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Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 12-22
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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cutthroat capitalism, economic growth, inequality, innovation, interdependences, technological change

Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9113
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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cutthroat capitalism, economic growth, inequality, innovation, interdependency

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An African Success Story: Botswana

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 01-37
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Nov 2001
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Growth, institutions, property rights, divergence, industrialization, urbanization, population.

An African Success Story: Botswana

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3219
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Mar 2002
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Development, institutions, Africa, political economy

The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 00-22
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Oct 2000
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 7, No. 13, 2005
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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European colonization, institutions, economic development, mortality rates, per capita income

The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

NBER Working Paper No. w7771
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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A Theory of Political Transitions

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-26
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Mar 2000
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 02-43; MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4269-02
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 29 Nov 2002
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Simon Johnson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Capitalism, Economic Growth, Institutions, Political Economy, Social Conflict, Trade

The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w9378
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 07 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3712
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 07 Feb 2003
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Capitalism, institutions, social conflict, economic growth, political economy, trade

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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
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Capitalism, Inequality, Institutions

The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism

NBER Working Paper No. w20766
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2014
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-08
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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institutions, civil code, guilds, democracy, oligarchy, political economy

The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

NBER Working Paper No. w14831
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7245
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Apr 2009
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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civil code, democracy, guilds, institutions, oligarchy, political economy

Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 01-38
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 16 Nov 2001
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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geography, institutions, property rights, divergence, industrialization, urbanization, population.

Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

NBER Working Paper No. w8460
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 03 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Income and Democracy?

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-05
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Feb 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

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Why Did the West Extend the Franchise? Inequality and Growth in Historical Perspective

MIT Economics Working Paper No. 97-23
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Feb 1998
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Persistence of Power, Elites, and Institutions

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 04 Mar 2006
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, de facto power, de jure power, dictatorship, elites, institutions, labor repression, persistence, political economy

Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions

NBER Working Paper No. w12108
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 14 May 2006 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2010
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5603
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 05 Jul 2006
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democracy, de facto power, de jure power, dictatorship, elites, institutions, labour repression, persistence, political economy

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Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-24
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 14 Dec 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, education, inequality, political development, redistribution, structural transformation

Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w19746
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democracy Does Cause Growth

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-09
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, growth, political development

Democracy Does Cause Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w20004
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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From Education to Democracy?

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 05-04
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, education, institutions, political development

From Education to Democracy?

NBER Working Paper No. w11204
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 02-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Mar 2002
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political Economy, Institutions, Development, Industrialization

Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w8831
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3261
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Apr 2002
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political economy, institutions, development, industrialization

Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2016
Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Boston University and Harvard University - Department of Government
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economic development, political development, Holocaust, middle class

Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia

NBER Working Paper No. w16083
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Boston University and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Sep 2007
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 1043-1058, 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w13334
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6430
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 May 2008
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

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Institutions, Human Capital and Development

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Francisco A. Gallego and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Development, Institutions, Human Capital

Institutions, Human Capital and Development

NBER Working Paper No. w19933
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutions, Human Capital, and Development

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 875-912, 2014
Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Francisco A. Gallego and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Harvard University - Department of Government

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Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w10481
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 24 May 2004 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4458
Number of pages: 113 Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 03-39
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2003
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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dictatorship, divide-and-rule, economic development, institutions, kleptocracy, personal rule, political economy

Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

NBER Working Paper No. w10136
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2010
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4059
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Nov 2003
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Economics Versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-08
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Apr 2013
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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economic policy, market failures, policy advice, political economy, politics

Economics Versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice

NBER Working Paper No. w18921
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Dec 2009
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Rafael J. Santos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Violence, Elections

The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia

NBER Working Paper No. w15578
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 15 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2010
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Rafael J. Santos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Daron Acemoglu, M B, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University (NYU) - Department of Politics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia

NBER Working Paper No. w13208
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2010
Daron Acemoglu, M B, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democratization or Repression?

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-27
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Mar 2000
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Colombia, economic development, networks, public goods, state capacity

State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w19813
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w18566
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Leander Heldring and James A. Robinson
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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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
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
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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conflict, escalation effect, political agenda effect, public good provision, state capacity, state centralization

Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-Run Development in Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Jun 2012
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Slavery, Public goods

Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-Run Development in Colombia

NBER Working Paper No. w18177
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Jun 2012
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Income and Democracy

NBER Working Paper No. w11205
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Income and Democracy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5273
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 15 Nov 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

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Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2011
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
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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corruption, checks and balances, political economy, redistribution, separation of powers, taxes

Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

NBER Working Paper No. w17293
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 12 Aug 2011
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
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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Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w9124
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 30 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government, Bank of Thailand and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3575
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 07 Nov 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Bank of Thailand
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Exchange rates, crises, economic growth, economic instability, inflation, institutions, macroeconomic policies, volatility, the Washington consensus, government spending

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-01
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Tristan F. Reed and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Development, Elite Control, Political Economy, Social Capital

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

NBER Working Paper No. w18691
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Tristan F. Reed and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Political Economy of Clientelism

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3205
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Mar 2002
James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Political competition, income redistribution, public policy

The Political Economy of Clientelism

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, Issue 2, pp. 260-291, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Apr 2013
James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Income redistribution, political competition, public policy

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What Really Happened During the Glorious Revolution?

