pollution Externalities: The Role of the Central Government and Public Environmentalism

w18833 Debopam Bhattacharya
Pascaline Dupas
Shin Kanaya

Estimating the Impact of Means-tested Subsidies under Treatment Externalities with Application to Anti-Malarial Bednets

w18781 Matthew E. Kahn
Nils Kok
John M. Quigley

Commercial Building Electricity Consumption Dynamics: The Role of Structure Quality, Human Capital, and Contract Incentives

w18772 Jens Ludwig
Greg J. Duncan
Lisa A. Gennetian
Lawrence F. Katz
Ronald C. Kessler
Jeffrey R. Kling
Lisa Sanbonmatsu

Long-Term Neighborhood Effects on Low-Income Families: Evidence from Moving to Opportunity

w18674 Eli Berman
Joseph Felter
Jacob N. Shapiro
Erin Troland

Modest, Secure and Informed: Successful Development in Conflict Zones

w18767 Stephen Coate
Evaluating Durable Public Good Provision using Housing Prices

w18748 Stefano DellaVigna
John A. List
Ulrike Malmendier
Gautam Rao

The Importance of Being Marginal: Gender Differences in Generosity


2012
w18630 Victor Iajya
Nicola Lacetera
Mario Macis
Robert Slonim

The Effects of Information, Social and Economic Incentives on Voluntary Undirected Blood Donations: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Argentina

w18485 Steven J. Haider
Kathleen M. McGarry

Parental Investments in College and Later Cash Transfers

w18444 Isaac Ehrlich
Yong Yin

The Problem of the Uninsured

w18439 Scott A. Imberman
Michael F. Lovenheim

Incentive Strength and Teacher Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System

w18389 Jeffrey R. Brown
Stephen G. Dimmock
Scott Weisbenner

The Supply of and Demand for Charitable Donations to Higher Education

w18375 Eli Berman
Joseph Felter
Ethan Kapstein
Erin Troland

Predation, Economic Activity and Violence: Evidence from the Philippines

w18368 Katherine Casey
Rachel Glennerster
Edward Miguel

Healing the Wounds: Learning from Sierra Leone's Post-war Institutional Reforms

w18350 Eli Berman
Laurence R. Iannaccone
Giuseppe Ragusa

From Empty Pews to Empty Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics

w18301 Lawrence H. Goulder
Roberton C. Williams III

The Choice of Discount Rate for Climate Change Policy Evaluation

w18299 Nicola Lacetera
Mario Macis
Sarah S. Stith

Removing Financial Barriers to Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation in the U.S.

w18293 H. Allen Klaiber
V. Kerry Smith
Michael Kaminsky
Aaron Strong

Measuring Price Elasticities for Residential Water Demand with Limited Information

w18267 Olivier Deschenes
Michael Greenstone
Joseph S. Shapiro

Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions

w18177 Daron Acemoglu
Camilo García-Jimeno
James A. Robinson

Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia

w18118 Emilie Caldeira
Martial Foucault
Grégoire Rota-Graziosi

Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin

w18098 Stephen P. Holland
Michael R. Moore

Market Design in Cap and Trade Programs: Permit Validity and Compliance Timing

w18040 H. Spencer Banzhaf
Wallace E. Oates

On Fiscal Illusion and Ricardian Equivalence in Local Public Finance

w18029 Rahul Deb
Robert S. Gazzale
Matthew J. Kotchen

Testing Motives for Charitable Giving: A Revealed-Preference Methodology with Experimental Evidence

w17986 Dennis N. Epple
Richard Romano

On The Political Economy Of Educational Vouchers

w17954 Dean Karlan
John A. List

How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People’s Donations to Fund Public Goods?

w17937 Laurence Ales
Roozbeh Hosseini
Larry E. Jones

Is There “Too Much” Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?

w17926 Marco Battaglini
Salvatore Nunnari
Thomas Palfrey

The Free Rider Problem: a Dynamic Analysis

w17870 Peter J. Huckfeldt
Neeraj Sood
José J Escarce
David C. Grabowski
Joseph P. Newhouse

Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems

w17809 H. Spencer Banzhaf
Omar Farooque

Interjurisdictional Housing Prices and Spatial Amenities: Which Measures of Housing Prices Reflect Local Public Goods?

