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Misallocation in the Public Sector? Cross-Country Evidence from Two Million Primary Schools
Torsten Figueiredo Walter,  June 2020
Paper No' EOPP 70: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Development Policy through the Lens of Social Structure
Oriana Bandiera,  Robin Burgess,  Erika Deserranno,  Ricardo Morel,  Imran Rasul,  Munshi Sulaiman,  May 2020
Paper No' EOPP 69: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Policy decisions and evidence use among civil servants: A group decision experiment in Pakistan
Laura Metzger,  Adnan Qadir Khan,  Teddy Svoronos,  April 2020
Paper No' EOPP 68: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Why Do People Stay Poor?
Clare Balboni,  Oriana Bandiera,  Robin Burgess,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  Anton Heil,  March 2020
Paper No' EOPP 067: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Eliciting and Utilizing Willingness-to-pay: Evidence from Field Trials in Northern Ghana
James Berry,  Greg Fischer,  Raymond Guiteras,  May 2018
Paper No' EOPP 066: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Losing Prosociality in the Quest for Talent? Sorting, Selection, and Productivity in the Delivery of Public Services
Nava Ashraf,  Oriana Bandiera,  Scott Lee,  Paper revised 03 March 2018
Paper No' EOPP 065: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labour Market Experiment in Uganda
Livia Alfonsi,  Oriana Bandiera,  Vittorio Bassi,  Robin Burgess,  Imran Rasul,  Munshi Sulaiman,  Anna Vitali,  December 2017
Paper No' EOPP 064: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Political Impact of the Internet on US Presidential Elections
Valentino Larcinese,  Luke Miner,  June 2017
Paper No' EOPP 063: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Media, Demonstrations, and Public Good Delivery: Evidence from World Bank Projects during Natural Disasters
Nicola Limodio,  August 2016
Paper No' EOPP 062: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Manager Assignment and Project Returns: Evidence from the World Bank
Nicola Limodio,  August 2016
Paper No' EOPP 061: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Verena Kroth,  Valentino Larcinese,  Joachim Wehner,  March 2016
Paper No' EOPP 060: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Consumption Smoothing and the Welfare Cost of Uncertainty
Yonas Alem,  Jonathan Colmer,  August 2015
Paper No' EOPP 059: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies
Oriana Bandiera,  Robin Burgess,  Narayan Das,  Selim Gulesci,  Imran Rasul,  Munshi Sulaiman,  Paper revised 26 March 2016
Paper No' EOPP 058: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration
Oriana Bandiera,  Myra Mohnen,  Imran Rasul,  Martina Viarengo,  Paper revised 15 December 2015
Paper No' EOPP 057: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
How Does Collective Reputation Affect Hiring? Selection and Sorting in an Online Labour Market
Guo Xu,  May 2015
Paper No' EOPP 056: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
When Commitment Fails - Evidence from a Regular Saver Product in the Philippines
Anett John (née Hofmann),  Paper revised 30 October 2015
Paper No' EOPP 055: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Can Workfare Programs Moderate Violence? Evidence from India
Thiemo Fetzer,  June 2014
Paper No' EOPP 053: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Your Loss Is My Gain: A Recruitment Experiment With Framed Incentives
Jonathan de Quidt,  April 2014
Paper No' EOPP 052: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Just a Few Cents Each Day: Can Fixed Regular Deposits Overcome Savings Constraints?
Anett John (née Hofmann),  March 2014
Paper No' EOPP 051: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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,  Paper revised 12 June 2015
Paper No' EOPP 050: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work
Oriana Bandiera,  Andrea Prat,  Raffaella Sadun,  Paper revised 23 December 2014
Paper No' EOPP 049: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Perverse Consequences of Policy Restrictions in the Presence of Asymmetric Information
Rafael Hortala-Vallve,  Valentino Larcinese,  Stephanie Rickard,  December 2013
Paper No' EOPP 048: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence
Timothy Besley,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  November 2013
Paper No' EOPP 047: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Awards Unbundled: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
Nava Ashraf,  Oriana Bandiera,  Scott Lee,  July 2013
Paper No' EOPP 046: 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)
Group Lending Without Joint Liability
Thiemo Fetzer,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  Jonathan de Quidt,  July 2013
Paper No' EOPP 044: 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,  Paper revised 20 August 2015
Paper No' EOPP 043: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?
