Reading list of graduate-level development economics course


大学院の授業のReading List、







 Bardhan, Pranab and Christopher Udry (1999). Development Microeconomics, Oxford University Press.

 Deaton, Angus (1997). The Analysis of Household Surveys, John Hopkins.

 Ray, Debraj (1998). Development Economics, Princeton University Press.

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo (2011). Poor Economics, PublicAffairs.

Causal Inference

 Angrist, Joahua and Jorn-steffen Pischke. (2008) Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion, Princeton University Press.

 Blundell, Richard and Monica Costa-Dias. (2009) “Alternative Approaches to Evaluation in Empirical Microeconomics,” Journal of Human Resources, 44(3), 565-640.

History and Development: Institutions

 Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson (2001) “The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation,” American Economic Review 91(5): 1369-1401.

 Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James Robinson (2002) “Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 117(4): 1231-1294.

 Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson (2005) “The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, and Economic Growth,” American Economic Review 95(3): 546-579,

 Acemoglu, Daron and Simon Johnson (2005). “Unbundling Institutions,” Journal of Political Economy 113(5): 949-995.

 Nunn, Nathan (2008) “The Long-run Effects of Africa’s Slave Trades.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 123, No. 1, pp. 139-176.

 Nunn, Nathan and Leonard Wantchekon. (2011). “The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa," American Economic Review, forthcoming.

 Michalopoulos, Stelios and Elias Pappaioannou. (2011). “The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa," NBER Working Paper No. 17620.

 Michalopoulos, Stelios and Elias Pappaioannou. 2013 “Pre-colonial Ethnic Institutions and Contemporary African Development,” Econometrica, 2013, 81(1): 113–152.

 Michalopoulos, Stelios and Elias Pappaioannou. (2012). “National Institutions and African Development: Evidence from Partitioned Ethnicities,” NBER Working Paper No. 18275.

Dell, Melissa. (2010). “The Persistent Effects of Peru's Mining Mita,” Econometrica 78(6):1863-1903.

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Lakshmi Iyer. (2005), “History, Institutions and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," American Economic Review, 95(4): 1190-1213.

 Miguel, Edward, Shanker Satyanath, and Ernest Sergenti, (2004). "Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach," Journal of Political Economy 112(4), 725-753.

Foreign Aid

 Burnside, Craig and David Dollar. (2000). “Aid, Policies, and Growth,” American Economic Review, 90(4): 847-868.

 Easterly, William, Ross Levine, and David Roodman. (2004). "Aid, Policies, and Growth: Comment," American Economic Review 94(3): 774-780.

 David Roodman, 2007. "The Anarchy of Numbers: Aid, Development, and Cross-Country Empirics," World Bank Economic Review 21(2): 255-277.

 Clemens, Michael A., Steven Radelet, Rikhil R. Bhavnani, and Samuel Bazzi. (2012). “Counting Chickens when they Hatch: Timing and the Effects of Aid on Growth” Economic Journal 122(561): 590–617.

 Rajan, Raghuram G. and Arvind Subramanian, 2008. "Aid and Growth: What Does the Cross-Country Evidence Really Show?," Review of Economics and Statistics 90(4): 643-665.

 Rajan, Raghuram G. and Subramanian, Arvind, 2011. "Aid, Dutch disease, and manufacturing growth," Journal of Development Economics 94(1): 106-118.

 Nunn, Nathan and Nancy Qian. (2012). “Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War,” Mimeo, Harvard University.

 Dube, Oeindrila and Suresh Naidu. (2012). “Bases, Bullets and Ballots: The Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia,” Mimeo, NYU.

 Angelucci, Manuela, and Giacomo De Giorgi. (2009). "Indirect Effects of an Aid Program: How Do Cash Transfers Affect Ineligibles' Consumption?." American Economic Review, 99(1): 486-508.

 Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennnerster and Edward Miguel (2012) “Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-analysis Plan,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(4): 1755-1812.

 IIyana Kuziemko and Eric Werker. (2006). “How Much is a Seat on the Security Council Worth? Foregin Aid and Bribery at the United Nations.” Journal of Political Economy 114(5): 905-930.

Technology and Poverty Traps

 Murphy, K., Shleifer, A. and R. Vishny (1989). “Industrialization and the Big Push,'' Journal of Political Economy 97, 1003-1026.

 Kremer, Michael. (1993). “The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(3): 551-575.

 Jones, Charles I. (2011). “Intermediate Goods and Weak Links in the Theory of Economic Development,” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 1-28.


 Hsieh, Chang-Tai and Peter Klenow (2009): “Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 124(4), pp. 1403-1448.

 Fernald, John and Brent Neiman, (2011). "Growth Accounting with Misallocation: Or, Doing Less with More in Singapore," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol. 3(2), pages 29-74.

 Jones, Charles I. 2011. “Misallocation, Economic Growth, and Input-Output Economics,” NBER Working Paper No. 16742

 Parente, Stephen, and Edward Prescott. “Monopoly Rights: A Barrier to Riches,” American Economic Review, 89(5), 1216-1233 (1999).

 Song, Michael, Storlesseten, Kjetil and Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2011) “Growing Like China,” American Economic Review, 101(1), 196-233.