w17804 Robert W. Fairlie
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

w17803 Gregory F. Branch
Eric A. Hanushek
Steven G. Rivkin

Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals

w17730 Eric A. Hanushek
Kuzey Yilmaz

Land Use Controls and the Provision of Education


2011
w17718 Margaret S. McMillan
William A. Masters
Harounan Kazianga

Rural Demography, Public Services and Land Rights in Africa: A Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso

w17707 J. Vernon Henderson
Yong Suk Lee

Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations

w17664 Augustin Landier
David Thesmar

Regulating Systemic Risk through Transparency: Tradeoffs in Making Data Public

w17654 Casey B. Mulligan
The Expanding Social Safety Net

w17648 James Andreoni
Justin M. Rao
Hannah Trachtman

Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving

w17636 Nicola Lacetera
Mario Macis
Robert Slonim

Rewarding Altruism? A Natural Field Experiment

w17635 James Andreoni
A. Abigail Payne

Crowding-Out Charitable Contributions in Canada: New Knowledge from the North

w17618 James Andreoni
Abigail Payne
Justin D. Smith
David Karp

Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving

w17591 Eric A. Hanushek
Susanne Link
Ludger Woessmann

Does School Autonomy Make Sense Everywhere? Panel Estimates from PISA

w17589 Daniel M. Hungerman
Substitution and Stigma: Evidence on Religious Competition from the Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal

w17579 Roland Benabou
Jean Tirole

Laws and Norms

w17554 Paul W. Glewwe
Eric A. Hanushek
Sarah D. Humpage
Renato Ravina

School Resources and Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature from 1990 to 2010

w17473 Craig E. Landry
Andreas Lange
John A. List
Michael K. Price
Nicholas G. Rupp

The Hidden Benefits of Control: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

w17456 Jesse M. Cunha
Giacomo De Giorgi
Seema Jayachandran

The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

w17438 David J. Deming
Justine S. Hastings
Thomas J. Kane
Douglas O. Staiger

School Choice, School Quality and Postsecondary Attainment

w17411 Frederico Finan
Laura A. Schechter

Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

w17364 Patrick Bayer
Robert McMillan

Tiebout Sorting and Neighborhood Stratification

w17251 Stephen Calabrese
Dennis N. Epple
Richard Romano

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

w17250 Patrick Bayer
Robert McMillan
Alvin Murphy
Christopher Timmins

A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods

w17125 Neeraj Sood
Peter J. Huckfeldt
David C. Grabowski
Joseph P. Newhouse
José J. Escarce

The Effect of Prospective Payment on Admission and Treatment Policy: Evidence from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

w17070 Craig L. Garthwaite
The Doctor Might See You Now: The Supply Side Effects of Public Health Insurance Expansions

w16989 Stefano DellaVigna
Ruben Enikolopov
Vera Mironova
Maria Petrova
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Cross-border media and nationalism: Evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia

w17033 James Andreoni
Laura K. Gee

Gun For Hire: Does Delegated Enforcement Crowd out Peer Punishment in Giving to Public Goods?

w17032 James Andreoni
Laura K. Gee

The Hired Gun Mechanism

w17017 Charles D. Kolstad
Public Goods Agreements with Other-Regarding Preferences

w17012 Katherine Casey
Rachel Glennerster
Edward Miguel

Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-Analysis Plan

w17002 Siqi Zheng
Matthew E. Kahn

Does Government Investment in Local Public Goods Spur Gentrification? Evidence from Beijing

w16970 Marco Bassetto
Leslie McGranahan

On the Relationship Between Mobility, Population Growth, and Capital Spending in the United States

w16964 Gordon H. Hanson
Chong Xiang

Exporting Christianity: Governance and Doctrine in the Globalization of US Denominations

w16948 Monica Martinez-Bravo
Gerard Padró i Miquel
Nancy Qian
Yang Yao

Do Local Elections in Non-Democracies Increase Accountability? Evidence from Rural China

w16920 Bronwyn H. Hall
Christian Helmers

Innovation and Diffusion of Clean/Green Technology: Can Patent Commons Help?

w16844 Janet Currie
Michael Greenstone
Enrico Moretti

Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health

w16745 Randall Reback
Jonah Rockoff
Heather L. Schwartz

Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools Under NCLB

w16695 Joshua Graff Zivin
Matthew Neidell
Wolfram Schlenker

Water Quality Violations and Avoidance Behavior: Evidence from Bottled Water Consumption

w16667 Allan Drazen
Ethan Ilzetzki

Kosher Pork


2010
w16635 Alain de Janvry
Frederico Finan
Elisabeth Sadoulet

Local Electoral Incentives and Decentralized Program Performance

w16627 Klaas van 't Veld
Matthew J. Kotchen

Green Clubs

w16608 Grant D. Jacobsen
Matthew J. Kotchen
Michael P. Vandenbergh

The Behavioral Response to Voluntary Provision of an Environmental Public Good: Evidence from Residential Electricity Demand

w16606 Eric A. Hanushek
The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality

w16521 James A. Brander
Qianqian Du
Thomas F. Hellmann

The Effects of Government-Sponsored Venture Capital: International Evidence

w16373 James Andreoni
Justin M. Rao

The Power of Asking: How Communication Affects Selfishness, Empathy, and Altruism

w16372 James Andreoni
A. Abigail Payne

Is Crowding Out Due Entirely to Fundraising? Evidence from a Panel of Charities

w16349 Nicolai V. Kuminoff
V. Kerry Smith
Christopher Timmins

The New Economics of Equilibrium Sorting and its Transformational Role for Policy Evaluation

w16320 Efraim Benmelech
Claude Berrebi
Esteban F. Klor

Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism

w16298 Pascaline Dupas
Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Evidence from a Field Experiment

w16232 V. Kerry Smith
Carol Mansfield
H. Allen Klaiber

Do Citizens Want the Truth about Terrorist Threats Regardless of the Consequences?

