Department of Economics
Cambridge, MA 02138
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Faculty Research Fellow
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|November 2017||The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java|
with Benjamin A. Olken: w24009
|March 2017||The Historical State, Local Collective Action, and Economic Development in Vietnam|
with Nathaniel Lane, Pablo Querubin: w23208
|July 2016||Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies|
with Pablo Querubin: w22395
|October 2013||What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature|
with Benjamin F. Jones, Benjamin A. Olken: w19578
Published: Dell, Melissa, Benjamin F. Jones, and Benjamin A. Olken. 2014. "What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature." Journal of Economic Literature, 52(3): 740-98.
|July 2009||Productivity Differences Between and Within Countries|
with Daron Acemoglu: w15155
Published: Daron Acemoglu & Melissa Dell, 2010.
"Productivity Differences between and within Countries,"
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,
American Economic Association, vol. 2(1), pages 169-88, January.
citation courtesy of
|January 2009||Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates|
with Benjamin F. Jones, Benjamin A. Olken: w14680
Published: Dell, Melissa, Benjamin F. Jones, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates." American Economic Review 99, 2 (2009): 198-204. citation courtesy of
|June 2008||Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century|
with Benjamin F. Jones, Benjamin A. Olken: w14132
Published: Dell M, Jones B, Olken B. Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. 2012;4(3):66-95.