NBER Working Paper No. w17206
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Steven Pincus and James A. Robinson
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Department of Government
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When Does Policy Reform Work? the Case of Central Bank Independence

NBER Working Paper No. w14033
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 02 Jun 2008
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, International Monetary Fund (IMF), New York University (NYU) - Department of Politics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Jan 2015
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy

NBER Working Paper No. w21193
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 May 2015
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "the Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"

NBER Working Paper No. w16966
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2011
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint

NBER Working Paper No. w12133
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2010
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5274
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political economy, investment, development

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Institutional Comparative Statics

NBER Working Paper No. w17106
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Jun 2011
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political Conflict and Power-Sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia

NBER Working Paper No. w12099
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2010
Sebastian Mazzuca and James A. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political Conflict and Power-Sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia

Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper No. 5606
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
James A. Robinson and Sebastian Mazzuca
Harvard University - Department of Government and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Conflict, political institutions, electoral institutions, power

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The Need for Enemies

NBER Working Paper No. w18313
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Universidad del Rosario - Faculty of Economics
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Political Foundations of the Resource Curse

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3422
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Aug 2002
James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Natural resources, political economy, clientelism

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The Myth of the Frontier

NBER Working Paper No. w14774
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2010
Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Endogenous Presidentialism

NBER Working Paper No. w14603
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2009
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Are Endowments Fate?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3206
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Mar 2002
Jeffrey B. Nugent and James A. Robinson
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Organization, development, inequality, political economy

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When is Democracy an Equilibrium?: Theory and Evidence from Colombia's "La Violencia"

NBER Working Paper No. w12789
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2007
Mario Chacon, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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White Elephants

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3459
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Sep 2002
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political economy, investment, development

White Elephants

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 89, Nos. 2-3, pp. 157-566, February 2005
Posted: 01 Sep 2005
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics

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Political economy, investment, development

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The Political Economy of the Kuznets Curve

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 183-203, 2002
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Feb 2003
James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu
Harvard University - Department of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile

NBER Working Paper No. w12517
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia's La Violencia

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5679
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Aug 2006
Mario Chacon, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Conflict, democracy

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Land and Power

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3800
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 Apr 2003
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Employment, land, inequality, productivity

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Land Reform and the Political Organization of Agriculture

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3204
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Mar 2002
Jonathan H. Conning and James A. Robinson
City University of New York, CUNY Hunter College - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Agrarian organization, political economy, land reform

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The Real Swing Voter's Curse

NBER Working Paper No. w14799
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2010
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w20092
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 May 2014 Last Revised: 08 May 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), Brookings Institution and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

NBER Working Paper No. w18441
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2012
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w18770
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Philip Osafo-Kwaako and James A. Robinson
Brookings Institution and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w19673
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Isaias N. Chaves, Stanley Lewis Engerman and James A. Robinson
Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), University of Rochester and Harvard University - Department of Government
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He Who Counts Elects: Determinants of Fraud in the 1922 Colombian Presidential Election

NBER Working Paper No. w15127
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2009
Isaias N. Chaves, Leopoldo Fergusson and James A. Robinson
Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Political Economy of Public Income Volatility: With an Application to the Resource Curse

NBER Working Paper No. w21205
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 May 2015
James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (Iat)

NBER Working Paper No. w20885
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn, James A. Robinson and Jonathan Weigel
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Harvard University
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The Political Value of Land: Democratization and Land Prices in Chile

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8296
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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elections, land prices, political institutions

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Interlinking and Collusion

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 282-301, May 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Sripad Motiram and James A. Robinson
IGIDR, Mumbai and Harvard University - Department of Government
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He Who Counts Elects: Economic Elites, Political Elites, and Electoral Fraud

Economics & Politics, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 124-159, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Isaías Chaves, Leopoldo Fergusson and James A. Robinson
Stanford University, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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State Formation and Governance in Botswana

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 100-140, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
James A. Robinson and Q. Neil Parsons
Harvard University - Department of Government and University of Botswana

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Economic Development and Democracy

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 9, June 2006
Posted: 10 Jan 2008
James A. Robinson
Harvard University - Department of Government

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political institutions, conflict, identification, endogeneity

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Revisiting the Determinants of Democracy

Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

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When is a State Predatory?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 178
Posted: 25 Sep 2001
James A. Robinson
Harvard University - Department of Government

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Development, Political Economy, Autocracy, Democracy

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Is Child Labor Inefficient?

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 108, No. 4, 2000
Posted: 07 Sep 2001
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government

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