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Staff Biography


[Photo: Robin Burgess] Professor Robin BURGESS
Co-Director of EOPP and Professor, Department of Economics

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6676
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6951
Email: r.burgess@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.03 B

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Publications on LSE Research Online book

Research Interests:
  • Development economics
  • Public economics
  • Political economy
  • Labour economics
  • Environmental economics
Current Research Projects:
  • What makes bureaucrats effective?
  • Political Economy of deforestation in Indonesia
  • Expanding Opportunity and the Ultra-Poor Program in Bangladesh
  • Climate Change and Death in India
Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Women’s Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa
    Oriana Bandiera, Niklas Buehren, Robin Burgess, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, March 2014
    Paper No' EOPP 50: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya
    Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Gerard Padro i Miquel, August 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 045: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, April 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 043: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
    Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin  Olken, Peter Potapov, Stefanie  Sieber,  , April 2012
    Paper No' EOPP 037: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Community Networks and Poverty Reduction Programmes: Evidence from Bangladesh
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul,  , December 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 015: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India
    Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding, Fabrizio Zilibotti, June 2006
    Paper No' CEPDP0728: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India
    Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding, F Zilibotti, December 2005
    Paper No' DEDPS 45: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Do Rural Banks Matter? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment
    Robin Burgess, Rohini Pande, August 2003
    Paper No' DEDPS 40: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Can Labour Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India
    Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, February 2002
    Paper No' DEDPS 33: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Modernisation and Son Preference
    Robin Burgess, Juzhong Zhuang, December 2000
    Paper No' DEDPS 29: Full paper (pdf)

  • The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India
    Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, December 2000
    Paper No' DEDPS 28: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Does Inequality Mean Slow Growth?
    Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, February 1999
    Paper No' CEPCP068:

  • Land Reform, Poverty Reduction and Growth: Evidence from India
    Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, October 1998
    Paper No' DEDPS 13: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Prediction and Determination of Household Permanent Income
    Ramses H. Abul Naga, Robin Burgess, November 1997
    Paper No' DARP 032: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

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