w16207 Charles F. Manski
Policy Analysis with Incredible Certitude

w16196 Rachel Glennerster
Edward Miguel
Alexander Rothenberg

Collective Action in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities

w16180 James J. Heckman
Seong Hyeok Moon
Rodrigo Pinto
Peter Savelyev
Adam Yavitz

A New Cost-Benefit and Rate of Return Analysis for the Perry Preschool Program: A Summary

w16137 David N. Figlio
Deborah Fletcher

Suburbanization, Demographic Change and the Consequences for School Finance

w16112 John C. Ham
I. Serkan Ozbeklik
Lara Shore-Sheppard

Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of Medicaid Expansions on Take-up and Crowd-out

w16110 James J. Heckman
Building Bridges Between Structural and Program Evaluation Approaches to Evaluating Policy

w16057 H. Spencer Banzhaf
Randall P. Walsh

Segregation and Tiebout Sorting: Investigating the Link between Investments in Public Goods and Neighborhood Tipping

w16009 Isaac Ehrlich
Tetsuya Saito

Taxing Guns vs. Taxing Crime: An Application of the “Market for Offenses Model”

w15989 H. Allen Klaiber
V. Kerry Smith

Valuing Incremental Highway Capacity in a Network

w15967 Astrid Dannenberg
Andreas Lange
Bodo Sturm

On the Formation of Coalitions to Provide Public Goods - Experimental Evidence from the Lab

w15949 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement

w15925 Daniel J. Benjamin
James J. Choi
Geoffrey W. Fisher

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior

w15915 Eric A. Hanushek
Kuzey Yilmaz

Household Location and Schools in Metropolitan Areas with Heterogeneous Suburbs; Tiebout, Alonso, and Government Policy

w15877 Philip J. Cook
John MacDonald

Public Safety through Private Action: An economic assessment of BIDs, locks, and citizen cooperation

w15867 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

Sample Selectivity and the Validity of International Student Achievement Tests in Economic Research

w15816 Eric A. Hanushek
Steven G. Rivkin

Constrained Job Matching: Does Teacher Job Search Harm Disadvantaged Urban Schools?

w15705 Fernanda Brollo
Tommaso Nannicini
Roberto Perotti
Guido Tabellini

The Political Resource Curse

w15666 H. Spencer Banzhaf
B. Andrew Chupp

Heterogeneous Harm vs. Spatial Spillovers: Environmental Federalism and US Air Pollution

w15654 Nicole M. Baran
Paola Sapienza
Luigi Zingales

Can we infer social preferences from the lab? Evidence from the trust game


2009
w15614 Daniel Elfenbein
Raymond Fisman
Brian McManus

Reputation, Altruism, and the Benefits of Seller Charity in an Online Marketplace

w15559 Ernesto Dal Bó
Pedro Dal Bó

"Do the Right Thing:" The Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation

w15550 Francesco Caselli
Guy Michaels

Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

w15547 Eli Berman
Michael Callen
Joseph H. Felter
Jacob N. Shapiro

Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Iraq and the Philippines

w15543 Nicholas E. Burger
Charles D. Kolstad

Voluntary Public Goods Provision, Coalition Formation, and Uncertainty

w15465 Efraim Benmelech
Claude Berrebi
Esteban F. Klor

The Economic Cost of Harboring Terrorism

w15411 André C. Martínez Fritscher
Aldo Musacchio

Endowments, Fiscal Federalism, and the Cost of Capital for States: Evidence from Brazil, 1891-1930

w15366 Mary F. Evans
Christine Poulos
V. Kerry Smith

Who Counts in Evaluating the Effects of Air Pollution Policies on Households? Non-Market Valuation in the Presence of Dependencies

w15221 Benjamin A. Olken
Monica Singhal

Informal Taxation

w15172 Charles F. Manski
WHEN CONSENSUS CHOICE DOMINATES INDIVIDUALISM: Jensen's Inequality and Collective Decisions under Uncertainty

w15156 Arik Levinson
Valuing Public Goods Using Happiness Data: The Case of Air Quality

