Working Papers

Working Papers

CDEP-CGEG Working Papers are sponsored jointly by the Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) and the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), and are circulated to promote discussion and comment. They represent the views of their authors and not the official views of CDEP or CGEG.

February 26, 2024
WP 105 Global Labor Market Power
Co-Authors: Francesco Amodio, Emanuele Brancati, Peter Brummund, Nicolás de Roux, Michele Di Maio

January 22, 2024
WP 104 Value Chain Microfinance
Co-Authors: Lorenzo Casaburi and Jack Willis

September 01, 2022
WP 103 Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
Co-Authors: Michelle Acampora, Lorenzo Casaburi, and Jack Willis

August 01, 2022
WP 102 Bank Presence and Health
Author: Kim Fe Cramer

July 30, 2022
WP 101 Behavioral Messages and Debt Repayment
Co-Authors: Giorgia Barboni, Juan Camil Cardenas, Nicolas de Roux

July 27, 2022
WP 100 Protest Matters: The Effects of Protests on Economic Redistribution
Author: Belinda Archibong

April 01, 2022
WP 53 How important are beliefs about gender differences in math ability? Transmission across generations and impacts on child outcomes
Co-Authors: Alex Eble and Feng Hu

February 01, 2022
WP 99 When bootstraps aren't enough: Demand, supply, and learning in a very low-income context
Co-Authors: Alex Eble and Maya Escueta

September 21, 2021
WP 98 Converging to Convergence
Co-Authors: Michael Kremer, Jack Willis, Yang You

August 01, 2021
WP 97 North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling
Co-Authors: Shinsuke Tanaka, Kensuke Teshima, and Eric Verhoogen

August 01, 2021
WP 30 Natural Resource Wealth and Crime: The Role of International Price Shocks and Public Policy
Co-Authors: Sebastian Axbard, Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Jonas Poulsen

June 01, 2021
WP 96 The causal impact of sanitary products on school absenteeism and psychosocial well-being: Evidence from Western Kenya
Co-Authors: Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Odour, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard

May 01, 2021
WP 95 Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plant
Co-Authors: Francesco Amodio and Nicolas de Roux 

April 01, 2021
WP 94 Forgone Investment: Civil Conflict and Agricultural Credit in Colombia
Co-Authors: Nicolas de Roux and Luis Martínez

January 01, 2021
WP 91 'We Are Not Guinea Pigs': The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance
Co-Authors: Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan

January 01, 2021
WP 92 The Value of Communication for Mental Health
Co-Authors: Francis Annan and Belinda Archibong

December 01, 2020
WP 90 Estimating Production Functions in Differentiated-Product Industries with Quantity Information and External Instruments
Co-Authors: Nicolas de Roux, Marcela Eslava, Santiago Franco, and Eric Verhoogen

December 01, 2020
WP 73 Down the River: Glyphosate Use in Agriculture and Birth Outcomes of Surrounding Populations
Co-Authors: Mateus Dias, Rudi Rocha, and Rodrigo R. Soares

August 01, 2020
WP 89 Pull Up a Chair: Municipal Council Size and Local Taxes in Brazil
Co-Authors: Evan Plous Kresch, Rodrigo Schneider, Henrique Veras de Paiva Fonseca, & Meredith Walker

June 01, 2020
WP 88 Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration
Co-Authors: Belinda Archibong and Nonso Obiliki

June 01, 2020
WP 87 The cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of providing menstrual cups and sanitary pads to schoolgirls in rural Kenya
Co-Authors: Masih A Babagoli, Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, David Obor, Linda Mason, Emily Kerubo, Isaac Ngere, Kayla F. Laserson, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Penelope A Phillips-Howard

June 01, 2020
WP 86 The Story of a Hurricane: Local Government, NGOs, and Post-Disaster Assistance
Co-Authors: Ben Fitch-Fleischmann and Evan Plous Kresch 

June 01, 2020
WP 84 The Epidemic Effect: Epidemics, Institutions, and Human Capital Development
Co-Authors: Belinda ArchibongFrancis Annan, and Uche Ekhator-Mobayode

May 01, 2020
WP 85 Does Identity Affect Labor Supply
Author: Suanna Oh

March 01, 2020
WP 82 Period Teasing, Stigma, and Knowledge: A Survey of Adolescent Boys and Girls in Northern Tanzania
Co-Authors: Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Sandra Aguilar-Gomez, Naomi Heller Batzer, Rebecca Cai, Elias Charles Nyanza

March 01, 2020
WP 83 Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries
Author: Eric Verhoogen

February 01, 2020
WP 81 Industrial Policy, Macroeconomics, and Structural Change
Co-Authors: Jose Antonio Ocampo, Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Qadir Khan, and Andrea Prat

January 01, 2020
WP 80 The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats
Co-Authors: Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Qadir Khan, and Andrea Prat

November 01, 2019
WP 79 How Much Can We Remedy Very Low Learning Levels in Rural Parts of Low-income Countries? Impact and generalizability of a multi-pronged para-teacher intervention from a cluster-randomized trial in the Gambia
Co-Authors: Alex Eble, Chris Frost, Alpha Camara, Babourcarr Bouy, Momodou Bah, Maitri Sivaraman, Jenny Hsieh, Chitra Jayanty, Tony Brady, Piotr Gawron, Peter Boone, Diana Elbourne

