Working Papers

CDEP-CGEG Working Papers are sponsored jointly by the Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) and the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), and are circulated to promote discussion and comment. They represent the views of their authors and not the official views of CDEP or CGEG.

042 The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Seonghoon Kim, and Thomas T. Kim, August 2017

041 The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector
Evan Plous Kresch, August 2016

040 Formal Sector Incentives and Informality
Ama Baafra Abeberese and Ritam Chaurey, August 2017

039 On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments
S Anukriti, Sonia Bhalotra, and Hiu Tam, August 2017

038 Expanding Global Liquidity Insurance: Myths and Realities of the IMF’s Precautionary Credit Lines
Nancy Birdsall, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, and Anna Diofasi, June 2017

037 The Fallacy of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level - Once More
Willem H. Buiter, March 2017

036 Exchange rate implications of Border Tax Adjustment Neutrality
Willem H. Buiter, March 2017

035 Childhood Circumstances and Adult Outcomes: Act II
Douglas Almond, Janet Currie, and Valentina Duque, February 2017

034 Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization
Rafael Dix-Caneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares, and Gabriel Ulyssea, December 2016

033 Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Niger's 1986 Meningitis Epidemic
Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, January 2017

032 From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure
Rabah Arezki, Patrick Bolton, Sanjay Peters, Frédéric Samama and Joseph Stiglitz, November 2016

031 Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti
Suresh Naidu, James A. Robinson, and Lauren E. Young, October 2016

030 Extractive Industries, Production Shocks, and Criminality: Evidence from a Middle Income Country
Sebastian Axbard, Jonas Paulsen, and Anja Tolonen, October 2016

029 The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa
Jonas Hjort and Jonas Poulsen, September 2016

028 Dynamic Transparency: An Audit of Mexico's Freedom of Information Act
Paul Lagunes and Oscar Pocasangre M., June 2016

027 Effects of Labor Reallocations on Productivity and Inequality -- Insights from Studies on Transition
Joanna Tyrowicz, Lucas van der Velde and Jan Svejnar, April 2016

026 Viewpoint: The Human Capital Approach to Inference
W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

025 The Performance of Elected Officials: Evidence from State Supreme Courts
Elliott Ash and W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

024 Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making and Performance Among Physicians
Janet Currie and W. Bentley MacLeod, March 2016

023 Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomzied Trial
David Atkin, Amit K. Khandelwal, and Adam Osman, March 2016

022 Democracy Does Cause Growth
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, and James A. Robinson, March 2016

021 Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Servies in Nigeria
Belinda Archibong, March 2016

020 Time Gaps in Academic Careers
Evan Riehl, December 2015

019 Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudrt, Amit K. Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen, September 2015

018 Does Foreign Entry Spur Innovation?
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar, and Katherine Terrell, July 2015

017 Do Billionaires Help or Hurt the Economy?
Jan Svejnar, March 2015

016 Firms Response and the Unintended Consequences of Piecemeal Regulations
Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Leon, February 2015

015 Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets
Supreet Kaur, October 2014

014 Location-Based Tax Incentives: Evidence from India
Ritam Chaurey, September 2014

013 Export Destinations and Input Prices
Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva, Eric Verhoogen, May 2014

012 Legal Corruption, Politically Connected Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

Polona Domadenik, Janez Prašnikar, and Jan Svejnar, March 2014

011 When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers? Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar, and Katherine Terrell, January 2014

010 Incentive Pay and Performance: Insider Econometrics in a Multi-Unit Firm

Hein Bogaard and Jan Svejnar, December 2013

009 Asset Stripping, Rule of Law and Firm Survival: The Hoff-Stiglitz Model and Mass Privatization in Montenegro

Matjaž Koman, Milan Lakičević, Janez Prašnikar, and Jan Svejnar, November 2013

008 Does Wealth Inequality Matter for Growth? The Effect of Billionaire Wealth, Income Distribution, and Poverty

Sutirtha Bagchi and Jan Svejnar, October 2013

007 Enlisting Employees in Improving Payroll-Tax Compliance: Evidence from Mexico

Todd Kumler, Eric Verhoogen and Judith Frías, October 2013

006 Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms

Jonas Hjort, October 2013

005 Land Reform and Sex Selection in China

Douglas Almond, Hongbin Li and Shuang Zhang, October 2013

004 Informal labor and the Cost of Social Programs: Evidence from 15 Years of Unemployment Insurance in Brazil

François Gerard and Gustavo Gonzaga, October 2013

003 Self-Control at Work

Supreet Kaur, Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan, October 2013

002 Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets

Supreet Kaur, October 2013

001 Prices, Markups and Trade Reform

Jan De Loecker, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Amit K. Khandelwal and Nina Pavcnik, October 2013