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415 Aggregate Fertility and Household Savings: A General Equilibrium Analysis using Micro Data

Abhijit Banerjee, Xin Meng, Tommaso Porzio, Nancy Qian, March 2014

414 The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey

Sarojini Hirschleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida, Cristobal Ridao-Cano, March 2014

413 Endogenous co-residence and program incidence: South Africa’s old age pension

Amar Hamoudi, Duncan Thomas, February 2014

412 Productivity Response to a Contract Change

Rajshri Jayaraman, Debraj Ray, Francis de Vericourt, January 2014

411 Under the Thumb of History? Political institutions and the Scope for Action

Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo, January 2014

410 Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

Dean Karlan, Leigh Linden, January 2014

409 Rainfall Forecasts, Weather and Wages over the Agricultural Production Cycle

Mark Rosenzweig, Christopher Udry, January 2014

408 Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

Manuela Angelucci, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, December 2013

407 Mitigating long-run health effects of drought: Evidence from South Africa

Taryn Dinkelman, December 2013

406 Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Mexico

Gabriela Calderon, Jesse Cunha, Giacomo De Giorgi, December 2013

405 Resetting the Urban Network: 117-2012

Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch, November 2013

404 Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service

Rema Hanna, Shing-Yi Wang, November 2013

403 When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations

Dani Rodrik, November 2013

402 Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban

Prashant Bharadwaj, Leah Lakdawala, Nicholas Li, October 2013

401 Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment with West Bengal Potato Farmers

Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Maximo Torero, Sujata Visaria, October 2013

400 Transportation Choices and the Value of Statistical Life

Gianmarco Leon, Edward Miguel, September 2013

399 Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam

Jie Bie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, Benjamin A. Olken, September 2013

398 Bridging Education Gender Gaps in Developing Countries: The Role of Female Teachers

Karthik Muralidharan, Ketki Sheth, August 2013

397 Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India

Karthik Muralidharan, Nishith Prakash, August 2013

396 Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines

Emily Beam, David McKenzie, Dean Yang, August 2013

395 Enlisting Employees in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico

Todd Kumler, Eric Verhoogen, Judith A. Frias, August 2013

394 The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya

Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, August 2013

393 The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Ava Cas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Wayan Suriastini, Duncan Thomas, August 2013

392 Forecasting Profitability

Mark Rosenzweig, Christopher Udry, August 2013

391 Daily Needs, Income Targets and Labor Supply: Evidence from Kenya

Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson, July 2013

390 Group Lending Without Joint Liability

Jonathan de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer , Maitreesh Ghatak, July 2013

389 The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants

David Atkin, June 2013

388 The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenya Rose Exports

Rocco Macchiavello, Ameet Morjaria, June 2013

387 Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

Tom Vogl, June 2013

386 Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

Manuela Angelucci, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, May 2013

385 Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda

Julian Jamison, Dean Karlan, Pia Raffler, May 2013

384 Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, May 2013

383 Mobile Phone Coverage and Producer Markets: Evidence from West Africa

Jenny Aker, Marcel Fafchamps, May 2013

382 On the Impact of Microcredit: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Rural Ethiopia

Alessandro Tarozzi, Jaikishan Desai , Kristin Johnson , May 2013

381 A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms

Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn, David McKenzie, May 2013

380 Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?

Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, Ramachandra Manjula , D Rajasekhar, Sanchari Roy, March 2013

379 The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation

Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, Rachel Glennerster, Cynthia Kinnan, April 2013

378 An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos , Michele Tertilt, April 2013

377 Soft Skills or Hard Cash? The impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan

Matthew Groh, Nandini Krishnan, David McKenzie, Tara Vishwanath, April 2013

376 Turnout, Political Preferences and Information: Experimental Evidence from Perú

Gianmarco León, March 2013

375 Agent Intermediated Loans: A New Approach to Microfinance

Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Aberto Motta, Sujata Visaria, March 2013

374 Firewood Collections and Economic Growth in Rural Nepal: Evidence from a Household Panel 1995-2010

Jean-Marie Baland, Francois Libois, Dilip Mookherjee, January 2013

373 Land Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Agents

Maitreesh Ghatak, Dilip Mookherjee, August 2012

372 Taxation and Development

Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson, January 2013

371 When Is PreventionMore Profitable than Cure? The Impact of Time-Varying Consumer Heterogeneity

Michael Kremer, Christopher M. Snyder, January 2013

370 Educational Signaling, Credit Constraints and Income Distribution Dynamics

Marcello d'Amato, Dilip Mookherjee, October 2012

369 Political Clientelism and Capture: Theory and Evidence from West Bengal

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, December 2012

368 Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000

Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch, Stephen J. Redding, January 2013

367 A Gender-Based Theory of the Origin of the Caste System of India

Chris Bidner, Mukesh Eswaran, December 2012

366 Social Fragmentation, Public Goods and Elections: Evidence from China

Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Nancy Qian, Yang Yao, December 2012

365 Conflict, Climate and Cells: A Disaggregated Analysis

Mariaflavia Harari, Eliana La Ferrara, November 2012

364 Experience Matters: Human Capital and Development Accounting

David Lagakos, Benjamin Moll, Tommaso Porzio, Nancy Qian, December 2012

363 Vulnerability to Individual and Aggregate Poverty

Cesar Calvo, Stefan Dercon, September 2012

362 Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints*

Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Christopher Udry, September 2013


Prashant Bharadwaj, Giacomo De Giorgi, David Hansen, Christopher Neilson, October 2012

360 Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance

Jonathan de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer, Maitreesh Ghatak, September 2012

359 Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Experimental Evidence in Farming

Rema Hanna, Sendhil Mullainathan, Joshua Schwartzstein, September 2012

358 What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world?

David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, September 2012

357 Property Rights and Intra-Household Bargaining

Shing-Yi Wang, August 2012

356 Migration, Congestion Externalities, and the Evaluation of Spatial Investments

Taryn Dinkelman, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, August 2012

