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State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
We study the direct and spillover effects of local state capacity using the network of Colombian municipalities. We model the determination of local and national state capacity as a network game inExpand
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Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-Run Development in Colombia
Slavery has been a major institution of labor coercion throughout history. Colonial societies used slavery intensively across the Americas, and slavery remained prevalent in most countries afterExpand
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Women, Rails and Telegraphs: An Empirical Study of Information Diffusion and Collective Action
How do social interactions shape collective action, and how are they mediated by the availability of networked information technologies? To answer these questions, we study the Temperance Crusade,Expand
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Matching Pennies on the Campaign Trail: An Empirical Study of Senate Elections and Media Coverage
We study the strategic interaction between the media and Senate candidates during elections. While the media is instrumental for candidates to communicate with voters, candidates and media outletsExpand
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The Political Economy of Moral Conflict: An Empirical Study of Learning and Law Enforcement Under Prohibition
The U.S. Prohibition experience shows a remarkable policy reversal. In only 14 years, a drastic shift in public opinion required two constitutional amendments. I develop and estimate a model ofExpand
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A Framework for Eliciting, Incorporating, and Disciplining Identification Beliefs in Linear Models
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We characterize the sharp identified set relating instrument invalidity, treatment endogeneity, and measurement error in a workhorse linear model, showing how beliefs over these three dimensions are mutually constrained. Expand
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Mis-Classified, Binary, Endogenous Regressors: Identification and Inference
This paper studies identification and inference for the effect of a mis-classified, binary, endogenous regressor when a discrete-valued instrumental variable is available. We begin by showing thatExpand
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Identifying Causal Effects in Experiments with Social Interactions and Non-compliance
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This paper shows how to use a randomized saturation experimental design to identify and estimate causal effects in the presence of social interactions--one person's treatment may affect another's outcome--and one-sided non-compliance. Expand
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The Myth of the Frontier
  • Camilo García-Jimeno, James A. Robinson, James A. Robinson, James A. Robinson
  • Political Science
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One of the most salient explanations for the distinctive path of economic and political development of the United States is captured by the 'Frontier (or Turner) thesis'. Turner argued that it wasExpand
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On Mis-Measured Binary Regressors: New Results and Some Comments on the Literature
This paper studies the use of a discrete instrumental variable to identify the causal effect of a endogenous, mis-measured, binary treatment. We begin by showing that the only existing identificationExpand
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