Why Some Dictators Build Schools — and Others Don’t
Recession Recoveries Takes Longer as Manufacturing Fades
Should stimulus be targeted toward displaced workers, rather than across the economy?
Leadership Matters: Countries Suffered Under Poor Quality Monarchs
Measuring inbreeding allows study to isolate rulers from circumstances
Toxic Aid: Economic Collapse and Recovery in Tanzania
For many years Tanzania was the darling of international aid agencies. During the 1970s it received more assistance per capita than any other nation in the world. And yet, the economy performed dismally
Hours Constraints, Occupational Choice, and Gender: Evidence from Medical Residents
Are the long, inflexible work hours required by many high-paying professions a barrier to entry for women? Melanie Wasserman explores this question by studying the introduction of a policy in 2003 that capped the average work week for medical residents at 80 hours.
Political Conformity: Event-Study Evidence from the United States
Perez-Truglia proposes that individuals are more politically active in more like-minded social environments.