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"Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability, and Corruption: Evidence from US States"

(with Quoc-Anh Do)

American Economic Review (forthcoming).


"Media and Polarization: Evidence from the Introduction of Broadcast TV in the US"

(with Daniel Hojman)

Journal of Public Economics 100: 79-92, April 2013.


"Schooling, Political Participation, and the Economy"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

Review of Economics and Statistics 94 (4): 841-859, November 2012.



"Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

Journal of Economic Perspectives 26 (2): 167-188, Spring 2012.


 

"Redistribution in a Model of Voting and Campaign Contributions"

Journal of Public Economics 95 (7-8): 646-656, August 2011.


 

"Instability and the Incentives for Corruption"

(with Davin Chor and Quoc-Anh Do)                                                                                                 

Economics & Politics 21 (1): 42-92, March 2009.


 

"Why is Fiscal Policy Often Procyclical?"

(with Alberto Alesina and Guido Tabellini)

Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(5): 1006-1036, September 2008.

Selected to the JEEA 10th Anniversary Virtual Issue.


 

"Inefficient Lobbying, Populism and Oligarchy"

(with Francisco Ferreira)

Journal of Public Economics, 91 (5-6): 993-1021, June 2007.




 Working Papers:


"Do Campaign Contribution Limits Matter? Evidence from the McCain-Feingold Act"

(with David Yanagizawa-Drott)

This version: February 2014 

Slides (Full version coming soon!)


"Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan"

(with David Yanagizawa-Drott)

Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

This version: December 2013

NBER WP 19768


"Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation"

(with Ruben Durante and Francesco Sobbrio)

This  version: October 2013

NBER WP 19029

Online Appendix

See also: VoxEU


"Isolated Capital Cities and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence"

(with Quoc-Anh Do and Bernardo Guimaraes)                                                                                                 

This version: February 2013

NBER WP 19028


"The People Want the Fall of the Regime: Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

This version: January 2013

See also: VoxEU

   

"Obedience, Schooling, and Political Participation"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

This version: October 2010

 

"A Centered Index of Spatial Concentration: Expected Influence Approach and  Application to Population and Capital Cities"                                                                              

(with Quoc-Anh Do) 

This version: April 2010 

Revise and Resubmit, Theoretical Economics

 

"Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago" 

(with Edward L. Glaeser)

 This version: June 2009

NBER WP 15104

 

"Inequality, Redistribution, and Population" 

(with Quoc-Anh Do)

 This version: June 2007





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