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.


103 Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Michelle Acampora, Lorenzo Casaburi, Jack Willis, September 2022

102 Bank Presence and Health

Kim Fe Cramer, August 2022

101 Behavioral Messages and Debt Repayment

Giorgia Barboni, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Nicolas de Roux, July 2022
100 Protest Matters: The Effects of Protests on Economic Redistribution
Belinda Archibong, July 2022

099 When bootstraps aren't enough: Demand, supply, and learning in a very low-income context

Alex Eble and Maya Escueta, February 2022

098 Converging to Convergence

Michael Kremer, Jack Willis, Yang You, September 2021

097 North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling

Shinsuke Tanaka, Kensuke Teshima, and Eric Verhoogen, August 2021

096 Sanitary Products, Absenteeism, and Psychosocial Well-being: Evidence from a Three-Arm Cluster Radomized Control Feasibility Study in Western Kenya

Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Odour, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, June 2021

095 Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plants

Francesco Amodio and Nicolas de Roux, May 2021

094 Forgone Investment: Civil Conflict and Agricultural Credit in Colombia

Nicolas de Roux and Luis R. Martinez, April 2021

093 Sanitary products, absenteeism, and psychosocial well-being: Evidence from a three-arm cluster randomized controlled feasibility study in Western Kenya

Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Odour, Linda Mason, David Obor , Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, March 2021

092 The Value of Communication for Mental Health

Francis Annan and Belinda Archibong, January 2021

091 'We Are Not Guinea Pigs': The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance

Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, January 2021

090 Estimating Production Functions in Differentiated-Product Industries with Quantity Information and External Instruments

Nicolas de Roux, Macela Eslava, Santiago Franco, and Eric Verhoogen, December 2020

089 Pull Up a Chair: Municipal Council Size and Local Taxes in Brazil

Evan Plous Kresch, Rodrigo Schneider, Henrique Veras de Paiva Fonseca, and Meredith Walker, August 2020

088 Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration

Belinda Archibong and Nonso Obikili, June 2020

087 The Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness of Providing Menstrual Cups and Sanitary Pads to Schoolgirls in Rural Kenya

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 2020

086 The Story of a Hurricane: Local Government, NGOs, and Post-Disaster Assistance

Ben Fitch-Fleischmann and Evan Plous Kresch, June 2020

085 Does Identity Affect Labor Supply

Suanna Oh, May 2020

084 The Epidemic Effect: Epidemics, Institutions, and Human Capital Development

Belinda Archibong, Francis Annan, Uche Ekhator-Mobayode, June 2020

083 Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries

Eric Verhoogen, March 2020

082 Period Teasing, Stigma and Knowledge: A Survey of Adolescent Boy and Girls in Northern Tanzania

Anja Benshual-Tolonen, Sandra Aguilar-Gomez, Naomi Heller Batzer, Rebecca Cai, Elias Charles Nyanza, March 2020

081 Industrial Policy, Macroeconomics, and Structural Change

Jose Antonio Ocampo, February 2020

080 The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats

Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Qadir Khan, and Andrea Prat, January 2020

079 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

Alex Eble, Chris Frost, Alpha Camara, Baboucarr Bouy, Momodou Bah, Maitri Sivaraman, Jenny Hsieh, Chitra Jayanty, Tony Brady, Piotr Gawron, Peter Boone, and Diana Elbourne, November 2019

078 How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities

Jonas Hjort, Diana Moreira, Gautam Rao, and Juan Francisco Santini, August 2019

077 Does Schooling Cause Structural Transformation?

Tommaso Porzio and Gabriella Santangelo, August 2019

076 Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Laura Boudreau, Rachel Heath, and Tyler H. McCormick, August 2019

075 Corruption Environment and Investment in Private Firms

Jan Hanousek, Anastasiya Shamshur, Jan Svejnar, and Jiri Tresl, March 2019

074 Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya

Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, and Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, March 2019

