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2016
w22895 B. Kelsey Jack
Grant Smith

Charging Ahead: Prepaid Electricity Metering in South Africa
w22869 Diego Daruich
William Easterly
Ariell Reshef

The Surprising Instability of Export Specializations
w22854 Shang-Jin Wei
Zhuan Xie
Xiaobo Zhang

From "Made in China" to "Innovated in China": Necessity, Prospect, and Challenges
w22871 Karen Macours
Renos Vakis

Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End: Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investment in Children
w22818 Joanna Lahey
Ryan Beasley

Technical Aspects of Correspondence Studies
w22803 Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
Clement Imbert
Santhosh Mathew
Rohini Pande

E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India
w22804 Matilde Bombardini
Bingjing Li

Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China
w22809 Pedro Bento
Diego Restuccia

Misallocation, Establishment Size, and Productivity
w22777 Jean-Paul Carvalho
Christian Dippel

Elite Identity and Political Accountability: A Tale of Ten Islands
w22788 Sebastian Galiani
Laura Jaitman
Federico Weinschelbaum

Crime and Durable Goods
w22746 Abhijit Banerjee
Rukmini Banerji
James Berry
Esther Duflo
Harini Kannan
Shobhini Mukherji
Marc Shotland
Michael Walton

Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of "Teaching at the Right Level" in India
w22766 Rachel Heath
Seema Jayachandran

The Causes and Consequences of Increased Female Education and Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries
w22764 Minahil Asim
Thomas Dee

Mobile Phones, Civic Engagement, and School Performance in Pakistan
w22714 Munenobu Ikegami
Michael R. Carter
Christopher B. Barrett
Sarah A. Janzen

Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox
w22715 Sari Pekkala Kerr
William Kerr
Çaǧlar Özden
Christopher Parsons

Global Talent Flows
w22719 Marina Bassi
Costas Meghir
Ana Reynoso

Education Quality and Teaching Practices
w22724 Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens

Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution
w22686 William Jack
Michael Kremer
Joost de Laat
Tavneet Suri

Borrowing Requirements, Credit Access, and Adverse Selection: Evidence from Kenya
w22702 Jing Cai
Alain de Janvry
Elisabeth Sadoulet

Subsidy Policies and Insurance Demand
w22661 Travis J. Lybbert
Bruce Wydick

Hope as Aspirations, Agency, and Pathways: Poverty Dynamics and Microfinance in Oaxaca, Mexico
w22670 M. Caridad Araujo
Mariano Bosch
Norbert Schady

Can Cash Transfers Help Households Escape an Inter-Generational Poverty Trap?
w22674 Francisco J. Buera
Joseph P. Kaboski
Yongseok Shin

Taking Stock of the Evidence on Micro-Financial Interventions
w22683 Christopher Blattman
Stefan Dercon

Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work
w22633 Dean Karlan
Jake Kendall
Rebecca Mann
Rohini Pande
Tavneet Suri
Jonathan Zinman

Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services
w22640 Michael Levere
Gayatri Acharya
Prashant Bharadwaj

The Role of Information and Cash Transfers on Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Nepal
w22653 Filipe Campante
David Yanagizawa-Drott

Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links
w22657 Eric A. Hanushek
Guido Schwerdt
Simon Wiederhold
Ludger Woessmann

Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills
w22622 Gordon Hanson
Craig McIntosh

Is The Mediterranean The New Rio Grande? US And EU Immigration Pressures In The Long Run
w22620 Kayleigh Barnes
Arnab Mukherji
Patrick Mullen
Neeraj Sood

Financial Risk Protection from Social Health Insurance
w22621 Francis DiTraglia
Camilo García-Jimeno

A Framework for Eliciting, Incorporating, and Disciplining Identification Beliefs in Linear Models
w22626 Paulo Santos
Christopher B. Barrett

Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On the Roles of Risk and Ability
w22628 Michael R. Carter
Emilia Tjernström
Patricia Toledo

Heterogeneous Impact Dynamics of a Rural Business Development Program in Nicaragua
w22595 Angus Deaton
Nancy Cartwright

