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NBER Papers in Development Economics


2015
w20891 Brian McCaig
Nina Pavcnik

Informal Employment in a Growing and Globalizing Low-income Country

w20885 Sara Lowes
Nathan Nunn
James A. Robinson
Jonathan Weigel

Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)

w20868 David Atkin
Azam Chaudhry
Shamyla Chaudry
Amit K. Khandelwal
Eric Verhoogen

Mark-up and Cost Dispersion across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys in Pakistan

w20854 B. Zorina Khan
Invisible Women: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Family Firms in France during Early Industrialization

w20853 B. Zorina Khan
Knowledge, Human Capital and Economic Development: Evidence from the British Industrial Revolution, 1750-1930

w20842 Taryn Dinkelman
Sam Schulhofer-Wohl

Migration, Congestion Externalities, and the Evaluation of Spatial Investments

w20841 Alberto Alesina
Michele Battisti
Joseph Zeira

Technology and Labor Regulations: Theory and Evidence

w20839 Giuseppe De Arcangelis
Majlinda Joxhe
David McKenzie
Erwin Tiongson
Dean Yang

Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment and New Product Take-up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome

w20821 Era Dabla-Norris
Yan Ji
Robert M. Townsend
D. Filiz Unsal

Distinguishing Constraints on Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality


2014
w20791 Martin Ravallion
Are the World’s Poorest Being Left Behind?

w20784 Esther Duflo
Pascaline Dupas
Michael Kremer

Education, HIV, and Early Fertility: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

w20773 Marinho Bertanha
Guido W. Imbens

External Validity in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs

w20770 Supreet Kaur
Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets

w20769 Joel M. David
Espen Henriksen
Ina Simonovska

The Risky Capital of Emerging Markets

w20764 Resul Cesur
Bahadir Dursun
Naci Mocan

The Impact of Education on Health and Health Behavior in a Middle-Income, Low-Education Country

w20763 Richard Akresh
German Daniel Caruso
Harsha Thirumurthy

Medium-Term Health Impacts of Shocks Experienced In Utero and After Birth: Evidence from Detailed Geographic Information on War Exposure

w20759 Emily Beam
David McKenzie
Dean Yang

Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines

w20750 Tatyana Deryugina
Solomon M. Hsiang

Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States

w20736 Michael Callen
Suresh De Mel
Craig McIntosh
Christopher Woodruff

What are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka

w20709 Pushkar Maitra
Sandip Mitra
Dilip Mookherjee
Alberto Motta
Sujata Visaria

Financing Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India

w20702 Daniel LaFave
Duncan Thomas

Extended Families and Child Well-being

w20699 Daniel LaFave
Duncan Thomas

Farms, Families, and Markets: New Evidence on Agricultural Labor Markets

w20697 Horacio A. Larreguy
John Marshall
James M. Snyder
Jr.

Revealing Malfeasance: How Local Media Facilitates Electoral Sanctioning of Mayors in Mexico

w20690 David Atkin
Amit K. Khandelwal
Adam Osman

Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial

w20686 John F. Helliwell
Haifang Huang
Shawn Grover
Shun Wang

Empirical Linkages between Good Government and National Well-being

w20669 Attila Ambrus
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Matt Elliott

Social Investments, Informal Risk Sharing, and Inequality

w20667 Nicholas Bloom
Renata Lemos
Raffaella Sadun
John Van Reenen

Does Management Matter in Schools

w20665 Daron Acemoglu
Tarek A. Hassan
Ahmed Tahoun

The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt's Arab Spring

w20653 Martha J. Bailey
Andrew Goodman-Bacon

The War on Poverty's Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans

w20636 Douglas A. Irwin
Adam Smith's "Tolerable Administration of Justice" and the Wealth of Nations

w20630 Kala Krishna
Lena Sheveleva

Wheat or Strawberries? Intermediated Trade with Limited Contracting.

w20627 Adnan Q. Khan
Asim I. Khwaja
Benjamin A. Olken

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors

w20624 Paul Carrillo
Dina Pomeranz
Monica Singhal

Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement

w20605 Catia Batista
Dan Silverman
Dean Yang

Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment

w20600 Lori Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert

Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

w20598 Marshall Burke
Solomon M. Hsiang
Edward Miguel

Climate and Conflict

w20586 Grant Miller
Kimberly Singer Babiarz

Family Planning: Program Effects

w20573 Lant Pritchett
Lawrence H. Summers

Asiaphoria Meets Regression to the Mean

w20552 Chris Bidner
Patrick Francois
Francesco Trebbi

A Theory of Minimalist Democracy

w20548 Mark Duggan
Craig Garthwaite
Aparajita Goyal

The Market Impacts of Pharmaceutical Product Patents in Developing Countries: Evidence from India

