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.

099 When bootstraps aren't enough: Aspirations, learning, and educational supply
Alex Eble and Maya Escueta, October 2021
098 Converging to Convergence
Michael Kremer, Jack Willis, Yang You, September 2021
097 North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling
Shinsuke Tanaka, Kensuke Teshima, and Eric Verhoogen, August 2021
096 Sanitary Products, Absenteeism, and Psychosocial Well-being: Evidence from a Three-Arm Cluster Radomized Control Feasibility Study in Western Kenya
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Odour, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, June 2021
095 Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plants
Francesco Amodio and Nicolas de Roux, May 2021
094 Forgone Investment: Civil Conflict and Agricultural Credit in Colombia
Nicolas de Roux and Luis R. Martinez, April 2021

093 Sanitary products, absenteeism, and psychosocial well-being: Evidence from a three-arm cluster randomized controlled feasibility study in Western Kenya
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Odour, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, March 2021

092 Communication During a Pandemic
Francis Annan and Belinda Archibong, January 2021
091 'We Are Not Guinea Pigs': The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance
Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, January 2021
090 Estimating Production Functions in Differentiated-Product Industries with Quantity Information and External Instruments
Nicolas de Roux, Macela Eslava, Santiago Franco, and Eric Verhoogen, December 2020

089 Pull Up a Chair: Municipal Council Size and Local Taxes in Brazil
Evan Plous Kresch, Rodrigo Schneider, Henrique Veras de Paiva Fonseca, and Meredith Walker, August 2020
088 Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration
Belinda Archibong and Nonso Obikili, June 2020
087 The Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness of Providing Menstrual Cups and Sanitary Pads to Schoolgirls in Rural Kenya
Masih A Babagoli, Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, David Obor, Linda Mason, Emily Kerubo, Isaac Ngere, Kayla F. Laserson, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Penelope A Phillips-Howard, June 2020
086 The Story of a Hurricane: Local Government, NGOs, and Post-Disaster Assistance
Ben Fitch-Fleischmann and Evan Plous Kresch, June 2020
085 Does Identity Affect Labor Supply
Suanna Oh, May 2020
084 Do WHO Epidemic Declarations Matter? Evidence from the Meningitis Belt
Belinda Archibong, Francis Annan, Uche Ekhator-Mobayode, June 2020
083 Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries
Eric Verhoogen, March 2020
082 Period Teasing, Stigma and Knowledge: A Survey of Adolescent Boy and Girls in Northern Tanzania
Anja Benshual-Tolonen, Sandra Aguilar-Gomez, Naomi Heller Batzer, Rebecca Cai, Elias Charles Nyanza, March 2020
081 Industrial Policy, Macroeconomics, and Structural Change
Jose Antonio Ocampo, February 2020
080 The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats
Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Qadir Khan, and Andrea Prat, January 2020

079 How Much Can We Remedy Very Low Learning Levels in Rural Parts of Low-Income Countries?
Axel Eble, Chris Frost, Alpha Camara, Baboucarr Bouy, Momodou Bah, Maitri Sivaraman, Jenny Hsieh, Chitra Jayanty, Tony Brady, Piotr Gawron, Peter Boone, Diana Elbourne, November 2019

078 How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities
Jonas Hjort, Diana Moreira, Gautam Rao, and Juan Francisco Santini, August 2019

077 Does Schooling Cause Structural Transformation? 
Tomasso Porzio and Gabriella Santangelo, August 2019

076 Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories
Laura Boudreau, Rachel Heath, and Tyler H. McCormick, August 2019

075 Corruption Environment and Investment in Private Firms (Submitted for Publication -- Unavailable) 
Jan Hanousek, Anastasiya Shamshur, Jan Svejnar and Jiri Tresl, March 2019

074 Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, and Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, March 2019

073 Glyphosate Use in Agriculture and Birth Outcomes of Surrounding Populations
Mateus Dias, Rudi Rocha and Rodrigo R. Soares, February 2019