Understanding and Misunderstanding Randomized Controlled Trials
w22588 Sebastian Galiani
Nadya Hajj
Pablo Ibarraran
Nandita Krishnaswamy
Patrick J. McEwan

Electoral reciprocity in programmatic redistribution: Experimental Evidence
w22591 Shari Eli
Laura Salisbury
Allison Shertzer

Migration Responses to Conflict: Evidence from the Border of the American Civil War
w22601 John F. Helliwell
Aneta Bonikowska
Hugh Shiplett

Migration as a Test of the Happiness Set Point Hypothesis: Evidence from Immigration to Canada
w22602 Debraj Ray
Arthur Robson

Certified Random: A New Order for Co-Authorship
w22556 Kirk Hamilton
John F. Helliwell
Michael Woolcock

Social Capital, Trust and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth
w22560 David E. Bloom
Michael Kuhn
Klaus Prettner

Africa's Prospects for Enjoying a Demographic Dividend
w22565 Bet Caeyers
Marcel Fafchamps

Exclusion Bias in the Estimation of Peer Effects
w22566 Stefano DellaVigna
Devin Pope

Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?
w22522 Resul Cesur
Erdal Tekin
Aydogan Ulker

Can Natural Gas Save Lives? Evidence from the Deployment of a Fuel Delivery System in a Developing Country
w22528 Sujata Visaria
Rajeev Dehejia
Melody M. Chao
Anirban Mukhopadhyay

Unintended Consequences of Rewards for Student Attendance: Results from a Field Experiment in Indian Classrooms
w22534 Simone Schaner
The Persistent Power of Behavioral Change: Long-Run Impacts of Temporary Savings Subsidies for the Poor
w22482 Sebastian Galiani
Ernesto Schargrodsky

The Deregularization of Land Titles
w22491 Emily Breza
Supreet Kaur
Yogita Shamdasani

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality
w22463 Pascaline Dupas
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Robinson
Diego Ubfal

Banking the Unbanked? Evidence From Three Countries
w22468 Sebastian Galiani
Patrick J. McEwan
Brian Quistorff

External and Internal Validity of a Geographic Quasi-Experiment Embedded in Cluster-Randomized Experiment
w22443 Eric Avis
Claudio Ferraz
Frederico Finan

Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Estimating the Impacts of Exposing Corrupt Politicians
w22449 Mark Rosenzweig
Christopher Udry

External Validity in a Stochastic World
w22409 Girum Abebe
Stefano Caria
Marcel Fafchamps
Paolo Falco
Simon Franklin
Simon Quinn

Curse of Anonymity or Tyranny of Distance? The Impacts of Job-Search Support in Urban Ethiopia
w22412 Charles Yuji Horioka
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara

The Impact of Pre-marital Sex Ratios on Household Saving in Two Asian Countries: The Competitive Saving Motive Revisited
w22382 Kevin Croke
Joan Hamory Hicks
Eric Hsu
Michael Kremer
Edward Miguel

Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-analysis, Cost-Effectiveness, and Statistical Power
w22392 Emi Nakamura
Jósef Sigurdsson
Jón Steinsson

The Gift of Moving: Intergenerational Consequences of a Mobility Shock
w22403 Jing Cai
Changcheng Song

Do Disaster Experience and Knowledge Affect Insurance Take-up Decisions?
w22395 Melissa Dell
Pablo Querubin

Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies
w22378 Seema Jayachandran
Joost de Laat
Eric F. Lambin
Charlotte Y. Stanton

Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation
w22367 Koichiro Ito
Shuang Zhang

Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China
w22317 Jessica Y. Ho
Elizabeth Frankenberg
Cecep Sumantri
Duncan Thomas

Adult Mortality Five Years after a Natural Disaster: Evidence from the Indian Ocean Tsunami
w22324 Adriano A. Rampini
Financing Durable Assets
w22326 Julia Garlick
Murray Leibbrandt
James Levinsohn

Individual Migration and Household Incomes
w22327 Nicholas Bloom
Raffaella Sadun
John Van Reenen

Management as a Technology?
w22340 Michael Callen
Saad Gulzar
Syed Ali Hasanain
Yasir Khan

The Political Economy of Public Sector Absence: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
w22300 Benjamin Faber
Cecile Gaubert

Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline
w22312 Michal Bauer
Christopher Blattman
Julie Chytilová
Joseph Henrich
Edward Miguel
Tamar Mitts

Can War Foster Cooperation?
w22314 Solomon Hsiang
Nitin Sekar

Does Legalization Reduce Black Market Activity? Evidence from a Global Ivory Experiment and Elephant Poaching Data
w22290 Daniel LaFave
Duncan Thomas

Height and Cognition at Work: Labor Market Productivity in a Low Income Setting
w22292 Kenneth Lee
Edward Miguel
Catherine Wolfram

Experimental Evidence on the Demand for and Costs of Rural Electrification
w22276 Treb Allen
David Atkin

Volatility and the Gains from Trade
w22282 Marcel Fafchamps
Mans Soderbom
and Monique vanden Boogaart

Adoption with Social Learning and Network Externalities
w22216 Maxim Pinkovskiy
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Newer Need Not be Better: Evaluating the Penn World Tables and the World Development Indicators Using Nighttime Lights
w22222 C. Kirabo Jackson
The Effect of Single-Sex Education on Academic Outcomes and Crime: Fresh Evidence from Low-Performing Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
w22233 Jessica Leight
Elaine M. Liu

Maternal Education, Parental Investment and Non-Cognitive Skills in Rural China
w22235 Pascaline Dupas
Edward Miguel

Impacts and Determinants of Health Levels in Low-Income Countries
w22203 S. Nageeb Ali
Roland Bénabou

Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy
w22211 John Komlos
Growth of income and welfare in the U.S, 1979-2011
w22181 Solomon M. Hsiang
Climate Econometrics
w22190 Efraim Benmelech
Esteban F. Klor

What Explains the Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS?
w22166 Sebastian Galiani
Ivan Lopez Cruz
Gustavo Torrens

Stirring Up a Hornets' Nest: Geographic Distribution of Crime
w22167 Abhijit Banerjee
Sylvain Chassang
Erik Snowberg

Decision Theoretic Approaches to Experiment Design and External Validity
w22144 Lee J. Alston
Marcus André Melo
Bernardo Mueller
Carlos Pereira

A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Critical Transitions
w22145 J. Vernon Henderson
Adam Storeygard
Tim L. Squires
David N. Weil

The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History, and the Role of Trade
w22158 Melanie Morten
Jaqueline Oliveira

Paving the Way to Development: Costly Migration and Labor Market Integration
w22159 Melanie Morten
Temporary Migration and Endogenous Risk Sharing in Village India
w22164 Sebastian Galiani
Stephen Knack
Lixin Colin Xu
Ben Zou

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
w22131 David de la Croix
Matthias Doepke
Joel Mokyr

Clans, Guilds, and Markets: Apprenticeship Institutions and Growth in the Pre-Industrial Economy
w22113 Omar Al-Ubaydli
John A. List

Field Experiments in Markets
w22117 Suresh Naidu
Noam Yuchtman

Labor Market Institutions in the Gilded Age of American Economic History
w22121 Abhijit Banerjee
Sharon Barnhardt
Esther Duflo

Can Iron-Fortified Salt Control Anemia? Evidence from Two Experiments in Rural Bihar
w22075 Richard G. Newell
Yifei Qian
Daniel Raimi

Global Energy Outlook 2015
w22056 Weerachart T. Kilenthong
Robert M. Townsend

A Market Based Solution for Fire Sales and Other Pecuniary Externalities
w22019 James Andreoni
Michael Callen
Yasir Khan
Karrar Jaffar
Charles Sprenger

Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan
w22049 Taryn Dinkelman
Martine Mariotti

The Long Run Effects of Labor Migration on Human Capital Formation in Communities of Origin
w22002 Juan Pablo Chauvin
Edward Glaeser
Yueran Ma
Kristina Tobio

What is Different About Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States
w22007 Dan Cao
Iván Werning

Dynamic Savings Choices with Disagreements
w21983 Gaurav Datt
Martin Ravallion
Rinku Murgai

Growth, Urbanization and Poverty Reduction in India
w21984 Paolo Bertoletti
Federico Etro
Ina Simonovska