w15111 Roozbeh Hosseini
Larry E. Jones
Ali Shourideh

Risk Sharing, Inequality and Fertility

w15066 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

Schooling, Cognitive Skills, and the Latin American Growth Puzzle

w15064 Christina M. Fong
Erzo F.P. Luttmer

Do Race and Fairness Matter in Generosity? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Charity Experiment

w15056 Katherine Ho
Matthew Neidell

Equilibrium effects of public goods: The impact of community water fluoridation on dentists

w15004 Garth Heutel
Crowding Out and Crowding In of Private Donations and Government Grants

w14981 David Albouy
What Are Cities Worth? Land Rents, Local Productivity, and the Capitalization of Amenity Values

w14946 Michael Schwarz
Yuri Takhteyev

Half a Century of Public Software Institutions: Open Source as a Solution to Hold-Up Problem

w14941 Andreas Lange
Andrew Stocking

Charitable Memberships, Volunteering, and Discounts: Evidence from a Large-Scale Online Field Experiment

w14937 Claudio Ferraz
Frederico Finan

Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments

w14930 Andreas Lange
Andreas Löschel
Carsten Vogt
Andreas Ziegler

On the Self-interested Use of Equity in International Climate Negotiations

w14852 Caroline M. Hoxby
Sonali Murarka

Charter Schools in New York City: Who Enrolls and How They Affect Their Students' Achievement

w14742 Jonathan Guryan
Melissa Schettini Kearney

Is Lottery Gambling Addictive?

w14633 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Cognitive Skills, Economic Outcomes, and Causation


2008
w14622 B. Douglas Bernheim
Behavioral Welfare Economics

w14606 Eli Berman
Jacob N. Shapiro
Joseph H. Felter

Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

w14559 Michael A. Spencer
Stephen K. Swallow
Jason F. Shogren
John A. List

Rebate Rules in Threshold Public Good Provision

w14516 Stephanie Riegg Cellini
Fernando Ferreira
Jesse Rothstein

The Value of School Facilities: Evidence from a Dynamic Regression Discontinuity Design

w14472 David Albouy
Are Big Cities Bad Places to Live? Estimating Quality of Life across Metropolitan Areas

w14429 Matthew J. Kotchen
Laura E. Grant

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana

w14413 Anirban Basu
Wesley Yin
G. Caleb Alexander

The impact of Medicare Part D on Medicare-Medicaid Dual-eligible Beneficiaries' Prescription Utilization and Expenditures

w14406 Jessica Cohen
Pascaline Dupas

Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Malaria Prevention Experiment

w14365 Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Shakeeb Khan
Christopher Timmins

The Impact of Piped Water Provision on Infant Mortality in Brazil: A Quantile Panel Data Approach

w14326 Jonathan D. Ketcham
Kosali Simon

Medicare Part D's Effects on Elderly Drug Costs and Utilization

w14325 V. Kerry Smith
Carol Mansfield
Laurel Clayton

Valuing a Homeland Security Policy: Countermeasures for the Threats from Shoulder Mounted Missiles

w14319 Craig E. Landry
Andreas Lange
John A. List
Michael K. Price
Nicholas G. Rupp

Is a Donor in Hand Better than Two in the Bush? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

w14304 Aaron Strong
V. Kerry Smith

Reconsidering the Economics of Demand Analysis with Kinked Budget Constraints

w14296 Claudio Lucarelli
Jeffrey Prince
Kosali Simon

The Welfare Impact of Reducing Choice in Medicare Part D: A Comparison of Two Regulation Strategies

w14287 V. Kerry Smith
Carol Mansfield
Aaron Strong

Public or Private Production of Food Safety: What Do U.S. Consumers Want?

w14211 Eric A. Hanushek
Steven G. Rivkin

Harming the Best: How Schools Affect the Black-White Achievement Gap

w14170 Louis Kaplow
Optimal Policy with Heterogeneous Preferences

w13991 Richard G. Newell
William A. Pizer

Indexed Regulation

w13881 Sherry A. Glied
Health Care Financing, Efficiency, and Equity

w13827 Hanming Fang
Peter Norman

Toward an Efficiency Rationale for the Public Provision of Private Goods

w13797 Hanming Fang
Peter Norman

Optimal Provision of Multiple Excludable Public Goods

w13785 Radha Iyengar
Lindsay Sabik
Cindy Southworth
Sarah Tucker
Cynthia Fraser

50,000 People a Day: The Use of Federally Funded Services for Intimate Partner Violence

w13737 B. Douglas Bernheim
Antonio Rangel

Beyond Revealed Preference: Choice Theoretic Foundations for Behavioral Welfare Economics

w13728 Daniel Rondeau
John A. List

Matching and Challenge Gifts to Charity:Evidence from Laboratory and Natural Field Experiments

