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Political Economy


2014
w20601 Fabian Kindermann
Dirk Krueger

High Marginal Tax Rates on the Top 1%? Lessons from a Life Cycle Model with Idiosyncratic Income Risk

w20598 Marshall Burke
Solomon M. Hsiang
Edward Miguel

Climate and Conflict

w20570 Alberto Alesina
Matteo Paradisi

Political Budget Cycles: Evidence from Italian Cities

w20557 Naci Mocan
Luiza Pogorelova

Compulsory Schooling Laws and Formation of Beliefs: Education, Religion and Superstition

w20552 Chris Bidner
Patrick Francois
Francesco Trebbi

A Theory of Minimalist Democracy

w20536 Joseph Gyourko
Raven Molloy

Regulation and Housing Supply

w20519 Georgy Egorov
Konstantin Sonin

Incumbency Advantage in Non-Democracies

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

w20503 Matthew E. Kahn
Randall Walsh

Cities and the Environment

w20461 Alessandra Casella
Sébastien Turban
Gregory J. Wawro

Storable Votes and Judicial Nominations in the U.S. Senate

w20451 Helios Herrera
Massimo Morelli
Salvatore Nunnari

Turnout Across Democracies

w20417 Laurent Bouton
Aniol Llorente-Saguer
Frédéric Malherbe

Get Rid of Unanimity: The Superiority of Majority Rule with Veto Power

w20412 Nancy Qian
Making Progress on Foreign Aid

w20403 Leonardo Bursztyn
Davide Cantoni

A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Impact of Western Television on Consumption Behavior

w20384 Byungkyu Lee
Dalton Conley

Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?

w20369 Daron Acemoglu
Matthew O. Jackson

Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws

w20357 Raluca E. Dragusanu
Daniele Giovannucci
Nathan Nunn

The Economics of Fair Trade

w20346 Helios Herrera
Guillermo Ordoñez
Christoph Trebesch

Political Booms, Financial Crises

w20315 Sylvain Chassang
Gerard Padró i Miquel

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

w20311 Brian G. Knight
An Econometric Evaluation of Competing Explanations for The Midterm Gap

w20309 Emily Breza
Arun G. Chandrasekhar
Horacio Larreguy

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

w20301 Philippe Aghion
Matthew Jackson

Inducing Leaders to Take Risky Decisions: Dismissal, Tenure, and Term Limits

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

w20253 Laurent Bouton
Paola Conconi
Francisco Pino
Maurizio Zanardi

Guns and Votes

w20251 Raquel Fernández
Joyce Cheng Wong

Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes

w20241 David Lucca
Amit Seru
Francesco Trebbi

The Revolving Door and Worker Flows in Banking Regulation

w20213 Oeindrila Dube
Suresh Naidu

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

w20216 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

The Dictator's Inner Circle

w20174 Francesco Giavazzi
Ivan Petkov
Fabio Schiantarelli

Culture: Persistence and Evolution

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

w20150 Nico Voigtlaender
Hans-Joachim Voth

Highway to Hitler

w20146 Raymond Fisman
Pamela Jakiela
Shachar Kariv

How Did Distributional Preferences Change During the Great Recession?

w20145 Raymond Fisman
Pamela Jakiela
Shachar Kariv

The Distributional Preferences of Americans

w20133 Stefano Giglio
Matteo Maggiori
Johannes Stroebel

Very Long-Run Discount Rates

w20129 Massimo Morelli
Dominic Rohner

Resource Concentration and Civil Wars

w20125 Alexander L. Brown
Joanna N. Lahey

Small Victories: Creating Intrinsic Motivation in Savings and Debt Reduction

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

Curriculum and Ideology

w20109 Steve Cicala
When Does Regulation Distort Costs? Lessons from Fuel Procurement in U.S. Electricity Generation

w20106 Pedro Bordalo
Nicola Gennaioli
Andrei Shleifer

Stereotypes

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

w20082 Andrew Beath
Fotini Christia
Georgy Egorov
Ruben Enikolopov

Electoral Rules and the Quality of Politicians: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan

w20059 Naci H. Mocan
Christian Raschke

Economic Well-being and Anti-Semitic, Xenophobic, and Racist Attitudes in Germany

