This page includes my discussions of papers at various conferences and workshops.
NBER PE, July 2015
Ethnic Favoritism: An Axiom of Politics?
by Giacomo De Luca, Roland Hodler, Paul A. Raschky, Michele Valsecchi
Chiefs: Economic Development and Elite Control of Civil Society in Sierra Leone, by Daron Acemoglu, Tristan Reed and James A. Robinson
Homogeneity as a Pre-Condition for Democracy: The Influence of Religious Fragmentation on the Effect of Electoral Reforms on Public Goods in China, by Padro-i-Miquel, Qian and Yao
Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations, by Dippel
Aiding Conflict: The Consequences of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War
by Qian and Nunn
Matching in Networks with Bilateral Contracts
by Hatfield and Kominers
Neglected Risks, Financial Innovation and Financial Fragility
by Gennaioli, Schleifer and Vishny
Educational Quality and Development Accounting,
The Effect of Interventions to Reduce Fertility on Economic Growth.
by Ashraf, Weil and Wilde
Is God in the Details? A Reexamination of the Role of Religion in Economic Growth.
by Durlauf, Kourtellos and Tan