 Duarte, Margarida, and Diego Restuccia (2010). “The Role of the Structural Transformation in Aggregate Productivity,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(1), pp.129–173, 2010.

 Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John C. and Scarpetta, Stefano “Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection” American Economic Review, 103(1): 305-34.

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Kaivan Munshi (2004). “How Efficiently is Capital Allocated? Evidence from the Knitted Garment Industry in Tirupur,” Review of Economic Studies, 71(1), 19-42.

Household Economics

 Benjamin, Dwayne (1992). “Household Composition, Labor Markets, and Labor Demand: Testing for Separation in Agricultural Household Models,” Econometrica, 60(2), 287-322.

 Udry, Christopher (1996). “Gender, Agricultural Production, and the Theory of the Household,” Journal of Political Economy, 104 (5), pp. 1010-1045.

 de Janvry, Alain, Marcel Fafchamps, and Elisabeth Sadoulet (1991). “Peasant Household Behaviour with Missing Markets: Some Paradoxes Explained” Economic Journal, Vol. 101, No. 409: 1400-1417

 Bobonis, Gustavo (2009). “Is the Allocation of Resources within the Household Efficient? New Evidence from a Randomized Experiment,” Journal of Political Economy, 117(3), pp. 453-503.

 Bourguignon, Francois, Martin Browning, and Pierre-André Chiappori, 2009. "Efficient Intra-Household Allocations and Distribution Factors: Implications and Identification," Review of Economic Studies 76(2): 503-528, 04.

 Browning, Martin and Pierre-Andre Chiappori (1998). “Efficient Intra-household Allocations: A General Characterization and Empirical Tests,” Econometrica, 66(6), pp. 1241-1278.

 Ashraf, Nava (2009). “Spousal Control and Intra-household Decision Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines”, American Economic Review, 99(4), pp. 1245-1277.

 Ashraf, Nava, Erica Field and Jean Lee (2010). “Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia,” mimeo.

 Banerjee, Abhijit (2004). “Educational Policy and the Economics of the Family”, Journal of Development Economics, 74 (1), pp. 3-32.

 Lundberg, Shelly, Robert Pollak, and Terence Wales (1996). “Do Husbands and Wives Pool their Resources? Evidence from the United Kingdom Child Benefit,” Journal of Human Resources, 32(4), pp.463–480.

 Dunbar, Geoffrey R., Arthur Lewbel, and Krishna Pendakur. (2013). "Children's Resources in Collective Households: Identification, Estimation, and an Application to Child Poverty in Malawi." American Economic Review, 103(1): 438-71.

Labor Markets

 Mukherjee, Anindita., and Debraj Ray (1995). “Labor Tying,” Journal of Development Economics, 47(2): 207-239.

 Shapiro, Carl and Joseph E. Stiglitz (1984). “Equilibrium Unemployment as a Worker Discipline Device,” American Economic Review 74(3): 433-444.

 Behrman, Jere (1999). “Labor Markets in Developing Countries,” in ed. O. Ashenfelter and D. Card. (eds), Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol 3: 2859-2939.

 Foster, A. and Rosenzweig, M. (1994). “A Test for Moral Hazard in the Labor Market: Contractual Arrangements, Effort and Health.” Review of Economics and Statistics 76(2): 213-227.

 Seema Jayachandran (2006). “Selling Labor Low: Wage Responses to Productivity Shocks in Developing Countries,” Journal of Political Economy, 114(3), 538-575.

 Kaur, Supreet (2012). “Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets.” Mimeo, Harvard University.

 Magruder, Jeremy. (2012). “High Unemployment Yet Few Small Firms: The Role of Centralized Bargaining in South Africa,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(3): 138-66.

 Magruder, Jeremy. (2013). “Can Minimum Wages Cause a Big Push? Evidence from Indonesia” Journal of Development Economics, 100(1): 48-62.

 Beamany, Lori and Jeremy Magruder. (2012). “Who gets the Job Referral? Evidence from a Social Networks Experiment,” American Economic Review, 102(7): 3574-93.

 Beamany, Lori, Niall Keleher, and Jeremy Magruder. (2013). “Do Job Networks Disadvantage Women? Evidence from a Recruitment Experiment in Malawi,” mimeo.

 Patrick Bayer, Stephen L. Ross, and Giorgio Topa, (2008). “Place of Work and Place of Residence: Informal Hiring Networks and Labor Market Outcomes,” Journal of Political Economy 116(6), pp. 1150-1196.

 Dinkelman, Taryn. 2011. “The Effects of Rural Electrification on Employment: New Evidence from South Africa.” American Economic Review 101 (7): 3078–108.

 Gunther, Isabel, and Andrey Launov. 2012. “Informal Employment in Developing Countries: Opportunity or Last Resort?” Journal of Development Economics 97 (1): 88–98.

 Ulyssea, Gabriel. 2010. “Regulation of Entry, Labor Market Institutions and the Informal Sector.” Journal of Development Economics 91(1): 87–99.

 World Bank. (2012). World Development Report 2013: Jobs, World Bank.

Land and Property Rights

 Eswaran, Mukesh and Ashok Kotwal (1985). “A Theory of Contractual Structure in Agriculture,” American Economic Review, 75(3), pp. 352-366.

