Murat Iyigun

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Campus Box 256

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

Harvard University - Center for International Development (CID)

One Eliot Street Building

79 JFK Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (39)

Risk, Institutions and Growth: Why England and Not China?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5598
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Avner Greif, Murat Iyigun and Diego Sasson
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,133 (14,257)
Citation 2

Abstract:

institutions, risk, growth, development

Social Institutions and Economic Growth: Why England and Not China Became the First Modern Economy

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2012
Avner Greif, Murat Iyigun and Diego L. Sasson
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 749 (26,451)
Citation 2

Abstract:

institutions, risk, growth, development, innovations, poor relief, culture

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Ideology, Human Capital, and Growth

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 01-2
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Apr 2001
Murat Iyigun, Naci H. Mocan and Ann L. Owen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
Downloads 954 (18,315)

Abstract:

Technological progress, growth, human capital

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Outsourcing Globally During the Product Life Cycle: A Theory and Some Evidence

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 02-8
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jan 2003
Galina A. An and Murat Iyigun
Kenyon College - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 691 (28,606)

Abstract:

learning-by-doing, human capital, intra-industry trade

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Risk, Entrepreneurship and Human Capital Accumulation

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Finance and Econ. Disc. Series 97-37
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Mar 1998
Murat Iyigun and Ann L. Owen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
Downloads 518 (38,273)
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Technology Life-Cycles and Endogenous Growth

University of Colorado Dept. of Econ. WP No. 00-7
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Jan 2001
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility

International Finance Working Paper No. 670; World Bank Policy Research Paper No. 2487
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Oct 2000
Cevdet Denizer, Murat Iyigun and Ann L. Owen
Center for Economics and Econometrics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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Timing of Childbearing, Family Size and Economic Growth

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System International Finance Disc. Paper 573
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Mar 1997
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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From Indoctrination To The Culture Of Change: Technological Progress, Adaptive Skills, And The Creativity Of Nations

FRB International Finance Working Paper No. 642
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
Murat Iyigun and Ann L. Owen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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Citation 1

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Inventions, Innovations, Learning, Human Capital, Growth

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Endogenous Gender Power and Economic Development

U of Colorado, Economics Working Paper No. 02-3
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Feb 2002
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 211 (115,590)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Fertility, Education, Gender Power, Demographic Transition, Growth.

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Geography, Demography, and Early Development

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 01-8
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Aug 2001
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 200 (126,651)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Demographic Transition, Geography, Institutions, Growth

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Investment in Schooling and the Marriage Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2454
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 33

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pre-marital investments, matching, intra-household allocations

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An Assignment Model with Divorce and Remarriage

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3892
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Dec 2008
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 131 (185,924)
Citation 4

Abstract:

matching, intra-household allocations, Becker-Coase theorem

An Assignment Model with Divorce and Remarriage

MFI Working Paper No. 2009-02, IZA Discussion Paper No. 3892
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2010
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Citation 4

Abstract:

matching, intra-household allocations, Becker-Coase theorem

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Ottoman Conquests and European Ecclesiastical Pluralism

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1973
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Jan 2006
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 181 (128,511)

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Cooperation, Conflict, Religion, Institutions, Economic Development

The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2017
Murat Iyigun and Jared Rubin
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
Downloads 117 (205,798)

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Ideology, Institutions, Conservatism, Beliefs, Institutional Change, Technological Change, Uncertainty

The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10703
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 May 2017
Murat Iyigun and Jared Rubin
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
Downloads 55 (323,813)

Abstract:

ideology, institutions, conservatism, beliefs, uncertainty, institutional change, technological change

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Lessons from the Ottoman Harem (on Ethnicity, Religion and War)

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3556
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

conflict, religion, production and appropriation, family economics

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Monotheism (from a Sociopolitical and Economic Perspective)

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3116
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2007
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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Citation 2

Abstract:

Economic Development, Religion, Institutions

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Patent Protection and Strategic Delays in Technology Development: Implications for Economic Growth

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 04-09
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Sep 2004
Maggie Xiaoyang Chen and Murat Iyigun
George Washington University and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 113 (199,715)

Abstract:

technological change, intellectual property, economic growth

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When Would Educational Standards Help Improve Scholastic Achievement?

