Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo / Global / 2007

From the abstract: "This paper uses survey data from 13 countries to document the economic lives of the poor (those living on less than $2 dollar per day per capita at purchasing power parity ) or the extremely poor (those living on less than $1 dollar per day)."

Kenneth L. Leonard, Melkiory C. Masatu / Tanzania / 2007

Access to high-quality care is inequitable, where poorer areas with only public providers suffering. Local NGOs provide a high-quality alternative.

Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, Jonathan Robinson / Kenya / 2007

From the abstract: "This paper reports on randomized field experiments set up to investigate various reasons for the low usage of fertilizer in Western Kenya."

A Survey of Occupations and Livelihoods of Households in West Bengal
Nirmala Banerjee / India / 2006
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan / Botswana, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe / 2006

From the abstract: "Using a panel of African countries during 1985?2000, [the author] show[s] that HIV/AIDS a?ects fertility rates positively and enrollment rates negatively."

Todd Moss, Gunilla Pettersson, Nicolas van de Walle / Global / 2006

From the abstract: "Does foreign aid help develop public institutions and state capacity in developing countries? In this Working Paper, the authors suggest that despite recent calls for increased aid to poor countries by the international community, there may be an aid-institutions paradox."

D. Knoch, A. Pascual-Leone, K. Meyer, V. Treyer, E. Fehr / 2006

From the abstract: "Despite progress in recent years, however, little is known about how the human brain limits the impact of selfish motives and implements fair behavior. Here we show that disruption of the right, but not the left, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) by low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation substantially reduces subjects' willingness to reject their partners' intentionally unfair offers, which suggests that subjects are less able to resist the economic temptation to accept these offers."

Ana Lorena De La O / Mexico / 2006

From the abstract: "A growing literature in political economy explores the advantages of participatory democracy for development. Yet one of the most important questions remains: What accounts for di?erences in participation among the poor? In this paper I empirically examine whether welfare programs are part of the answer, based on analysis of a poverty alleviation program launched by the Mexican government in 1997."

Benjamin Jones, Benjamin Olken / Global / 2006

From the abstract: "Economic growth within countries varies sharply across decades. This paper examines one explanation for these sustained shifts in growth

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, Samuel Sinei / Kenya / 2006

Three interventions were randomized - teacher training, fertility education, reducing education costs - and the impact on unprotected sex (proxied by teenage childbearing) was examined.