073 Down the River: Glyphosate Use in Agriculture and Birth Outcomes of Surrounding Populations

Mateus Dias, Rudi Rocha, and Rodrigo R. Soares, February 2019

072 Can Universalization of Health Work? Evidence from Health Systems Resturcuting and Expansion in Brazil

Sonia Bhalotra, Rudi Rocha, and Rodrigo R. Soares, January 2019

071 Exploring the wide dispersion in productivity among European firms

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar, and Christoph Weiss, December 2018

070 The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania

Ofer Malamud, Andreea Mitrut, and Cristian Pop-Eleches, December 2018

069 Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of information, Control, and Cues

Francisco Gallego, Ofer Malamud, and Cristian Pop-Eleches, December 2018

068 The Effect of Fertility on Mothers' Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries

Daniel Aaronson, Rajeev Dehejia, Andrew Jordan, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii, and Karl Schulze, December 2018

067 From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment

Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, and Cyrus Samii, December 2018

066 Zombie Firms and Political Influence on Bank Lending in China

Quiying Qu, November 2018

065 Within but Without: Involuntary Displacement and Economic Development

Alice Tianbo Zhang, October 2018

064 Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data

Judith A. Frias, David S. Kaplan, Eric Verhoogen, and David Alfaro-Serrano, September 2018

063 Hysteresis and the Welfare Effect of Corrective Policies: Theory and Evidence from an Energy Saving Program

Francisco Costa and Francois Gerard, June 2018

062 Endogenous Gender Norms: Evidence from Africa's Gold Mining Industry

Anja Tolonen, May 2018

061 Corporate Profit Taxes, Captial Expediture and Real Wages: The analytics behind a contentious debate

Willem H. Buiter and Anne C. Sibert, May 2018

060 Are Rushed Privatizations Substandard?  Analyzing Firm-level Privatization under Fiscal Pressure

Jan Hagemejer, Jan Svejnar, and Joanna Tyrowicz, May 2018

059 Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment

Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Corinne Low, and Kathleen McGinn, April 2018

058 Competition and the Racial Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazil

Guilherme Hirata and Rodrigo R. Soares, April 2018

057 Local Industrial Shocks and Infant Mortality (Published)

Anja Tolonen, April 2018

056 Time vs. State in Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Contract Farming in Kenya (Published)

Lorenzo Casaburi and Jack Willis, April 2018

055 Election by Community Consensus: Effects on Political Selection and Governance

Ashna Arora, April 2018

054 Climate Change, Epidemics and Inequality

Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, April 2018

053 How important are beliefs about gender differences in math ability? Transmission across generations and impacts on child outcomes

Alex Eble and Feng Hu, April 2018

052 An Index of Regulatory Practices for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: Enablers, Promoters and Preventers

Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Lucia Pacheco, March 2018

051 Resource Misallocation in European Firms: The Role of Constraints, Firm Charcteristics and Managerial Decisions

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar, and Christoph T. Weiss, March 2018

050 Selection on Ability and the Early Career Growth in the Gender Wage Gap

Eduardo Fraga, Gustavo Gonzaga, and Rodrigo R. Soares, February 2018

049 Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters

Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Leon, and Matthieu Teachout, February 2018

048 Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness

Michael Carlos Best, Jonas Hjort, and David Szakonyi, January 2018

047 The Effect of Dust Storms on Child Health in West Africa

Timothy Foreman, January 2018

046 Juvenile Crime and Anticipated Punishment

Ashna Arora, January 2018

045 A Research-Based Ranking of Public Policy Schools

Elliott Ash and Miguel Urquiola, January 2018

044 Does primary school duration matter?  Evaluating the consequences of a large Chinese policy experiment

Alex Eble and Feng Hu, December 2017

043 Child Beliefs, Societal Beliefs and Teacher-Student Identity Match

Alex Eble and Feng Hu, December 2017

042 The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi

Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Seonghoon Kim, and Thomas T. Kim, August 2017

041 The Buck Stops Where?  Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector

Evan Plous Kresch, August 2017

040 Formal Sector Incentives and Informality

Ama Baafra Abeberese and Ritam Chaurey, August 2017

039 On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments

S Anukriti, Sonia Bhalotra, and Hiu Tam, August 2017

038 Expanding Global Liquidity Insurance: Myths and Realities of the IMF's Precautionary Credit Lines

Nancy Birdsall, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, and Anna Diofasi, June 2017

