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2013
w19768 Filipe R. Campante
David H. Yanagizawa-Drott

Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan

w19756 Taryn Dinkelman
Mitigating Long-run Health Effects of Drought: Evidence from South Africa

w19745 Edward L. Glaeser
A World of Cities: The Causes and Consequences of Urbanization in Poorer Countries

w19742 Alberto Abadie
Matthew M. Chingos
Martin R. West

Endogenous Stratification in Randomized Experiments

w19740 Gabriela Calderon
Jesse M. Cunha
Giacomo De Giorgi

Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Mexico

w19738 Krislert Samphantharak
Robert Townsend

Risk and Return in Village Economies

w19733 Lakshmi Iyer
Xin Meng
Nancy Qian
Xiaoxue Zhao

Economic Transition and Private-Sector Labor Demand: Evidence from Urban China

w19722 Oriana Bandiera
Andrea Prat
Raffaella Sadun

Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work

w19702 Sarah A. Janzen
Michael R. Carter

After the Drought: The Impact of Microinsurance on Consumption Smoothing and Asset Protection

w19696 Dean Karlan
Adam Osman
Jonathan Zinman

Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock

w19688 Charles Y. Horioka
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara

Corporate Cash Holding in Asia

w19682 Jonathan Zinman
Consumer Credit: Too Much or Too Little (or Just Right)?

w19663 Verónica Frisancho
Kala Krishna
Sergey Lychagin
Cemile Yavas

Better Luck Next Time: Learning Through Retaking

w19662 David Dollar
Benjamin F. Jones

China: An Institutional View of an Unusual Macroeconomy

w19657 William R. Kerr
Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns

w19649 Rema Hanna
Shing-Yi Wang

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service

w19648 Shenggen Fan
Ravi Kanbur
Shang-Jin Wei
Xiaobo Zhang

The Economics of China: Successes and Challenges

w19646 Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert

Targeting ultra-poor households in Honduras and Peru

w19631 Dani Rodrik
When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations

w19618 Benjamin Moll
Robert M. Townsend
Victor Zhorin

Financial Obstacles and Inter-Regional Flow of Funds

w19617 Alexander Karaivanov
Robert M. Townsend

Dynamic Financial Constraints: Distinguishing Mechanism Design from Exogenously Incomplete Regimes

w19616 Brian McCaig
Nina Pavcnik

Moving out of Agriculture: Structural Change in Vietnam

w19615 Elaine M. Liu
Juanjuan Meng
Joseph Tao-yi Wang

Confucianism and Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments in Taiwan and China

w19614 Andrew Gelman
Guido Imbens

Why ask Why? Forward Causal Inference and Reverse Causal Questions

w19607 David Lam
Cally Ardington
Nicola Branson
Murray Leibbrandt

Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa

w19603 Emilio Depetris-Chauvin
David N. Weil

Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait

w19602 Prashant Bharadwaj
Leah K. Lakdawala
Nicholas Li

Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban

w19599 Martha J. Bailey
Melanie E. Guldi
Brad J. Hershbein

Is There A Case for a "Second Demographic Transition"? Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline

w19597 Mehmet Alper Dinçer
Neeraj Kaushal
Michael Grossman

Women's Education: Harbinger of Another Spring? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Turkey

w19565 Frank Schorfheide
Kenneth I. Wolpin

To Hold Out or Not to Hold Out

w19534 Lisa Cameron
Manisha Shah

Risk-Taking Behavior in the Wake of Natural Disasters

w19512 Gordon C. McCord
Jeffrey D. Sachs

Development, Structure, and Transformation: Some Evidence on Comparative Economic Growth

w19498 John Morrow
Michael Carter

Left, Right, Left: Income, Learning and Political Dynamics

w19494 Gianmarco León
Edward Miguel

Transportation Choices and the Value of Statistical Life

w19440 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

Contract Teachers: Experimental Evidence from India

w19483 Jie Bai
Seema Jayachandran
Edmund J. Malesky
Benjamin A. Olken

Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam

w19479 Sarah J. Baird
Ephraim Chirwa
Jacobus de Hoop
Berk Özler

Girl Power: Cash Transfers and Adolescent Welfare. Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Experiment in Malawi