w20047 Dean Karlan
Daniel H. Wood

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

w20043 Florian Scheuer
Alexander Wolitzky

Capital Taxation under Political Constraints

w20023 Ran Abramitzky
Isabelle Sin

Book Translations as Idea Flows: The Effects of the Collapse of Communism on the Diffusion of Knowledge

w20011 B. Douglas Bernheim
S. Nageeb Ali
Xiaochen Fan

Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining

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

w19971 James J. Heckman
John Eric Humphries
Greg Veramendi
Sergio S. Urzua

Education, Health and Wages

w19965 Matthew J. Holian
Matthew E. Kahn

Household Demand for Low Carbon Public Policies: Evidence from California

w19964 Shanjun Li
Matthew E. Kahn
Jerry Nickelsburg

Public Transit Bus Procurement: The Role of Energy Prices, Regulation and Federal Subsidies

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

Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

w19918 Marina Agranov
Thomas R. Palfrey

Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study

w19925 James J. Heckman
Stefano Mosso

The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility

w19899 Jonathan Heathcote
Kjetil Storesletten
Giovanni L. Violante

Optimal Tax Progressivity: An Analytical Framework

w19880 Matthew Gentzkow
Jesse M. Shapiro
Daniel F. Stone

Media Bias in the Marketplace: Theory

w19869 Raquel Fernández
Joyce C. Wong

Divorce Risk, Wages, and Working Wives: A Quantitative Life-Cycle Analysis of Female Labor Force Participation

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

Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India

w19855 John F. Helliwell
Shun Wang
Jinwen Xu

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

w19848 Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo

Under the Thumb of History? Political Institutions and the Scope for Action

w19832 Stefano DellaVigna
John A. List
Ulrike Malmendier
Gautam Rao

Voting to Tell Others

w19826 Scott R. Baker
Nicholas Bloom
Brandice Canes-Wrone
Steven J. Davis
Jonathan A. Rodden

Why Has U.S. Policy Uncertainty Risen Since 1960?

w19813 Daron Acemoglu
Camilo García-Jimeno
James A. Robinson

State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

w19812 Bryan Kelly
Lubos Pastor
Pietro Veronesi

The Price of Political Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence from the Option Market

w19807 Jesse M. Shapiro
Special Interests and the Media: Theory and an Application to Climate Change

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

Political Risk Spreads


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

Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan

w19766 Stefano DellaVigna
Ruben Durante
Brian Knight
Eliana La Ferrara

Market-based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy

w19750 Alberto Alesina
Paola Giuliano

Culture and Institutions

w19746 Daron Acemoglu
Suresh Naidu
Pascual Restrepo
James A. Robinson

Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality

w19737 Georgy Egorov
Bård Harstad

Private Politics and Public Regulation

w19734 Daniel Diermeier
Georgy Egorov
Konstantin Sonin

Endogenous Property Rights

w19721 Thomas Fujiwara
Kyle C. Meng
Tom Vogl

Estimating Habit Formation in Voting

w19714 Nicholas Bloom
Fluctuations in Uncertainty

w19701 Daron Acemoglu
Simon Johnson
Amir Kermani
James Kwak
Todd Mitton

The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States

w19698 John M. de Figueiredo
Brian Kelleher Richter

Advancing the Empirical Research on Lobbying

w19662 David Dollar
Benjamin F. Jones

China: An Institutional View of an Unusual Macroeconomy

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

w19625 Charles W. Calomiris
Jonathan Pritchett

Betting on Secession: Quantifying Political Events Surrounding Slavery and the Civil War

w19624 Siqi Zheng
Cong Sun
Ye Qi
Matthew E. Kahn

The Evolving Geography of China's Industrial Production: Implications for Pollution Dynamics and Urban Quality of Life

w19620 Matthew E. Kahn
Pei Li
Daxuan Zhao

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

w19606 Sumit Agarwal
Itzhak Ben-David
Vincent Yao

Collateral Valuation and Borrower Financial Constraints: Evidence from the Residential Real Estate Market