 Shaban, Radwan (1987). “Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping,” Journal of Political Economy, 95(5), pp. 893-920.

 Ackerberg, Daniel A. and Maristella Botticini, (2002). “Endogenous Matching and the Empirical Determinants of Contract Form,” Journal of Political Economy, 110(3): 564-591.

 Jacoby, Hanan G. and Ghazala Mansuri, (2009). "Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity," Journal of Development Economics 88(2): 232-241.

 Besley, Timothy and Robin Burgess (2000). “Land Reform, Poverty Reduction, And Growth: Evidence From India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(2), 389-430.

 Besley, Timothy (1995). “Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Evidence from Ghana,” Journal of Political Economy, 103(5), pp. 903-937.

 Erica Field (2007). “Entitled to Work: Urban Property Rights and Labor Supply in Peru.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(4): 1561-1602..

 Goldstein, Markus and Christopher Udry (2008). “The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana,” Journal of Political Economy 116(6): 981-1022.

 Udry, C. and Goldstein, M. “The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana.” Journal of Political Economy. 2008: 116(6), 981-1022.

 Baland, Jean-Marie and James A. Robinson (2008). "Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile," American Economic Review 98(5), pages 1737-65

Credit Markets

 Rosenzweig, Mark and K. Wolpin (1993). “Credit Market Constraints, Consumption Smoothing and the Accumulation of Durable Production Assets in Low-Income Countries: Investments in Bullocks in India,” Journal of Political Economy, 101(2), 223-244.

 Fafchamps, Marcel, Chris Udry, and Katie Czukas (1998). “Drought and Savings in West Africa: Are Livestock a Buffer Stock?” Journal of Development Economics, 55(2), 273-306.

 Burgess, Robin, & Pande, Rohini (2005). Do rural banks matter? Evidence from the Indian social banking experiment. American Economic Review, 95(3), 780-795.

 Stiglitz, Joseph E. and Andrew Weiss (1981). “Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information,” American Economic Review, 71(3) 393-410.

 Aleem, Irfan (1990). “Imperfect Information, Screening and the Costs of Informal lending: A Study of a Rural Credit Market in Pakistan”, World Bank Economic Review, 3, 329-349.

 Karlan, Dean, and Jonathan Zinman. "Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment." Econometrica

77(6): 1993–2008.

 Besley, Timothy, Stephen Coate, and Glenn Loury. (1993). “The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations,” American Economic Review, 83(4), 792–810.

 Anderson, Siwan, and Jean-Marie Baland, ” The Economics of Roscas and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117(3): 963-995.

 Ambec, Stefan, and Nicolas Treich, (2007). “Roscas as financial agreements to cope with self-control problems,” Journal of Development Economics, 82 (1): 120-137.


 Banerjee, Abhijit V., Timothy Besley and Timothy W. Guinnane, (1994). "Thy Neighbor's Keeper: The Design of a Credit Cooperative with Theory and a Test," Quarterly Journal of Economics 109(2): 491-515.

 Ghatak, Maitreesh. (1999), “Group Lending, Local Information and Peer Selection,” Journal of Development Economics 60(1): 27-50.

 Bhole, Bharat, and Sean Ogden (2010) ‘Group lending and individual lending with strategic default.’ Journal of Development Economics 91(2), 348–363.

 Ahlin, Christian and Robert M. Townsend, (2007). "Using Repayment Data to Test Across Models of Joint Liability Lending," Economic Journal 117(517): F11-F51, 02.

 Banerjee, Abhijit, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Cynthia Kinnan. (2010). “The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation”, mimeo.

 Karlan, Dean and Jonathan Zinman. "Expanding Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts," Review of Financial Studies, 23(1):433-464.

 Kaboski, Joseph and Robert Townsend (2011) “A Structural Evaluation of a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative,” Econometrica 79(5):1357-1406.

 Karlan, Dean S., and Jonathan Zinman. (2008). "Credit Elasticities in Less Developed Countries: Implications for Microfinance." American Economic Review 98(3): 1040-1068.

 Field, Erica, and Rohini Pande. "Repayment Frequency and Default in Micro-finance: Evidence from India." Journal of the European Economic Association 6, no. 2-3 (2008): 501-509.

 Gine, Xavier and Dean Karlan. (2011). “Group versus Individual Liability: Long Term Evidence from Philippine Microcredit Lending Groups,” mimeo.

 Field, Erica Rohini Pande, John Papp and Natalia Rigol. (2012) “Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship Among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India,” mimeo

 Fischer, Greg. (forthcoming). “Contract Structure, Risk Sharing and Investment Choice,” Econometrica.

 Breza, Emily. (2012). “Peer Effects and Loan Repayment: Evidence from the Krishna Default Crisis,” mimeo.

 Karlan, Dean and Martin Valdivia, (2011). "Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions," Review of Economics and Statistics 93(2): 510-527.

McIntosh, Craig and Bruce Wydick. (2005). “Competition and Microfinance,” Journal of Development Economics 78(2), 271-298.

 Armend•riz, B. and J. Morduch (2010). The Economics of Microfinance, Second Edition. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Returns to Capital

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo, “Growth theory through the Lens of Development Economics”, in Philippe Aghion & Steven Durlauf (ed.), Handbook of Economic Growth, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 1, Elsevier.

