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Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 12-22
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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cutthroat capitalism, economic growth, inequality, innovation, interdependences, technological change

Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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cutthroat capitalism, economic growth, inequality, innovation, interdependency

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An African Success Story: Botswana

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Nov 2001
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Growth, institutions, property rights, divergence, industrialization, urbanization, population.

An African Success Story: Botswana

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Mar 2002
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Development, institutions, Africa, political economy

The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Oct 2000
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 7, No. 13, 2005
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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European colonization, institutions, economic development, mortality rates, per capita income

The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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A Theory of Political Transitions

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Mar 2000
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 29 Nov 2002
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Simon Johnson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Capitalism, Economic Growth, Institutions, Political Economy, Social Conflict, Trade

The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 103 Posted: 07 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 105 Posted: 07 Feb 2003
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Capitalism, institutions, social conflict, economic growth, political economy, trade

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The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Capitalism, Inequality, Institutions

The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-08
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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institutions, civil code, guilds, democracy, oligarchy, political economy

The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Apr 2009
Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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civil code, democracy, guilds, institutions, oligarchy, political economy

Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 16 Nov 2001
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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geography, institutions, property rights, divergence, industrialization, urbanization, population.

Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 03 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Income and Democracy?

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Feb 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

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Why Did the West Extend the Franchise? Inequality and Growth in Historical Perspective

MIT Economics Working Paper No. 97-23
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Feb 1998
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-24
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 14 Dec 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, education, inequality, political development, redistribution, structural transformation

Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 20 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Persistence of Power, Elites, and Institutions

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 04 Mar 2006
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, de facto power, de jure power, dictatorship, elites, institutions, labor repression, persistence, political economy

Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 14 May 2006 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 05 Jul 2006
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democracy, de facto power, de jure power, dictatorship, elites, institutions, labour repression, persistence, political economy

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Democracy Does Cause Growth

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-09
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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democracy, growth, political development

Democracy Does Cause Growth

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Columbia University, Boston University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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From Education to Democracy?

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, education, institutions, political development

From Education to Democracy?

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2016
Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Boston University and Harvard University - Department of Government
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economic development, political development, Holocaust, middle class

Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Boston University and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Mar 2002
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political Economy, Institutions, Development, Industrialization

Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Apr 2002
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political economy, institutions, development, industrialization

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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Sep 2007
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 1043-1058, 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 May 2008
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

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Citation 623

Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth

Number of pages: 111 Posted: 24 May 2004 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth

Number of pages: 113 Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutions, Human Capital and Development

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Francisco A. Gallego and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Development, Institutions, Human Capital

Institutions, Human Capital and Development

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutions, Human Capital, and Development

Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Francisco A. Gallego and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Harvard University - Department of Government

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Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2003
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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dictatorship, divide-and-rule, economic development, institutions, kleptocracy, personal rule, political economy

Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2021
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Nov 2003
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2021
Leander Heldring and James A. Robinson
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economics Versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-08
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Apr 2013
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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economic policy, market failures, policy advice, political economy, politics

Economics Versus Politics: Pitfalls of Policy Advice

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Dec 2009
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Rafael J. Santos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Violence, Elections

The Monopoly of Violence: Evidence from Colombia

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 15 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Rafael J. Santos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Daron Acemoglu, M B, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University (NYU) - Department of Politics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, M B, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Democratization or Repression?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Mar 2000
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Colombia, economic development, networks, public goods, state capacity

State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Political Agenda Effect and State Centralization

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 16-04
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Jul 2016
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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conflict, escalation effect, political agenda effect, public good provision, state capacity, state centralization

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Income and Democracy

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Income and Democracy

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 15 Nov 2005
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development

Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-Run Development in Colombia

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Jun 2012
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Slavery, Public goods

Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-Run Development in Colombia

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Camilo García-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 30 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government, Bank of Thailand and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center
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Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 07 Nov 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Bank of Thailand
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Exchange rates, crises, economic growth, economic instability, inflation, institutions, macroeconomic policies, volatility, the Washington consensus, government spending

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Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2011
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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corruption, checks and balances, political economy, redistribution, separation of powers, taxes

Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 12 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-01
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Daron Acemoglu, Tristan F. Reed and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Economic Development, Elite Control, Political Economy, Social Capital

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Tristan F. Reed and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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What Really Happened During the Glorious Revolution?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Steven Pincus and James A. Robinson
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Hither Thou Shalt Come, But No Further: Reply to "the Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation: Comment"

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Political Economy of Clientelism

