Easterly

Academic Papers

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

2011

Easterly, William and Claudia Williamson. (2011). Rhetoric versus Reality: The Best and Worst of Aid Agency Practices, World Development, forthcoming. Supporting dataset

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2010

Comin, Diego; William Easterly and Erick Gong. (July 2010). Was the Wealth of Nations determined in 1000 BC?American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 2, 65-97.

Alesina, Alberto; William Easterly and Janina Matuszeski. (2009). Artificial StatesJournal of European Economic Association, Vol. 9, No. 2, 246-277.

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2009

Davis, Kevin. (2009). Financing Development as a Field of Practice, Study and InnovationActa Juridica, forthcoming.

Wantchekon, Leonard and Pedro Vicente. (2009). Clientelism and Vote Buying: Lessons from Field Experiments in West AfricaOxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol 25, No. 2, 292-305.

Easterly, William. (2009). Empirics of Strategic Interdependence: the Case of the Racial Tipping Point.BE Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol 9, No. 1 (Contributions), Article 25.

Easterly, William. (2009). Can the West Save Africa?Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 47, No. 2, 373-447.

Easterly, William. (2009). How the Millennium Development Goals are Unfair to AfricaWorld Development, Vol. 37, No. 1, 26-35.

Morduch, Jonathan; Robert Cull and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. (2009). Microfinance Meets the MarketJournal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 1, 167-92.

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2008

Morduch, Jonathan and Don Johnston Jr. (2008). The Unbanked: Evidence from IndonesiaWorld Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, 517-537.

Easterly, William and Tobias Pfutze. (2008). Where Does the Money Go? Best and Worst Practices in Foreign AidJournal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 22, No. 2, 29-52.

Easterly, William. (2008). Institutions: Top Down or Bottom Up?American Economic Review, Vol 98, No. 2, 95-99.

Easterly, William; Luis Serven and Timothy Irwin. (2008). Walking up the down escalator: Public investment and fiscal stabilityWorld Bank Research Observer, Volume 23, No. 1.

Davis, Kevin and Michael Trebilcock. (2008). The Relationship Between Law and Development: Optimists versus SkepticsAmerican Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 56, No. 4.

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2007

Easterly, William. (2007). Inequality Does Cause Underdevelopment: Insights from a New Instrument.Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 84, Issue 2, 755-776.

Easterly, William. (2007). Are Aid Agencies Improving?Economic Policy, Vol. 22, No. 52, 633-678.

Easterly, William. (2007). Was Development Assistance a Mistake?American Economic Review, Vol. 97, No. 2, 328-332.

Satyanath, Shanker and Daniel Berger. (2007). Capital Controls, Political Institutions, and Economic GrowthQuarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, 307-324.

Davis, Kevin and Michael Kruse. (2007). Taking the Measure of Law: The Case of the Doing Business ProjectLaw and Social Inquiry, Vol. 32, No. 4.

Morduch, Jonathan; Robert Cull and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt. (2007). Financial Performance and Outreach: A Global Analysis of Leading MicrobanksEconomic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 517, 107 – 133.

Satyanath, Shanker and Arvind Subramanian. 2007. “The Political Economy of Normal Macroeconomic Pathologies“. IMF Staff Papers, 54(3).

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2006

Easterly, William. (2006). Planners vs. Searchers in Foreign AidAsian Development Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1-35.

Easterly, William. December (2006). Reliving the 50s: the Big Push, Poverty Traps, and Takeoffs in Economic DevelopmentJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 11, No. 4, 289-318.

Easterly, William; Jo Ritzen and Michael Woolcock. (July 2006). Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth. Economics and Politics, Vol. 18, No. 2.

Easterly, William; Roberta Gatti and Sergio Kurlat. (June 2006). Development, Democracy, and Mass KillingsJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 11, No. 2, 129-156.

Easterly, William. (June 2006). An Identity Crisis? Examining IMF Financial ProgrammingWorld Development, Vol. 34, No. 6, 964-980.

Easterly, William. (March 2006). The Big Push Déjà vu: A Review of Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our TimeJournal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLIV, Issue 1, 96-105.

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2005

Satyanath, Shanker; Allen Hicken and Ernest Sergenti. (October 2005). Political Institutions and Economic Performance: The Effects of Accountability and Obstacles to Policy ChangeAmerican Journal of Political Science, Vol 49, No. 4, 897-907.

Easterly, William. (February 2005). What did structural adjustment adjust? The association of policies and growth with repeated IMF and World Bank adjustment loansJournal of Development Economics, Vol. 76, No. 1, 1-22.

Nyarko, Yaw; Andrew Schotter and Barry Sopher. (2005). On the Informational Content of Advice: A Theoretical and Experimental StudyEconomic Theory, Vol. 29, Issue 2, 433-452.

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2004

Easterly, William; Ross Levine and David Roodman. (June 2004). New data, new doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar’s ‘Aid, Policies, and Growth’American Economic Review, Vol. 94, Issue 3.

Davis, Kevin. (2004). What Can the Rule of Law Variable Tell us About Rule of Law Reforms?Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Issue 4.

Satyanath, Shanker; Edward Miguel and Ernest Sergenti. (August 2004). Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Vairables ApproachJournal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, Issue 4, 725-753.

Wantchekon, Leonard. (2004). The Paradox of ‘Warlord’ Democracy: A Theoretical Investigation.American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, Issue 1, 17-33.

Wantchekon, Leonard and Nathan Jensen. (2004). Resource Wealth and Political Regimes in Africa.Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 37, No. 7, 816-841.

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2003

Easterly, William; Norbert Fiess and Daniel Lederman. (Fall 2003). NAFTA and Convergence in North America: High Expectations, Big Events, Little TimeEconomía, Volume 4, 1-53.

Easterly, William. (Summer 2003). Can Foreign Aid Buy Growth?Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 17, No. 3, 23-48.

Easterly, William; Alberto Alesina, Arvind Devleeschauwer, Sergio Kurlat, and Romain Wacziarg. (2003).FractionalizationJournal of Economic Growth, Vol. 8, No. 2, 155-194.

Easterly, William; Shanta Devarajan and Howard Pack. (April 2003). Low Investment is not the Constraint on African Development. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 51, No. 3, 547-571.

Wantchekon, Leonard. (April 2003). Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in BeninWorld Politics, Vol. 55, Issue 3, 399-422.

Easterly, William and Ross Levine. (January 2003). Tropics, Germs, and Crops: The Role of Endowments in Economic DevelopmentJournal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 50, Issue 1, 3-39.

Easterly, William; Alberto Alesina, Arnaud Devleeschauwer, Sergio Kurlat and Romain Wacziarg. (2003).The Cartel of Good Intentions: The Problem Bureaucracy in Foreign AidJournal of Policy Reform, Vol. 5, Issue 4, 223 – 250.

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