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RESEARCH PAPERS


I. WORKING PAPERS

Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity

(with Klaus Desmet and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín) - First draft, April 2014.

- Paper (.pdf)

 

War and Relatedness
(with Enrico Spolaore) - February 2013

- View the shorter version in Vox (07-07-2009) and the coverage in Newsweek Russia (07-13-2009, in Russian) and Vanity Fair Italy (08-26-2009, in Italian).

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #15095 / CEPR Working Paper #7371

 

Economic Integration and Structural Change

(with Jean Imbs and Claudio Montenegro) - February 2012

- Paper (.pdf)

 

II. PUBLICATIONS

The Democratic Transition

(with Fabrice Murtin) - November 2013, forthcoming, Journal of Economic Growth.

- View the shorter version in Vox (10-05-2011) and coverage in Hurriyet Daily News, Livemint, Freakonomics Blog, The Globe and Mail, NCPA, Les Echos.

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #17432 / CEPR Working Paper #8599 / Data appendix

 

Long-Term Barriers to Economic Development

(with Enrico Spolaore) - in Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), Handbook of Economic Growth, vol. 2A, Chapter 3, pp. 121-176. Amsterdam: North Holland, 2014.

- View the shorter version in Vox, and coverage in Marginal Revolution, Mother Jones and Salon.com.

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #19361 / CEPR Working Paper #9638

 

How Deep Are the Roots of Economic Development?

(with Enrico Spolaore) - Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 51, no. 2, June 2013, pp. 325-369. (lead article)

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #18130 / CEPR Working Paper #8998

 

The First Law of Petropolitics

Economica, vol. 79, no. 316, October 2012, pp. 641-657.

- View the coverage in Foreign Policy and Tom Friedman’s response

- Paper (.pdf)

 

Long-Term Barriers to the International Diffusion of Innovations

(with Enrico Spolaore) - in Jeffrey Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, eds., NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2011, Chapter 1, pp. 11-46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, May 2012.

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #17271 / CEPR Working Paper #8541

The Political Economy of Linguistic Cleavages

(with Klaus Desmet and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín) - Journal of Development Economics, vol. 97, no. 2, March 2012, pp. 322-338.

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #15360 / CEPR Working Paper #7478 / Linguistic heterogeneity data / Online Appendix

A Monte Carlo Study of Growth Regressions
(with William R. Hauk, Jr.) - Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 14, no. 2, June 2009, pp. 103-147.
- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Technical Working Paper #T0296 

The Diffusion of Development
(with Enrico Spolaore) - Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 124, no. 2, May 2009, pp. 469-529.

- View the coverage in Economic Principals (08-26-2007) and in SmartMoney Russia (05-02-2006, in Russian).

- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #12153 / CEPR Working Paper #5630 / Genetic distance data / Additional empirical results

Trade Liberalization and Growth: New Evidence
(with Karen Horn Welch) - World Bank Economic Review, vol. 22, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 187-231. (lead article)
- Paper (.pdf) / Liberalization Data / NBER Working Paper #10152

Death and Development
(with Peter Lorentzen and John McMillan) - Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 13, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 81-124. (lead article)

- View the coverage in La Vanguardia (10-27-2005, in Spanish).
- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #11620 / CEPR Working Paper #5246

Small States, Big Pork
(with William R. Hauk, Jr.) - Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 2, no. 1, January 2007, pp. 95-106.

- Paper (.pdf) (posted with permission from Now Publishers)

Review of Acemoglu and Robinson's "Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy"

Science, vol. 313, no. 5793, pp. 1576-1577 (15 September 2006).

- Paper

Trade, Growth and the Size of Countries
(with Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore) - in Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), Handbook of Economic Growth, vol. 1, part 2, Chapter 23, pp. 1499-1542. Amsterdam: North Holland, 2005.
- Paper (.pdf)

Borders and Growth
(with Enrico Spolaore) - Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 10, no. 4, December 2005, pp. 331-386.
- Paper (.pdf) /  NBER Working Paper #9223  / CEPR Working Paper #5202

Do Democratic Transitions Produce Bad Economic Outcomes?

(with Dani Rodrik) - American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2005, pp. 50-55.

- View the coverage in the International Herald Tribune (1-7-2005).

- Paper (.pdf) (posted with permission from the American Economic Association)

Trade Liberalization and Intersectoral Labor Movements
(with Jessica Wallack) - Journal of International Economics, vol. 64, no. 2, December 2004, pp. 411-439.
- Paper (.pdf) / Companion Paper / October 2001 Version   (posted with permission from Elsevier Science)

Fractionalization
(with Alberto Alesina, Arnaud Devleeschauwer, William Easterly and Sergio Kurlat) - Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 8, no. 2, June 2003, pp. 155-194. (lead article)
- Paper (.pdf) / Fractionalization Data / NBER Working Paper #9411M(posted with permission from Kluwer)

Stages of Diversification
(with Jean Imbs) - American Economic Review, vol. 93, no. 1, March 2003, pp. 63-86.
- Paper (.pdf) / Additional empirical results / September 2000 versionM(posted with permission from the American Economic Association)

Review of Easterly's “The Elusive Quest for Growth”
Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 40, no. 3, September 2002, pp. 907-918.
- Paper (.pdf) / Paper in Spanish/ M(posted with permission from the American Economic Association)

Measuring the Dynamic Gains From Trade
World Bank Economic Review, vol. 15. no. 3, October 2001, pp. 393-429.
- Paper (.pdf)

How Democracy Affects Growth
(with José Tavares) - European Economic Review, vol. 45, no. 8, August 2001, pp. 1341-1379. (lead article)
- View the coverage in the New York Times (4-13-2000).
- Paper (.pdf)  (posted with permission from Elsevier Science)

Economic Integration and Political Disintegration
(with Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore) - American Economic Review, vol. 90, no. 5. December 2000, pp. 1276-1296.
- Reprinted in Pomfret, Richard (ed.), The Economics of Regional Trading Arrangements, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 161, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2003 (Chapter 23, pp. 471-491).
- View the coverage in the Financial Times (7-1-1997), the Financial Times (12-22-1997), The Economist, (3-1-1998),  Le Monde (12-8-1998), and Business Week (03-19-2001).
- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #6163M(posted with permission from the American Economic Association)

The Economics of Civic Trust
(with Alberto Alesina) - in Susan J. Pharr and Robert D. Putnam (eds), Disaffected Democracies: What's Troubling the Trilateral Countries?, Chapter 7. Princeton: Princeton University Press, June 2000.

- Paper (.pdf)

Is Europe Going Too Far?
(with Alberto Alesina) - Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy (supplement to the Journal of Monetary Economics), vol. 51, no. 1, December 1999, pp.1-42. (lead article)
- View the coverage on CNN-fn (12-8-1998) and the shorter version in Vox (06-22-2008).
- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #6883M(posted with permission from Elsevier Science)

Openness, Country Size and Government
(with Alberto Alesina) - Journal of Public Economics, vol. 69, no. 3, September 1998, pp.305-321. (lead article)
- View the coverage in The Economist (1-3-1998).
- Paper (.pdf) / NBER Working Paper #6024M(posted with permission from Elsevier Science)

 

III. WEB RESOURCES

Web of Science ResearcherID profile

Google Scholar profile

REPEC profile

 

IV. COAUTHOR WEBPAGES

Alberto Alesina

Klaus Desmet

William Easterly

William R. Hauk, Jr

Jean Imbs

Peter Lorentzen

John McMillan

Fabrice Murtin

Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín

Dani Rodrik

Enrico Spolaore

José Tavares

Jessica Wallack

 


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