Erlend Berg,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  R Manjula,  D Rajasekhar,  Sanchari Roy,  March 2013
Paper No' EOPP 042: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Taxation and Development
Timothy Besley,  Torsten Persson,  January 2013
Paper No' EOPP 041: Full paper (pdf)
Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance
Jonathan de Quidt,  Thiemo Fetzer,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  September 2012
Paper No' EOPP 040: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Pre-Colonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay,  Elliott Green,  August 2012
Paper No' EOPP 039: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Decentralization of Health and Education in Developing Countries: A Quality-Adjusted Review of the Empirical Literature
Anila Channa,  Jean-Paul Faguet,  July 2012
Paper No' EOPP 038: 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)
The Legacy of Historical Conflict Evidence from Africa
Timothy Besley,  Marta Reynal-Querol,  February 2012
Paper No' EOPP 036: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
No Margin, no Mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives for public service delivery
Nava Ashraf,  Oriana Bandiera,  Kelsey Jack,  Paper revised 13 February 2014
Paper No' EOPP 035: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
John Morrow,  Michael Carter,  January 2012
Paper No' EOPP 034: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Team Incentives: Evidence From A Firm Level Experiment
Oriana Bandiera,  Iwan Baranky,  Imran Rasul,  December 2011
Paper No' EOPP 033: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913
Valentino Larcinese,  December 2011
Paper No' EOPP 032: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India
Timothy Besley,  Jessica Leight,  Rohini Pande,  Vijayendra Rao,  November 2011
Paper No' EOPP 031: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Taxation and Regulation of Bonus Pay
Timothy Besley,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  July 2011
Paper No' EOPP 030: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Can Market Failure Cause Political Failure?
Madhav S, Aney,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  Massimo Morelli,  July 2011
Paper No' EOPP 029: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Field Experiments with Firms
Oriana Bandiera,  Iwan Baranky,  Imran Rasul,  July 2011
Paper No' EOPP 028: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Jean-Paul Faguet,  June 2011
Paper No' EOPP 027: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Nation-Building and Conflict in Modern Africa
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay,  Elliott Green,  June 2011
Paper No' EOPP 026: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
D Rajasekhar,  Erlend Berg,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  R Manjula,  Sanchari Roy,  March 2011
Paper No' EOPP 025: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Contractual Structure and Endogenous Matching in Partnershipso
Maitreesh Ghatak,  Alexander Karaivanov,  February 2011
Paper No' EOPP 024: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Contract Structure, Risk Sharing and Investment Choice
Greg Fischer,  February 2011
Paper No' EOPP 023: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Fragile States and Development Policy
Timothy Besley,  Torsten Persson,  January 2011
Paper No' EOPP 022: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Repayment Frequency in Microfinance Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers
Greg Fischer,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  July 2010
Paper No' EOPP 021: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Trade and the Skill Premium Puzzle with Capital Market Imperfections
Roberto Bonfatti,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  November 2010
Paper No' EOPP 020: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Incentive and crowding out effects of food assistance: Evidence from randomized evaluation of food-for-training project in Southern Sudan
Munshi Sulaiman,  December 2010
Paper No' EOPP 019: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Diversity and the Power of the Elites in Democratic Societies: A Model and a Test.
Oriana Bandiera,  Gilat Levy,  August 2010
Paper No' EOPP 018: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Thinness and Obesity: A Model of Food Consumption, Health Concerns, and Social Pressure
Davide Dragone,  Luca Savorelli,  June 2010
Paper No' EOPP 017: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Reversal of Fortune Thesis Reconsidered
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay,  Elliott Green,  April 2010
Paper No' EOPP 016: 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)
Thanks for Nothing? Not-for-Profits and Motivated Agents
Maitreesh Ghatak,  Hannes Mueller,  November 2009
Paper No' EOPP 014: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Bad Apples: Political Paralysis and the Quality of Politicians
Gabriel Leon,  August 2009
Paper No' EOPP 013: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Soldiers or Bureaucrats? Conflict and the Military’s Role in Policy-Making
Gabriel Leon,  July 2009
Paper No' EOPP 012: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Estimating the Peace Dividend: The Impact of Violence on House Prices in Northern Ireland
Timothy Besley,  Hannes Mueller,  May 2009
Paper No' EOPP 011: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
State Capacity, Conflict and Development
Timothy Besley,  Torsten Persson,  June 2009
Paper No' EOPP 010: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India
Abhijit Banerjee,  Esther Duflo,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  Jeanne Lafortune,  May 2009
Paper No' EOPP 009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The de Soto Effect
Timothy Besley,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  April 2009
Paper No' EOPP 008: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Do Small States Get More Federal Monies? Myth and Reality About the US Senate Malapportionment
Valentino Larcinese,  Leonzio Rizzo,  Cecilia Testa,  April 2009
Paper No' EOPP 007: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Property Rights and Economic Development
Timothy Besley,  Maitreesh Ghatak,  February 2009
Paper No' EOPP 006: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
Timothy Besley,  Torsten Persson,  February 2009
Paper No' EOPP 005: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
The Flypaper Effect Revisited
Fernando Aragon,  January 2009
Paper No' EOPP 004: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Candidate nomination procedures and political selection: evidence from Latin American parties
Fernando Aragon,  January 2009
Paper No' EOPP 003: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Pandering Judges
Jordi Blanes i Vidal,  Clare Leaver,  September 2008
Paper No' EOPP 002: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Decolonization: the Role of Changing World Factor Endowments
Roberto Bonfatti,  September 2008
Paper No' EOPP 001: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)