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Development Economics Papers

Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India Timothy Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
October 2007
Paper No' DEDPS 49:
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JEL Classification: H76; H11; O12

Tags: decentralization; india; panchayat.

Making Autocracy Work Timothy Besley and Masayuki Kudamatsu
May 2007
Paper No' DEDPS 48:
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JEL Classification: P16; P26

Tags: keywords: dictatorship; democracy

Decentralization's Effects on Educational Outcomes in Bolivia and Colombia Jean-Paul Faguet and Fabio Sanchez
March 2006
Paper No' DEDPS 47:
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Tags: decentralization; education; public investment; bolivia; colombia; local government

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World Development (Vol. 36, No. 7) July, 2008
Does Envy Destroy Social Fundamentals? The Impact of Relative Income Position on Social Capital Justina A.V. Fischer and Benno Torgler February 2006
Paper No' DEDPS 46:
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JEL Classification: Z130; H260; I310; D000; D600

Tags: relative income position; envy; positional concerns; social capital; social norms; happiness

The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding and F Zilibotti December 2005
Paper No' DEDPS 45:
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Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India Timothy Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
August 2005
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Eviction Threats and Investment Incentives Abhijit Banerjee and Maitreesh Ghatak
June 2003
Paper No' DEDPS 39:
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Tags: sharecropping tenancy; eviction threats; investment incentives.

The Role of Freedom, Growth and Religion in the Taste for Revolution Robert MacCulloch and Silvia Pezzini
September 2002
Paper No' DEDPS 36:
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Tags: conflict; freedom; development; growth; religion.

What Makes a Revolution? Robert MacCulloch
September 2001
Paper No' DEDPS 30:
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Tags: property rights; revolts; income inequality.

Modernisation and Son Preference Robin Burgess and Juzhong Zhuang
December 2000
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School Participation in Rural India. Jean Drèze and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
August 1999
Paper No' DEDPS 18:
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Tags: education; india; child labour; school quality

Inequality, Unemployment and Contemporary Europe Amartya Sen
November 1997
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Tags: unemployment; individuality; social exclusion; ageging population; self-help; social responsibility.

Credit in Rural India: A Case Study Jean Drèze, Peter Lanjouw and Naresh Sharma
September 1997
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Tags: india; palanpur; rural credit markets.

Population, Consumption and Resources: Ethical Issues Partha Dasgupta
July 1997
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Tags: potential people; actual people; utilitarianism; generation-relative ethics