 Caselli, Francesco, and James Feyrer (2007): “The Marginal Product of Capital,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 122(2), pp. 535-568.

 Lucas, Robert (1990): “Why doesn’t capital flow from rich to poor countries?” American Economic Review, Vol. 80(2), pp. 92–96.

 Udry, Christopher, and Santosh Anagol. (2006). "The Return to Capital in Ghana." American Economic Review, 96(2): 388–393.

 Banerjee, A. and E. Duflo (2008): “Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program,” mimeo.

 Khwaja, Asim and Atif Mian (2008): “Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market,” American Economic Review 98(4): 1413-42 4.

 De Mel, Suresh, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff (2008): “Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(4): 1329-1372.

 Duflo, E., M. Kremer, and J. Robinson (2008): “How High Are Rates of Return to Fertilizer? Evidence from Field Experiments in Kenya.” The American Economic Review P&P, 98(2): 482-488.

 Duflo, Esther, Jonathan Robinson, and Michael Kremer (2011) "Nudging Farmers to Use Fertilizer: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Kenya." American Economic Review 101 (6): 2350-2390.

 Karlan, Dean Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Christopher Udry (2012) "Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints" mimeo.

Formal Insurance and Microinsurance

 Chiappori; Pierre-André and Bernard Salanié. (2000). “Testing for asymmetric information in insurance markets,” Journal of Political Economy, 108(1):56-78.

 Snaebjorn Gunnsteinsson. (2012) “Information Asymmetries in Crop Insurance,” mimeo.

 Giné, Xavier, Robert Townsend and James Vickery, (2008). “Patterns of Rainfall Insurance Participation in Rural India,” World Bank Economic Review, 22(3): 539-566.

 Giné, Xavier and Dean Yang, (2009). “Insurance, Credit and Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi,” Journal of Development Economics, 89(1), 1-11.

 Cole, Shawn A., Xavier Gine, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topalova, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery (2010): “Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(1), 104-35

 Anagol, Santosh, Shawn Cole, and Shayak Sarkar (2011): “Bad Advice: Explaining the Persistence of Whole Life Insurance,” mimeo.

 Thornton, Rebecca L., Laurel E. Hatt, Erica M. Field, Mursaleena Islam, Freddy Solís Diaz, and Martha Azucena González. (2010). “Social Security Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Nicaragua: A Randomized Evaluation,” Health Economics 19: 181–206.

Risk & Informal Insurance

 Jowett, Matthew. (2003) “Do informal risk sharing networks crowd out public voluntary health insurance? Evidence from Vietnam,” Applied Economics, 35, 1153-1161.

 Townsend, Robert M. (1994). "Risk and Insurance in Village India" Econometrica, 62(3):539-591.

 Udry, Christopher. (1994). “Risk and insurance in a rural credit market: An empirical investigation in northern Nigeria.” Review of Economic Studies 61(3): 495-526.

 Fafchamps, Marcel and Susan Lund, (2003). "Risk-sharing networks in rural Philippines," Journal of Development Economics 71(2): 261-287.

 De Weerdt, Joachim and Stefan Dercon, (2006). "Risk-sharing networks and insurance against illness," Journal of Development Economics 81(2): 337-356.

 Coate, Stephen & Ravallion, Martin, 1993. "Reciprocity without commitment : Characterization and performance of informal insurance arrangements," Journal of Development Economics, vol. 40(1), pages 1-24.

 Ligon, Ethan, Jonathan P. Thomas and Tim Worrall. (2002). “Informal Insurance Arrangements with Limited Commitment: Theory and Evidence from Village Economies” Review of Economic Studies, 69(1): 209-244.

 Kinnan, Cynthia. (2012). “Distinguishing barriers to insurance in Thai villages,” mimeo.

 Pierre Dubois, Bruno Jullien, Thierry Magnac (2008) “Formal and Informal Risk Sharing in LDCs: Theory and Empirical Evidence” Econometrica 76(4), p 679-725.

 Mazzocco, Maurizio, and Shiv Saini. 2012. "Testing Efficient Risk Sharing with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences." American Economic Review, 102(1): 428-68.

 Dupas, Pascaline, and Jonathan Robinson. (2013). "Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(1): 163-92.

Technology: Adoption

 Foster, Andrew and Mark R. Rosenzweig. (1995). “Learning by Doing and Learning from Others: Human Capital and Technical Change in Agriculture,” Journal of Political Economy, 103(6), 1176-1209.

 Munshi, Kaivan. (2003). “Social Learning in a Heterogeneous Population: Technology Diffusion in the Indian Green Revolution,” Journal of Development Economics, 73(1), 185–213.

 Conley, Timothy G., and Christopher R. Udry. 2010. "Learning about a New Technology: Pineapple in Ghana." American Economic Review, 100(1): 35-69.

 Suri, Tavneet. (2011). "Selection and Comparative Advantage in Technology Adoption." Econometrica 79(1): 159–209.

 Duflo, Esther, Michael Kremer, and Jonathan Robinson. 2011. "Nudging Farmers to Use Fertilizer: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Kenya." American Economic Review, 101(6): 2350-90.