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 648
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jun 2000
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 107 (207,568)

Abstract:

tests, student performance, education premia, unskilled wage rate

What Did the Old Poor Law Really Accomplish? A Redux

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 58 (315,361)

Abstract:

Poor Law, Economic Growth, Social Disorder, Malthusian Economy, Population Growth, Policy

What Did the Old Poor Law Really Accomplish? A Redux

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7398
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 47 (348,519)

Abstract:

social institutions, Malthus, social stability, economic development

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Public Goods, Transferable Utility and Divorce Laws

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2646
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Mar 2007
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 99 (192,338)
Citation 5

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Becker-Coase theorem, collective model, divorce rates

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What Determines Public Support for Affirmative Action?

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 620
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Nov 1998
Murat Iyigun and Andrew T. Levin
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Marriage, Cohabitation and Commitment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4341
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Aug 2009
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (235,914)

Abstract:

collective model, intra-household bargaining, modes of partnership choice

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Bargaining and Specialization in Marriage

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1744
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Oct 2005
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (244,398)

Abstract:

collective model, marriage, matching, household labor supply

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Cultures, Clashes and Peace

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4116
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Apr 2009
Erin Fletcher and Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 69 (263,147)

Abstract:

conflict, religion, institutions, economic development

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Building the Family Nest: Pre-Marital Investments, Marriage Markets and Spousal Allocations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1752
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Oct 2005
Murat Iyigun and Randall P. Walsh
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 69 (269,294)
Citation 25

Abstract:

collective model, marriage, bargaining, household labor supply

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The Collective Household Model with Competing Pre-Marital Investments

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 03-01
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Apr 2003
Murat Iyigun and Randall P. Walsh
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 66 (288,840)

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Marriage, Sorting, Bargaining, Household Labor Supply

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Building the Family Nest: A Collective Household Model with Competing Pre-Marital Investments and Spousal Matching

University of Colorado at Boulder Paper No. 04-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Aug 2004
Murat Iyigun and Randall P. Walsh
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 61 (300,795)
Citation 1

Abstract:

marriage, bargaining, household labor supply

On the Efficacy of Reforms: Policy Tinkering, Institutional Change, and Entrepreneurship

NBER Working Paper No. w10455
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 May 2004 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
Murat Iyigun and Dani Rodrik
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 44 (358,428)
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On the Efficacy of Reforms: Policy Tinkering, Institutional Change and Entrepreneurship

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4399
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Jun 2004
Murat Iyigun and Dani Rodrik
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 17 (485,313)
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Growth

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A Collective Household Model with Choice-Dependent Sharing Rules

University of Colorado Working Paper No. 04-08
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 51 (319,151)

Abstract:

Marriage, matching, household labor supply

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10475
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 22 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (383,974)

Abstract:

environment, development, political economy

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

NBER Working Paper No. w23033
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11760
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Development, economic history, Environment, political economy

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Are We There Yet? Time for Checks and Balances on New Institutionalism

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6934
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Oct 2012
Murat Iyigun
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 35 (293,561)

Abstract:

institutions, economic growth, development

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The Profitabality of Colonialism

NBER Working Paper No. w4420
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2010
Murat Iyigun and Herschel I. Grossman
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Deceased
Downloads 31 (399,107)

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Are Intra-Household Allocations Policy Neutral? Theory and Empirical Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5594
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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intra-household allocations, matching, cohabitation, alimony laws

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Population Increase, Extralegal Appropriation, and the End of Colonialism

NBER Working Paper No. w4488
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2001
Murat Iyigun and Herschel I. Grossman
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Deceased
Downloads 22 (426,536)

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Social Organizations, Violence & Modern Growth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7377
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 May 2013
Avner Greif and Murat Iyigun
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 19 (399,107)

Abstract:

institutions, economic development

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Income Inequality, Financial Development, and Macroeconomic Fluctuations

Economic Journal, Vol. 114, No. 495, pp. 352-376, April 2004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 May 2004
Murat Iyigun and Ann L. Owen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department
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Changing the Rules Midway: The Impact of Granting Alimony Rights on Existing and Newly Formed Partnerships

The Economic Journal, Vol. 127, Issue 604, pp. 1874-1905, 2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Columbia University, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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Why Wait? A Century of Education, Marriage Timing and Gender Roles

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9671
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Murat Iyigun and Jeanne Lafortune
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and University of Maryland, College Park
Downloads 0 (403,290)

Abstract:

timing, marriage, education

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Income Inequality and Macroeconomic Fluctuations

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System International Finance Disc. Paper 586
Posted: 15 Sep 1997
Murat Iyigun and Ann L. Owen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Hamilton College - Economics Department

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