Torsten and Ragnar Soderberg Chair in Economic Sci
Institute for International Economic Studies
SE-106 91 Stockholm
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NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: IIES
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2019||Individual vs. Social Motives in Identity Choice: Theory and Evidence from China|
with Ruixue Jia: w26008
|February 2019||Norms, Enforcement, and Tax Evasion|
with Timothy Besley, Anders Jensen: w25575
|February 2017||Who Becomes a Politician?|
with Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Olle Folke, 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
|May 2012||Education and Military Rivalry|
with Philippe Aghion, Dorothee Rouzet: w18049
Published: Philippe Aghion & Xavier Jaravel & Torsten Persson & Dorothée Rouzet, 2019. "Education and Military Rivalry," Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 17(2), pages 376-412. citation courtesy of
|June 2009||State Capacity, Conflict and Development|
with Timothy J. Besley: w15088
Published: Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson, 2010. "State Capacity, Conflict, and Development," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(1), pages 1-34, 01. citation courtesy of
|December 2008||The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence|
with Timothy J. Besley: w14585
|October 2008||Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy|
with David von Below: w14426
|June 2007||The Growth Effect of Democracy: Is It Heterogenous and How Can It Be Estimated?|
with Guido Tabellini: w13150
|April 2007||The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics|
with Timothy Besley: w13028
Published: Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson, 2009.
"The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics,"
American Economic Review,
American Economic Association, vol. 99(4), pages 1218-44, September.
citation courtesy of
|April 2006||Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change|
with Guido Tabellini: w12175
Published: Torsten Persson & Guido Tabellini, 2009.
"Democratic Capital: The Nexus of Political and Economic Change,"
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,
American Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 88-126, July.
citation courtesy of
|February 2006||Democracy and Development: The Devil in the Details|
with Guido Tabellini: w11993
Published: Persson, Torsten and Guido Tabellini. "Democracy and development: The devil in the details." American Economic Review 96 (2006): 319-324. citation courtesy of
|July 2005||Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States|
with Timothy Besley, Daniel Sturm: w11484
|March 2005||Forms of Democracy, Policy and Economic Development|
|January 2005||Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution|
with Mats Persson, Lars E.O. Svensson: w11088
Published: Mats Persson & Torsten Persson & Lars E. O. Svensson, 2006. "Time Consistency of Fiscal and Monetary Policy: A Solution," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 74(1), pages 193-212, 01. citation courtesy of
|December 2003||How Do Electoral Rules Shape Party Structures, Government Coalitions, and Economic Policies?|
with Gerard Roland, Guido Tabellini: w10176
Published: Persson, Torsten, Gerard Roland, and Guido Tabellini. "Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 2, 2 (2007): 155-88.
|Consequences of Constitutions|
Published: Persson, Torsten. "Consequences of constitutions." Journal of the European Economic Association 2 (2004): 139-161.
|April 2001||Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy?|
Published: Persson, Torsten. "Do Political Institutions Shape Economic Policy," Econometrica, 2002, v70(3,May), 883-905. citation courtesy of
|March 2001||Electoral Rules and Corruption|
with Guido Tabellini, Francesco Trebbi: w8154
Published: Torsten Persson & Guido Tabellini & Francesco Trebbi, 2003. "Electoral Rules and Corruption," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 1(4), pages 958-989, 06. citation courtesy of
|April 1999||Political Economics and Public Finance|
with Guido Tabellini: w7097
Published: Auerbach, A. and M. Feldstein (eds.) Handbook of Public Economics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2002.
|December 1998||The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics with Rational Politicians|
with Guido Tabellini: w6848
Published: European Economic Review, Alfred Marshall Lecture, Vol. 43 (1999): 699-735. citation courtesy of
|June 1998||Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining|
with Elhanan Helpman: w6589
Published: Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy, (B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy) Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 3 citation courtesy of
|December 1997||Political Economics and Macroeconomic Policy|
with Guido Tabellini: w6329
Published: Handbook of Macroeconomics, Taylor, J. and M. Woodford, eds., North Holland, Amsterdam: 1999.
|September 1996||Debt, Cash Flow and Inflation Incentives: A Swedish Example|
with Mats Persson, Lars E. O. Svensson: w5772
Published: The Debt Burden and it's Consequences for Monetary Policy, King, M. and G. Calvo, eds., London: MacMillan, 1998, pp. 28-62.
|April 1996||Monetary Cohabitation in Europe|
with Guido Tabellini: w5532
Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 86, no. 2 (May 1996): 111-116. citation courtesy of
|January 1991||Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? Theory and Evidence|
with Guido Tabellini: w3599
Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 84 (1994): 600-621.
|October 1990||The Politics of 1992: Fiscal Policy and European Integration|
with Guido Tabellini: w3460
Published: Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 59 (1992): 689-702. citation courtesy of
|April 1989||Signalling, Wage Controls and Monetary Disinflation Policy|
with Sweder van Wijnbergen: w2939
Published: Economic Journal, Vol. 103 (1993): 79-97. citation courtesy of
|1989||Exchange Rate Variability And Asset Trade|
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w2811
Published: Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 485-509, (May 1989). citation courtesy of
|November 1986||Laws as Assets: A Possible Solution to the Time Consistency Problem|
with Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Lars E.O. Svensson: w2068
Published: "Social Contracts as Assets: A Possible Solution to the Time-Consistency Problem." From American Economic Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, pp. 662-677,(September 1988).
|May 1983||Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later|
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w1129
Published: Persson, Torsten and Lars E.O. Svensson. "Current Account Dynamics and the Terms of Trade: Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Two Generations Later," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 93, 1985, pp. 43-65. citation courtesy of
|February 1983||Deficits and Intergenerational Welfare in Open Economies|
Published: Journal of International Economics, Vol. 19, No. 1/2, pp. 67-84, August 1985. citation courtesy of
|1983||Is Optimism Good in a Keynesian Economy?|
with Lars E.O. Svensson: w1071
Published: Persson, Torsten and Lars E.O. Svensson. "Is Optimism Good in a Keynesian Economy?" Economica, Vol. 50, No. 199, (August 1983), pp. 291-300. citation courtesy of
|September 1982||Inflation, Monetary Velocity, and Welfare|
with Paul R. Krugman, Lars E.O. Svensson: w0987
Published: Krugman, Paul, Torsten Persson and Lars E.O. Svensson. "Inflation, Interest Rates, and Welfare," Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 100, 1985, pp. 6 77-695.