355 Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City

Eva O. Arceo-Gomez, Rema Hanna, Paulina Oliva, August 2012

354 Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia

Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, August 2012

353 Suicide and Property Rights in India

Siwan Anderson, Garance Genicot, July 2012

352 Are embankments a good flood-control strategy? A case study of the Kosi river

E. Somanathan, July 2012

351 Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

Shawn Cole, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper, July 2012

350 Corrupting Learning: Evidence from Missing Federal Education Funds in Brazil

Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan, Diana B. Moreira, May 2012

349 School Libraries and Language Skills in Indian Primary Schools: A Randomized Evaluation of the Akshara Library Program

Evan Borkum, Fang He, April 2012

348 Conditional Transfers and Social Capital

Orazio Attanasio, Luca Pellerano, Sandra Polania-Reyes, June 2012

346 The Effects of “Girl-Friendly” Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso

Harounan Kazianga, Dan Levy, Leigh L. Linden, Matt Sloan, May 2012

345 Cultural Proximity and Loan Outcomes

Raymond Fisman, Daniel Paravisini, Vikrant Vig, April 2012

344 Private Returns to Public Office

Raymond Fisman, Florian Schulz, Vikrant Vig, May 2012

343 The Effects of Democratization on Public Goods and Redistribution: Evidence from China

Monica Martinez-Bravo, Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Nancy Qian, Yang Yao, May 2012

342 How accurate are recall data? Evidence from coastal India

Francesca de Nicola, Xavier Gine, April 2012

341 Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on the Adjustment of Prior Choices

Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dan Silverman, Dean Yang, May 2012

340 The Effect of Village-Based Schools: Evidence form a Randomized Controlled Trial in Afghanistan

Dana Burde, Leigh L. Linden, August 2011

339 The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics

Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin Olken, Peter Potapov, Stefanie Sieber, April 2012

338 Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves

Rema Hanna, Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, April 2012

337 Group Formation with Fixed Group Size: Complementarity vs Substitutability

Christian Ahlin, April 2012

336 Keeping the Doctor Away: Experimental Evidence on Investment in Preventative Health Products

Jennifer Meredith, Jonathan Robinson, Sarah Walker, Bruce Wydick, April 2012

335 Demand for Medical Male Circumcision


334 Health, Height, Height Shrinkage and SES at Older Ages: Evidence from China

Wei Huang, Xiaoyan Lei, Geert Ridder, John Strauss, Yaohui Zhao, March 2012

333 Minding the Small Change: Attention Constraints among Small Firms in Kenya

Lori Beaman, Jeremy Magruder, Jonathan Robinson, March 2012

332 How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People’s Donations to Fund Public Goods?

Dean Karlan, John A List, February 2012

331 Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Jessica L. Cohen, Pascaline Dupas, Simone G. Schaner, March 2012

330 School Governance, Teacher Incentives, and Pupil-Teacher Ratios: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Primary Schools

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, March 2012

329 Corruption

Abhijit Banerjee, Sendhil Mullainathan, Rema Hanna, March 2012

328 No margin, no mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives for Pro-Social Tasks

nava ashraf, kelsey jack, March 2012

327 Awareness and AIDS: A Political Economy Perspective

jean-marie baland, gani aldashev, March 2012

326 The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India

Siwan Anderson, Debraj Ray, March 2012

325 On the Road: Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth in China

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Nancy Qian, February 2012

324 Can Institutions be Reformed from Within? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment with the Rajasthan Police

Abhijit Banerjee, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Daniel Keniston, Nina Singh, February 2012

323 Economic Growth, Comparative Advantage, and Gender Differences in Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from the Birthweight Differences of Chinese Twins

Mark Rosenzweig, Junsen Zhang, February 2012

322 Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured

A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Mark Rosenzweig, February 2012

321 You Can Pick Your Friends, But You Need to Watch Them: Loan Screening and Enforcement in a Referrals Field Experiment

Gharad Bryan, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, January 2012

320 Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian, January 2012

319 Seasonal Migration and Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Gharad Bryan, Shyamal Chowdhury, A. Mushfiq Mobarak, December 2011

318 War and Stature: Growing Up During the Nigerian Civil War

Richard Akresh, Sonia Bhalotra, Marinella Leone, Una Osili, December 2011

317 Trade Liberalization and Embedded Institutional Reform: Evidence from Chinese Exporters

Amit K. Khandelwal, Peter K. Schott, Shang-Jin Wei, October 2011

316 Resource Windfalls, Political Regimes, and Political Stability

Francesco Caselli, Andrea Tesei, October 2011

315 Do Giant Oilfield Discoveries Fuel Internal Armed Conflicts?

Yu-Hsiang Lei, Guy Michaels, October 2011

314 The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

Jesse M. Cunha, Giacomo De Giorgi, Seema Jayachandran, September 2011

313 Behavioral Response to Information? Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention

Susan Godlonton, Alister Munthali, Rebecca Thornton, September 2011

312 Fertility Regulation in an Economic Crisis

Christopher McKelvey, Duncan Thomas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, September 2011

311 Mortality, the Family and the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Gillespie, Samuel Preston, Bondan Sikoki, Duncan Thomas, September 2011

310 Wars and Child Health: Evidence from the Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict

Richard Akresh, Leonardo Lucchetti, Harsha Thirumurthy, August 2011

309 The Effect of Pollution on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Mexico City

Rema Hanna, Paulina Oliva, August 2011

308 Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions in Burkina Faso

Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga, July 2011

307 Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India

Michael Greenstone, Rema Hanna, July 2011

306 When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana

Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, Christopher Woodruff, June 2011

305 Improving Reading Skills by Encouraging Children to Read: A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Reading Program in the Philippines