w20527 Horag Choi
Steven Lugauer
Nelson C. Mark

Precautionary Saving of Chinese and U.S. Households

w20522 Kate Ambler
Diego Aycinena
Dean Yang

Remittance Responses to Temporary Discounts: A Field Experiment among Central American Migrants

w20513 Stelios Michalopoulos
Elias Papaioannou

On the Ethnic Origins of African Development Chiefs and Pre-colonial Political Centralization

w20504 Alberto Alesina
Caterina Gennaioli
Stefania Lovo

Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia

w19942 Leslie A. Martin
Shanthi Nataraj
Ann Harrison

In with the Big, Out with the Small: Removing Small-Scale Reservations in India

w20482 Iqbal Dhaliwal
Rema Hanna

Deal with the Devil: The Successes and Limitations of Bureaucratic Reform in India

w20477 Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
Richard Hornbeck

(Measured) Profit is Not Welfare: Evidence from an Experiment on Bundling Microcredit and Insurance

w20474 Oded Galor
Marc Klemp

The Biocultural Origins of Human Capital Formation

w20467 Richard Hornbeck
Daniel Keniston

Creative Destruction: Barriers to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872

w20465 Michael R. Carter
Rachid Laajaj
Dean Yang

Subsidies and the Persistence of Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

w20463 Andrés Moya
Michael Carter

Violence and the Formation of Hopelessness and Pessimistic Prospects of Upward Mobility in Colombia

w20458 Erzo F.P. Luttmer
Monica Singhal

Tax Morale

w20455 Brian McCaig
Nina Pavcnik

Export Markets and Labor Allocation in a Low-income Country

w20448 Jenna Nobles
Elizabeth Frankenberg
Duncan Thomas

The Effects of Mortality on Fertility: Population Dynamics after a Natural Disaster

w20438 Oded Galor
Ömer Özak

The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

w20429 Xiao Yu Wang
Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go? Endogenous Insurance and Informal Relationships

w20422 Abhijit Banerjee
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Esther Duflo
Matthew O. Jackson

Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in a Social Network

w20414 Bryan S. Graham
Methods of Identification in Social Networks

w20412 Nancy Qian
Making Progress on Foreign Aid

w20404 Hugo A. Hopenhayn
On the Measure of Distortions

w20388 Suresh Naidu
Yaw Nyarko
Shing-Yi Wang

Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates

w20387 Lori Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert
Christopher Udry

Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

w20383 Rachel Heath
A. Mushfiq Mobarak

Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women

w20380 Seema Jayachandran
The Roots of Gender Inequality in Developing Countries

w20379 John Komlos
Has Creative Destruction Become More Destructive?

w20357 Raluca E. Dragusanu
Daniele Giovannucci
Nathan Nunn

The Economics of Fair Trade

w20352 Solomon M. Hsiang
Amir S. Jina

The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth: Evidence From 6,700 Cyclones

w20344 Sean Lewis-Faupel
Yusuf Neggers
Benjamin A. Olken
Rohini Pande

Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence From Public Works in India and Indonesia

w20341 Bryan S. Graham
An Empirical Model of Network Formation: Detecting Homophily When Agents Are Heterogenous

w20340 Joel M. David
Hugo A. Hopenhayn
Venky Venkateswaran

Information, Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity

w20338 Martin Ravallion
An Exploration of the International Comparison Program's New Global Economic Landscape

w20327 Kenneth Lee
Eric Brewer
Carson Christiano
Francis Meyo
Edward Miguel
Matthew Podolsky
Javier Rosa
Catherine Wolfram

Barriers to Electrification for "Under Grid" Households in Rural Kenya

w20318 Brigitte C. Madrian
Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design

w20315 Sylvain Chassang
Gerard Padró i Miquel

Corruption, Intimidation, and Whistle-blowing: a Theory of Inference from Unverifiable Reports

w20309 Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Horacio Larreguy

Social Structure and Institutional Design: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field

w20304 Orazio Attanasio
Britta Augsburg

Holy Cows or Cash Cows?

w20302 David I. Levine
Dean Yang

The Impact of Rainfall on Rice Output in Indonesia

w20299 Karthik Muralidharan
Jishnu Das
Alaka Holla
Aakash Mohpal

The Fiscal Cost of Weak Governance: Evidence from Teacher Absence in India

w20276 Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Matthew O. Jackson

Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models

w20275 Weerachart T. Kilenthong
Robert M. Townsend

A Market Based Solution to Price Externalities: A Generalized Framework

w20272 Seema Jayachandran
Fertility Decline and Missing Women

w20262 Kate Ambler
Diego Aycinena
Dean Yang

Channeling Remittances to Education: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador

w20261 Santosh Anagol
Thomas Fujiwara

The Runner-Up Effect

w20259 Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Cynthia Kinnan
Horacio Larreguy