w19601 Steven Callander
Bård Harstad

Experimentation in Federal Systems

w19559 Gerald Carlino
Robert P. Inman

Macro Fiscal Policy in Economic Unions: States as Agents

w19508 Katherine B. Coffman
Lucas C. Coffman
Keith M. Marzilli Ericson

The Size of the LGBT Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated

w19501 Gary D. Libecap
Addressing Global Environmental Externalities: Transaction Costs Considerations

w19498 John Morrow
Michael Carter

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

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

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

w19361 Enrico Spolaore
Romain Wacziarg

Long-Term Barriers to Economic Development

w19343 Harald Uhlig
Sovereign Default Risk and Banks in a Monetary Union

w19340 Patrick Hummel
Richard Holden

Optimal Primaries

w19266 Eli Berman
Joseph Felter
Ethan Kapstein
Erin Troland

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

w19250 Pietro Ortoleva
Erik Snowberg

Overconfidence in Political Behavior

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

Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

w19221 David K. Levine
Salvatore Modica

Conflict, Evolution, Hegemony, and the Power of the State

w19219 Diego Comin
Johannes Rode

From Green Users to Green Voters

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

w19201 Shanker Satyanath
Nico Voigtlaender
Hans-Joachim Voth

Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party

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

w19192 V.V. Chari
Patrick J. Kehoe

Bailouts, Time Inconsistency, and Optimal Regulation

w19158 Daron Acemoglu
Georgy Egorov
Konstantin Sonin

Political Economy in a Changing World

w19153 Douglas Almond
Hongbin Li
Shuang Zhang

Land Reform and Sex Selection in China

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

w19090 Anirban Mitra
Debraj Ray

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

w19080 John G. Bullock
Alan S. Gerber
Seth J. Hill
Gregory A. Huber

Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics

w19052 Diego A. Comin
Martí Mestieri

Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences

w19029 Filipe R. Campante
Ruben Durante
Francesco Sobbrio

Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation

w19028 Filipe R. Campante
Quoc-Anh Do
Bernardo V. Guimaraes

Isolated Capital Cities and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence

w19027 Filipe R. Campante
Quoc-Anh Do

Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States

w18986 Chad Kendall
Tommaso Nannicini
Francesco Trebbi

How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign

w18978 Francesco Caselli
Massimo Morelli
Dominic Rohner

The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars

w18966 Alberto Alesina
Paola Giuliano

Family Ties

w18965 Stuart A. Gabriel
Matthew E. Kahn
Ryan K. Vaughn

Congressional Influence as a Determinant of Subprime Lending

w18930 Gerald Carlino
Robert P. Inman

Local Deficits and Local Jobs: Can U.S. States Stabilize Their Own Economies?

w18921 Daron Acemoglu
James A. Robinson

Economics versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice

w18883 Marianne Bertrand
Adair Morse

Trickle-Down Consumption

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

w18865 Ilyana Kuziemko
Michael I. Norton
Emmanuel Saez
Stefanie Stantcheva

How Elastic Are Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments

w18851 Nathan Nunn
Daniel Trefler

Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage

w18839 Alberto Alesina
Bryony Reich

Nation Building

w18827 Allison Shertzer
Immigrant Group Size and Political Mobilization: Evidence from European Migration to the United States

w18813 Nico Voigtländer
Hans-Joachim Voth

Married to Intolerance: Attitudes towards Intermarriage in Germany, 1900-2006

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

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

w18765 Quamrul Ashraf
Stelios Michalopoulos

Climatic Fluctuations and the Diffusion of Agriculture

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

w18728 Roger Gordon
Gordon B. Dahl

Views among Economists: Professional Consensus or Point-Counterpoint?

w18722 Paola Giuliano
Nathan Nunn

The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State

w18703 Nuno Limão
Giovanni Maggi

Uncertainty and Trade Agreements

w18699 Alberto Alesina
Johann Harnoss
Hillel Rapoport

Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity

w18691 Daron Acemoglu
Tristan Reed
James A. Robinson

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

w18685 Christopher R. Knittel
The Energy-Policy Efficiency Gap: Was There Ever Support for Gasoline Taxes?

w18665 David Card
Stefano DellaVigna

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