Ama Baafra Abeberese, Todd J. Kumler, Leigh L. Linden, June 2011

304 The Conditional Gini: Estimation and Inference

Christian Ahlin, Hyeok Jeong, June 2011

303 Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

Xavier Giné, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topolova, Robert Townsend, James Vickery, November 2010

302 Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China

Shing-Yi Wang, May 2011

301 Investing in schooling in Chile: The role of information about financial aid for higher education

Taryn Dinkelman, Claudia Martínez A., July 2011

300 Do Local Elections in Non-Democracies Increase Accountability? Evidence from Rural China

Monica Martinez-Bravo, Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Nancy Qian, Yang Yao, April 2011

299 Education as Liberation?

Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, Rebecca Thornton, April 2011

298 Time Inconsistency, Expectations and Technology Adoption: The case of Insecticide Treated Nets

Aprajit Mahajan, Alessandro Tarozzi, March 2011

297 Micro-loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)

Alessandro Tarozzi, Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn, Dan Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan, Joanne Yoong, March 2011

295 The (Hidden) Costs of Political Instability: Evidence from Kenya's 2007 Election Crisis

Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson, February 2011

294 Economic Liberalization and Indian Economic Growth: What's the Evidence?

Ashok Kotwal, Bharat Ramaswami, Wilima Wadhwa, May 2010

293 Risk-Coping through Sexual Networks: Evidence from Client Transfers in Kenya

Jonathan Robinson, Ethan Yeh, January 2011

292 Repayment incentives and the distribution of gains from group lending

jean marie baland, rohini somanathan, zaki wahhaj, January 2011

291 Beyond Baseline and Follow-up: The Case for More T in Experiments

David McKenzie, December 2010

290 Using Repeated Cross-Sections to Explore Movements in and out of Poverty

Peter Lanjouw, Jill Luoto, David McKenzie, December 2010

289 Statistical Discrimination, Productivity and the Height of Immigrants

Shing-Yi Wang, November 2010

288 Long-Term Impacts of Investment in Early Schooling: Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Subha Mani, John Hoddinott, John Strauss, November 2010

287 The Effect of Ethnic Violence on an Export- Oriented Industry

Christopher Ksoll, Rocco Macchiavello, Ameet Morjaria, November 2010

286 The Development Impact of a Best Practice Seasonal Worker Policy

John Gibson, David McKenzie, November 2010

285 Bright Lines, Risk Beliefs, and Risk Avoidance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh

Lori Bennear, Alessandro Tarozzi, Alexander Pfaff, H B Soumya, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Alexander van Geen, October 2010

284 Natural Experiment Evidence on the Effect of Migration on Blood Pressure and Hypertension

John Gibson, Steven Stillman, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua, October 2010

283 Conditional Cash Transfers and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Unconditonally Promising?

Hans-Peter Kohler, Rebecca Thornton, September 2010

282 Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia

Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Jean Lee, September 2010


Matthias Doepke , Michèle Tertilt, June 2010

280 Roads to Development: Experimental Evidence from Urban Road Pavement

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Climent Quintana-Domeque, February 2010

279 Microinsurance, Trust and Economic Development: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Field Experiment

Hongbin Cai, Yuyu Chen, Hanming Fang, Li-An Zhou, January 2010

278 The miracle of microfinance? Evidence from a randomized Evaluation

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Cynthia Kinnan, June 2010

277 Education Quality and Development Accounting

Todd Schoellman, September 2010

276 Does Management Matter? Evidence from India

Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie, John Roberts, July 2010

275 Selective Trials: A Principal-Agent Approach to Randomized Controlled Experiments

Sylvain Chassang, Gerard Padro i Miquel, Erik Snowberg, August 2010

274 A Model of Ethnic Conflict

Joan Esteban, Debraj Ray, September 2010

273 Implications of an Economic Theory of Conflict: Hindu-Muslim Violence in India

Anirban Mitra, Debraj Ray, September 2010

272 Ethnicity and Conflict: An Empirical Investigation (with J. Esteban and L. Mayoral)

Joan Esteban, Laura Mayoral, Debraj Ray, July 2010

271 The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959-61

Xin Meng, Nancy Qian, Pierre Yared, September 2010

270 Estimation of Poverty Transition Matrices with Noisy Data

Nayoung Lee, Geert Ridder, John Strauss, August 2010

269 Collective Action in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities

Rachel Glennerster, Edward Miguel, Alexander Rothenberg, July 2010

268 Bridging the gender divide: An experimental analysis of group formation in African villages

Abigail Barr, Marleen Dekker, Marcel Fafchamps, July 2010

267 Who Shares Risk with Whom under Different Enforcement Mechanisms?

Abigail Barr, Marleen Dekker, Marcel Fafchamps, July 2010

266 Industrial Upgrading and Export Diversification: A Comparative Analysis of Economic Policies in Turkey and Malaysia

Bilge Erten, June 2010

265 Development Uncorked: Reputation Acquisition in the New Market for Chilean Wines in the UK

Rocco Macchiavello, June 2010

264 Using PDA consistency checks to increase the precision of profits and sales measurement in panels

Marcel Fafchamps , David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, Christopher Woodruff, June 2010

263 Identification Strategy: A Field Experiment on Dynamic Incentives in Rural Credit Markets

Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Yang, June 2010

262 Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

Dean Karlan, Margaret McConnell, Sendhil Mullainathan, Jonathan Zinman, April 2010

261 Who gets the job referral? Evidence from a social networks experiment

Lori Beaman, Jeremy Magruder, February 2010

260 Insurance and Investment within Family Networks

Manuela Angelucci, Giacomo de Giorgi, Marcos A. Rangel, Imran Rasul, October 2009

259 Cutting the costs of attrition: Results from the Indonesia Family Life Survey

Duncan Thomas, Firman Witoelar, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, John Strauss, Cecep Sumantri, Wayan Suriastini, May 2010

