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Demographics and Automation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 18-05
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 13 Mar 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Mirage on the Horizon: Geoengineering and Carbon Taxation Without Commitment

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 18-04
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 Mar 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Reach for Yield and Fickle Capital Flows

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 18-03
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Mar 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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Modeling Automation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 18-02
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Feb 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Work

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Jan 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Low-Skill and High-Skill Automation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-12
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Endogenous Production Networks

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-11
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Students

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The Emergence of Weak, Despotic and Inclusive States

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-08
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

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A Risk-Centric Model of Demand Recessions and Macroprudential Policy

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-07
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 25 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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Population and Civil War

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center

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Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-04
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Rents, Technical Change, and Risk Premia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-05
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Mar 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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The Economist as Plumber

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-03
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Mar 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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Secular Stagnation? The Effect of Aging on Economic Growth in the Age of Automation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-02
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Costs of Managerial Attention and Activity as a Source of Sticky Prices: Structural Estimates from an Online Market

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 17-01
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Jan 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Pandora

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Crises: Equilibrium Shifts and Large Shocks

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-13
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2019
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Princeton University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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Disaggregating the Matching Function

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-12
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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From Proof of Concept to Scalable Policies: Challenges and Solutions, with an Application

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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A Model of Fickle Capital Flows and Retrenchment

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 12 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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E-Governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-09
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Ministry of Rural Development and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of 'Teaching at the Right Level' in India

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-08
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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A Theory of Foreign Exchange Interventions

MIT Department of Economics Graduate Student Research Paper No. 16-02
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Oct 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students
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The Perils of Top-Down State Building: Evidence from Colombia's False Positives

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-07
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Sep 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Universidad del Rosario - Faculty of Economics

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The Political Agenda Effect and State Centralization

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-04
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Jul 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics

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Incomplete Information in Macroeconomics: Accommodating Frictions in Coordination

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-06
Number of pages: 148 Posted: 04 Jul 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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The Race between Machine and Man: Implications of Technology for Growth, Factor Shares and Employment

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-05
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics

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Credit Reports as Résumés: The Incidence of Pre-Employment Credit Screening

MIT Department of Economics Graduate Student Research Paper 16-01
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students
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Prices and Markets in Ancient Rome

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-02
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Social Mobility and Stability of Democracy: Re-Evaluating De Toqueville

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-03
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Can Iron-Fortified Salt Control Anemia? Evidence from Two Experiments in Rural Bihar

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, CESS Nuffield - FLAME University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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The Ups and Downs of Turkish Growth, 2002-2015: Political Dynamics, the European Union and the Institutional Slide

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Oct 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Koc University

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Policies for a Better-Fed World

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-09
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Oct 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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The Mounties and the Origins of Peace in the Canadian Prairies

MIT Department of Economics Graduate Student Research Paper No. 15-01
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Oct 2015
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Boston University - Department of Economics

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Privacy-Constrained Network Formation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-07, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2650250
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Sustaining Cooperation: Community Enforcement vs. Specialized Enforcement

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-06
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics

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Networks and the Macroeconomy: An Empirical Exploration

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-05
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 19 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

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Networks, Shocks, and Systemic Risk

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Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Feb 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

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Post-Selection and Post-Regularization Inference in Linear Models with Many Controls and Instruments

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-02
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Feb 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Econometrics and Statistics and Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
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Valid Post-Selection and Post-Regularization Inference: An Elementary, General Approach

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-03
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Feb 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Econometrics and Statistics and Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

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Microeconomic Origins of Macroeconomic Tail Risks

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 15-01, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 15-10
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

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Quantifying Confidence

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 Dec 2014
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Berne - Department of Economics and University of Bern - Department of Economics

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The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government

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Imperfect Public Monitoring with a Fear of Signal Distortion

MIT Department of Economics Graduate Student Research Paper No. 14-02
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2017
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Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students
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Conditional Inference with a Functional Nuisance Parameter

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-17
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
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Harvard Society of Fellows and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics

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Unique Equilibrium in the Eaton-Gersovitz Model of Sovereign Debt

MIT Department of Economics Graduate Student Research Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2015
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Stanford University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Banks as Secret Keepers

PIER Working Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2016
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Columbia University - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Using Gossips to Spread Information: Theory and Evidence from Two Randomized Controlled Trials

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 10 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics

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Estimating the Impact of Microcredit on Those Who Take It Up: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Morocco

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-14
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 May 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
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National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE), Paris School of Economics (PSE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)

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Localized and Biased Technologies: Atrkinson and Stiglitz's New View, Induced Innovations, and Directed Technological Change

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-13
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Apr 2014
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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