NBER Papers in Development Economics

w21741 Mark M. Pitt
Mark R. Rosenzweig
Nazmul Hassan

Identifying the Cost of a Public Health Success: Arsenic Well Water Contamination and Productivity in Bangladesh

w21740 Orazio Attanasio
Costas Meghir
Emily Nix

Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India

w21734 Charles Yuji Horioka
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara
Takaaki Nomoto

Explaining Foreign Holdings of Asia's Debt Securities: The Feldstein-Horioka Paradox Revisited

w21720 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Goods Provision

w21718 Orazio Attanasio
Elena Pastorino

Nonlinear Pricing in Village Economies

w21717 Ingvild Almås
Alex Armand
Orazio Attanasio
Pedro Carneiro

Measuring and Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers

w21715 Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge
Kjetil Bjorvatn
Simon Galle
Edward Miguel
Daniel N. Posner
Bertil Tungodden
Kelly Zhang

How Strong are Ethnic Preferences?

w21712 Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal
Geoffrey Heal

Host-MNC Relations in Resource-Rich Countries

w21699 Isaac Ehrlich
Jinyoung Kim

Immigration, Human Capital Formation and Endogenous Economic Growth

w21697 Shari Eli
Nicholas Li

Caloric Requirements and Food Consumption Patterns of the Poor

w21690 Murillo Campello
Mauricio Larrain

Enlarging the Contracting Space: Collateral Menus, Access to Credit, and Economic Activity

w21685 Joachim De Weerdt
Garance Genicot
Alice Mesnard

Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks

w21683 Hanming Fang
Rongzhu Ke
Li-An Zhou

Rosca Meets Formal Credit Market

w21677 Quy-Toan Do
Andrei A. Levchenko
Claudio Raddatz

Comparative Advantage, International Trade, and Fertility

w21657 Keting Shen
Jing Wang
John Whalley

Measuring Changes in the Bilateral Technology Gaps between China, India and the U.S. 1979 - 2008

w21634 Ross Levine
Chen Lin
Lai Wei

Insider Trading and Innovation

w21631 Miguel Sarzosa
Sergio Urzúa

Bullying among Adolescents: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills

w21623 Abhijit Banerjee
Policies for a Better-fed World

w21622 Cristina Cattaneo
Giovanni Peri

The Migration Response to Increasing Temperatures

w21619 Olivier Blanchard
Jonathan D. Ostry
Atish R. Ghosh
Marcos Chamon

Are Capital Inflows Expansionary or Contractionary? Theory, Policy Implications, and Some Evidence

w21611 Leonardo Bursztyn
Stefano Fiorin
Daniel Gottlieb
Martin Kanz

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card

w21607 Adriana Kugler
Maurice Kugler
Juan Saavedra
Luis Omar Herrera Prada

Long-term Direct and Spillover Effects of Job Training: Experimental Evidence from Colombia

w21595 Diego A. Comin
Danial Lashkari
Martí Mestieri

Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price Effects

w21555 Chadwick C. Curtis
Steven Lugauer
Nelson C. Mark

Demographics and Aggregate Household Saving in Japan, China, and India

w21551 Michael L. Anderson
Fangwen Lu
Yiran Zhang
Jun Yang
Ping Qin

Superstitions, Street Traffic, and Subjective Well-Being

w21543 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

Workfare and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from India

w21540 Sharun Mukand
Dani Rodrik

The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy

w21517 Ben Gillen
Erik Snowberg
Leeat Yariv

Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study

w21511 Siwan Anderson
Debraj Ray

Missing Unmarried Women

w21506 Stelios Michalopoulos
Alireza Naghavi
Giovanni Prarolo

Islam, Inequality and Pre-Industrial Comparative Development

w21505 David McKenzie
Christopher Woodruff

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

w21468 Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Horacio Larreguy
Juan Pablo Xandri

Testing Models of Social Learning on Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field

w21459 Rajeev Dehejia
Cristian Pop-Eleches
Cyrus Samii

From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment

w21447 Christopher Blattman
Julian C. Jamison
Tricia Koroknay-Palicz
Katherine Rodrigues
Margaret Sheridan

Measuring the Measurement Error: A Method to Qualitatively Validate Survey Data

w21440 Taryn Dinkelman
Long Run Health Repercussions of Drought Shocks: Evidence from South African Homelands

w21439 David Atkin
Dave Donaldson

Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-national Trade Costs

w21434 Raymond P. Guiteras
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention

w21429 Diva Dhar
Tarun Jain
Seema Jayachandran

Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Attitudes: Evidence from India

w21428 Sarah Baird
Joan Hamory Hicks
Michael Kremer
Edward Miguel

Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment

w21419 Sharon Barnhardt
Erica Field
Rohini Pande

Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India

w21417 David Atkin
Azam Chaudhry
Shamyla Chaudry
Amit K. Khandelwal
Eric Verhoogen