037 The Fallacy of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level - Once More

Willem H. Buiter, March 2017

036 Exchange Rate Implications of Border Tax Adjustment Neutrality

Willem H. Buiter, March 2017

035 Childhood Circumstances and Adult Outcomes: Act II (Published)

Douglas Almond, Janet Currie, and Valentina Duque, February 2017

034 Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization (Published)

Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares, and Gabriel Ulyssea, January 2017

033 Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Edvidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic (Published)

Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, January 2017

032 From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure

Rabah Arezki, Patrick Bolton, Sanjay Peters, Frederic Samama, and Joseph Stiglitiz, November 2016

031 Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti

Suresh Naidu, James A. Robinson, and Lauren E. Young, October 2016

030 Natural Resource Wealth and Crime: The Role of International Price Shocks and Public Policy

Sebastian Axbard, Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Jonas Poulsen, August 2021

029 The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa (Published)

Jonas Hjort and Jonas Poulsen, September 2016

028 Dynamic Transparency: An Audit of Mexico's Freedom of Information Act (Published)

Paul Lagunes and Oscar Pocasangre M., June 2016

027 Effects of Labor Reallocation on Productivity and Inequality - Insights from Studies on Transition

Joanna Tyrowicz, Lucas van der Velde, Jan Svejnar, April 2016

026 Viewpoint: The Human Capital Approach to Inference (Published)

W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

025 The Performance of Elected Officials: Evidence from State Supreme Courts

Elliott Ash, W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

024 Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making and Performance Among Physicians (Published)

Janet Currie, W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

023 Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial (Published)

David Atkin, Amit K. Khandelwal, Adam Osman, March 2016

022 Democracy Does Cause Growth (Published)

Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James A. Robinson, March 2016

021 Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria (Published)

Belinda Archibong, March 2016

020 Time Gaps in Academic Careers

Evan Riehl, December 2015

019 Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan (Published)

David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen, September 2015

018 Does Foreign Entry Spur Innovation? (Published)

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar, Katherine Terrell, July 2015

017 Do Billionaires Help or Hurt the Economy?

Jan Svejnar, March 2015

016 Firms Response and the Unintended Consequences of Piecemeal Regulations (Published)

Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Leon, February 2015

015 Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets

Supreet Kaur, October 2014

014 Location-Based Tax Incentives: Evidence from India

Ritam Chaurey, September 2014

013 Export Destinations and Input Prices (Published)

Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva, Eric Verhoogen, May 2014

012 Legal Corruption, Politically Conected Corporate Governance and Firm Performance (Published)

Polona Domadenik, Janez Prasnikar, and Jan Svejnar, March 2014

011 When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers: Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies (Published)

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar and Katherine Terrell, January 2014

010 Incentive Pay and Performance: Insider Econometrics in a Multi-Unit Firm (Published)

Hein Bogaard and Jan Svejnar, December 2013

009 Asset Stripping, Rule of Law and Firm Survival: The Hoff-Stiglitz Model and Mass Privatization in Montenegro

Matjaž Koman, Milan Lakičević, Janez Prašnikarc and Jan Svejnar, December 2013

008 Does Wealth Inequality Matter for Growth? The Effect of Billionaire Wealth, Income Distribution, and Poverty (Published)

Sutirtha Bagchi and Jan Svejnar, October 2013

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

Todd Kumler, Eric Verhoogen and Judith Frías, October 2013

006 Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms (Published)

Jonas Hjort, October 2013

005 Land Reform and Sex Selection in China (Published)

Douglas Almond, Hongbin Li and Shuang Zhang, October 2013

004 Informal labor and the Cost of Social Programs: Evidence from 15 Years of Unemployment Insurance in Brazil

François Gerard and Gustavo Gonzaga, October 2013

003 Self-Control at Work (Published)

Supreet Kaur, Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan, October 2013

002 Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets (Published)

Supreet Kaur, October 2013

001 Prices, Markups and Trade Reform (Published)

Jan De Loecker, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Amit K. Khandelwal and Nina Pavcnik, October 2013