August 23, 2019
WP 76 Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories
Co-Authors: Laura Boudreau, Rachel Heath, and Tyler H. McCormick

August 01, 2019
WP 77 Does Schooling Cause Structural Transformation
Co-Authors: Tommaso Porzio and Gabriella Santangelo

August 01, 2019
WP 78 How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities
Co-Authors: Jonas Hjort, Diana Moreira, Gautam Rao, and Juan Francisco Santini

March 01, 2019
WP 74 Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya
Co-Authors: Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, Linda Mason, David Obar, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, and Penelope A. Phillips-Howard

February 01, 2019
WP 73 Down the River: Glyphosate Use in Agriculture and Birth Outcomes of Surrounding Populations
Co-Authors: Mateus Dias, Rudi Rocha, and Rodrigo R. Soares

January 01, 2019
WP 72 Can Universalization of Health Work? Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Expansion in Brazil
Co-Authors: Sonia Bhalotra, Rudi Rocha, and Rodrigo R. Soares

December 01, 2018
WP 67 From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment
Co-Authors: Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii

December 01, 2018
WP 68 The Effect of Fertility on Mothers' Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries
Co-Authors: Daniel Aaronson, Rajeev Dehejia, Andrew Jordan, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii, and Karl Schulze

December 01, 2018
WP 71 Exploring the wide dispersion in productivity among European firms
Co-Authors: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar, and Christoph Weiss

November 01, 2018
WP 66 Zombie Firms and Political Influence on Bank Lending in China
Author: Qiuying Qu

November 01, 2018
WP 70 The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from Schooling Expansion in Romania
Co-Authors: Ofer Malamud, Andreea Mitrut, and Cristian Pop-Eleches

October 01, 2018
WP 65 Within but Without: Involuntary Displacement and Economic Development
Author: Alice Tianbo Zhang

October 01, 2018
WP 69 Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of Information, Control, and Cues
Co-Authors: Francisco Gallego, Ofer Malamud, and Cristian Pop-Eleches

September 01, 2018
WP 64 Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data
Co-Authors: Judith A. Frias, David S. Kaplan, Eric Verhoogen, and David Alfaro-Serrano

June 01, 2018
WP 38 Expanding Global Liquidity Insurance: Myths and Realities of the IMF's Precautionary Credit Lines
Co-Authors: Nancy Birdsall, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, and Anna Diofasi

June 01, 2018
WP 63 Hysteresis and the Welfare Effect of Corrective Policies: Theory and Evidence from An Energy-Saving Program
Co-Authors: Francisco Costa and Francois Gerard

May 01, 2018
WP 61 Corporate Profit Taxes, Capital Expenditure and Real Wages: The analytics behind a contentious debate
Co-Authors: Willem H. Buiter and Anne C. Sibert

May 01, 2018
WP 62 Endogenous Gender Norms: Evidence from Africa's Gold Mining Industry
Author: Anja Benshaul Tolonen

May 01, 2018
WP 60 Are Rushed Privatizations Substandard: Analyzing Firm-level Privatization under Fiscal Pressure
Co-Authors: Jan Hagemejer, Jan Svejnar, and Joanna Tyrowicz

April 01, 2018
WP 57 Local Industrial Shocks and Infant Morality
Author: Anja Benshaul Tolonen

April 01, 2018
WP 56 Time vs. State in Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Contract Farming in Kenya
Co-Authors: Lorenzo Casaburi and Jack Willis

April 01, 2018
WP 54 Schooling in Sickness and in Health: The Effects of Epidemic Disease on Gender Inequality
Co-Authors: Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan

April 01, 2018
WP 55 Election by Community Consensus: Effects on Political Selection and Governance
Author: Ashna Arora

April 01, 2018
WP 59 Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment
Co-Authors: Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Corinne Low, and Kathleen McGinn

April 01, 2018
WP 58 Competition and the Racial Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazil
Co-Authors: Guilherme Hirata and Rodrigo R. Soares

March 01, 2018
WP 51 Resource Misallocation in European Firms: The Role of Constraints, Firm Characteristics and Managerial Decisions
Co-Authors: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar, and Christoph T. Weiss

March 01, 2018
WP 52 An Index of Regulatory Practices for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: Enablers, Promoters and Preventers
Co-Authors: Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Lucia Pacheco

February 01, 2018
WP 50 Selection on Ability and the Early Career Growth in the Gender Wage Gap
Co-Authors: Eduardo Fraga, Gustavo Gonzaga, Rodrigo R. Soares

February 01, 2018
WP 49 Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters
Co-Authors: Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Lion, and Matthieu Teachout

January 01, 2018
WP 48 Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness
Co-Authors: Michael Carlos Best, Jonas Hjort, and David Szakonyi

January 01, 2018
WP 47 The Effect of Dust Storms on Child Health in West Africa
Author: Timothy Foreman