 William Jack, Michael Kremer, Joost De Laat, and Tavneet Suri, (2013) "Adoption of a New Water Technology: The Role of Joint Liability, Asset Collateralization, and Credit Access" Working Paper

Behavioral Economics in Development

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Sendhil Mullainathan, (2010). “The Shape of Temptation: Implications for the Economic Lives of the Poor,” NBER Working Paper No. 15973

 Ashraf, Nava, Dean Karlan, and Wesley Yin. 2006. “Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121 (2): 635-672

 Karna Basu, “Hyperbolic Discounting and the Sustainability of Rotational Savings and Credit Associations,” mimeo.

 Dupas, Pascaline and Jonathan Robinson. (forthcoming) “Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments,” American Economic Review.

 Kremer, Michael, Jean Lee, Jonathan Robinson, and Olga Rostapshova (2013) "Behavioral Biases and Firm Behavior: Evidence from Kenyan Retail Shops." Forthcoming, American Economic Review P & P.

 Kaur, Supreet, Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan (2013) " Self-Control and the Development of Work Arrangements," American Economic Review P&P 100(2): 624-28

 Bertrand, Marianne, Dean Karlan, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, and Jonathan Zinman, 2010. "What's Advertising Content Worth? Evidence from a Consumer Credit Marketing Field Experiment," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(1): 263-305.


 Qian, Nancy (2008) “Missing Women and the Price of Tea in China: The Effect of Sex-Specific Earnings on Sex Imbalance” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123 (3): 1251-1285.

Emily Oster. (2005) “Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women,” Journal of Political Economy 113(6): 1163-1216.

 Lin, Ming-Jen, and Ming-Ching Luoh. 2008. "Can Hepatitis B Mothers Account for the Number of Missing Women? Evidence from Three Million Newborns in Taiwan." American Economic Review, 98(5): 2259-73.

 Lin, M., Liu, J. and N. Qian (2010) “More Missing Women, Fewer Dying Girls: The Impact of Abortion on Sex Ratios at Birth and Excess Female Mortality in Taiwan” NBER Working Paper w14541. Revise and resubmit at the Journal of European Economics Association.

 Alesina, Alberto F., Paola Giuliano, and Nathan Nunn (2012) "On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough," NBER Working Paper No. 17098.

Uri Gneezy, Kenneth L. Leonard and John A. List (2009). “Gender Differences in Competition: Evidence from a Matrilineal and a Patriarchal Society”, Econometrica, 77(5), 1637-1664

 Beaman, L., Chattopadhyay, R., Duflo, E., Pande, R. and P. Topalova (2009) “Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Prejudice?” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 124 (4): 1497–1540.

 Jensen, Robert and Emily Oster (2009). “The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women’s Status in India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(3), p. 1057-1094.

 Jensen, Robert (2012). "Do Labor Market Opportunities Affect Young Women's Work and Family Decisions? Experimental Evidence from India," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(2): 753-792.

 Field, Erica., Seema Jayachandran, and Rohini Pande (2010). “Do traditional institutions constrain female entrepreneurship? A field experiment on business training in india”. American Economic Review 100(1): 125–129

 Beaman, Lori, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, amd Petia Topalova. (2012) “Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India”. Science 335(6068): 582-586.

 Ekstein, Zvi, and Osnat Lifshitz (2011). “Dynamic Female Labor Suppy,” Econometrica 79(6): 1675-1726.

 World Bank (2011). World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. World Bank, Washington D.C.

Marriage Markets

 Maristella Botticini & Aloysius Siow, 2003. "Why Dowries?," American Economic Review 93(4): 1385-1398.

 Anderson, Siwan, (2003). “Why dowry payments declined with modernization in Europe and are rising in India” Journal of Political Economy, 111 (2): 269-310.

 Ambrus, Attila, Erica Field and Maximo Torero. (2010). “Muslim family law, prenuptial agreements and the emergence of dowry in Bangladesh”. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125 (3): 1349-1397..

 Duflo, Esther, Abhijit Banerjee, Maitreesh Ghatak, and Jeanne Lafortune. (2009). “Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India”. NBER Working Paper No.14958.

 Field, Erica and Attila Ambrus. (2008) “Early Marriage, Age of Menarche and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladesh”. Journal of Political Economy 116(5): 881-930.

 Anderson, Siwan “The economics of dowry and brideprice” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(4), 2007, 151-174.

 Pierre-Andre, Chiappori, Murat Iyigun, and Yoram Weiss (2009) “Investment in Schooling and the Marriage Market”, American Economic Review 99(5): 1689-1713.

 Jacoby, Hanan G. and Ghazala Mansuri (2010). “Watta Satta: Bride Exchange and Women’s Welfare in Rural Pakistan”, American Economic Review 100(5): 1804-1825.

 Chiappori, Pierre-André, Bernard Fortin and Guy Lacroix (2002). “Marriage Market, Divorce Legislation, and Household Labor Supply,” Journal of Political Economy, 110(1):. 37-72.

Asymmetric Information and Market Transactions

 Akerlof, George. A. (1970) "The Market for ’Lemons’: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism" Quarterly Journal of Economics 84 (3):488-500

 Shapiro, Carl. (1983) "Premiums for High Quality Products as Returns to Reputations," Quarterly Journal of. Economics 98(4): 659-79.

