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Fernandez, Raquel. (2013). Cultural Change as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation Over a CenturyAmerican Economic Review. Vol. 103, No. 1, 472 – 500.


Berger, Daniel, William Easterly, Nathan Nunn, Shanker Satyanath. (2012). Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence During the Cold WarAmerican Economic Review. Forthcoming. Supporting data set.

Wang, Shing-Yi. (2012). Credit Constraints, Job Mobility and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Property Reform in China. Review of Economics and Statistics. Vol. 94, No. 2, 532 – 551.

Mayoral, Laura, Joan Esteban, Debraj Ray. (2012). Ethnicity and Conflict: Theory and Facts. Science. Vol. 336, No. 6083, 858 – 865.

Grépin, Karen.  (2012). Efficiency Considerations of Donor Fatigue, Universal Access to ARTs and Health Systems. Sex Transm Infect. Vol.88, 75-78.

Davis, Kevin E., Benedict Kingsbury, Sally Engle Merry. (2012). Indicators as a Technology of Global GovernanceLaw and Society Review. Vol. 45, No. 1, 71-104.


Williamson, Claudia R. (2011). Civilizing Society.  Journal of Private Enterprise. Vol. 27, No. 1

Williamson, Claudia. (2012). Dignity and Development. Journal of Socio-Economics. Vol. 41, No. 6, 763 – 771.

Bisin, Alberto, Eleonora Patacchini, Thierry Verdier, and Yves Zenou. (2011). Ethnic Identity and Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants in EuropeEconomic Policy, Vol. 26, No. 65, 57-92, 2011.

Bisin, Alberto, Jess Benhabib and Shenghao Zhu. (2011). The Distribution of Wealth and Fiscal Policy in Economies with Finitely Lived AgentsEconometrica, Vol. 79, No. 1, 122-57.

Cooper, Frederick. (2011). Reconstructing Empire in British and French Africa.  Past and Present, Vol. 210, Supplement 6, 196 – 210.

Davis, Kevin. (2011). Why Does the United States Regulate Foreign Bribery: Moralism, Self-Interest or Altruism? New York University Annual Survey of American Law. Vol. 67, No. 3, 497 – 511.

Easterly, William and Claudia Williamson. (2011). Rhetoric versus Reality: The Best and Worst of Aid Agency PracticesWorld Development, Vol. 39, No. 11, pp. 1930-1949. Supporting dataset

Grepin, Karen. (August 2011). Leveraging HIV Programs to Deliver an Integrated Package of Health Services: Some Words of Caution.  AIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Vol. 57, Supplement 2, S77 – S79.

Jovanovic, Boyan and Jan Eeckhout. (2011). Occupational Choice and Development.  Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 147, No. 2, 551 – 569.

Morduch, Jonathan, Robert Cull and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. (2011). Does Regulatory Supervision Curtail Microfinance Profitability and Outreach? World Development, Vol. 39, No.6, 949 – 965.

Ray, Debraj and Joan Esteban. (June 2011). A Model of Ethnic Conflict. Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 9, No. 3, 496–521.

Ray, Debraj and Joan Esteban. (June 2011). Linking Conflict to Inequality and PolarizationAmerican Economic Review Vol. 101, No. 4, 1345–74.

Satyanath, Shanker and Edward Miguel. (2011). Re-examining Economics Shocks and Civil ConflictAmerican Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Vol. 3, No. 4.

Satyanath, Shanker, Sebastian Saiegh and Edward Miguel. (March 2011). Civil War Exposure and ViolenceEconomics and Politics, Vol. 23, No. 1.

Wang, Shing-yi. (2011).  Credit Constraints, Job Mobility and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Property Reform in ChinaReview of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 94, No. 2, 532 – 551.

Wang, Shing-yi. (2011). State Misallocation and Housing Prices: Theory and Evidence from ChinaAmerican Economic Review, Vol. 101. No.5, 2081-2107.

Wantchekon, Leonard and Nathan Nunn. (2011). The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in AfricaAmerican Economic Review, Vol. 101, No. 7, 3221 – 3252.

