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Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
2017
ABSTRACT:  We study the urban structure of the City of Detroit. Following several decades of decline, the city's current urban structure is clearly not optimal for its size, with a business district immediately surrounded by a ring of largely vacant ...
Elke Weber
2017
ABSTRACT:  More than 1.5 billion people worldwide live in poverty. Even in the United States, 14% live below the poverty line. Despite many policies and programs, poverty remains a domestic and global challenge; the number of US households earning less ...
Michael Oppenheimer
2016
Michael Oppenheimer June, 2016 With Stéphane Hallegatte, Katharine J. Mach, Miles Allen, Leon Clarke, Ottmar Edenhofer, Christopher B. Field,Pierre Friedlingstein, Line van Kesteren, Reto Knutti, Michael Mastrandrea, Adrien Michel,Jon Minx, Gian-Kasper ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts is a paean to freedom, democracy, and the rights of the poor. It rightly damns the “technological illusion” that development is an engineering problem, not a political problem that cannot be solved by experts, particularly ...
Tom Vogl
2015
Tom Vogl August, 2015 Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, forthcoming with P. Bharadwaj Development International Development External Link ...
Carles Boix
2015
Carles Boix April, 2015 in The Politics of Advanced Capitalism, eds. Pablo Beramendi, Silja Hausermann, Herbert Kitschelt, Hanspeter Kriesi (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2015) Development Macroeconomics Domestic Politics Economics and Finance ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2015
Purchasing power parity exchange rates, or PPPs, are price indexes that summarize prices in each country relative to a numeraire country, typically the United States. These numbers are used to compare living standards across countries, by academics in ...
Carles Boix
2015
The fundamental question of political theory, one that precedes all other questions about the nature of political life, is why there is a state at all. Is human cooperation feasible without a political authority enforcing it? Or do we need a state to live ...
Carles Boix
2014
We reassess the literature of growth by looking at the evolution of the European economy from around 1200 to 1900. Employing a comprehensive dataset for the European continent that includes geographic and climate features (1200-1800), urbanization data ...
Anne Case
2014
In this chapter, we discuss what has happened to the health of the nation in the past 20 years. We examine evidence available on four major health issues: TB, AIDS, child malnutrition and, among women, obesity. Our findings are mixed. TB incidence rates ...
Anne Case
2014
We quantify the impact of adult deaths on household economic wellbeing, using a large longitudinal dataset spanning more than a decade. Verbal autopsies allow us to distinguish AIDS mortality from that due to other causes. The timing of the lower ...
2014
We investigate the role of dynamic production inputs and their associated adjustment costs in shaping the dispersion of static measures of capital misallocation within industries (and countries). Across nine data sets spanning 40 countries, we find that ...
Miguel Centeno
2014
The growth of institutional capacity in the developing world has become a central theme in twenty-first-century social science. Many studies have shown that public institutions are an important (some would argue the most important) determinant of long-run ...
Joao Biehl
2014
The field of Global Health brings together a vastly diverse array of actors working to address pressing health issues worldwide with unprecedented financial and technological resources and informed by various agendas. While Global Health initiatives are ...
Carles Boix
2014
Human osteological data provide a rich, still-to-be-mined source of information about the distribution of nutrition and, by extension, the distribution of political power and economic wealth in societies of long ago. On the basis of data we have collected ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2014
Angus Deaton February, 2014 in In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future, eds. Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014) Development Macroeconomics Economics and Finance Download File External Link ...
Sir Angus Deaton
2013
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In  The Great Escape, Angus Deaton- ...
Janet Currie
Tom Vogl
2013
A growing literature documents the links between long-term outcomes and health in the fetal period, infancy, and early childhood. Much of this literature focuses on rich countries, but researchers are increasingly taking advantage of new sources of data ...
Tom Vogl
2013
sing data from South Asia, this paper examines how arranged marriage cultivates rivalry among sisters. During marriage search, parents with multiple daughters reduce the reservation quality for an older daughter’s groom, rushing her marriage to allow ...
Oleg Itskhoki
Benjamin Moll
2013
We study optimal Ramsey policies in a standard growth model with financial frictions. In the model, heterogeneous entrepreneurs face borrowing constraints which result in a misallocation of capital and reduced labor productivity. In the short-run, the ...

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