Social Networks as Contract Enforcement: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field

w20258 Stephen Chaudoin
Zachary Peskowitz
Christopher Stanton

Beyond Zeroes and Ones: The Intensity and Dynamics of Civil Conflict

w20244 Angus Deaton
Bettina Aten

Trying to Understand the PPPs in ICP2011: Why are the Results so Different?

w20239 Felipe Kast
Dina Pomeranz

Saving More to Borrow Less: Experimental Evidence from Access to Formal Savings Accounts in Chile

w20213 Oeindrila Dube
Suresh Naidu

Bases, Bullets and Ballots: the Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia

w20218 Günther Fink
B. Kelsey Jack
Felix Masiye

Seasonal Credit Constraints and Agricultural Labor Supply: Evidence from Zambia

w20216 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

The Dictator's Inner Circle

w20214 Matthias Doepke
Fabrizio Zilibotti

Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission

w20205 Rafael La Porta
Andrei Shleifer

Informality and Development

w20188 Dani Rodrik
An African Growth Miracle?

w20173 Joshua D. Angrist
Erich Battistin
Daniela Vuri

In a Small Moment: Class Size and Moral Hazard in the Mezzogiorno

w20172 Gharad Bryan
Shyamal Chowdhury
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Under-investment in a Profitable Technology: The Case of Seasonal Migration in Bangladesh

w20170 Greg Fischer
Dean Karlan
Margaret McConnell
Pia Raffler

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

w20153 Leonardo Bursztyn
Michael Callen
Bruno Ferman
Syed Ali Hasanain
Noam Yuchtman

A Revealed Preference Approach to the Elicitation of Political Attitudes: Experimental Evidence on Anti-Americanism in Pakistan

w20144 Bruno Crépon
Florencia Devoto
Esther Duflo
William Pariente

Estimating the Impact of Microcredit on Those Who Take It Up: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Morocco

w20139 Ariel BenYishay
A. Mushfiq Mobarak

Social Learning and Communication

w20135 Julian C. Jamison
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs

w20129 Massimo Morelli
Dominic Rohner

Resource Concentration and Civil Wars

w20121 Murillo Campello
Rafael Perez Ribas
Yan Wang

Is the Stock Market Just a Side Show? Evidence from a Structural Reform

w20107 Peter Temin
Economic History and Economic Development: New Economic History in Retrospect and Prospect

w20112 Davide Cantoni
Yuyu Chen
David Y. Yang
Noam Yuchtman
Y. Jane Zhang

Curriculum and Ideology

w20102 Nicholas Bloom
Renata Lemos
Raffaella Sadun
Daniela Scur
John Van Reenen

The New Empirical Economics of Management

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

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

w20091 Daniel Bennett
Wesley Yin

The Market for High-Quality Medicine

w20090 Raymond Fisman
Yongxiang Wang

Corruption in Chinese Privatizations

w20089 Raymond Fisman
Yasushi Hamao
Yongxiang Wang

Nationalism and Economic Exchange: Evidence from Shocks to Sino-Japanese Relations

w20086 Robert Townsend
Weerachart Kilenthong

Segregated Security Exchanges with Ex Ante Rights to Trade: A Market-Based Solution to Collateral-Constrained Externalities

w20079 Dave Donaldson
Arnaud Costinot
Cory B. Smith

Evolving Comparative Advantage and the Impact of Climate Change in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from 1.7 Million Fields around the World

w20067 Nicolás Ajzenman
Sebastian Galiani
Enrique Seira

On the Distributive Costs of Drug-Related Homicides

w20064 Daron Acemoglu
Simon Johnson

Disease and Development: A Reply to Bloom, Canning, and Fink

w20060 Daron Acemoglu
Localized and Biased Technologies: Atkinson and Stiglitz's New View, Induced Innovations, and Directed Technological Change

w20057 Mark Rosenzweig
Junsen Zhang

Co-residence, Life-Cycle Savings and Inter-generational Support in Urban China

w20054 Matias Busso
Sebastian Galiani

The Causal Effect of Competition on Prices and Quality: Evidence from a Field Experiment

w20050 Abhijit Banerjee
Xin Meng
Tommaso Porzio
Nancy Qian

Aggregate Fertility and Household Savings: A General Equilibrium Analysis using Micro Data