 Hoffmann, Vivian, Samuel Mutiga, Jagger Harvey, Michael Milgroom, and Rebecca Nelson. (2012) “ A Market for Lemons in Kenyan Maize,” mimeo

 Björkman-Nyqvist, Svensson and Yanagizawa-Drott (2012) “Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for (Fake?) Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda,” mimeo.

 Nayyar, G., J. G. Breman, P. N. Newton, and J. Herrington (2012) "Poor-quality antimalarial drugs in southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa", The Lancet Infectious Diseases 12(6): 488-496.

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo (2000): “Reputation Effects and the Limits of Contracting: A study of the Indian Software Industry,” Quarterly Journal of Economics. Vol. 115(3): 989-1017.

 Avner Greif (1993): “Contract Enforceability and Economic Institutions in Early Trade: The Maghribi Traders’ Coalition.” American Economic Review 83(3): 525-548.

 Robert Jensen. (2007) “The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122 (3): 879-924.

 Allen, Treb (2012) “Information Frictions in Trade,” mimeo.

Human Capital: Impacts

Impacts of improved health

 Acemoglu, D. and S. Johnson (2007), “Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth,” Journal of Political Economy, vol. 115, no. 6, pp.925-985.

 Almond, Douglas (2006), “Is the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Over? Long-term Effects of In Utero Influenza Exposure in the Post-1940 U.S. Population,” Journal of Political Economy, 114(4), pp. 672-712.

 Miguel, Edward and Michael Kremer (2004). “Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities", Econometrica, 72 (1), pp. 159-217.

 Baird, Sarah, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel (2012). “Worms at Work: Longrun Impacts of Child Health Gains,” mimeo.

 Bleakley, Hoyt (2010). “Malaria Eradication in The Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood exposure”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2(2): 1-45.

 Bleakley, Hoyt (2007). “Disease and Development: Evidence from Hookworm Eradication in the American South,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(1), pp. 73-117.

 Bobonis, Gustavo, Edward Miguel and Charu Puri Sharma (2006). “Anemia and School Participation,” Journal of Human Resources, 41(4), pp. 692-721.

 Field, Erica, Omar Robles and Maximo Torero (2009). “Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(4): 140-169.

 Maccini, Sharon, and Dean Yang. 2009. "Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Economic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall." American Economic Review, 99(3): 1006-26.

 Case, Anne, Darren Lubotsky, and Christina Paxson (2002), “Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the Gradient,” American Economic Review, 92 (5), pp. 1308–34.

Impact of investments in education

 Bils, Mark and Peter Klenow (2000) “Does Schooling Cause Growth?” American Economic Review, 90(5): 1160-1183.

 Hanushek, Eric and Ludger Woessmann (2008). “The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development,” Journal of Economics Literature, 46(3): 607-668.

 Card, David (2001). “Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Persistent Econometric Problems,” Econometrica, 69(5): 1127-60.

 Duflo, Esther (2001). “Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment,” American Economic Review, 91(4): 795-813.

 Duflo, Esther (2004). “The Medium Run Effects of Educational Expansion: Evidence from a Large School Construction Program in Indonesia”, Journal of Development Economics, 74(1): 163-197.

 Krueger, Alan and Mikael Lindahl (2001). “Education for Growth: Why and for Whom,” Journal of Economic Literature, 39(4): 1101-1136.

 Colclough, C., G. Kingdon, and H. Patrinos. (2010). “The Changing Pattern of Wage Returns to Education and its Implications.” Development Policy Review 28(6), 733–747.

 Lee, Donghoon. (2005). “An estimable dynamic general equilibrium model of work, schooling and occupational choice,” International Economic Review 46(1): 1-34.

Human Capital: Determinants of Investments (Demand Side)

Determinants of investments in health

 Banerjee, Abhijit, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster and Dhruva Kothari (2010). “Improving Immunization Coverage in Rural India: A Clustered Randomized Controlled Evaluation of Immunization Campaigns with and without Incentives,” BMJ 340:c2220.

 Cohen, Jessica and Pascaline Dupas (2010). “Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing: Evidence from Randomized Malaria Prevention Experiment,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(1), 1-45.

 Dupas, Pascaline (2011). “Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1), 1-36.

 Jensen, Robert and Nolan Miller (2011). “Do Consumer Price Subsidies Really Improve Nutrition?” Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(4): 1205-1223.

 Cohen, Jessica, Pascaline Dupas and Simone Schaner (2013). “Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial,” mimeo.

 Kremer, Michael, Jessica Leino, Edward Miguel and Alix Peterson Zwane (2011). “Spring Cleaning: A Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(1), pp. 145-205.

 Kremer, Michael and Alaka Holla (2009). “Pricing and Access: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations in Education and Health”, in Easterly, W. and J. Cohen (eds.), What Works in Development: Thinking Big and Thinking Small.

 Kremer, Michael and Edward Miguel (2007). “The Illusion of Sustainability,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(3), pp. 1007-1065.

 Subramanian, Shankar and Angus Deaton (1996). “The Demand for Food and Calories,” Journal of Political Economy, 104(1), pp 133-62.

 Tarozzi, Alessandro, Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn, Dan Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan and Joanne Yoong (2011), “Micro-loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)”, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 104.