w19475 Scott R. Baker
Nicholas Bloom

Does Uncertainty Reduce Growth? Using Disasters as Natural Experiments

w19472 Shawn Cole
Martin Kanz
Leora Klapper

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

w19435 Hanming Fang
Xun Tang

Inference of Bidders' Risk Attitudes in Ascending Auctions with Endogenous Entry

w19427 Shing-Yi Wang
Property Rights and Intra-Household Bargaining

w19426 Michael Greenstone
B. Kelsey Jack

Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for a Young Field

w19425 Anton Cheremukhin
Mikhail Golosov
Sergei Guriev
Aleh Tsyvinski

Was Stalin Necessary for Russia's Economic Development?

w19441 Karthik Muralidharan
Venkatesh Sundararaman

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

w19404 Neeraj Kaushal
Felix Muchomba

How Consumer Price Subsidies affect Nutrition

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

w19385 Todd Kumler
Eric Verhoogen
Judith A. Frías

Enlisting Employees in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico

w19372 Francisco J. Buera
Joseph P. Kaboski
Min Qiang Zhao

The Rise of Services: the Role of Skills, Scale, and Female Labor Supply

w19357 Ava Cas
Elizabeth Frankenberg
Wayan Suriastini
Duncan Thomas

The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

w19348 Hoyt Bleakley
Joseph P. Ferrie

Shocking Behavior : Random Wealth in Antebellum Georgia and Human Capital Across Generations

w19344 Silvia Prina
Heather Royer

The Importance of Parental Knowledge and Social Norms: Evidence from Weight Report Cards in Mexico

w19341 Karthik Muralidharan
Ketki Sheth

Bridging Education Gender Gaps in Developing Countries: The Role of Female Teachers

w19334 Mark Rosenzweig
Christopher R. Udry

Forecasting Profitability

w19322 Sebastian Galiani
Paul Gertler
Ryan Cooper
Sebastian Martinez
Adam Ross
Raimundo Undurraga

Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums

w19321 Sebastian Galiani
Gustavo Torrens

Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy

w19305 Karthik Muralidharan
Nishith Prakash

Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India

w19312 Jennifer M. Meredith
Jonathan Robinson
Sarah Walker
Bruce Wydick

Keeping the Doctor Away: Experimental Evidence on Investment in Preventative Health Products

w19303 Daniel Paravisini
Antoinette Schoar

The Incentive Effect of Scores: Randomized Evidence from Credit Committees

w19293 Patrick M. Kline
Enrico Moretti

Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies, and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee Valley Authority

w19288 Ricardo Reis
The Portuguese Slump and Crash and the Euro Crisis

w19279 Eric V. Edmonds
Maheshwor Shrestha

You Get What You Pay For: Schooling Incentives and Child Labor

w19266 Eli Berman
Joseph Felter
Ethan Kapstein
Erin Troland

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

w19264 Pascaline Dupas
Jonathan Robinson

Daily Needs, Income Targets and Labor Supply: Evidence from Kenya

w19263 Yin-Chi Wang
Ping Wang

Barriers to Health and the Poverty Trap

w19259 Esther Duflo
Michael Greenstone
Rohini Pande
Nicholas Ryan

Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India

w19245 Margaret S. McMillan
William A. Masters
Harounan Kazianga

Disease Control, Demographic Change and Institutional Development in Africa

w19241 Justine S. Hastings
Christopher A. Neilson
Seth D. Zimmerman

Are Some Degrees Worth More than Others? Evidence from college admission cutoffs in Chile

w19233 James Feyrer
Dimitra Politi
David N. Weil

The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States

w19227 Najy Benhassine
Florencia Devoto
Esther Duflo
Pascaline Dupas
Victor Pouliquen

Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A "Labeled Cash Transfer" for Education