258 Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Pascaline Dupas, May 2010

257 The Shape of Temptation: Implications for the Economic Lives of the Poor

Abhijit Banerjee, Sendhil Mullainathan, April 2010

256 Civil Conflict and Human Capital Accumulation: The Long Term Effects of Political Violence in Perú

Gianmarco León, March 2010

255 The Role of Intermediaries in Facilitating Trade

JaeBin Ahun, Amit K. Khandelwal, Shang-Jin Wei, January 2010

254 The Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit Enforcement: Evidence from Indian Debt Recovery Tribunals

Ulf Lilienfeld-Toal, Dilip Mookherjee, Sujata Visaria, January 2010

253 The Structure of Tariffs and Long-Term Growth

Nathan Nunn, Daniel Trefler, December 2009

252 Who Owns Children and Does it Matter?

Michele Tertilt, Alice Schoonbroodt, January 2010

251 Matching for Credit: Risk and Diversification in Thai Microcredit Groups

Christian Ahlin, December 2009

250 Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

Francesco Caselli, Guy Michaels, November 2009

249 Risk Pooling, Risk Preferences, and Social Networks.

Orazio Attanasio, Abigail Barr, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Garance Genicot, Costas Meghir, October 2009

248 Village Economies and the Structure of Extended Family Networks

Manuela Angelucci, Giacomo De Giorgi, Marcos A. Rangel, Imran Rasul, July 2009

247 Microcredit, Family Planning Programs and Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia

Jaikishan Desai, Alessandro Tarozzi, October 2009

246 A Marketing Scheme for Making Money off Innocent People: A User's Manual

Kaushik Basu, October 2009

245 Civil Conflict and Human Capital Accumulation: The Long Term Effects of Political Violence in Perú

Gianmarco León, September 2009

244 How Sapient is Homo Economicus? The Evolutionary Origins of Trade, Ethics and Economic Rationality

Kaushik Basu, September 2009

243 State-led or Market-led Green Revolution? Role of Private Irrigation Investment vis-a-vis Local Government Programs in West Bengal's Farm Productivity Growth

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, Neha Kumar, June 2009

242 Middleman Margins and Globalization

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, Masatoshi Tsumagari, June 2009

241 A Simple Model of the Financial Crisis of 2007-9

Kaushik Basu, August 2009

240 Spring Cleaning: Rural Water Impacts, Valuation and Property Rights Institutions

Michael Kremer, Jessica Leino, Edward Miguel, Alix Zwane, August 2009

239 Political Violence and Social Networks: Experimental Evidence from a Nigerian Election

Marcel Fafchamps, Pedro Vicente, August 2009

238 Referral and Job Performance: Evidence from the Ghana Colonial Army

Marcel Fafchamps, Alexander Moradi, July 2009

237 Determinants of the Choice of Migration Destination

Marcel Fafchamps, Forhad Shilpi, July 2009

236 Testing Unilateral and Bilateral Link Formation

Margherita Comola, Marcel Fafchamps, July 2009

235 Expanding Microenterprise Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts in Manila

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, July 2009

234 The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization:

Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian, July 2009

233 Nudging Farmers to Utilize Fertilizer: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, Jonathan Robinson, June 2009

232 Votes and Violence: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria

Paul Collier, Pedro C. Vicente, June 2009

231 State Capacity, Conflict and Development

Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson, June 2009

230 Measuring Discrimination in Education

Rema Hanna, Leigh Linden, May 2009

229 Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys? Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India

Seema Jayachandran, Ilyana Kuziemko, May 2009

228 Quantity-Quality and the One Child Policy: The Only-Child Disadvantage in School Enrollment in Rural China

Nancy Qian, May 2009

227 Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak, Jeanne Lafortune, May 2009

226 Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test-scores on Educational Markets

Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, April 2009

225 The Importance of Being Wanted

Quy-Toan Do, Tung Duc Phung, October 2009

224 Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico

David Atkin, April 2009

223 Corruption Dynamics: The Golden Goose Effect

Paul Niehaus, Sandip Sukhtankar, April 2009

222 The Value of Social Networks In Rural Paraguay

Ethan Ligon , Laura Schechter, September 2008

221 The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela’s Maisanta

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Edward Miguel, Daniel Ortega, Francisco Rodriguez, April 2009

220 Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson, March 2009

219 The Long Term Consequences of Famine on Survivors: Evidence from a Unique Natural Experiment using China's Great Famine

Xin Meng, Nancy Qian, April 2009

218 Private Sector Industrialization in China: Evidence from Wenzhou

John Strauss, Yanmin Qian, Minggao Shen, April 2009

217 The de Soto Effect

Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, April 2009

216 More Women Missing, Fewer Girls Dying: The Impact of Abortion on Sex Ratios at Birth and Excess Female Mortality in Taiwan

Jin Tan Liu, Min Jen Lin, Nancy Qian, March 2009

215 Urbanization and Structural Transformation

Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch, Stephen Redding, April 2009

214 Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

Frederico Finan, Laura Schechter, January 2009

213 Motivating Politicians:The Impacts of Monetary Incentives on Quality and Performance

Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan, March 2009

212 Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments

Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan, September 2008

211 Bednets, Information and Malaria in Orissa

Aprajit Mahajan, Alessandro Tarozzi, Joanne Yoong, Brian Blackburn, March 2009

210 Civil War

Christopher Blattman, Edward Miguel, March 2009

209 Asian Century: A Comnparative Analysis of Growth in China, India and other Asian Economies

Kaushik Basu, March 2009

208 The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence

Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson, December 2008

207 Literacy Traps: Society-wide Education and Individual Skill Premia

Vidya Atal, Kaushik Basu, John Gray, Travis Lee, February 2009

206 Property Rights and Economic Development

Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, February 2009

205 Government Transfers and Political Support

Marco Manacorda, Edward Miguel, Andrea Vigorito, January 2009

204 The Mechanics of Central Bank Intervention in Foreign Exchange Markets

Kaushik Basu, January 2009

203 Measuring Subjective Expectations in Developing Countries: A Critical Review and New Evidence

Adeline Delavande, Xavier Giné, David McKenzie, January 2009

202 The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Colombia

Maurice Kugler, Eric Verhoogen, October 2008

201 Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions

Dean Karlan, Martin Valdivia , September 2008

200 What’s Advertising Content Worth?? Evidence from a Consumer Credit Marketing Field Experiment

Dean Karlan, Marianne Bertrand, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, May 2008