 Thornton, Rebecca L. (2008). “The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status,” American Economic Review, 98(5): 1829-63.

 Ashraf, Nava, James Berry and Jesse Shapiro (2009). “Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia,” American Economic Review, 100(5), pp. 2383-2413.

 Jayachandran, Seema and Ilyana Kuziemko (2011). “Why do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less than Boys?: Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 126 (3): 1485-1538.

Determinants of investments in education

 Todd, Petra E., and Kenneth I. Wolpin. 2006. "Assessing the Impact of a School Subsidy Program in Mexico: Using a Social Experiment to Validate a Dynamic Behavioral Model of Child Schooling and Fertility." American Economic Review, 96(5): 1384-1417.

 Barrera-Osorio, Felipe, Marianne Bertrand, Leigh Linden, and Francisco Perez-Calle (2007), “Using Conditional Transfers in Education to Investigate Intra Family Decisions: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment,” mimeo.

 Jensen, Robert (2010), “The (Perceived) Returns to Education and the Demand for Schooling”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(2), pp. 515-548.

 Kremer, Michael, Edward Miguel and Rebecca Thornton (2009). "Incentives to Learn,” Review of Economics and Statistics 91:3: 437-456.

 Kremer, Michael and Alaka Holla (2009). “Improving Education in the Developing World: What Have We Learned from Randomized Evaluations?” in Arrow, K. and T. Bresnahan (eds.), Annual Review of Economics, Volume One, pp. 513–542.

 Munshi, Kaivan and Mark Rosenzweig (2006). “Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender, and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy,” American Economic Review, 96(4), pp. 1225-1252.

 Leonardo Bursztyn and Lucas C. Coffman (2012) “The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian Favelas,” Journal of Political Economy, 120(3), pp.359-397.

 Mark M. Pitt, Mark R. Rosenzweig and Mohammad Nazmul Hassan. (2012). “Human Capital Investment and the Gender Division of Labor in a Brawn-Based Economy,” American Economic Review AER 102(7), pp. 3531-60.

Human Capital: Improving Quality (Supply Side)

 Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo (2006). “Addressing Absence,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(1), pp. 117-132.

 Chaudhury, Nazmul, Jeffrey Hammer, Michael Kremer, Karthik Muralidharan, and F. Halsey Rogers (2006). “Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(1), 91-116.

 Das, Jishnu and Jeffrey Hammer (2007). “Money for Nothing: The Dire Straits of Medical Practice in Delhi, India,” Journal of Development Economics, 83(1), pp. 1-36.

 Kremer, Michael and Rachel Glennerster (2011). “Improving Health in Developing Countries: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations,” Working Paper, Harvard University.

 Björkman, Martina and Jakob Svensson (2009). “Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of Community-Based Monitoring in Uganda”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(2), pp. 735-769.

 Galiani, Sebastián, Paul Gertler and Ernesto Schargrodsky (2005). “Water for Life: The Impact of the Privatization of Water Services on Child Mortality,” Journal of Political Economy, 113(1), pp. 83-120.

 Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das and Asim Khwaja (2009). “Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test-scores on Educational Markets,” mimeo.

 Angrist, Joshua and Victor Lavy (1999). “Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Scholastic Achievement,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114 (2), pp. 533-575.

 Angrist, Joshua, Eric Bettinger, Erik Bloom, Michael Kremer and Elizabeth King (2002). “Vouchers for Private Schooling in Colombia: Evidence from Randomized Natural Experiments,” American Economic Review, 92(5), pp. 1535-1558.

 Angrist, Joshua, Eric Bettinger, and Michael Kremer, (2006). “Long-Term Educational Consequences of Secondary School Vouchers: Evidence from Administrative Records in Colombia,” American Economic Review, 96(3), pp. 847-862

 Urquiola, Miguel and Chang-Tai Hsieh (2006). “The effects of generalized school choice on achievement and stratification: Evidence from Chile's school voucher program,” Journal of Public Economics, 90(8-9), 1477-1503.

 Banerjee, Abhijit, Shawn Cole, Esther Duflo and Leigh Linden (2007). “Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(3), pp. 1235-1264.

 Duflo Esther, Pascaline Dupas and Michael Kremer (2011). “Peer Effects, Teacher Incentives, and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya,” American Economic Review, 101(5), pp. 1739-1774.

 Esther Duflo, Rema Hanna, and Stephen P. Ryan (2012). “Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School,” American Economic Review 102(4), pp.1241-1278.

 Muralidharan, Karthik and Venkatesh Sundararaman (2011). “Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India,” Journal of Political Economy, 119(1), pp. 39-77.

 Urquiola, Miguel and Eric Verhoogen (2009), “Class size caps, sorting, and the regression discontinuity design,” American Economic Review, 99(1), pp. 179-215.

 Sylvain Chassang, Gerard Padro I. Miquel, and Erik Snowberg. (2012). “Selective Trials: A Principal-Agent Approach to Randomized Controlled Experiments,” American Economic Review 102(4), pp. 1279-1309.


 Bloom, Nicholas, Benn Eifert, David McKenzie, Aprajit Mahajan and John Roberts (2013):“Does Management Matter? Evidence from India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 128 (1): 1-51.

