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Lee J. Alston

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

April 2016A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Critical Transitions
with Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, Carlos Pereira: w22144
February 2016Economic Backwardness and Catching Up: Brazilian Agriculture, 1964–2014
with Bernardo Mueller: w21988
January 2013Payment for Environmental Services: Hypotheses and Evidence
with Krister Andersson, Steven M. Smith: w18740

Published: Lee J. Alston & Krister Andersson & Steven M. Smith, 2013. "Payment for Environmental Services: Hypotheses and Evidence," Annual Review of Resource Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 5(1), pages 139-159, 06. citation courtesy of

December 2012Changing Social Contracts: Beliefs and Dissipative Inclusion in Brazil
with Marcus Melo, Bernardo Mueller, Carlos Pereira: w18588

Published: Alston, Lee J. & Melo, Marcus Andre & Mueller, Bernardo & Pereira, Carlos, 2013. "Changing social contracts: Beliefs and dissipative inclusion in Brazil," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 48-65. citation courtesy of

February 2011Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Forest Protection: The Transaction Costs of REDD
with Krister Andersson: w16756

Published: Alston, Lee J., and Krister Ander sson, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Forest Protection: The Transaction Costs of Implementing REDD,” Climate Law 3 (2011): 1‐9. Earlier version published as NBER Working Paper No. 16

April 2010Interest Groups, Information Manipulation in the Media, and Public Policy: The Case of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil
with Gary D. Libecap, Bernardo Mueller: w15865
March 2010Property Rights, Land Conflict and Tenancy in Brazil
with Bernardo Mueller: w15771
September 2009De Facto and De Jure Property Rights: Land Settlement and Land Conflict on the Australian, Brazilian and U.S. Frontiers
with Edwyna Harris, Bernardo Mueller: w15264

Published: Alston, Lee J., Edwyna Harris, and Bernardo Mueller, “The Devel opment of Property Rights on Frontiers: Endowments, Norms and Politics,” Journal of Economic History 72 (September 2012):741‐770. Earlier version published as NBER Work ing Paper No. # 15264 (September 2009).

August 2009Electoral Fraud, the Rise of Peron and Demise of Checks and Balances in Argentina
with Andrés A. Gallo: w15209

Published: Alston, Lee J. & Gallo, Andrés A., 2010. "Electoral fraud, the rise of Peron and demise of checks and balances in Argentina," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 179-197, April. citation courtesy of

March 2008Coercion, Culture and Debt Contracts: The Henequen Industry in Yucatan, Mexico, 1870-1915
with Shannan Mattiace, Tomas Nonnenmacher: w13852

Published: Alston, Lee J. & Mattiace, Shannan & Nonnenmacher, Tomas, 2009. "Coercion, Culture, and Contracts: Labor and Debt on Henequen Haciendas in Yucat?n, Mexico, 1870?1915," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 69(01), pages 104-137, March.

December 2005Who Should Govern Congress? Access to Power and the Salary Grab of 1873
with Jeffery A. Jenkins, Tomas Nonnenmacher: w11908

Published: Alston, Lee J. & Jenkins, Jeffery A. & Nonnenmacher, Tomas, 2006. "Who Should Govern Congress? Access to Power and the Salary Grab of 1873," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 66(03), pages 674-706, September. citation courtesy of

April 2005Pork for Policy: Executive and Legislative Exchange in Brazil
with Bernardo Mueller: w11273

Published: Alston, Lee J. and Bernardo Mueller. "Pork For Policy: Executive and Legislative Exchange In Brazil," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2006, v22(1,Apr), 87-114. citation courtesy of

March 2005Time on the Ladder: Career Mobility in Agriculture, 1890-1938
with Joseph P. Ferrie: w11231

Published: Alston, Lee J. and Joseph P. Ferrie. "Time On The Ladder: Career Mobility In Agriculture, 1890-1938," Journal of Economic History, 2005, v65(4,Dec), 1058-1081. citation courtesy of

November 2000Social Reformers and Regulation: The Prohibition of Cigarettes in the U.S. and Canada
with Ruth Dupre, Tomas Nonnenmacher: h0131
Evolution and Revolution in the Argentine Banking System under Convertibility: The Roles of Crises and Path Dependence
with Andres Gallo: w8008
January 1996The Determinants and Impact of Property Rights: Land Titles on the Brazilian Frontier
with Gary D. Libecap, Robert Schneider: w5405

Published: Alston, Lee J., Gary D. Libecap and Robert Schneider. "The Determinants And Impact Of Property Rights: Land Titles On The Brazilian Frontier," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 1996, v12(1,Apr), 25-61. citation courtesy of

 
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