199 Adaptive Experimental Design using the Propensity Score

Dean Karlan, Jinyong Hahn, Keisuke Hirano, April 2008

198 Finding Missing Markets (and a disturbing epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

Dean Karlan, Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné, January 2008

197 Expanding Credit Access:Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts*

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, January 2008

196 The Experimental Approach to Development Economics

Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, December 2008

195 Why are Saving Rates of Urban Households in China Rising?

Marcos Chamon, Eswar Prasad, November 2008

194 A Structural Evaluation of a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative

Joseph Kaboski, Robert Townsend, November 2008

193 Peer Effects and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, August 2009

192 The Experimental Approach to Development Economics

Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, September 2008

191 The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Colombia

Maurice Kugler , Eric Verhoogen, October 2008

190 Transport Prices and Costs: The Need to Revisit Donors’ Policies in Transport in Africa

Gaël Raballand, Patricia Macchi, October 2008

189 In Pursuit of Balance: Randomization in Practice in Development Field Experiments

Miriam Bruhn, David McKenzie, April 2008

188 The Myth of Post-Reform Income Stagnation: Evidence from Brazil and Mexico

Irineu de Carvalho Filho, Marcos Chamon, April 2008

187 Aspirations, Segregation and Occupational Choice

Dilip Mookherjee, Stefan Napel, Debraj Ray, July 2008

186 A Dynamic Incentive-Based Argument for Conditional Transfers

Dilip Mookherjee, Debraj Ray, September 2008

185 Determinants of Redistributive Politics: An Empirical Analysis of Land Reforms in West Bengal, India

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, September 2008

184 Productivity Effects of Land Reform: A Study of Disaggregated Farm-Level Data for West Bengal, India

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, September 2008

183 Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from randomized evaluations in education in India

Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Stuti Khemani, September 2008

182 The Efficacy of Parochial Politics: Caste, Commitment, and Competence in Indian Local Governments

Kaivan Munshi, Mark Rosenzweig, August 2008

181 Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Bias?

Esther Duflo, Lori Beaman, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Rohini Pande, June 2008

180 Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's Global Gathering

David Clingingsmith, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Michael Kremer, April 2008

179 Muslim family law, prenuptial agreements and the emergence of dowry in Bangladesh

Attila Ambrus, Erica Field, Maximo Torero, June 2008

178 Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India

Lakshmi Iyer, Anandi Mani, June 2008

177 Does Digital Divide or Provide? The Impact of Cell Phones on Grain Markets in Niger

Jenny C. Aker, June 2008

176 Missing Women: Age and Disease

Siwan Anderson, Debraj Ray, June 2008

175 On the Salience of Ethnic Conflict

Joan Esteban, Debraj Ray, June 2008

174 Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. de Soto

Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, May 2008

173 Can Census Data Alone Signal Heterogeneity in the Estimation of Poverty Maps?

Alessandro Tarozzi, May 2008

172 Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil

Eliana La Ferrara, Alberto Chong, Suzanne Duryea, March 2008

171 Women's Liberation: What's in It for Men?

Matthias Doepke, Michele Tertilt, March 2008

170 Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics

Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Tristan Zajonc, March 2008

169 Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Randomized Malaria Prevention Experiment

Jessica Cohen, Pascaline Dupas, March 2008

168 Conditional Cash Tranfers in Education: Design Features, Peer and Sibling Effects - Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia

Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Marianne Bertrand, Leigh Linden, Francisco Perez-Calle, March 2008

167 Is Parental Love Colorblind? Allocation of Resources within Mixed Families

Marcos A. Rangel, March 2008

166 Rational Expectations? Evidence from Planting Decisions in Semi-Arid India

Xavier Giné, Robert Townsend, James Vickery, March 2008

165 Mutual Fear and Civil War

Sylvain Chassang, Gerard Padro i Miquel, February 2008

164 Profiting from Government Stakes in a Command Economy: Evidence from Chinese Asset Sales

Charles Calomiris, Ray Fisman, Yonxiang Wang, January 2008

163 What Is Middle Class about the Middle Classes Around the World?

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, December 2007

162 Surveying Migrant Households: A Comparison of Census-based, Snowball, and Intercept Point Surveys

David McKenzie, Johan Mistiaen, November 2007

161 Is Vote Buying Effective? Evidence from a Field Experiment in West Africa

Pedro C. Vicente, November 2007

160 Detecting Illegal Arms Trade

Stefano DellaVigna, Eliana La Ferrara, October 2007

159 Decentralization and Water Quality: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil

Molly Lipscomb, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, October 2007