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

Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

w19213 Dave Donaldson
Richard Hornbeck

Railroads and American Economic Growth: A "Market Access" Approach

w19212 Lawrence E. Blume
William A. Brock
Steven N. Durlauf
Rajshri Jayaraman

Linear Social Interactions Models

w19210 Martin Ravallion
The Idea of Antipoverty Policy

w19209 Thomas P. Triebs
Justin Tumlinson

Learning Capitalism the Hard Way--Evidence from Germany's Reunification

w19203 Saumitra Jha
"Unfinished Business": Ethnic Complementarities and the Political Contagion of Peace and Conflict in Gujarat

w19199 Dina Pomeranz
No Taxation without Information: Deterrence and Self-Enforcement in the Value Added Tax

w19197 Kaivan Munshi
Mark Rosenzweig

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

w19196 David Atkin
The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants

w19195 Kathy Baylis
Yazhen Gong
Shun Wang

Bridging vs. Bonding Social Capital and the Management of Common Pool Resources

w19185 Paul Gertler
James Heckman
Rodrigo Pinto
Arianna Zanolini
Christel Vermeersch
Susan Walker
Susan M. Chang
Sally Grantham-McGregor

Labor Market Returns to Early Childhood Stimulation: a 20-year Followup to an Experimental Intervention in Jamaica

w19181 Treb Allen
Costas Arkolakis

Trade and the Topography of the Spatial Economy

w19177 Nathaniel Hendren
The Policy Elasticity

w19175 Hoyt Bleakley
Joseph P. Ferrie

Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth

w19162 Hoyt Bleakley
Dora Costa
Adriana Lleras-Muney

Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000

w19127 Vivi Alatas
Abhijit Banerjee
Rema Hanna
Benjamin A. Olken
Ririn Purnamasari
Matthew Wai-Poi

Ordeal Mechanisms In Targeting: Theory And Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia

w19153 Douglas Almond
Hongbin Li
Shuang Zhang

Land Reform and Sex Selection in China

w19141 Matthias Doepke
Fabrizio Zilibotti

Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Growth

w19140 Manisha Shah
Bryce Millett Steinberg

Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

w19128 Tom Vogl
Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

w19119 Manuela Angelucci
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

w19092 Paul Gertler
Orie Shelef
Catherine Wolfram
Alan Fuchs

How Pro-Poor Growth Affects the Demand for Energy

w19090 Anirban Mitra
Debraj Ray

Implications of an Economic Theory of Conflict: Hindu-Muslim Violence in India

w19060 Robert W. Fairlie
Jonathan Robinson

Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Home Computers on Academic Achievement among Schoolchildren

w19052 Diego A. Comin
Martí Mestieri

Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences

w19046 Paul Gertler
Christel Vermeersch

Using Performance Incentives to Improve Medical Care Productivity and Health Outcomes

w18950 Esther Duflo
Abhijit Banerjee
Rachel Glennerster
Cynthia G. Kinnan

The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation

w19014 Sara Heller
Harold A. Pollack
Roseanna Ander
Jens Ludwig

Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment

w18992 Betsey Stevenson
Justin Wolfers

Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?

w18978 Francesco Caselli
Massimo Morelli
Dominic Rohner

The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars

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)

w18970 Brian Greaney
Joseph P. Kaboski
Eva Van Leemput

Can Self-Help Groups Really Be "Self-Help"?

w18964 Grant Miller
A. Mushfiq Mobarak

Gender Differences in Preferences, Intra-Household Externalities, and Low Demand for Improved Cookstoves

w18962 Danielken Molina
Marc-Andreas Muendler

Preparing to Export

w18953 Jeremy Greenwood
Philipp Kircher
Cezar Santos
Michèle Tertilt

An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

w18946 Martin Čihák
Asli Demirgüč-Kunt
Erik Feyen
Ross Levine

Financial Development in 205 Economies, 1960 to 2010

w18934 Christophe Gouel
Food Price Volatility and Domestic Stabilization Policies in Developing Countries

w18932 Grant Miller
Kimberly Singer Babiarz

Pay-for-Performance Incentives in Low- and Middle-Income Country Health Programs

w18915 Tomás Rau
Loreto Reyes
Sergio S. Urzúa

The Long-term Effects of Early Lead Exposure: Evidence from a case of Environmental Negligence

w18911 Qingyuan Du
Shang-Jin Wei

A Theory of the Competitive Saving Motive

w18867 Man Lung Chan
Kalina Manova

Financial Development and the Choice of Trade Partners

w18861 Carlo Cafiero
What do we Really Know about Food Security?

