Ernesto Dal Bó

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business
545 Student Services Building #1900
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
Tel: 510 643 1606

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NBER Program Affiliations: POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2018Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence From Paraguay
with Frederico Finan, Nicholas Y. Li, Laura Schechter: w24879
June 2018Progress and Perspectives in the Study of Political Selection
with Frederico Finan: w24783
February 2017Who Becomes a Politician?
with Frederico Finan, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson, Johanna Rickne: w23120

Published: Ernesto Dal Bó & Frederico Finan & Olle Folke & Torsten Persson & Johanna Rickne, 2017. "Who Becomes A Politician?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 132(4), pages 1877-1914. citation courtesy of

December 2016The Demand for Bad Policy when Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects
with Pedro Dal Bó, Erik Eyster: w22916
December 2015The Paradox of Civilization: Pre-Institutional Sources of Security and Prosperity
with Pablo Hernández, Sebastián Mazzuca: w21829
December 2012The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field
with Ned Augenblick, Jesse M. Cunha, Justin M. Rao: w18641

Published: Ned Augenblick & Jesse M. Cunha & Ernesto Dal Bó & Justin M. Rao, 2016. "The economics of faith: using an apocalyptic prophecy to elicit religious beliefs in the field," Journal of Public Economics, vol 141, pages 38-49. citation courtesy of

June 2012Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service
with Frederico Finan, Martín Rossi: w18156

Published: Ernesto Dal Bó & Frederico Finan & Martín A. Rossi, 2013. "Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(3), pages 1169-1218. citation courtesy of

December 2009"Do the Right Thing:" The Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation
with Pedro Dal Bó: w15559

Published: Dal Bó, Ernesto & Dal Bó, Pedro, 2014. "“Do the right thing:” The effects of moral suasion on cooperation," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 117(C), pages 28-38. citation courtesy of

November 2008Term Length and Political Performance
with Martín Rossi: w14511

Published: Term Length and The Effort of Politicians, Review of Economic Studies 78(4), October 2011, (with Martín Rossi)

Self-Esteem, Moral Capital, and Wrongdoing
with Marko Terviö: w14508

Published: SELF-ESTEEM, MORAL CAPITAL, AND WRONGDOING Ernesto Dal Bó1, Marko Terviö2 Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013 DOI: 10.1111/jeea.12012 © 2013 by the European Economic Association Issue Journal of the European Economic Association Journal of the European Economic Association Themed Issue: Social Norms: Theory and Evidence from Laboratory and Field Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 599–663, June 2013 citation courtesy of

May 2007Political Dynasties
with Pedro Dal Bó, Jason Snyder: w13122

Published: ERNESTO DAL BÓ & PEDRO DAL BÓ & JASON SNYDER, 2009. "Political Dynasties," Review of Economic Studies, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 76(1), pages 115-142, 01. citation courtesy of

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