w13725 Eli Berman
David D. Laitin

Religion, Terrorism and Public Goods: Testing the Club Model


2007
w13643 Matthew J. Kotchen
Voluntary Provision of Public Goods for Bads: A Theory of Environmental Offsets

w13570 Ulrike Malmendier
Geoffrey Tate
Jonathan Yan

Corporate Financial Policies With Overconfident Managers

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

w13557 Janet Currie
Firouz Gahvari

Transfers in Cash and In Kind: Theory Meets the Data

w13524 Dennis N. Epple
Maria Marta Ferreyra

School Finance Reform: Assessing General Equilibrium Effects

w13459 John M. de Figueiredo
Brian S. Silverman

How Does the Government (Want to) Fund Science? Politics, Lobbying and Academic Earmarks

w13380 Ilyana Kuziemko
Going Off Parole: How the Elimination of Discretionary Prison Release Affects the Social Cost of Crime

w13348 Daniel M. Hungerman
Diversity and Crowd-out: A Theory of Cold-Glow Giving

w13323 Daniel M. Hungerman
Race and Charitable Church Activity

w13319 David de la Croix
Matthias Doepke

To Segregate or to Integrate: Education Politics and Democracy

w13236 Patrick Bayer
Fernando Ferreira
Robert McMillan

A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods

w13200 Marco Bassetto
Vadym Lepetyuk

Government Investment and the European Stability and Growth Pact

w13178 Olivier Deschênes
Michael Greenstone

Climate Change, Mortality, and Adaptation: Evidence from Annual Fluctuations in Weather in the US

w13187 Radha Iyengar
An Analysis of the Performance of Federal Indigent Defense Counsel

w13152 Jonathan Meer
Harvey S. Rosen

Altruism and the Child-Cycle of Alumni Giving

w13034 Jennifer Hunt
Bribery in Health Care in Peru and Uganda

w13008 Nicola Persico
José Carlos Rodríguez-Pueblita
Dan Silverman

Factions and Political Competition

w13002 Jedidiah Brewer
Robert Glennon
Alan Ker
Gary D. Libecap

Water Markets in the West: Prices, Trading, and Contractual Forms

w12992 John A. List
Field Experiments: A Bridge Between Lab and Naturally-Occurring Data

w12973 Jens Ludwig
Deborah A. Phillips

The Benefits and Costs of Head Start

w12960 Eric A. Hanushek
Kuzey Yilmaz

Schools and Location: Tiebout, Alonso, and Government Policy

w12911 Abhijit Banerjee
Lakshmi Iyer
Rohini Somanathan

Public Action for Public Goods

w12832 Eric A. Hanushek
Ludger Woessmann

The Role of School Improvement in Economic Development


2006
w12777 John A. List
Michael Margolis
Daniel E. Osgood

Is the Endangered Species Act Endangering Species?

w12748 Daron Acemoglu
Davide Ticchi
Andrea Vindigni

Emergence and Persistence of Inefficient States

w12737 Eric A. Hanushek
Victor Lavy
Kohtaro Hitomi

Do Students Care about School Quality? Determinants of Dropout Behavior in Developing Countries

w12651 Eric A. Hanushek
Steven G. Rivkin

School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap

w12535 Gilbert E. Metcalf
Jongsang Park

A Comment on The Role of Prices for Excludable Public Goods

w12523 Jeffrey L. Furman
Scott Stern

Climbing Atop the Shoulders of Giants: The Impact of Institutions on Cumulative Research

w12503 Howard Kunreuther
Mark Pauly

Rules Rather Than Discretion: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

w12449 Howard Kunreuther
Reflections on U.S. Disaster Insurance Policy for the 21st Century

w12446 David H. Krantz
Howard Kunreuther

Goals and Plans in Protective Decision Making

w12409 Jens Ludwig
Jeffrey R. Kling

Is Crime Contagious?

w12368 Justin McCrary
The Effect of Court-Ordered Hiring Quotas on the Composition and Quality of Police

w12338 Dean Karlan
John A. List

Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence From a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment

w12332 Gene M. Grossman
Elhanan Helpman

Separation of Powers and the Budget Process

w12239 Louis Kaplow
Discounting Dollars, Discounting Lives: Intergenerational Distributive Justice and Efficiency

w12228 Leonard Caruana
Hugh Rockoff

An Elephant in the Garden: The Allies, Spain, and Oil in World War II

w12070 Don Fullerton
Seung-Rae Kim

Environmental Investment and Policy with Distortionary Taxes and Endogenous Growth

w12047 Nora Gordon
Brian Knight

The Causes of Political Integration: An Application to School Districts

w11935 W. Kip Viscusi
Joel Huber

Hyperbolic Discounting of Public Goods

w11916 Orley Ashenfelter
Measuring the Value of a Statistical Life: Problems and Prospects