January 01, 2018
WP 46 Juvenile Crime and Anticipated Punishment
Author: Ashna Arora

January 01, 2018
WP 45 A Research-Based Ranking of Public Policy Schools
Co-Authors: Elliott Ash and Miguel Urquiola

December 01, 2017
WP 43 Child beliefs, societal beliefs, and teacher-student identity match
Co-Authors: Alex Eble and Feng Hu

December 01, 2017
WP 44 Does primary school duration matter? Evaluating the consequences of a large Chinese policy experiment
Co-Authors: Alex Eble and Feng Hu

August 01, 2017
WP 39 On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments
Co-Authors: S Anukriti, Sonia Bhalotra, and Hiu Tam

August 01, 2017
WP 40 Formal Sector Incentives and Informality
Co-Authors: Ama Baafra Abeberese and Ritam Chaurey

August 01, 2017
WP 41 The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector
Author: Evan Plous Kresch

August 01, 2017
WP 42 The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi
Co-Authors: Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Seonghoon Kim, and Thomas T. Kim

March 01, 2017
WP 37 The Fallacy of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level - Once More
Author: Willem H. Buiter

March 01, 2017
WP 36 Exchange Rate Implications of Border Tax Adjustment Neutrality
Author: Willem H. Buiter

February 01, 2017
WP 29 Childhood Circumstances and Adult Outcomes: Act II
Co-Authors: Douglas Almond, Janet Currie, Valentina Duque

January 01, 2017
WP 28 Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization
Co-Authors: Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares, and Gabriel Ulyssea

January 01, 2017
WP 27 Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic
Co-Authors: Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan

November 01, 2016
WP 26 Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti
Co-Authors: Suresh Naidu, James A. Robinson, and Lauren E. Young

November 01, 2016
WP 32 From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure
Co-Authors: Rabah Arezki, Patrick Bolton, Sanjay Peters, Frederic Samama, and Joseph Stiglitz

September 06, 2016
WP 24 Dynamic Transparency: An Audit of Mexico's Freedom of Information Act
Co-Authors: Paul Lagunes and Oscar Pocasangre M.

September 01, 2016
WP 23 The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa
Co-Authors: Jonas Hjort and Jonas Poulsen

September 01, 2016
WP 22 Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
Co-Authors: David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

April 01, 2016
WP 27 Effects of Labor Reallocations on Productivity and Inequality - Insights from Studies on Transition
Co-Authors: Joanna Tyrowicz, Lucas van der Velde and Jan Svejnar

March 01, 2016
WP 20 Viewpoint: The Human Capital Approach to Inference
Author: W. Bentley MacLeod

March 01, 2016
WP 25 The Performance of Elected Officials: Evidence from State Supreme Courts
Co-Authors: Elliott Ash and W. Bentley MacLeod

March 01, 2016
WP 18 Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria
Author: Belinda Archibong

March 01, 2016
WP 17 Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
Co-Authors: David Atkin, Amit K. Khandelwal, Adam Osman

March 01, 2016
WP 16 Democracy Does Cause Growth
Co-Authors: Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James A. Robinson

July 01, 2015
WP 15 Does Foreign Entry Spur Innovation?
Co-Authors: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar, Katherine Terrell

March 01, 2015
WP 14 Do Billionaires Help or Hurt the Economy?
Author: Jan Svejnar

February 01, 2015
WP 13 Firms Response and the Unintended Consequences of Piecemeal Regulations
Co-Authors: Chrisopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Leon

December 08, 2014
WP 12 When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers: Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies
Co-Authors: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar and Katherine Terrell

September 01, 2014
WP 11 Location-Based Tax Incentives: Evidence from India
Author: Ritam Chaurey

May 01, 2014
WP 10 Export Destinations and Input Prices
Co-Authors: Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva, Eric Verhoogen

March 01, 2014
WP 9 Legal Corruption, Politically Connected Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance
Co-Authors: Polona Domadenik, Janez Prasniker, and Jan Svejnar

December 01, 2013
WP 8 Incentive Pay and Performance: Insider Econometrics in a Multi-Unit Firm
Co-Authors: Hein Bogaard and Jan Svejnar

October 13, 2013
WP 7 Land Reform and Sex Selection in China
Co-Authors: Douglas Almond, Hongbin Li and Shuang Zhang

October 01, 2013
WP 6 Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms
Author: Jonas Hjort

October 01, 2013
WP 5 Self-Control at Work
Co-Authors: Supreet Kaur, Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan

October 01, 2013
WP 4 Prices, Markups and Trade Reform
Co-Authors: Jan De Loecker, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Amit K.Khandelwal and Nina Pavcnik

October 01, 2013
WP 3 Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets
Author: Surpreet Kaur

October 01, 2013
WP 2 Does Wealth Inequality Matter for Growth? The Effect of Billionaire Wealth, Income Distribution, and Poverty
Co-Authors: Sutirtha Bagchi and Jan Svejnar

October 01, 2013
WP 1 Informal Labor and the Cost of Social Programs: Evidence from 15 Years of Unemployment Insurance in Brazil
Co-Authors: François Gerard and Gustavo Gonzaga