International Trade with Indirect Additivity
w21988 Lee Alston
Bernardo Mueller

Economic Backwardness and Catching Up: Brazilian Agriculture, 1964-2014
w21957 Pinelopi K. Goldberg
Nina Pavcnik

The Effects of Trade Policy
w21963 Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato
Xiao Yu Wang
Shuang Zhang

The Limits of Meritocracy: Screening Bureaucrats Under Imperfect Verifiability
w21949 Kenneth Lee
Edward Miguel
Catherine Wolfram

Appliance Ownership and Aspirations among Electric Grid and Home Solar Households in Rural Kenya
w21900 Leonard Goff
John F. Helliwell
Guy Mayraz

The Welfare Costs of Well-being Inequality
w21905 Ufuk Akcigit
Harun Alp
Michael Peters

Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries
w21907 Stelios Michalopoulos
Louis Putterman
David N. Weil

The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa
w21910 Nava Ashraf
Edward L. Glaeser
Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto

Infrastructure, Incentives and Institutions
w21915 Michael Kremer
Jack Willis

Guns, Latrines, and Land Reform: Private Expectations and Public Policy
w21877 Arthur Alik-Lagrange
Martin Ravallion

Social Frictions to Knowledge Diffusion: Evidence from an Information Intervention
w21894 Victor Lavy
Analia Schlosser
Adi Shany

Out of Africa: Human Capital Consequences of In Utero Conditions
w21842 Marcel Fafchamps
Julien Labonne

Using Split Samples to Improve Inference about Causal Effects
w21845 John Komlos
Brian A'Hearn

The Decline in the Nutritional Status of the U.S. Antebellum Population at the Onset of Modern Economic Growth
w21847 Konrad B. Burchardi
Thomas Chaney
Tarek A. Hassan

Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments
w21849 Eli Berman
Mitch Downey
Joseph Felter

Expanding Governance as Development: Evidence on Child Nutrition in the Philippines
w21857 Sebastian Galiani
Cheryl Long
Camila Navajas
Gustavo Torrens

Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence
w21859 Frederico Finan
Maurizio Mazzocco

Electoral Incentives and the Allocation of Public Funds
2015
w21837 Abhijit Banerjee
Rema Hanna
Jordan C. Kyle
Benjamin A. Olken
Sudarno Sumarto

Contracting out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia
w21825 Frederico Finan
Benjamin A. Olken
Rohini Pande

The Personnel Economics of the State
w21823 Karla Hoff
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Striving for Balance in Economics: Towards a Theory of the Social Determination of Behavior
w21829 Ernesto Dal Bó
Pablo Hernández
Sebastián Mazzuca

The Paradox of Civilization: Pre-Institutional Sources of Security and Prosperity
w21809 Richard H. Steckel
Garrett Senney

Historical Origins of a Major Killer: Cardiovascular Disease in the American South
w21798 Sara Lowes
Nathan Nunn
James A. Robinson
Jonathan Weigel

The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
w21806 Joppe de Ree
Karthik Muralidharan
Menno Pradhan
Halsey Rogers

Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on the Impact of an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase on Student Performance in Indonesia
w21782 Chad P. Bown
Douglas A. Irwin

The GATT's Starting Point: Tariff Levels circa 1947
w21758 Margherita Comola
Marcel Fafchamps

An Experimental Study of Decentralized Link Formation with Competition
w21753 Gordon H. Hanson
Nelson Lind
Marc-Andreas Muendler

The Dynamics of Comparative Advantage
w21734 Charles Yuji Horioka
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara
Takaaki Nomoto

Explaining Foreign Holdings of Asia's Debt Securities: The Feldstein-Horioka Paradox Revisited
w21740 Orazio Attanasio
Costas Meghir
Emily Nix

Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India
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
w21712 Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal
Geoffrey Heal

Host-MNC Relations in Resource-Rich Countries
w21715 Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge
Kjetil Bjorvatn
Simon Galle
Edward Miguel
Daniel N. Posner
Bertil Tungodden
Kelly Zhang

How Strong are Ethnic Preferences?
w21717 Ingvild Almås
Alex Armand
Orazio Attanasio
Pedro Carneiro

Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers
w21718 Orazio Attanasio
Elena Pastorino

Nonlinear Pricing in Village Economies
w21720 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Goods Provision
w21697 Shari Eli
Nicholas Li

Caloric Requirements and Food Consumption Patterns of the Poor
w21699 Isaac Ehrlich
Jinyoung Kim

Immigration, Human Capital Formation and Endogenous Economic Growth
w21677 Quy-Toan Do
Andrei A. Levchenko
Claudio Raddatz

Comparative Advantage, International Trade, and Fertility
w21683 Hanming Fang
Rongzhu Ke
Li-An Zhou

Rosca Meets Formal Credit Market
w21685 Joachim De Weerdt
Garance Genicot
Alice Mesnard

Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks
w21690 Murillo Campello
Mauricio Larrain

Enlarging the Contracting Space: Collateral Menus, Access to Credit, and Economic Activity
w21657 Keting Shen
Jing Wang
John Whalley

Measuring Changes in the Bilateral Technology Gaps between China, India and the U.S. 1979 - 2008
w21619 Olivier Blanchard
Jonathan D. Ostry
Atish R. Ghosh
Marcos Chamon

Are Capital Inflows Expansionary or Contractionary? Theory, Policy Implications, and Some Evidence
w21623 Abhijit Banerjee
Policies for a Better-fed World
w21622 Cristina Cattaneo
Giovanni Peri

The Migration Response to Increasing Temperatures
w21631 Miguel Sarzosa
Sergio Urzúa

Bullying among Adolescents: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
w21634 Ross Levine
Chen Lin
Lai Wei

Insider Trading and Innovation
w21607 Adriana Kugler
Maurice Kugler
Juan Saavedra
Luis Omar Herrera Prada

Long-term Direct and Spillover Effects of Job Training: Experimental Evidence from Colombia
w21611 Leonardo Bursztyn
Stefano Fiorin
Daniel Gottlieb
Martin Kanz

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card
w21595 Diego A. Comin
Danial Lashkari
Martí Mestieri

Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price Effects
w21543 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

Workfare and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from India
w21551 Michael L. Anderson
Fangwen Lu
Yiran Zhang
Jun Yang
Ping Qin

Superstitions, Street Traffic, and Subjective Well-Being
w21555 Chadwick C. Curtis
Steven Lugauer
Nelson C. Mark

Demographics and Aggregate Household Saving in Japan, China, and India
w21517 Ben Gillen
Erik Snowberg
Leeat Yariv

Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study
w21540 Sharun Mukand
Dani Rodrik

The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy
w21505 David McKenzie
Christopher Woodruff

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries
w21506 Stelios Michalopoulos
Alireza Naghavi
Giovanni Prarolo

Islam, Inequality and Pre-Industrial Comparative Development
w21511 Siwan Anderson
Debraj Ray

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

Measuring the Measurement Error: A Method to Qualitatively Validate Survey Data
w21459 Rajeev Dehejia
Cristian Pop-Eleches
Cyrus Samii

From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment
w21468 Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Horacio Larreguy
Juan Pablo Xandri

Testing Models of Social Learning on Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
w21410 Jean-Pascal Bassino
Marion Dovis
John Komlos

Biological Well-Being in Late 19th Century Philippines
w21411 David E. Bloom
Michael Kuhn
Klaus Prettner

The Contribution of Female Health to Economic Development
w21414 B. Kelsey Jack
Paulina Oliva
Christopher Severen
Elizabeth Walker
Samuel Bell

Technology Adoption Under Uncertainty: Take-Up and Subsequent Investment in Zambia
w21417 David Atkin
Azam Chaudhry
Shamyla Chaudry
Amit K. Khandelwal
Eric Verhoogen

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
w21419 Sharon Barnhardt
Erica Field
Rohini Pande

Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India
w21428 Sarah Baird
Joan Hamory Hicks
Michael Kremer
Edward Miguel

Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment
w21429 Diva Dhar
Tarun Jain
Seema Jayachandran

Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Attitudes: Evidence from India
w21434 Raymond P. Guiteras
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention
w21439 David Atkin
Dave Donaldson

Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-national Trade Costs
w21440 Taryn Dinkelman
Long Run Health Repercussions of Drought Shocks: Evidence from South African Homelands
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
w21397 Anton Cheremukhin
Mikhail Golosov
Sergei Guriev
Aleh Tsyvinski

The Economy of People's Republic of China from 1953
w21405 Jishnu Das
Alaka Holla
Aakash Mohpal
Karthik Muralidharan

Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India
w21360 Stefano DellaVigna
Eliana La Ferrara

Economic and Social Impacts of the Media
w21361 Pablo Celhay
Paul Gertler
Paula Giovagnoli
Christel Vermeersch

Long Run Effects of Temporary Incentives on Medical Care Productivity
w21375 B. Zorina Khan
Inventing Prizes: A Historical Perspective on Innovation Awards and Technology Policy
w21324 Rebecca Dizon-Ross
Pascaline Dupas
Jonathan Robinson

Governance and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies
w21339 Pascaline Dupas
Anthony Keats
Jonathan Robinson

The Effect of Savings Accounts on Interpersonal Financial Relationships: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Kenya
w21314 Cynthia Kinnan
Shing-Yi Wang
Yongxiang Wang

Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households
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
w21309 Garance Genicot
Two-sided Altruism and Signaling
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
w21277 Elizabeth Frankenberg
Jessica Y. Ho
Duncan Thomas

Biological Health Risks and Economic Development
w21283 Barbara M. Fraumeni
Choosing a Human Capital Measure: Educational Attainment Gaps and Rankings
w21289 Christopher Blattman
Jeannie Annan

Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State
w21292 Sebastian Galiani
Marcela Meléndez
Camila Navajas

On the Effect of the Costs of Operating Formally: New Experimental Evidence
w21295 Eric A. Hanushek
Jens Ruhose
Ludger Woessmann

Human Capital Quality and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States
w21300 Justine Hastings
Christopher A. Neilson
Seth D. Zimmerman

The Effects of Earnings Disclosure on College Enrollment Decisions
w21263 Marcella Alsan
Claudia Goldin

Watersheds in Infant Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1915
w21266 Raymond Fisman
Yongxiang Wang

The Mortality Cost of Political Connections
w21274 Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens

The Political Economy of Trade and Labor Mobility in a Ricardian World
w21237 Sebastian Galiani
Ivan Torre
Gustavo Torrens

International Organizations and Structural Reforms
w21244 Chun Chang
Kaiji Chen
Daniel F. Waggoner
Tao Zha

Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy
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
w21219 Claudio Ferraz
Frederico Finan
Dimitri Szerman

Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics
w21202 Francesco Trebbi
Eric Weese

Insurgency and Small Wars: Estimation of Unobserved Coalition Structures
w21204 Christopher Blattman
Julian C. Jamison
Margaret Sheridan

Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence from cognitive behavioral therapy in Liberia
w21169 Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar

Social Networks, Reputation and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitors Experiment
w21171 Jason M. Lindo
María Padilla-Romo

Kingpin Approaches to Fighting Crime and Community Violence: Evidence from Mexico's Drug War
w21176 David Atkin
Benjamin Faber
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico
w21180 Michael Callen
Saad Gulzar
Ali Hasanain
Yasir Khan
Arman Rezaee

Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan
w21184 Michael Geruso
Dean Spears

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality
w21148 Amrita Ahuja
Sarah Baird
Joan Hamory Hicks
Michael Kremer
Edward Miguel
Shawn Powers

When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming
w21127 Marcel Fafchamps
Ruth Vargas Hill

Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK
w21132 Marcel Fafchamps
Simon R. Quinn

Networks and Manufacturing Firms in Africa: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment
w21119 Geoffrey Heal
Jisung Park

Goldilocks Economies? Temperature Stress and the Direct Impacts of Climate Change
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
w21111 Martin Ravallion
Shaohua Chen

Benefit Incidence with Incentive Effects, Measurement Errors and Latent Heterogeneity: A Case Study for China
w21105 Roland Bénabou
Davide Ticchi
Andrea Vindigni

Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth
w21107 Francisco J. Buera
Joseph P. Kaboski
Yongseok Shin

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