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Dutch Disease or Agglomeration? The Local Economic Effects of Natural Resource Booms in Modern America
Do natural resources benefit producer economies, or is there a “Natural Resource Curse”, perhaps as the crowd-out of manufacturing productivity spillovers reduces long-term growth? We combine newExpand
Can Institutions Be Reformed from within? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment with the Rajasthan Police
Institutions in developing countries, particularly those inherited from the colonial period, are often thought to be subject to strong inertia. This study presents the results of a unique randomizedExpand
Improving Police Performance in Rajasthan, India: Experimental Evidence on Incentives, Managerial Autonomy and Training
The role of good management practices in organizations has recently been emphasized. Do the same principles also apply in government organizations, even the most bureaucratic and hierarchical ofExpand
Dynamics of a Malthusian Economy: India in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza
The 1918 influenza epidemic struck India when the subcontinent was mired in its long-term Malthusian equilibrium of low population growth and stable per-capita consumption. Its terrible death tollExpand
Creative Destruction: Barriers to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872
Urban growth requires the replacement of outdated buildings, yet growth may be restricted when landowners do not internalize positive spillover effects from their own reconstruction. The Boston FireExpand
Are receptor concentrations correlated across tissues within individuals? A case study examining glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptor binding.
Hormone receptors are a necessary (although not sufficient) part of the process through which hormones like corticosterone create physiological responses. However, it is currently unknown to whatExpand
Bargaining and Welfare : A Dynamic Structural Analysis ∗
Bargaining for retail goods is common in developing countries, but rare in the developed world. The welfare implications of this di erence are theoretically ambiguous if bargaining is a low cost formExpand
Research Opportunities in Emerging Markets: an Inter-disciplinary Perspective from Marketing, Economics, and Psychology
Emerging markets are fast-growing developing countries that are creating not only a rapidly expanding segment of middle class and rich consumers but also have a sizable segment of “poor” consumers.Expand
The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources: Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India
Should police activity should be narrowly focused and high force, or widely dispersed but of moderate intensity? Critics of intense "hot spot" policing argue it primarily displaces, not reduces,Expand
The E cient Deployment of Police Resources: Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India
A central question in law and economics is whether, with limited resources, police activity should be narrowly focused and high force, or widely-dispersed but of moderate intensity. Critics ofExpand
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