2005
w11802 Patrick Bayer
Robert McMillan

Choice and Competition in Local Education Markets

w11790 Michael Greenstone
Justin Gallagher

Does Hazardous Waste Matter? Evidence from the Housing Market and the Superfund Program

w11740 Eli Berman
David Laitin

Hard Targets: Theory and Evidence on Suicide Attacks

w11720 Stephen Calabrese
Dennis Epple
Thomas Romer
Holger Sieg

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

w11711 Esther Duflo
Rohini Pande

Dams

w11663 Eli Berman
Laurence R. Iannaccone

Religious Extremism: The Good, The Bad, and The Deadly

w11611 Craig Landry
Andreas Lange
John A. List
Michael K. Price
Nicholas G. Rupp

Toward an Understanding of the Economics of Charity: Evidence from a Field Experiment

w11595 Jennifer Hunt
Why Are Some Public Officials more Corrupt Than Others?

w11577 Jeffrey R. Kling
Jeffrey B. Liebman
Lawrence F. Katz

Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects

w11535 Roland Bénabou
Jean Tirole

Incentives and Prosocial Behavior

w11518 B. Douglas Bernheim
Antonio Rangel

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

w11453 Daniel S. Hamermesh
The Value of Peripatetic Economists: A Sesqui-Difference Evaluation of Bob Gregory

w11420 Leemore Dafny
David Dranove

Do Report Cards Tell Consumers Anything They Don't Already Know? The Case of Medicare HMOs

w11396 Gene M. Grossman
Elhanan Helpman

Party Discipline and Pork Barrel Politics

w11325 Eric P. Bettinger
Bridget Terry Long

Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?

w11252 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Steven G. Rivkin
Gregory F. Branch

Charter School Quality and Parental Decision Making With School Choice

w11154 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Daniel M. O'Brien
Steven G. Rivkin

The Market for Teacher Quality

w11140 Mihir A. Desai
Robert J. Yetman

Constraining Managers without Owners: Governance of the Not-for-Profit Enterprise

w11096 David Cutler
Grant Miller

Water, Water, Everywhere: Municipal Finance and Water Supply in American Cities

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
w10989 Jeffrey R. Brown
Amy Finkelstein

The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Insurance Market

w10965 Stanley Engerman
Kenneth L. Sokoloff

Digging the Dirt at Public Expense: Governance in the Building of the Erie Canal and Other Public Works

w10958 Andreas Lange
John A. List
Michael K. Price

Using Tontines to Finance Public Goods: Back to the Future?

w10884 Frank R. Lichtenberg
The Effect of Drug Vintage on Survival: Micro Evidence from Puerto Rico's Medicaid Program

w10879 Paul Willen
Igal Hendel
Joel Shapiro

Educational Opportunity and Income Inequality

w10871 Patrick Bayer
Fernando Ferreira
Robert McMillan

Tiebout Sorting, Social Multipliers and the Demand for School Quality

w10804 Christian A. L. Hilber
Christopher J. Mayer

Why Do Households Without Children Support Local Public Schools?

w10777 Jeffrey R. Kling
Jens Ludwig
Lawrence F. Katz

Neighborhood Effects on Crime for Female and Male Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment

w10511 David M. Cutler
Grant Miller

The Role of Public Health Improvements in Health Advances: The 20th Century United States

w10401 Orley Ashenfelter
Michael Greenstone

Estimating the Value of a Statistical Life: The Importance of Omitted Variables and Publication Bias

w10370 Eric Bettinger
Bridget Terry Long

Do College Instructors Matter? The Effects of Adjuncts and Graduate Assistants on Students' Interests and Success

w10369 Eric Bettinger
Bridget Terry Long

Shape Up or Ship Out: The Effects of Remediation on Students at Four-Year Colleges

w10229 Eric A. Hanushek
Some Simple Analytics of School Quality


2003
w10044 Wojciech Kopczuk
Tax Bases, Tax Rates and the Elasticity of Reported Income

w10004 Eli Berman
Hamas, Taliban and the Jewish Underground: An Economist's View of Radical Religious Militias

w9805 Felix Oberholzer-Gee
Joel Waldfogel
Matthew White

Social Learning and Coordination in High-Stakes Games: Evidence from Friend or Foe

w9748 Brian Knight
Parochial Interests and the Centralized Provision of Local Public Goods: Evidence from Congressional Voting on Transportation Projects

w9725 Manuel Trajtenberg
Defense R&D Policy in the Anti-terrorist Era

w9695 Steven Shavell
Economic Analysis of Property Law

w9693 Ann Dryden Witte
Magaly Queralt

Impacts of Eligibility Expansions and Provider Reimbursement Rate Increases on Child Care Subsidy Take-Up Rates, Welfare Use and Work

w9683 George M. Holmes
Jeff DeSimone
Nicholas G. Rupp

Does School Choice Increase School Quality?

w9629 Christian Gollier
Richard Zeckhauser

Collective Investment Decision Making with Heterogeneous Time Preferences

w9622 Louis Kaplow
Steven Shavell

Fairness Versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice

w9597 William A. Brock
M. Scott Taylor

The Kindergarten Rule of Sustainable Growth

w9409 Stephen Ansolabehere
John M. de Figueiredo
James M. Snyder

Why Is There So Little Money in Politics?