w18859 Gary Solon
Steven J. Haider
Jeffrey Wooldridge

What Are We Weighting For?

w18847 Li Gan
Manuel A. Hernandez
Yanyan Liu

Group Lending with Heterogeneous Types

w18833 Debopam Bhattacharya
Pascaline Dupas
Shin Kanaya

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

w18798 Vivi Alatas
Abhijit Banerjee
Rema Hanna
Benjamin A. Olken
Ririn Purnamasari
Matthew Wai-Poi

Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia

w18742 B. Douglas Bernheim
Debraj Ray
Sevin Yeltekin

Poverty and Self-Control

w18740 Lee J. Alston
Krister Andersson
Steven M. Smith

Payment for Environmental Services: Hypotheses and Evidence

w18738 Quamrul Ashraf
Oded Galor

Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation

w18736 Resul Cesur
Erdal Tekin
Aydogan Ulker

Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure

w18733 James R. Barth
Gerard Caprio
Jr.
Ross Levine

Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011

w18727 Daron Acemoglu
Asuman Ozdaglar
Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi

Systemic Risk and Stability in Financial Networks

w18720 Ajay K. Agrawal
Nicola Lacetera
Elizabeth Lyons

Does Information Help or Hinder Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries in Online Markets?

w18694 Bruce Blonigen
Industrial Policy and Downstream Export Performance

w18691 Daron Acemoglu
Tristan Reed
James A. Robinson

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone


2012
w18657 François Gourio
Nicolas A. Roys

Size-Dependent Regulations, Firm Size Distribution, and Reallocation

w18633 Gerard Padro i Miquel
Nancy Qian
Yang Yao

Social Fragmentation, Public Goods and Elections: Evidence from China

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

w18623 Eric V. Edmonds
Maheshwor Shrestha

The Impact of Minimum Age of Employment Regulation on Child Labor and Schooling: Evidence from UNICEF MICS Countries

w18602 David Lagakos
Benjamin Moll
Tommaso Porzio
Nancy Qian
Todd Schoellman

Experience Matters: Human Capital and Development Accounting

w18600 Jennie Bai
Shang-Jin Wei

When Is There a Strong Transfer Risk from the Sovereigns to the Corporates? Property Rights Gaps and CDS Spreads

w18589 Jay Bhattacharya
Christina Gathmann
Grant Miller

The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis

w18588 Lee J. Alston
Marcus Melo
Bernardo Mueller
Carlos Pereira

Changing Social Contracts: Beliefs and Dissipative Inclusion in Brazil

w18581 James J. Heckman
Rodrigo Pinto
Peter A. Savelyev

Understanding the Mechanisms through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes

w18561 Kalina Manova
Zhihong Yu

Firms and Credit Constraints along the Global Value Chain: Processing Trade in China

w18557 Sebastian Edwards
The Federal Reserve, Emerging Markets, and Capital Controls: A High Frequency Empirical Investigation

w18538 Britta Augsburg
Ralph De Haas
Heike Harmgart
Costas Meghir

The Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina

w18534 Diego A. Comin
Mikhail Dmitriev
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

The Spatial Diffusion of Technology

w18512 Alberto F. Alesina
Stelios Michalopoulos
Elias Papaioannou

Ethnic Inequality

w18486 John F. Helliwell
Understanding and Improving the Social Context of Well-Being

w18474 Ejaz Ghani
William R. Kerr
Christopher T. Stanton

Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India

w18470 Alessandra Fogli
Laura Veldkamp

Germs, Social Networks and Growth

w18464 Prashant Bharadwaj
Giacomo De Giorgi
David Hansen
Christopher Neilson

The Gender Gap in Mathematics: Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

w18463 Dean Karlan
Robert Darko Osei
Isaac Osei-Akoto
Christopher Udry

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

w18438 Stelios Michalopoulos
Alireza Naghavi
Giovanni Prarolo

Trade and Geography in the Origins and Spread of Islam

w18425 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

How Is Power Shared In Africa?

w18424 Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

New Tools for the Analysis of Political Power in Africa

w18417 Felipe Kast
Stephan Meier
Dina Pomeranz

Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device

w18401 Rema Hanna
Sendhil Mullainathan
Joshua Schwartzstein

Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Experimental Evidence in Farming


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