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan

w21414 B. Kelsey Jack
Paulina Oliva
Christopher Severen
Elizabeth Walker
Samuel Bell

Technology Adoption Under Uncertainty: Take-Up and Subsequent Investment in Zambia

w21411 David E. Bloom
Michael Kuhn
Klaus Prettner

The Contribution of Female Health to Economic Development

w21410 Jean-Pascal Bassino
Marion Dovis
John Komlos

Biological Well-Being in Late 19th Century Philippines

w21405 Jishnu Das
Alaka Holla
Aakash Mohpal
Karthik Muralidharan

Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India

w21397 Anton Cheremukhin
Mikhail Golosov
Sergei Guriev
Aleh Tsyvinski

The Economy of People’s Republic of China from 1953

w21394 Martin Ravallion
Inequality when Effort Matters

w21390 Orazio Attanasio
Arlen Guarín
Carlos Medina
Costas Meghir

Long Term Impacts of Vouchers for Vocational Training: Experimental Evidence for Colombia

w21375 B. Zorina Khan
Inventing Prizes: A Historical Perspective on Innovation Awards and Technology Policy

w21361 Pablo Celhay
Paul Gertler
Paula Giovagnoli
Christel Vermeersch

Long Run Effects of Temporary Incentives on Medical Care Productivity

w21360 Stefano DellaVigna
Eliana La Ferrara

Economic and Social Impacts of the Media

w21339 Pascaline Dupas
Anthony Keats
Jonathan Robinson

The Effect of Savings Accounts on Interpersonal Financial Relationships: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Kenya

w21324 Rebecca Dizon-Ross
Pascaline Dupas
Jonathan Robinson

Governance and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies

w21314 Cynthia Kinnan
Shing-Yi Wang
Yongxiang Wang

Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households

w21310 Christopher Blattman
Eric P. Green
Julian C. Jamison
M. Christian Lehmann
Jeannie Annan

The Returns to Microenterprise Support Among the Ultra-Poor: A Field Experiment in Post-War Uganda

w21309 Garance Genicot
Two-sided Altruism and Signaling

w21302 Renfu Luo
Grant Miller
Scott Rozelle
Sean Sylvia
Marcos Vera-Hernández

Can Bureaucrats Really Be Paid Like CEOs? School Administrator Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China

w21300 Justine Hastings
Christopher A. Neilson
Seth D. Zimmerman

The Effects of Earnings Disclosure on College Enrollment Decisions

w21295 Eric A. Hanushek
Jens Ruhose
Ludger Woessmann

Human Capital Quality and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States

w21292 Sebastian Galiani
Marcela Meléndez
Camila Navajas

On the Effect of the Costs of Operating Formally: New Experimental Evidence

w21289 Christopher Blattman
Jeannie Annan

Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State

w21283 Barbara M. Fraumeni
Choosing a Human Capital Measure: Educational Attainment Gaps and Rankings

w21277 Elizabeth Frankenberg
Jessica Y. Ho
Duncan Thomas

Biological Health Risks and Economic Development

w21274 Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens

The Political Economy of Trade and Labor Mobility in a Ricardian World

w21266 Raymond Fisman
Yongxiang Wang

The Mortality Cost of Political Connections

w21263 Marcella Alsan
Claudia Goldin

Watersheds in Infant Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1915

w21244 Chun Chang
Kaiji Chen
Daniel F. Waggoner
Tao Zha

Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy

w21237 Sebastian Galiani
Ivan Torre
Gustavo Torrens

International Organizations and Structural Reforms

w21219 Claudio Ferraz
Frederico Finan
Dimitri Szerman

Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics

w21213 Ewout Frankema
Jeffrey Williamson
Pieter Woltjer

An Economic Rationale for the African Scramble: The Commercial Transition and the Commodity Price Boom of 1845-1885

w21204 Christopher Blattman
Julian C. Jamison
Margaret Sheridan

Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia

w21202 Francesco Trebbi
Eric Weese

Insurgency and Small Wars: Estimation of Unobserved Coalition Structures

w21184 Michael Geruso
Dean Spears

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality

w21180 Michael Callen
Saad Gulzar
Ali Hasanain
Yasir Khan
Arman Rezaee

Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan

w21176 David Atkin
Benjamin Faber
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico

w21171 Jason M. Lindo
María Padilla-Romo

Kingpin Approaches to Fighting Crime and Community Violence: Evidence from Mexico's Drug War

w21169 Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar

Social Networks, Reputation and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitors Experiment

w21148 Amrita Ahuja
Sarah Baird
Joan Hamory Hicks
Michael Kremer
Edward Miguel
Shawn Powers