2002
w9394 Shin-Yi Chou
Jin-Tan Liu
James K. Hammitt

Health Insurance and Households' Precautionary Behaviors - An Unusual Natural Experiment

w9354 Dennis Epple
Richard Romano

Educational Vouchers and Cream Skimming

w9205 Christopher Jepsen
Steven Rivkin

What is the Tradeoff Between Smaller Classes and Teacher Quality?

w9200 Joel Slemrod
Peter Katuscak

Do Trust and Trustworthiness Pay Off?

w9195 Marie-Eve Lachance
Olivia S. Mitchell

Understanding Individual Account Guarantees

w9094 Orley Ashenfelter
Michael Greenstone

Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life

w9092 Olivia S. Mitchell
David McCarthy

Annuities for an Ageing World

w9088 Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Randy A. Ehrenberg
Christopher L. Smith
Liang Zhang

Why Do School District Budget Referenda Fail?

w9071 Eric A. Hanushek
The Long Run Importance of School Quality

w9054 Lisa Barrow
Cecilia Elena Rouse

Using Market Valuation to Assess Public School Spending

w9040 Eric A. Hanushek
The Failure of Input-based Schooling Policies

w9035 Amy Finkelstein
When Can Partial Public Insurance Produce Pareto Improvements?

w9031 Amy Finkelstein
The Interaction of Partial Public Insurance Programs and Residual Private Insurance Markets: Evidence from the U.S. Medicare Program

w8949 Eric A. Hanushek
Javier A. Luque

Efficiency and Equity in Schools around the World

w8921 Edward L. Glaeser
The Governance of Not-For-Profit Firms

w8893 Ann Witte
Magaly Queralt
Robert Witt
Harriet Griesinger

The Policy Context and Infant and Toddler Care in the Welfare Reform Era

w8886 Ann Dryden Witte
Magaly Queralt

Take-Up Rates and Trade Offs After the Age of Entitlement: Some Thoughts and Empirical Evidence for Child Care Subsidies

w8803 Eduardo Engel
Ronald Fischer
Alexander Galetovic

Highway Franchising and Real Estate Values

w8799 Eric A. Hanushek
Publicly Provided Education

w8741 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Steven G. Rivkin

New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement

w8709 Todd Sinai
Joel Waldfogel

Do Low-Income Housing Subsidies Increase Housing Consumption?


2001
w8615 Raghabendra Chattopadhyay
Esther Duflo

Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a India-Wide Randomized Policy Experiment

w8540 Brian R. Copeland
M. Scott Taylor

International Trade and the Environment: A Framework for Analysis

w8502 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Jacob M. Markman
Steven G. Rivkin

Does Peer Ability Affect Student Achievement?

w8479 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Steven G. Rivkin

Disruption versus Tiebout Improvement: The Costs and Benefits of Switching Schools

w8345 Jonathan Guryan
Desegregation and Black Dropout Rates

w8343 Joshua Angrist
Eric Bettinger
Erik Bloom
Elizabeth King
Michael Kremer

Vouchers for Private Schooling in Colombia: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment

w8288 Simeon Djankov
Caralee McLiesh
Tatiana Nenova
Andrei Shleifer

Who Owns the Media?

w8196 Joel Slemrod
Shlomo Yitzhaki

Integrating Expenditure and Tax Decisions: The Marginal Cost of Funds and the Marginal Benefit of Projects


2000
w8027 Alessandra Casella
Market Mechanisms for Policy Decisions: Tools for the European Union

w8026 Alessandra Casella
Games for Central Bankers: Markets v/s Politics in Public Policy Decisions

w7973 Lawrence F. Katz
Jeffrey R. Kling
Jeffrey B. Liebman

Moving to Opportunity in Boston: Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment

t0262 Arild Aakvik
James J. Heckman
Edward J. Vytlacil

Treatment Effects for Discrete Outcomes when Responses to Treatment Vary Among Observationally Identical Persons: An Application to Norwegian ...

