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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)
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,  August 2015
Paper No' EOPP 058: 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)
Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration
Oriana  Bandiera,  Myra  Mohnen,  Imran  Rasul,  Martina  Viarengo,  April 2015
Paper No' EOPP 057: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
When Commitment Fails - Evidence from a Regular Saver Product in the Philippines
Anett  John (née Hofmann),  October 2014
Paper No' EOPP 055: 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,  July 2014
Paper No' EOPP 065: 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,  March 2014
Paper No' EOPP 050: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work
Oriana  Bandiera,  Andrea  Prat,  Raffaella  Sadun,  December 2013
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)
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)
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)
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,  April 2013
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
Thiemo  Fetzer,  Maitreesh  Ghatak,  Jonathan  de Quidt,  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,  January 2012
Paper No' EOPP 035: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Michael  Carter,  John  Morrow,  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)
Erlend  Berg,  Maitreesh  Ghatak,  R  Manjula,  D  Rajasekhar,  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)
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)
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)
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)
Repayment Frequency in Microfinance Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers
Greg  Fischer,  Maitreesh  Ghatak,  July 2010
Paper No' EOPP 021: 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)
State Capacity, Conflict and Development
Timothy  Besley,  Torsten  Persson,  June 2009
Paper No' EOPP 010: 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)
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)