w20047 Dean Karlan
Daniel H. Wood

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

w20024 Nava Ashraf
Diego Aycinena
Claudia Martinez
Dean Yang

Savings in Transnational Households: A Field Experiment among Migrants from El Salvador

w20004 Daron Acemoglu
Suresh Naidu
Pascual Restrepo
James A. Robinson

Democracy Does Cause Growth

w19999 Karthik Muralidharan
Paul Niehaus
Sandip Sukhtankar

Building State Capacity: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India

w19995 Sebastian Galiani
Iván Torre
Gustavo Torrens

Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent but Related Natural Experiments

w19994 Oleg Itskhoki
Benjamin Moll

Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions

w19978 Garance Genicot
Siwan Anderson

Suicide and Property Rights in India

w19977 Hunt Allcott
Allan Collard-Wexler
Stephen D. O'Connell

How Do Electricity Shortages Affect Productivity? Evidence from India

w19976 Garance Genicot
Debraj Ray

Aspirations and Inequality

w19974 Yongheng Deng
Xin Liu
Shang-Jin Wei

One Fundamental and Two Taxes: When Does a Tobin Tax Reduce Financial Price Volatility?

w19966 Chang-Tai Hsieh
Benjamin A. Olken

The Missing "Missing Middle"

w19951 Nicholas Bloom
Paul M. Romer
Stephen J. Terry
John Van Reenen

Trapped Factors and China's Impact on Global Growth

w19950 Timothy N. Bond
Kevin Lang

The Sad Truth About Happiness Scales

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

Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

w19943 Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens
Maria Lucia Yanguas

The Political Coase Theorem: Experimental Evidence

w19933 Daron Acemoglu
Francisco Gallego
James A. Robinson

Institutions, Human Capital and Development

w19929 Amar Hamoudi
Duncan Thomas

Endogenous Co-residence and Program Incidence: South Africa's Old Age Pension

w19924 Alan M. Taylor
The Argentina Paradox: Microexplanations and Macropuzzles

w19901 Serguey Braguinsky
Atsushi Ohyama
Tetsuji Okazaki
Chad Syverson

Acquisitions, Productivity, and Profitability: Evidence from the Japanese Cotton Spinning Industry

w19898 Jun Wang
John Whalley

Are Chinese Markets for Manufactured Products More Competitive than in the US?: A Comparison of China -US Industrial Concentration Ratios

w19893 Emi Nakamura
Jón Steinsson
Miao Liu

Are Chinese Growth and Inflation Too Smooth? Evidence from Engel Curves

w19888 Matthias Doepke
Michèle Tertilt

Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?

w19878 Jeffrey E. Harris
Ana Inés Balsa
Patricia Triunfo

Tobacco Control Campaign in Uruguay: Impact on Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy

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

Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India

w19863 Dean Karlan
Leigh L. Linden

Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

w19862 Philip J. Cook
Kenneth Dodge
George Farkas
Roland G. Fryer
Jr
Jonathan Guryan
Jens Ludwig
Susan Mayer
Harold Pollack
Laurence Steinberg

The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

w19855 John F. Helliwell
Shun Wang
Jinwen Xu

How Durable are Social Norms? Immigrant Trust and Generosity in 132 Countries

w19849 Rajshri Jayaraman
Debraj Ray
Francis de Vericourt

Productivity Response to a Contract Change

w19840 Anusha Chari
Peter Blair Henry

Two Tales of Adjustment: East Asian Lessons for European Growth

w19839 Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
George L. Wehby
Sarah Lewis
Luisa Zuccolo

Alcohol Exposure In Utero and Child Academic Achievement

w19831 Maxim Pinkovskiy
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Lights, Camera,... Income!: Estimating Poverty Using National Accounts, Survey Means, and Lights

w19827 Manuela Angelucci
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

w19825 Raymond P. Guiteras
B. Kelsey Jack

Incentives, Selection and Productivity in Labor Markets: Evidence from Rural Malawi

w19811 Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Mark Rosenzweig

Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium

w19808 Mark R. Rosenzweig
Christopher Udry

Rainfall Forecasts, Weather and Wages over the Agricultural Production Cycle

w19805 Ganesh Seshan
Dean Yang

Motivating Migrants: A Field Experiment on Financial Decision-Making in Transnational Households

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

w19786 Geert Bekaert
Campbell R. Harvey
Christian T. Lundblad
Stephan Siegel

Political Risk Spreads

w19775 Sebastian Galiani
Paul Gertler
Rosangela Bando

Non-Contributory Pensions


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