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Comin, Diego; William Easterly and Erick Gong. (July 2010). Was the Wealth of Nations determined in 1000 BC?American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 2, 65-97.

Davis, Kevin. (2010). Peer-to-Peer Financing for Development: Regulating the IntermediariesNew York University Journal of International Law and Politics.  Vol. 42. (2010).

Easterly, William. (Winter 2010). Democratic Accountability in Development: The Double StandardSocial Research. Vol. 77, No. 4, 1075-1105.

Morduch, Jonathan, Xavier Giné, Pamela Jakiela, and Dean Karlan. (July 2010). Microfinance GamesAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3.

Morduch, Jonathan. (2010). Selective Knowledge: Reporting Biases in Microfinance Data.  Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. Vol. 9, Issue 3.

Satyanath, Shanker, Marshall Burke, Edward Miguel, John Dykema, and David Lobell. (December 2010). Climate Robustly Linked to Civil War in AfricaProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 107, No. 51.

Satyanath, Shanker, Marshall Burke, Edward Miguel, John Dykema, and David Lobell. (June 2010). Reply to Sutton et al.: Relationship Between Temperature and Conflict is RobustProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 107, No. 25.

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Alesina, Alberto; William Easterly and Janina Matuszeski. (2009). Artificial StatesJournal of European Economic Association, Vol. 9, No. 2, 246-277.

Davis, Kevin. (2009). Financing Development as a Field of Practice, Study and InnovationActa Juridica, forthcoming.

Easterly, William. (2009). Can the West Save Africa?Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 47, No. 2, 373-447.

Easterly, William. (2009). Empirics of Strategic Interdependence: the Case of the Racial Tipping PointBE Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol 9, No. 1 (Contributions), Article 25.

Easterly, William. (2009). How the Millennium Development Goals are Unfair to AfricaWorld Development, Vol. 37, No. 1, 26-35.

Morduch, Jonathan; Robert Cull and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. (2009). Microfinance Meets the MarketJournal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 1, 167-92.

Paik, Michael and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian. (2009). SigNet: Low Cost Auditable Transactions using SIM cards and Mobile PhonesACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review.

Satyanath, Shanker, Marshall Burke, Edward Miguel, John Dykema, and David Lobell. (December 2009). Warming Increases Risk of Civil War in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 49.

Wantchekon, Leonard and Pedro Vicente. (2009). Clientelism and Vote Buying: Lessons from Field Experiments in West AfricaOxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol 25, No. 2, 292-305.

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Davis, Kevin and Michael Trebilcock. (2008). The Relationship Between Law and Development: Optimists versus SkepticsAmerican Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 56, No. 4.

Easterly, William and Tobias Pfutze. (2008). Where Does the Money Go? Best and Worst Practices in Foreign AidJournal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 22, No. 2, 29-52.

Easterly, William. (2008). Institutions: Top Down or Bottom Up?American Economic Review, Vol 98, No. 2, 95-99.

Easterly, William; Luis Serven and Timothy Irwin. (2008). Walking up the down escalator: Public investment and fiscal stabilityWorld Bank Research Observer, Volume 23, No. 1.

Morduch, Jonathan and Don Johnston Jr. (2008). The Unbanked: Evidence from IndonesiaWorld Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, 517-537.

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Davis, Kevin and Michael Kruse. (2007). Taking the Measure of Law: The Case of the Doing Business ProjectLaw and Social Inquiry, Vol. 32, No. 4.

Easterly, William. (2007). Are Aid Agencies Improving?Economic Policy, Vol. 22, No. 52, 633-678.

Easterly, William. (2007). Inequality Does Cause Underdevelopment: Insights from a New InstrumentJournal of Development Economics, Vol. 84, Issue 2, 755-776.

Easterly, William. (2007). Was Development Assistance a Mistake?American Economic Review, Vol. 97, No. 2, 328-332.

Morduch, Jonathan; Robert Cull and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. (2007). Financial Performance and Outreach: A Global Analysis of Leading MicrobanksEconomic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 517, 107 – 133.

