Steven N. Durlauf

University of Chicago

Professor of Public Policy

1155 East 60th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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1.

Identification of Social Interactions

Number of pages: 154 Posted: 18 Aug 2010
Cornell University - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Tufts University
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social interactions, social networks, identification

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Empirics of Growth and Development

INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, Vol. 1, Amitava Dutt and Jaime Ros, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2011
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan
University of Chicago, University of Cyprus - Department of Economics and University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics
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Growth empirics, Economic growth, Development

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Is God in the Details? A Reexamination of the Role of Religion in Economic Growth

Journal of Applied Econometrics, 27(7), p. 1059-1075, 2012
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan
University of Chicago, University of Cyprus - Department of Economics and University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics
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Economic Growth, Religion, Model Uncertainty

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Are Any Growth Theories Robust?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Mar 2007
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan
University of Chicago, University of Cyprus - Department of Economics and University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics
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Economic growth, Total Factor Productivity, Model Uncertainty

Are Any Growth Theories Robust?

The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 527, pp. 329-346, March 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan
University of Chicago, University of Cyprus - Department of Economics and University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics
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Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 07-138, FRB of Boston Quantitative Analysis Unit Working Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Apr 2007
Ethan Cohen-Cole, Steven N. Durlauf, Jeffrey Fagan and Daniel Nagin
Econ One Research, University of Chicago, Columbia Law School and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
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6.

Social Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w10485
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2010
Steven N. Durlauf and Marcel Fafchamps
University of Chicago and Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Interactions-Based Models

NBER Working Paper No. t0258
Number of pages: 133 Posted: 19 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2010
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Status Traps

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 35(2), p. 265-287, 2017
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2017
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan
University of Chicago, University of Cyprus - Department of Economics and University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration - Department of Economics
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intergenerational mobility, threshold regression, inequality, poverty traps

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The New Empirics of Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w6422
Number of pages: 113 Posted: 14 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Steven N. Durlauf and Danny Quah
University of Chicago and National University of Singapore (NUS), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Students
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The New Empirics of Economic Growth

Posted: 11 Sep 1998
Steven N. Durlauf and Danny Quah
University of Chicago and National University of Singapore (NUS), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Students

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Interpreting Tests of the Convergence Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. t0159
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Sep 2000
Andrew B. Bernard and Steven N. Durlauf
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and University of Chicago
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Discrete Choice with Social Interactions I: Theory

NBER Working Paper No. w5291
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Aug 2000
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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12.

Growth Economics and Reality

NBER Working Paper No. w8041
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2001
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Multinomial Choice with Social Interactions

NBER Working Paper No. t0288
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2003
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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14.

Simple Versus Optimal Rules as Guides to Policy

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper 2007-7
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 May 2007
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, North Carolina State University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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monetary policy rule, model uncertainty, minimax, minimax regret

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Statistical Mechanics Approaches to Socioeconomic Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. t0203
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2010
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Policy Evaluation in Uncertain Economic Environments

NBER Working Paper No. w10025
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 14 Oct 2003
William A. Brock, Steven N. Durlauf and Kenneth D. West
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Model Uncertainty and Policy Evaluation: Some Theory and Empirics

NBER Working Paper No. w10916
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 Dec 2004
William A. Brock, Steven N. Durlauf and Kenneth D. West
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Elements of a Theory of Design Limits to Optimal Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w10495
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 May 2004 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2010
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Elements of a Theory of Design Limits to Optimal Policy

Manchester School, Vol. 72, No. S1, pp. 1-18, September 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Sep 2004
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Nonergodic Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w3719
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Nov 2000 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2010
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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A Theory of Persistent Income Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w4056
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2010
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Local Versus Global Convergence Across National Economies

NBER Working Paper No. w3996
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Feb 2001
Steven N. Durlauf and Paul A. Johnson
University of Chicago and Vassar College
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Convergence of International Output Movements

NBER Working Paper No. w3717
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2010
Andrew B. Bernard and Steven N. Durlauf
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and University of Chicago
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On the Empirics of Social Capital

The Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 459-479, 2002
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Feb 2003
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Multiple Equilibria and Persistence in Aggregate Fluctuations

NBER Working Paper No. w3629
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2001
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Path Dependence in Aggregate Output

NBER Working Paper No. w3718
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Assessing Racial Profiling

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 515, pp. F402-F426, November 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Nov 2006
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Compositional Effects of Government Spending in a Two-Country Two-Sectorproduction Model

NBER Working Paper No. w2543
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Steven N. Durlauf and Robert W. Staiger
University of Chicago and Stanford University
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Bounds on the Variances of Specification Errors in Models with Expectations

NBER Working Paper No. w2936
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2010
Steven N. Durlauf and Robert E. Hall
University of Chicago and Hoover Institution and Department of Economics, Stanford University
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Complexity and Empirical Economics

Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 504, pp. F225-F243, June 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Jul 2005
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Design Limits and Dynamic Policy Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w14357
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2010
William A. Brock, Steven N. Durlauf and Giacomo Rondina
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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Measuring Noise in Inventory Models

NBER Working Paper No. w4487
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Oct 2007
Steven N. Durlauf and Louis J. Maccini
University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics
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Linear Social Interactions Models

NBER Working Paper No. w19212
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Jul 2013
Cornell University - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Testing the Positive Theory of Government Finance

NBER Working Paper No. w3349
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
David S. Bizer and Steven N. Durlauf
Lehman Brothers and University of Chicago
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Adoption Curves and Social Interactions

NBER Working Paper No. w15065
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Symposium on Social Capital: Introduction

The Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 417-418, 2002
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 03 Feb 2003
Steven N. Durlauf
University of Chicago
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Understanding Regression Versus Variance Tests for Social Interactions

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp. 25-28, January 2008
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Steven N. Durlauf and Hisatoshi Tanaka
University of Chicago and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Model Uncertainty and the Effect of Shall-Issue Right-to-Carry Laws on Crime

NBER Working Paper No. w21566
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 21 Sep 2015
Steven N. Durlauf, Salvador Navarro and David Rivers
University of Chicago, University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics and University of Western Ontario
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Robbins on Economic Generalizations and Reality in the Light of Modern Econometrics

Economica, Vol. 76, Issue s1, pp. 873-890, October 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Roger E. Backhouse and Steven N. Durlauf
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Chicago
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Social Interactions

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 451-478, 2010
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Steven N. Durlauf and Yannis M. Ioannides
University of Chicago and Tufts University

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A Formal Model of Theory Choice in Science

Economic Theory, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, July 1999
Posted: 12 Sep 1999
William A. Brock and Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of Economics and University of Chicago

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