158 The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics

Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson, October 2007

157 Who Does Microfinance Fail to Reach? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns

Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, October 2007

156 Many Children Left Behind? Textbooks and Test Scores in Kenya

Paul Glewwe, Michael Kremer, Sylvie Moulin, August 2007

155 Class Size and Sorting in Market Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence

Miguel Urquiola, Eric Verhoogen, July 2007

154 Health Over the Life Course

John Strauss, Duncan Thomas, July 2007

153 Trade, Quality Upgrading and Wage Inequality in the Mexican Manufacturing Sector

Eric Verhoogen, July 2007

152 Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption

Abhijit Banerjee, Rohini Pande, July 2007

151 The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh

Benjamin A. Olken, Patrick Barron, May 2007

150 Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War

Benjamin F. Jones, Benjamin A. Olken, May 2007

149 The Pattern and Causes of Economic Growth in India

Kaushik Basu, Annemie Maertens, April 2007

148 Understanding Political Corruption in Low Income Countries

Rohini Pande, April 2007

147 Risk Sharing, Commitment and Information: An Experimental Analysis

Abigail Barr, Garance Genicot, March 2007

146 Reciprocity in Groups and the Limits to Social Capital

Francis Bloch, Garance Genicot, Debraj Ray, March 2007

145 Informal Insurance in Social Networks

Francis Bloch, Garance Genicot, Debraj Ray, March 2007

144 Are Fair Trade Labels Effective Against Child Labour?

Jean-Marie Baland, Cedric Duprez, March 2007

143 Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Don't Ask How the Sausage is Made

Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, March 2007

142 Malaria in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure

Hoyt Bleakley, March 2007

141 Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy

John Gibson, David McKenzie, March 2007

140 What Works in Fighting Diarrheal Diseases in Developing Countries? A Critical Review

Alix Peterson Zwane, Michael Kremer, March 2007

139 Child Labor and Household Wealth: Theory and Empirical Evidence of an Inverted-U

Kaushik Basu, Sanghamitra Das, Bhaskar Dutta, February 2007

138 Public Action for Public Goods

Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer, Rohini Somanathan, February 2007

137 Self-Selection Patterns in Mexico-U.S. Migration: The Role of Migration Networks

David McKenzie, Hillel Rapoport, January 2007

136 Using Randomization in Development Economics Research: A Toolkit

Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Michael Kremer, December 2006

135 The Economic Lives of the Poor

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, November 2006

134 Mortality Risks, Education and Child Labor

Fernanda Estevan, Jean-Marie Baland, October 2006

133 Distribution Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries

Pinelopi Goldberg, Nina Pavcnik, October 2006

132 Luck or Skill? MFI Performance in Macroeconomic Context

Christian Ahlin, Jocelyn Lin, October 2006

131 Understanding South Africa's Economic Puzzles

Dani Rodrik, September 2006

130 Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages

Benjamin A. Olken, September 2006

129 Descent Rules and Strategic Transfers: Evidence from Matrilineal Groups in Ghana

Eliana La Ferrara, September 2006

128 Outside Funding and the Dynamics of Participation in Community Associations

Mary Kay Gugerty, Michael Kremer, July 2006

127 Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines Against Neglected Diseases: Estimating Costs and Effectiveness

Ernst R. Berndt, Rachel Glennerster, Michael Kremer, Jean Lee, Ruth Levine, Georg WeizsScker, Heidi Williams, July 2006

126 Corruption Perceptions vs. Corruption Reality

Benjamin A. Olken, July 2006

125 Estimating the Effects of Global Patent Protection in Pharmaceuticals: A Case Study of Quinolones in India

Shubham Chaudhuri, Pinelopi Goldberg, Panle Jia, July 2006

124 Can Migration Reduce Educational Attainment? Evidence from Mexico

David McKenzie, Hillel Rapoport, July 2006

123 Migration and Mental Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Steven Stillman, David McKenzie, John Gibson, June 2006

122 Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets

Ray Fisman, Edward Miguel, May 2006

121 Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth

Hoyt Bleakley, Fabian Lange,, May 2006

120 Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth

Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, May 2006

119 Participatory Equity, Identity and Productivity: Policy Implications for Promoting Development

Kaushik Basu, May 2006

118 Identity, Trust and Altruism: Sociological Clues to Economic Development

Kaushik Basu, May 2006

117 Does Corruption Produce Unsafe Drivers?

Marianne Bertrand, Simeon Djankov, Rema Hanna, April 2006

116 Testing Limits to Policy Reversal: Evidence from Indian Privatizations

Siddhartha G. Dastidar, Ray Fisman, Tarun Khanna, April 2006

115 Outsourcing Tariff Evasion: A New Explanation for Entrep(t Trade

Ray Fisman, Peter Moustakerski, Shang-Jin Wei, April 2006

114 Do Population Control Policies Induce More Human Capital Investment? Twins, Birthweight, and China's 'One Child' Policy

Mark Rosenzweig, Junsen Zhang, March 2006

113 Wealth Inequality and Collective Action

Pranab Bardhan, Maitreesh Ghatak, Alexander Karaivanov, January 2006

112 Teacher Truancy in India: The Role of Culture, Norms and Economic Incentives

Kaushik Basu, January 2006

111 The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam

Edward Miguel, Gerard Roland, January 2006

110 Deposit Collectors

Nava Ashraf, Dean Karlan, Wesley Yin, January 2006

109 Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

Abhijit Banerjee, Shawn Cole, Esther Duflo, Leigh Linden, December 2005

108 What You Export Matters

Ricardo Hausmann, Jason Hwang, Dani Rodrik, December 2005

107 Bankruptcy Law, Bonded Labor and Inequality

Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal, Dilip Mookherjee, December 2005

106 New Directions in Development Economics: Theory or Empirics?

Dilip Mookherjee, Abhijit Banerjee, Pranab Bardhan, Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur, December 2005

105 Pro-Poor Targeting and Accountability of Local Governments in West Bengal

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, December 2005

104 Impact of Reservations of Panchayat Pradhans on Targeting in West Bengal

Pranab Bardhan, Dilip Mookherjee, Monica Parra Torrado, November 2005

103 Monitoring Works: Getting Teachers to Come to School

Esther Duflo, Rema Hanna, Stephen Ryan, November 2005 (Revised November 2007)

