Roland Bénabou

Princeton University - Department of Economics

Robertson Hall, 440

Princeton, NJ 08544

United States

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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London

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Self Confidence: Intrapersonal Strategies

Woodrow Wilson School Working Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Apr 2000
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility

FEEM Working Paper No. 23.2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Mar 2010
Jean Tirole and Roland Bénabou
University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI) and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investment, Image Concerns, Shareholder Value

Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, image concerns, shareholder value

Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility

Economica, Vol. 77, No. 305, pp. 1-19, January 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Dec 2009
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Incentives and Prosocial Behavior

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Altruism, rewards, motivation, overjustification effect, crowding out, identity, social

Incentives and Prosocial Behavior

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2021
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Incentives and Prosocial Behavior

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Nov 2004
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Altruism, rewards, motivation, overjustification effect, crowding out, reputation, identity, social norms

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Citation 111

Identity, Dignity and Taboos: Beliefs as Assets

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2007
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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identity, self-serving beliefs, self-image, memory, wishful thinking, anticipatory utility, self control, hedonic treadmill, bargaining, taboos, religion

Identity, Dignity and Taboos: Beliefs as Assets

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 May 2008
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Anticipatory utility, bargaining, hedonic treadmill, identity, memory, religion, self-control, self-image, self-serving beliefs, taboos, wishful thinking

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Citation 158

Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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ideology, cognitive dissonance, inequality, welfare state, social mobility, religion

Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Jul 2005
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Ideology, cognitive dissonance, inequality, welfare state, social mobility, religion, self-control, willpower, memory, psychology

Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth

Princeton University William S. Dietrich II Economic Theory Center Research Paper No. 065-2014
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Jul 2014
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
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science, discovery, innovation, technological progress, knowledge, economic growth, religion, secularization, tolerance, religious right, theocracy, politics, blocking, Church, state, inequality, redistribution.

Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 20 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2021
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
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Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
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beliefs, blocking, censorship, Church, discovery, economic growth, inequality, innovation, knowledge, politics, redistribution, religion, religious right, science, secularization, state, technical progress, theocracy, tolerance

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Self-Confidence and Social Interactions

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2021
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking

Princeton University William S. Dietrich II Economic Theory Center Research Paper No. 066_2014
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Jul 2014
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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incentives, performance pay, bonuses, executive compensation, inequality, multitask contracts, screening, adverse selection, moral hazard, work ethic, Hotelling, competition

Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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incentives, performance pay, bonuses, executive compensation, inequality, multitask, contracts, screening, adverse selection, moral hazard, work ethic, Hotelling, competition

Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Bonus Culture: Competitive Pay, Screening, and Multitasking

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 10 Apr 2013
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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adverse selection, bonuses, competition, contracts, executive compensation, Hotelling, incentives, inequality, moral hazard, performance pay, screening, work ethic

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Inequality and Growth

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Sep 1996 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Inequality and Growth

NBER MACROECONOMICS ANNUAL, Vol. 12
Posted: 09 Jun 1997
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics

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Inequality, Technology, and the Social Contract

Woodrow Wilson Economics Discussion Paper No. 226
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Apr 2004
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Inequality, welfare state, technical change, skill bias, human capital, redistribution, social

Inequality, Technology, and the Social Contract

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Mar 2004
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Inequality, Technology and the Social Contract

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Jan 2005
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Inequality, welfare state, technical change, skill bias, human capital, redistribution, social contract, political economy

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Laws and Norms

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Feb 2012
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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motivation, incentives, esteem, reputation, honor, stigma, social norms, culture, taxation, law, punishments, norms-based interventions, expressive content

Laws and Norms

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2011
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Laws and Norms

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Nov 2011
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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culture, esteem, expressive content, honor, incentives, law, motivation, norms-based interventions, punishments, reputation, social norms, stigma, taxation

Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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cognitive dissonance, wishful thinking, toxic assets, financial crises, market crashes, manias speculative bubbles, market exuberance, morale, optimism, overconfidence, organizational culture, groupthink, cognitive biases anticipatory feelings, resolution of uncertainty, psychology

Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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market crashes, psychology, anticipatory feelings, cognitive dissonance, groupthink, manias, market exuberance, morale, organizational culture, overconfidence, speculative bubbles, wishful thinking

