Roland Bénabou

Department of Economics &
School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 609/258-3672
Fax: 609/258-5533

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV , POL , EFG
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Princeton University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

April 2020Environmental Preferences and Technological Choices: Is Market Competition Clean or Dirty?
with Philippe Aghion, Ralf Martin, Alexandra Roulet: w26921
July 2018Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning
with Armin Falk, Jean Tirole: w24798
July 2017Comment on "Understanding the Great Gatsby Curve"
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2017, volume 32, Martin Eichenbaum and Jonathan A. Parker, editors
April 2016Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy
with S. Nageeb Ali: w22203

Published: S. Nageeb Ali & Roland Bénabou, 2020. "Image versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol 12(3), pages 116-164.

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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