072 Does Universalization of Health Work? Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Expansion in Brazil
Sonia Bhalotra, Rudi Rocha and Rodrigo R. Soares, January 2019

071 Exploring the wide dispersion in productivity among European firms
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar and Christoph Weiss, December 2018

070 The Effect of Education on Mortality and Health: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania
Ofer Malamud, Andreea Mitrut, and Cristian Pop-Eleches, December 2018

069 Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of Information, Control, and Cues
Francisco Gallego, Ofer Malamud, and Cristian Pop-Eleches, December 2018

068 The Effect of Fertility on Mothers' Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries
Daniel Aaronson, Rajeev Dehejia, Andrew Jordan, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii, and Karl Schulze, December 2018

067 From Local to Global: External Validity in a Fertility Natural Experiment
Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Cyrus Samii, December 2018

066 Zombie Firms and Political Influence on Bank Lending in China
Quiying Qu, November 2018

065 Within but Without: Involuntary Displacement and Economic Development
Alice Tianbo Zhang, October 2018

064 Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data
Judith A. Frias, David S. Kaplan, Eric Verhoogen, and David Alfaro-Serrano, September 2018

063 Hysteresis and the Welfare Effect of Corrective Policies: Theory and Evidence from an Energy- Saving Program
Francisco Costa and Francois Gerard, June 2018

062 Endogenous Gender Norms: Evidence from Africa's Gold Mining Industry
Anja Tolonen, May 2018

061 Corporate Profit Taxes, Capital Expenditure and Real Wages: The analytics behind a contentious debate
Willem H. Buiter and Anne C. Sibert, May 2018 

060 Are Rushed Privatizations Substandard? Analyzing Firm-level Privatization under Fiscal Pressure
Jan Hagemejer, Jan Svejnar, and Joanna Tyrowicz, April 2018

059 Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment
Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Corinne Low, and Kathleen McGinn, April 2018

058 Competition and the Racial Wage Gap: Testing Becker's Model of Employer Discrimination
Guilherme Hirata and Rodrigo R. Soares, April 2018

057 Local Industrial Shocks and Infant Mortality
Anja Tolonen, April 2018

056 Time vs State in Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Contract Farming in Kenya
Lorenso Casaburi and Jack Willis, April 2018

055 Election by Community Consensus: Effects on Political Selection and Governance
Ashna Arora, April 2018

054 Harmatten Winds, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment
Belinda Archibong and Francis Annan, April 2018

053 The sins of the parents: Persistence of gender bias across generations and the gender gap in math performance
Alex Eble and Feng Hu, May 2019

052 An Index of Regulatory Practices for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: Enablers, Promoters, and Preventers
Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Lucia Pacheco, March 2018

051 Resource Misallocation in European Firms: The Role of Constraints, Firm Characteristics, and Managerial Decisions
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Debora Revoltella, Jan Svejnar, and Christoph T. Weiss, June 2019

050 Selection on Ability and the Early Career Growth in the Gender Wage Gap
Eduardo Fraga, Gustavo Gonzaga, and Rodrigo R. Soares, February 2018

049 Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters
Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco Leon, and Matthieu Teachout, February 2018

048 Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design
Michael Carlos Best, Jonas Hjort, and David Szankonyi, January 2018

047 The Effect of Dust Storms on Child Health in West Africa
Timothy Foreman, January 2018

046 Juvenile Crime and Anticipated Punishment 
Ashna Arora, January 2018

045 A Research-Based Ranking of Public Policy Schools 
Elliott Ash and Miguel Urquiola, January 2018

044 Does Primary School Duration Matter? Evaluating the Consequences of a Large Chinese Policy Experiment
Alex Eble and Feng Hu, December 2017

043 Child beliefs, societal beliefs and teacher‐student identity match
Alex Eble and Feng Hu, October 2019

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 2017

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, January 2017

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 Randomized 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, Original January 2014 (Updated November 2019)

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, December 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