t0259 James J. Heckman
Edward J. Vytlacil

Instrumental Variables, Selection Models, and Tight Bounds on the Average Treatment Effect

w7802 Dennis Epple
Richard Romano

Collective Choice and Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

w7744 Holger Sieg
V. Kerry Smith
H. Spencer Banzhaf
Randy Walsh

Estimating the General Equilibrium Benefits of Large Policy Changes: The Clean Air Act Revisited

w7657 Brian R. Copeland
M. Scott Taylor

Free Trade and Global Warming: A Trade Theory View of the Kyoto Protocol

w7538 Paul A. David
Bronwyn H. Hall

Heart of Darkness: Modeling Public-Private Funding Interactions Inside the R&D Black Box


1999
w7424 Joshua Angrist
Victor Lavy

New Evidence on Classroom Computers and Pupil Learning

w7198 Alan M. Garber
Advances in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Health Interventions

w7111 Raquel Fernandez
Richard Rogerson

Equity and Resources: An Analysis of Education Finance Systems

w7051 Louis Kaplow
Steven Shavell

Any Non-Individualistic Social Welfare Function Violates the Pareto Principle

w6881 James J. Heckman
Lance Lochner
Christopher Taber

General Equilibrium Cost Benefit Analysis of Education and Tax Policies


1998
w6836 Janet Currie
Patricia Reagan

Distance to Hospitals and Children's Access to Care: Is Being Closer Better, and for Whom?

w6739 James Andreoni
Arik Levinson

The Simple Analytics of the Environmental Kuznets Curve

w6691 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Steven G. Rivkin

Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement

w6690 Eric A. Hanushek
John F. Kain
Steven G. Rivkin

Does Special Education Raise Academic Achievement for Students with Disabilities?

w6689 Eduardo M.R.A. Engel
Ronald D. Fischer
Alexander Galetovic

Least-Present-Value-of-Revenue Auctions and Highway Franchising

w6542 James J. Heckman
Jeffrey A. Smith

Evaluating the Welfare State

w6527 Esel Y. Yazici
Robert Kaestner

Medicaid Expansions and The Crowding Out of Private Health Insurance

w6440 Alison F. DelRossi
Robert P. Inman

Changing the Price of Pork: The Impact of Local Cost Sharing on Legislators' Demand for Distributive Public Goods

w6364 Dani Rodrik
Democracies Pay Higher Wages


1997
w6144 Claudia Goldin
Lawrence F. Katz

Why the United States Led in Education: Lessons from Secondary School Expansion, 1910 to 1940

w6105 James J. Heckman
Jeffrey A. Smith

The Sensitivity of Experimental Impact Estimates: Evidence from the National JTPA Study

w6057 Steven T. Berry
Joel Waldfogel

Public Radio in the United States: Does It Correct Market Failure or Cannibalize Commercial Stations?


1996
w5677 James M. Poterba
Demographic Structure and the Political Economy of Public Education

w5478 James Adams
Zvi Griliches

Measuring Science: An Exploration


1995
w5369 Raquel Fernandez
Richard Rogerson

Education Finance Reform and Investment in Human Capital: Lessons from California

w5295 Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Mary E. Lovely

Scale Economies, Returns to Variety, and the Productivity of Public Infrastructure

w5082 David M. Cutler
Jonathan Gruber

Does Public Insurance Crowd Out Private Insurance?


1994
w4905 Thomas C. Kinnaman
Don Fullerton

How a Fee Per-Unit Garbage Affects Aggregate Recycling in a Model with Heterogeneous Households

w4883 Raquel Fernandez
Richard Rogerson

Income Distribution and Public Education: A Dynamic Quantitative Evaluation of School Finance Reform

w4852 Martin Feldstein
Jonathan Gruber

A Major Risk Approach to Health Insurance Reform


1993
w4566 Louis Kaplow
Should the Government's Allocation Branch be Concerned about the Distortionary Cost of Taxation and Distributive Effects?

w4425 Graciela Chichilnisky
Geoffrey Heal

Who Should Abate Carbon Emissions? An International Viewpoint

w4374 Don Fullerton
Thomas C. Kinnaman

Garbage, Recycling, and Illicit Burning or Dumping

w4300 David M. Cutler
The Incidence of Adverse Medical Outcomes Under Prospective Payments

w4283 David M. Cutler
Douglas W. Elmendorf
Richard J. Zeckhauser

Demographic Characteristics and the Public Bundle


1992
w4136 Alessandra Casella
Arbitration in International Trade

w4125 Richard Zeckhauser
Steve Coate
Stephen Johnson

Robin-Hooding Rents: Exploiting the Pecuniary Effects of In-Kind Programs


1991
w3887 M. Ishaq Nadiri
Theofanis P. Mamuneas

The Effects of Public Infrastructure and R&D Capital on the Cost Structure and Performance of U.S. Manufacturing Industries

w3842 Ernst R. Berndt
Bengt Hansson

Measuring the Contribution of Public Infrastructure Capital in Sweden


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