This page includes my discussions of papers at various conferences and workshops.

The Geography of Linguistic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods,          by Klaus Desmet, Joseph Gomes, and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortin

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900 CE, by Murat Iyigun, Nancy Qian, and Nathan Nunn

The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
by Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn, James A. Robinson and Jonathan Weigel

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,
by Shoellman

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