When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

w21132 Marcel Fafchamps
Simon R. Quinn

Networks and Manufacturing Firms in Africa: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment

w21127 Marcel Fafchamps
Ruth Vargas Hill

Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

w21119 Geoffrey Heal
Jisung Park

Goldilocks Economies? Temperature Stress and the Direct Impacts of Climate Change

w21111 Martin Ravallion
Shaohua Chen

Benefit Incidence with Incentive Effects, Measurement Errors and Latent Heterogeneity: A Case Study for China

w21107 Francisco J. Buera
Joseph P. Kaboski
Yongseok Shin

Entrepreneurship and Financial Frictions: A Macro-Development Perspective

w21105 Roland Bénabou
Davide Ticchi
Andrea Vindigni

Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth

w21098 Sebastian Galiani
Paul J. Gertler
Raimundo Undurraga

The Half-Life of Happiness: Hedonic Adaptation in the Subjective Well-Being of Poor Slum Dwellers to a Large Improvement in Housing

w21093 Erica Field
Seema Jayachandran
Rohini Pande
Natalia Rigol

Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?

w21084 Marcel Fafchamps
Simon Quinn


w21079 Cemal Eren Arbatli
Quamrul H. Ashraf
Oded Galor

The Nature of Conflict

w21068 James Berry
Dean Karlan
Menno Pradhan

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

w21063 Pedro Carneiro
Oswald Koussihouèdé
Nathalie Lahire
Costas Meghir
Corina Mommaerts

Decentralizing Education Resources: School Grants in Senegal

w21061 Eli Berman
Aila M. Matanock

The Empiricists' Insurgency

w21058 Gerard Padró i Miquel
Nancy Qian
Yiqing Xu
Yang Yao

Making Democracy Work: Culture, Social Capital and Elections in China

w21041 Arthur Alik-Lagrange
Martin Ravallion

Inconsistent Policy Evaluation: A Case Study for a Large Workfare Program

w21036 Seema Jayachandran
Rohini Pande

Why Are Indian Children So Short?

w21033 Denis Chetverikov
Bradley Larsen
Christopher Palmer

IV Quantile Regression for Group-level Treatments, with an Application to the Distributional Effects of Trade

w21029 Brian McCaig
Margaret S. McMillan
Iñigo Verduzco-Gallo
Keith Jefferis

Stuck in the Middle? Structural Change and Productivity Growth in Botswana

w21018 Xinshen Diao
Margaret McMillan

Toward an Understanding of Economic Growth in Africa: A Re-Interpretation of the Lewis Model

w21012 Michael Kremer
Christopher Snyder

Preventives Versus Treatments

w21006 Chang-Tai Hsieh
Zheng (Michael) Song

Grasp the Large, Let Go of the Small: The Transformation of the State Sector in China

w20997 Paul Gertler
Manisha Shah
Maria Laura Alzua
Lisa Cameron
Sebastian Martinez
Sumeet Patil

How Does Health Promotion Work? Evidence From The Dirty Business of Eliminating Open Defecation

w20995 María José Abud Sittler
Bronwyn Hall
Christian Helmers

An Empirical Analysis of Primary and Secondary Pharmaceutical Patents in Chile

w20986 Thomas Joseph
Yaw Nyarko
Shing-Yi Wang

Asymmetric Information and Remittances: Evidence from Matched Administrative Data

w20971 Greg Fischer
Dean Karlan

The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth

w20965 Orazio Attanasio
Sarah Cattan
Emla Fitzsimons
Costas Meghir
Marta Rubio-Codina

Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Colombia

w20957 Jennifer N. Carpenter
Fangzhou Lu
Robert F. Whitelaw

The Real Value of China's Stock Market

w20956 Sule Alan
Mehmet Cemalcılar
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-on: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

w20953 Paul Frijters
Tao Sherry Kong
Elaine M. Liu

Who Is Coming to the Artefactual Field Experiment? Participation Bias among Chinese Rural Migrants

w20946 Lasse Brune
Xavier Giné
Jessica Goldberg
Dean Yang

Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi

w20945 B. Zorina Khan
‘To Have and Have Not’: Are Rich Litigious Plaintiffs Favored in Court?

w20936 María Victoria Anauati
Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens
Brian Feld

Collective Action: Experimental Evidence

w20935 Dani Rodrik
Premature Deindustrialization

w20923 Abhijit Banerjee
Rema Hanna
Jordan C. Kyle
Benjamin A. Olken
Sudarno Sumarto

The Power of Transparency: Information, Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia

w20917 Joshua Aizenman
Yothin Jinjarak
Donghyun Park

Financial Development and Output Growth in Developing Asia and Latin America: A Comparative Sectoral Analysis

w20915 Jeffrey G. Williamson
Latin American Inequality: Colonial Origins, Commodity Booms, or a Missed 20th Century Leveling?

w20912 Rafael Dix-Carneiro
Brian K. Kovak

Trade Liberalization and the Skill Premium: A Local Labor Markets Approach

w20911 Huailu Li
Kevin Lang
Kaiwen Leong

Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore

w20908 Rafael Dix-Carneiro
Brian K. Kovak

Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence From 25 Years of Brazilian Matched Employer-Employee Data

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, TFP, and Inequality

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

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
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 econometric model of link formation with degree heterogeneity

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
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