Satyanath, Shanker and Arvind Subramanian. 2007. “The Political Economy of Normal Macroeconomic Pathologies“. IMF Staff Papers, 54(3).

Satyanath, Shanker and Daniel Berger. (2007). Capital Controls, Political Institutions, and Economic GrowthQuarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, 307-324.

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Easterly, William. (2006). Planners vs. Searchers in Foreign AidAsian Development Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1-35.

Easterly, William. (June 2006). An Identity Crisis? Examining IMF Financial ProgrammingWorld Development, Vol. 34, No. 6, 964-980.

Easterly, William. (March 2006). The Big Push Déjà vu: A Review of Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our TimeJournal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLIV, Issue 1, 96-105.

Easterly, William. December (2006). Reliving the 50s: the Big Push, Poverty Traps, and Takeoffs in Economic DevelopmentJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 11, No. 4, 289-318.

Easterly, William; Jo Ritzen and Michael Woolcock. (July 2006). Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth. Economics and Politics, Vol. 18, No. 2.

Easterly, William; Roberta Gatti and Sergio Kurlat. (June 2006). Development, Democracy, and Mass KillingsJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 11, No. 2, 129-156.

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Nyarko, Yaw; Andrew Schotter and Barry Sopher. (2005). On the Informational Content of Advice: A Theoretical and Experimental StudyEconomic Theory, Vol. 29, Issue 2, 433-452.

Easterly, William. (February 2005). What did structural adjustment adjust? The association of policies and growth with repeated IMF and World Bank adjustment loansJournal of Development Economics, Vol. 76, No. 1, 1-22.

Satyanath, Shanker; Allen Hicken and Ernest Sergenti. (October 2005). Political Institutions and Economic Performance: The Effects of Accountability and Obstacles to Policy ChangeAmerican Journal of Political Science, Vol 49, No. 4, 897-907.

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Davis, Kevin. (2004). What Can the Rule of Law Variable Tell us About Rule of Law Reforms?Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Issue 4.

Wantchekon, Leonard. (2004). The Paradox of ‘Warlord’ Democracy: A Theoretical InvestigationAmerican Political Science Review, Vol. 98, Issue 1, 17-33.

Wantchekon, Leonard and Nathan Jensen. (2004). Resource Wealth and Political Regimes in AfricaComparative Political Studies, Vol. 37, No. 7, 816-841.

Easterly, William; Ross Levine and David Roodman. (June 2004). New data, new doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar’s ‘Aid, Policies, and Growth’American Economic Review, Vol. 94, Issue 3.

Satyanath, Shanker; Edward Miguel and Ernest Sergenti. (August 2004). Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Vairables ApproachJournal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, Issue 4, 725-753.

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Easterly, William and Ross Levine. (January 2003). Tropics, Germs, and Crops: The Role of Endowments in Economic DevelopmentJournal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 50, Issue 1, 3-39.

Easterly, William. (Summer 2003). Can Foreign Aid Buy Growth?Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 17, No. 3, 23-48.

Easterly, William; Alberto Alesina, Arnaud Devleeschauwer, Sergio Kurlat and Romain Wacziarg. (2003). The Cartel of Good Intentions: The Problem Bureaucracy in Foreign AidJournal of Policy Reform, Vol. 5, Issue 4, 223 – 250.

Easterly, William; Alberto Alesina, Arvind Devleeschauwer, Sergio Kurlat, and Romain Wacziarg. (2003). FractionalizationJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 8, No. 2, 155-194.

Easterly, William; Norbert Fiess and Daniel Lederman. (Fall 2003). NAFTA and Convergence in North America: High Expectations, Big Events, Little TimeEconomía, Volume 4, 1-53.

Easterly, William; Shanta Devarajan and Howard Pack. (April 2003). Low Investment is not the Constraint on African Development. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 51, No. 3, 547-571.

Wantchekon, Leonard. (April 2003). Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in BeninWorld Politics, Vol. 55, Issue 3, 399-422.