 Bertrand, Marianne, Paras Mehta and Sendhil Mullainathan (2002): “Ferreting Out Tunneling: An Application to Indian Business Groups,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117(1): 121-148.

 Fisman, R. (2001): “Estimating the Value of Political Connections,” American Economic Review, Vol. 91(4): 1095-1102.

 Raymond Fishman, Edward Miguel (2007) “Corruption, Norms and Legal Enforcement: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets” Journal of Political Economy 115 (6): 1020-1048.

 Lerner, Josh and Antoinette Schoar. (2005): “Does Legal Enforcement Affect Financial Transactions? The Contractual Channel in Private Equity,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(1): 223-246.

 Lilienfeld-Toal, Ulf, Dilip Mookherjee, and Sujata Visaria (2012) “The Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit Enforcement: Evidence from Indian Debt Recovery Tribunals,” Econometrica 80(2): 497–558.

 Olley, G. Steven and Ariel Pakes. (1996). “The Dynamics of Productivity in the Telecommunications Equipment Industry.” Econometrica 64 (6):1263–1297.

 Levinsohn, James and Amil Petrin. (2003). “Estimating Production Functions Using Inputs to Control for Unobservables.” Review of Economic Studies 70 (2):317–342.

 Ackerberg, Daniel A., Kevin Caves, and Garth Frazer. (2006). “Structural Identification of Production Functions.” Mimeo.

 Gandhi, Amit, Salvador Navarro, and David Rivers. (2011). “On the Identification of Production Functions: How Heterogeneous is Productivity?” mimeo.

Globalization and Liberalization

 Melitz, Mark (2003) “The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity.” Econometrica, 71(6), pp. 1695-1725.

 Dani Rodrik “Unconditional Convergence in Manufacturing,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming

 Bustos, Paula. (2011). "Trade Liberalization, Exports, and Technology Upgrading: Evidence on the Impact of MERCOSUR on Argentinian Firms." American Economic Review, 101(1): 304-40.

 Goldberg, Penny, Amit Khandelwal, Nina Pavcnik, and Petia Topalova. (2010). “Imported Intermediate Inputs and Domestic Product Growth: Evidence from India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125 (4): 1727-1767.

 Mary Amiti and Jozef Konings (2007), “"Trade Liberalization, Intermediate Inputs, and Productivity: Evidence from Indonesia," American Economic Review 97(5) : 1611-1638.

 Eric A. Verhoogen (2008). “Trade, Quality Upgrading, and Wage Inequality in the Mexican Manufacturing Sector,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(2): 489-530.

 Goldberg, Penny and Nina Pavcnik. (2007). “Distributional Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries.” Journal of Economic Literature 45(1), 39-82.

 Grant Miller and B. Piedad Urdinola “Cyclicality, Mortality, and the Value of Time: The Case of Coffee Price Fluctuations and Child Survival in Colombia ”, Journal of Political Economy, 118(1), 113-155.

 Harrison, Ann, and Jason Scorse. (2010). "Multinationals and Anti-sweatshop Activism." American Economic Review, 100(1): 247-73.

Ariel Burstein and Alexander Monge-Naranjo, (2009). "Foreign Know-How, Firm Control, and the Income of Developing Countries," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124 (1): 149-195.

 Kranton, Rachel, and Anand V. Swamy. (2008). "Contracts, Hold-Up, and Exports: Textiles and Opium in Colonial India." American Economic Review, 98(3): 967-89.

 Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding. (2010). “Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy,” Econometrica 78 (4): 1239–1283.

 Besley, Timothy and Robin Burgess. (2004) “Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 115(2): 91-134.

 Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding and Fabrizio Zilibotti. (2008). “The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India,” American Economic Review 98(4), 1397-1412.

 Feldner, John S. and Robert M. Townsend “The Geographic Concentration of Enterprises in Developing Economies,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (4): 2005-2061.


 Banerjee, Abhijit (1997): “A Theory of Misgovernance,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 112(4): 1289-1332.

 Shleifer, Andrei and Rob Vishney (1993): “Corruption,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(3): 599-617.

 Bertrand, Marianne, Simeon Djankov and Rema Hanna and Sendhil Mullainathan (2007). “Obtaining a Driving License in India: An Experimental Approach to Studying Corruption,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(4): 1639-1676.

 Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson (2004) “Local Capture: Evidence from a Central Government Transfer Program in Uganda,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 119 (2): 679-705.

 Hsieh, Chang-Tai, and Enrico Moretti. 2006. "Did Iraq Cheat the United Nations? Underpricing, Bribes, and the Oil for Food Program", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121(4).

 Olken, Benjamin (2007): “Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia,” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 115(2), pp. 200-249.

Fujiwara, Thomas. (2013) “Voting Technology, Political Responsiveness, and Infant Health: Evidence from Brazil,” mimeo.

 Ferraz, Claudio and Frederico Finan (2011) "Electoral Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments." American Economic Review, 101(4): 1274-1311.

 Benjamin A. Olken and Patrick Barron, (2009) “The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh,” Journal of Political Economy 117(3): 417-452.

 Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, and Julia Tobias. 2012. "Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia." American Economic Review, 102(4): 1206-40.

 Olken, Benjamin and Rohini Pande. 2012. “Corruption in Developing Countries,” Annual Review of Economics

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