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Ideology

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 May 2008
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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ideology, statism, laissez-faire, cognitive dissonance, wishful thinking, institutions, political economy, psychology

Ideology

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2010
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Ideology

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Jun 2008
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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cognitive dissonance, ideology, institutions, laissez-faire, political economy, psychology, statism, wishful thinking

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Religion and Innovation

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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innovation, creativity, science, technical progress, ideas, risk-taking, growth, religion, beliefs, attitudes, values, tolerance, dogma, culture

Religion and Innovation

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2021
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
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Religion and Innovation

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Apr 2015
Roland Bénabou, Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Marche and IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
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attitudes, beliefs, creativity, culture, dogma, growth, ideas, innovation, religion, risk-taking, science, technical progress, tolerance, values

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Education, Income Distribution and Growth: The Local Connection

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Mobility as Progressivity: Ranking Income Processes According to Equality of Opportunity

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2001 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2021
Roland Bénabou and Efe A. Ok
Princeton University - Department of Economics and Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics
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Unequal Societies

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Sep 1996 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Heterogeneity, Stratification, and Growth

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 May 2004 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Roland Bénabou, Armin Falk and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics, University of Bonn - Economic Science Area and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Roland Bénabou, Armin Falk and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics, University of Bonn - Economic Science Area and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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moral behavior, prosocial behavior, narratives, imperatives, justifications, rules, Kantian reasoning, deontology, consequentialism, utilitarianism, norms, organizations

Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 Jul 2018
Roland Bénabou, Armin Falk and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics, University of Bonn - Economic Science Area and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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consequentialism, deontology, imperatives, moral behavior, narratives, norms, organizations, prosocial behavior, rules

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Willpower and Personal Rules

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Self-control, willpower, motivation, memory, time inconsistency, psychology

Willpower and Personal Rules

Posted: 08 Jul 2004
Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)

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Workings of a City: Location, Education, and Production

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogeneous Agent Economy: What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2021
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Social Mobility and the Demand for Redistribution: the Poum Hypothesis

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2021
Roland Bénabou and Efe A. Ok
Princeton University - Department of Economics and Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics
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Social Mobility and the Demand for Redistribution: The Poum Hypothesis

Centre of Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper Series No. 1955
Posted: 01 Dec 1998
Efe A. Ok and Roland Bénabou
Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Department of Economics

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The Informativeness of Prices: Search with Learning and Cost Uncertainty

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2021
Roland Bénabou and Robert H. Gertner
Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Finance
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Self Control in Peer Groups

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Feb 2002
Marco Battaglini, Roland Bénabou and Jean Tirole
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI)
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Peer effects, social interactions, clubs, self-control, willpower, addiction, time-inconsistency, memory, psychology

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The French Zones D'Education Prioritaire: Much Ado About Nothing?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Oct 2005
Roland Bénabou, Francis Kramarz and Corinne Prost
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Independent and National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)
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School finance, education production function, class size, disadvantaged schools, education policy

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Political Activism, Trust, and Coordination

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Nov 2002
Marco Battaglini and Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Lobbying, interest groups, activism, political economy, signalling games

Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
S. Nageeb Ali and Roland Bénabou
Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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social norms, privacy, transparency, incentives, esteem, reputation, shaming punishments, conformity, societal change, culture

Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2021
S. Nageeb Ali and Roland Bénabou
Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 May 2016
S. Nageeb Ali and Roland Bénabou
Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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conformity, esteem, incentives, privacy, reputation, shaming punishments, Social norms, societal change, transparency

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On Inflation and Output with Costly Price Changes: A Simple Unifying Result

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2021
Roland Bénabou and Jerzy Konieczny
Princeton University - Department of Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University
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Environmental Preferences and Technological Choices: Is Market Competition Clean or Dirty?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
College de France and London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow, Princeton University - Department of Economics, Imperial College London and INSEAD
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Environmental Preferences and Technological Choices: Is Market Competition Clean or Dirty?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 May 2020
College de France and London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow, Princeton University - Department of Economics, Imperial College London and INSEAD
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climate change, Competition, Environment, Innovation, patents, Social Responsibility

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Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogeneous-Agent Economy: What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?

Posted: 30 Jul 2002
Roland Bénabou
Princeton University - Department of Economics

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