102 Entrepreneurial Talent, Occupational Choice, and Trickle Up Policies

Maitreesh Ghatak, Massimo Morelli, Tomas Sjostrom, September 2005

101 What Determines Female Autonomy? Evidence from Bangladesh

Siwan Anderson, Mukesh Eswaran, September 2005

100 Dams

Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, August 2005

099 Social Affiliation and the Demand for Health Services: Caste and Child Health in South India

Nancy Luke, Kaivan Munshi, July 2005

098 The Marginal Product of Capital

Francesco Caselli, James Feyrer, July 2005

097 Why is Mobility in India so Low? Social Insurance, Inequality, and Growth

Kaivan Munshi, Mark Rosenzweig, July 2005

096 Does Decentralization Work? Forest Conservation in the Himalayas

E. Somanathan, R. Prabhakar, Bhupendra Singh Mehta, June 2005

095 Air Quality and Infant Mortality During Indonesia's Massive Wildfires in 1997

Seema Jayachandran, May 2005

094 Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, April 2005

093 Sharing the Burden of Disease: Gender, the Household Division of Labor and the Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution

Mark M. Pitt, Mark Rosenzweig, Md. Nazmul Hassan, March 2005

092 Buying Less, But Shopping More: Changes in Consumption Patterns During a Crisis

David McKenzie, Ernesto Schargrodsky, February 2005

091 The Illusion of Sustainability

Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, November 2004 (Revised August 2006)

090 Consumption Smoothing? Livestock, Insurance and Drought in Rural Burkina Faso

Harounan Kazianga, Christopher Udry, November 2004

089 Adjusting Household Structure: School Enrollment Impacts of Child Fostering in Burkina Faso

Richard Akresh, November 2004

088 Why is There No AIDS Vaccine?

Michael Kremer, Christopher M. Snyder, October 2004

087 Women as Agents of Change: Female Incomes and Household Decisions in South India

Nancy Luke, Kaivan Munshi, October 2004

086 Incentives to Learn

Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, Rebecca Thornton, October 2004

085 The World Technology Frontier

Francesco Caselli, Wilbur John Coleman II, October 2004

084 Accounting for Cross-Country Income Differences

Francesco Caselli, October 2004

083 Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Nava Ashraf, Dean Karlan, Wesley Yin, October 2004

082 Using Experimental Economics to Measure Social Capital and Predict Financial Decisions

Dean Karlan, October 2004

081 Coordinating Development: Can Income Taxation Eliminate Pareto Inferior Equilibria?

Philip Bond, Rohini Pande, September 2004

080 Dowry and Property Rights

Siwan Anderson, August 2004

079 Long-Term Consequences of Secondary School Vouchers: Evidence from Administrative Records in Colombia

Joshua Angrist, Eric Bettinger, Michael Kremer, August 2004

078 Political Competition in Economic Perspective

Pranab Bardhan, Tsung-Tao Yang, July 2004

077 Selling Labor Low: Equilibrium Wage Volatility in Developing Countries

Seema Jayachandran, July 2004

076 The Political Economy of Health Services Provision and Access in Brazil

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Andrew Sunil Rajkumar, Maureen Cropper, June 2004

075 Corruption and Social Structure: Theory, and Evidence from India

Christopher Kingston, June 2004

074 Enforcement and Organizational Design in Informal Saving Groups

Siwan Anderson, Jean-Marie Baland, Karl Ove Moene, June 2004

073 A Theory of Efficiency Wage with Community-based Income Sharing

Kaushik Basu, Amanda J Felkey, June 2004

072 Using Repayment Data to Test Across Models of Joint Liability Lending

Christian Ahlin, Robert Townsend, June 2004

071 Inequality, Coalitions and Collective Action

Pranab Bardhan, Nirvikar Singh, June 2004

070 Artfilms, Handicrafts and Other Cultural Goods: The Case for Subsidy

Cécile Aubert, Pranab Bardhan, Jeff Dayton-Johnson, May 2004

069 Vulnerability, Unemployment and Poverty: A New Class of Measures, Its Axiomatic Properties and Applications

Kaushik Basu, Patrick Nolen, May 2004

068 The Macroeconomics of Polygyny

Michele Tertilt, May 2004

067 Ethnicity, Gender and the Demand for Public Goods: Experimental Evidence from Benin

Leonard Wantchekon, May 2004

066 Alimony Rights and Intra-Household Allocation of Resources: Evidence from Brazil

Marcos A. Rangel, May 2004

065 Risk, Network Quality, and Family Structure: Child Fostering Decisions in Burkina Faso

Richard Akresh, May 2004

064 An Experimental Test of Risk-Sharing Arrangements

Gary Charness, Garance Genicot, May 2004

063 Network Effects and the Dynamics of Migration and Inequality: Theory and Evidence from Mexico

David McKenzie, Hillel Rapoport, April 2004

062 Social Capital and Group Banking

Dean Karlan, April 2004

061 Unchecked Intermediaries: Price Manipulation in an Emerging Stock Market

Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Atif Mian, April 2004

060 Contracts and Externalities: How Things Fall Apart

Garance Genicot, Debraj Ray, April 2004

059 Polarization: Concepts, Measurement, Estimation

Jean-Yves Duclos, Joan Esteban, Debraj Ray, April 2004

058 On the Efficacy of Reforms: Policy Tinkering, Institutional Change, and Entrepreneurship

Murat Iyigun, Dani Rodrik, March 2004

057 Targeted Remedial Education for Under-Performing Teenagers: Costs and Benefits

Victor Lavy, Analfa Schlosser, March 2004

056 Orphans and Schooling in Africa: A Longitudinal Analysis

David Evans, Edward Miguel, March 2004

055 From "Hindu Growth" to Productivity Surge: The Mystery of the Indian Growth Transition

Dani Rodrik, Arvind Subramanian, March 2004

054 Purchasing power parity exchange rates from household survey data: India and Indonesia

Angus Deaton, Jed Friedman, Vivi Alatas, February 2004

053 Does learning to add up add up? The returns to schooling in aggregate data

Lant Pritchett, January 2004

052 The Indian Economy: Up to 1991 and Since

Kaushik Basu, December 2003

051 Financial Development and Growth in the Short- and Long-Run

Ray Fisman, Inessa Love, December 2003

050 Growth Strategies

Dani Rodrik, October 2003

049 Awareness and the Demand for Environmental Quality: Drinking Water in Urban India

Jyotsna Jalan, E. Somanathan, Saraswata Chaudhuri, September 2003

048 Valuing Lives Equally: Distributional Weights for Welfare Analysis

E. Somanathan, September 2003

047 Immigrating to Opportunity: Estimating the Effect of School Quality Using a Natural Experiment on Ethiopians in Israel