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Mar 2002
James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Political competition, income redistribution, public policy

The Political Economy of Clientelism

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, Issue 2, pp. 260-291, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Apr 2013
James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Income redistribution, political competition, public policy

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When Does Policy Reform Work? the Case of Central Bank Independence

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 02 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2021
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Pablo Querubin and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, International Monetary Fund (IMF), New York University (NYU) - Department of Politics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Jan 2015
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 May 2015 Last Revised: 30 May 2021
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Institutional Comparative Statics

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political Conflict and Power-Sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2021
Sebastian Mazzuca and James A. Robinson
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political Conflict and Power-Sharing in the Origins of Modern Colombia

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
James A. Robinson and Sebastian Mazzuca
Harvard University - Department of Government and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Conflict, political institutions, electoral institutions, power

A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political economy, investment, development

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The Need for Enemies

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2021
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Universidad del Rosario - Faculty of Economics
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Endogenous Presidentialism

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2021
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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The Myth of the Frontier

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 16 May 2021
Camilo Garcia-Jimeno and James A. Robinson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Political Foundations of the Resource Curse

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Aug 2002
James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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Natural resources, political economy, clientelism

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Are Endowments Fate?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Mar 2002
Jeffrey B. Nugent and James A. Robinson
University of Southern California - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Organization, development, inequality, political economy

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When is Democracy an Equilibrium?: Theory and Evidence from Colombia&Apos;S "La Violencia"

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2021
Mario Chacon, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
NYU, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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White Elephants

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Sep 2002
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political economy, investment, development

White Elephants

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 89, Nos. 2-3, pp. 157-566, February 2005
Posted: 01 Sep 2005
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics

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Political economy, investment, development

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Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 May 2014 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), Brookings Institution and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Land and Power: Theory and Evidence from Chile

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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The Political Economy of the Kuznets Curve

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Feb 2003
James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu
Harvard University - Department of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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When is Democracy an Equilibrium? Theory and Evidence from Colombia's La Violencia

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Aug 2006
Mario Chacon, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
NYU, Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Conflict, democracy

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Land and Power

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 Apr 2003
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Employment, land, inequality, productivity

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Land Reform and the Political Organization of Agriculture

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Mar 2002
Jonathan H. Conning and James A. Robinson
City University of New York, CUNY Hunter College - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Agrarian organization, political economy, land reform

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Can&Apos;T We All Be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 23 May 2021
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry Verdier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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The Real Swing Voter&Apos;S Curse

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2021
James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik
Harvard University - Department of Government and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics
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Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2021
Philip Osafo-Kwaako and James A. Robinson
Brookings Institution and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2021
Isaias N. Chaves, Stanley Lewis Engerman and James A. Robinson
Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), University of Rochester and Harvard University - Department of Government
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He Who Counts Elects: Determinants of Fraud in the 1922 Colombian Presidential Election

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2021
Isaias N. Chaves, Leopoldo Fergusson and James A. Robinson
Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (Iat)

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn, James A. Robinson and Jonathan Weigel
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Harvard University
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The Political Economy of Public Income Volatility: With an Application to the Resource Curse

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 May 2015 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
James A. Robinson, Ragnar Torvik and Thierry Verdier
Harvard University - Department of Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Economics and Paris School of Economics (PSE)
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The Political Value of Land: Democratization and Land Prices in Chile

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government
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elections, land prices, political institutions

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Interlinking and Collusion

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 282-301, May 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Sripad Motiram and James A. Robinson
IGIDR, Mumbai and Harvard University - Department of Government
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He Who Counts Elects: Economic Elites, Political Elites, and Electoral Fraud

Economics & Politics, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 124-159, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Isaías Chaves, Leopoldo Fergusson and James A. Robinson
Stanford University, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Government
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State Formation and Governance in Botswana

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 100-140, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
James A. Robinson and Q. Neil Parsons
Harvard University - Department of Government and University of Botswana

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Economic Development and Democracy

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 9, June 2006
Posted: 10 Jan 2008
James A. Robinson
Harvard University - Department of Government

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political institutions, conflict, identification, endogeneity

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Revisiting the Determinants of Democracy

Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University - Department of Government and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

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When is a State Predatory?

Posted: 25 Sep 2001
James A. Robinson
Harvard University - Department of Government

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Development, Political Economy, Autocracy, Democracy

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Is Child Labor Inefficient?

Posted: 07 Sep 2001
Jean-Marie Baland and James A. Robinson
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) and Harvard University - Department of Government

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