Roland Bénabou

Department of Economics
and Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 609/258-3672
Fax: 609/258-5533

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NBER Program Affiliations: EFG , DEV , POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2017Comment on "Understanding the Great Gatsby Curve"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2017, volume 32, Martin S. Eichenbaum and Jonathan Parker, editors
April 2016Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy
with S. Nageeb Ali: w22203
April 2015Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth
with Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni: w21105
March 2015Religion and Innovation
with Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni: w21052

Published: Roland Bénabou & Davide Ticchi & Andrea Vindigni, 2015. "Religion and Innovation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(5), pages 346-51, May. citation courtesy of

April 2013Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking
with Jean Tirole: w18936

Published: Roland Bénabou & Jean Tirole, 2016. "Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 124(2), pages 000 - 000. citation courtesy of

November 2011Laws and Norms
with Jean Tirole: w17579
March 2009Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets

Published: Roland Bénabou, 2013. "Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 80(2), pages 429-462. citation courtesy of

April 2008Ideology

Published: R. Bénabou, “Ideology,” Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(2-3), (2008), pp. 321­352.

August 2005Incentives and Prosocial Behavior
with Jean Tirole: w11535

Published: Roland Bénabou & Jean Tirole, 2006. "Incentives and Prosocial Behavior," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(5), pages 1652-1678, December. citation courtesy of

March 2005Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics
with Jean Tirole: w11208

Published: Benabou, Richard and Jean Tirole. "Belief In A Just World And Redistributive Politics," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, v121(2,May), 699-746. citation courtesy of

March 2004Inequality, Technology, and the Social Contract

Published: Benabou, Roland, 2005. "Inequality, Technology and the Social Contract," Handbook of Economic Growth, in: Philippe Aghion & Steven Durlauf (ed.), Handbook of Economic Growth, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 25, pages 1595-1638 Elsevier.

August 2001Mobility as Progressivity: Ranking Income Processes According to Equality of Opportunity
with Efe A. Ok: w8431
March 2000Self-Confidence and Social Interactions
with Jean Tirole: w7585
May 1999Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogeneous Agent Economy: What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?

Published: Benabou, Roland. "Tax And Education Policy In A Heterogeneous-Agent Economy: What Levels Of Redistribution Maximize Growth And Efficiency," Econometrica, 2002, v70(2,Mar), 481-517. citation courtesy of

November 1998Social Mobility and the Demand for Redistribution: The POUM Hypothesis
with Efe A. Ok: w6795

Published: Benabou, Roland and Efe A. Ok. "Social Mobility And The Demand For Redistribution: The Poum Hypothesis," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, v116(2,May), 447-487. citation courtesy of

July 1996Inequality and Growth
May 1996Unequal Societies

Published: (Published with new title- Unequal Societies: Income Distribution and the Social Contract) American Economic Review, Vol. 90, no. 1 (March 2000): 96-129.

January 1996Inequality and Growth
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1996, Volume 11, Ben S. Bernanke and Julio J. Rotemberg, Editors
July 1994Education, Income Distribution and Growth: The Local Connection

Published: modified title: "Equity and Efficiency in Human Capital Investment: The Local Connection," Review of Economic Studies, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 237-264, 1996.

May 1993On Inflation and Output with Costly Price Changes: A Simple Unifying Result
with Jerzy Konieczny: t0135

Published: American Economic Review, vol.84, March 1994, pp.290-297.

April 1993Heterogeneity, Stratification, and Growth

Published: modified title: "Heterogeneity, Stratification and Growth: Macroeconomicmplications of Community Structure and School Finance," American Economic Review, vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 584-609, June 1996.

October 1991Workings of a City: Location, Education, and Production

Published: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol cviii, Issue 3, August 1993, (MIT Press, Cambridge) p. 619 Quarterly Journal of Economics, 108, (1993), p. 619-652

September 1991The Informativeness of Prices: Search With Learning and Cost Uncertainty
with Robert Gertner: w3833

Published: "Search with Learning from Prices: Does Increased Inflationary Uncertainty Lead to High Markups?", Review of Economic Studies, 60, (1993), p. 65-95

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