Eric D. Gould, Victor Lavy, M. Daniele Paserman, September 2003

046 Top Indian Incomes, 1956-2000

Abhijit Banerjee, Thomas Piketty, September 2003

045 When schools compete, how do they compete? An assessment of Chile's nationwide school voucher program

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Miguel Urquiola, August 2003

044 Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India

Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, August 2003

043 Importing Technology

Francesco Caselli, Daniel Wilson, August 2003

042 Measuring Inequality with Asset Indicators

David McKenzie, August 2003

041 Poverty and Witch Killing

Edward Miguel, August 2003

040 Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach

Edward Miguel, Shanker Satyanath, Ernest Sergenti, August 2003

039 Returns to Birthweight

Jere R. Behrman, Mark Rosenzweig, August 2003

038 Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy

Kaivan Munshi, Mark Rosenzweig, July 2003

037 Do Rural Banks Matter? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment

Robin Burgess, Rohini Pande, July 2003

036 Measuring poverty in a growing world (or measuring growth in a poor world)

Angus Deaton, July 2003

035 How to monitor poverty for the Millennium Development Goals

Angus Deaton, July 2003

034 Eviction Threats and Investment Incentives

Abhijit Banerjee, Maitreesh Ghatak, June 2003

033 Institutional Change in the Non-Market Economy: Endogenous Matching in Chennai's Chit Fund Auctions

Jan Eeckhout, Kaivan Munshi, June 2003

032 What Role Does Marriage Play in Urban Africa? Evidence from a High HIV Area in Kenya

Nancy Luke, Kaivan Munshi, June 2003

031 "When Will They Ever Learn?" Why All Governments Produce Schooling

Lant Pritchett, June 2003

030 Targeted Programs in an Economic Crisis: Empirical Findings from Indonesia's Experience

Lant Pritchett, Sudarno Sumarto, Asep Suryahadi, June 2003

029 Voice Lessons: Local Government Organizations, Social Organizations, and the Quality of Local Governance

Vivi Alatas, Lant Pritchett, Anna Wetterberg, June 2003

028 Development as a Process of Social Change: An Application to the Fertility Transition

Kaivan Munshi, Jacques Myaux, June 2003

027 Kin groups and reciprocity: A model of credit transactions in Ghana

Eliana La Ferrara, June 2003

026 Globalization and Marginalization: A Re-Examination of Development Policy

Kaushik Basu, April 2003

025 Gender and Say

Kaushik Basu, April 2003

024 Can Mandated Political Representation Increase Policy Influence for Disadvantaged Minorities? Theory and Evidence from India

Rohini Pande, April 2003

023 Land and Power

Jean-Marie Baland, James A. Robinson, March 2003

022 Paying for Performance: The Effect of Teachers' Financial Incentives on Students' Scholastic Outcomes

Victor Lavy, February 2003

021 Orphans in Africa

Anne Case, Christina Paxson, Joseph Ableidinger, February 2003

020 Do entry costs provide an empirical basis for poverty traps? Evidence from Mexican microenterprises

David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, February 2003

019 Achievement Awards for High School Matriculation: Evidence from Randomized Trials

Joshua Angrist, Victor Lavy, February 2003

018 Credit Rationing, Wealth Inequality, and Allocation of Talent

Maitreesh Ghatak, Massimo Morelli, Tomas Sjostrom, February 2003

017 Tax Rates and Tax Evasion: Evidence from "Missing Imports" in China

Ray Fisman, Shang-Jin Wei, February 2003

016 Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in C(te d'Ivoire: Social Norms, Separate Accounts and Consumption Choices

Esther Duflo, Christopher Udry, February 2003

015 Dynastic Management

Francesco Caselli, Nicola Gennaioli, February 2003

014 Educational Policy and the Economics of the Family

Abhijit Banerjee, November 2002

013 The World Bank of the Future

Abhijit Banerjee, Ruimin He, January 2003

012 Learning About a New Technology: Pineapple in Ghana

Timothy G. Conley, Christopher Udry, Revised August 2003

011 Payoffs from Panels in Low-Income Countries: Economic Development and Economic Mobility

Mark Rosenzweig, January 2003

010 Democratization, Decentralization and the Distribution of Local Public Goods in a Poor Rural Economy

Mark Rosenzweig, Andrew Foster, June 2002

009 Technological Change and the Distribution of Schooling

Mark Rosenzweig, Andrew Foster, October 2002

008 Economic Growth and the Rise of Forests

Mark Rosenzweig, Andrew Foster, July 2002

007 The Uses of Economic Theory: Against a Purely Positive Interpretation of Theoretical Results

Abhijit Banerjee, May 2002

006 The (mis)allocation of capital

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Kaivan Munshi, September 2002

005 Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, revised August 2004

004 How Efficiently is Capital Allocated? Evidence from the Knitted Garment Industry in Tirupur

Abhijit Banerjee, Kaivan Munshi, August 2002

003 History Institutions and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India

Abhijit Banerjee, June 2002

002 The Medium Run Effects of Educational Expansion: Evidence from a Large School Construction Program in Indonesia

Esther Duflo, November 2001

001 Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Esther Duflo, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, October 2001