Timothy J. Besley

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

Professor

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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London

United Kingdom

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Public-Private Partnership for the Provision of Public Goods: Theory and an Application to NGOs

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS17
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Property Rights and Economic Development

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP006
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Property Rights and Economic Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7243
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 07 Apr 2009
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Economic Development, Property rights

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Citation 38

Making Autocracy Work

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS48
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Masayuki Kudamatsu
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Making Autocracy Work

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6371
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 23 May 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Masayuki Kudamatsu
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Autocracy, democracy, development, dictatorship, political economy

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Citation 284

Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE465
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Nov 2004
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Competition, incentives, non-profits

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Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden

IFN Working Paper No. 985
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Jul 2014
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Uppsala University - Department of Government, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
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Gender quota; Competence; Political Selection

Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 921
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Development, Political Economy, Public Provision of Private Goods, Decentralization

Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS44
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP08
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Political Selection and the Quality of Government: Evidence from South India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5201
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Public provision of private goods, political economy, decentralization, India

The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jul 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS28
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Apr 2001
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Disaster relief, government responsiveness, mass media, newspapers, political accountability, political agency, political economy, public food distribution, social protection

The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India

Posted: 07 May 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics

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Hayek and Market Socialism: Science, Ideology and Public Policy

Economic Affairs, December 2005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Peter J. Boettke and Timothy J. Besley
George Mason University - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w14585
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2009
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7101
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Feb 2009
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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commodity prices, conflict, natural resources, political institutions

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Citation 155

State Capacity, Conflict and Development

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP010
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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State Capacity, Conflict and Development

NBER Working Paper No. w15088
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2021
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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State Capacity, Conflict and Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7336
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Jul 2009
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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development, state capacity

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Citation 20

The De Soto Effect

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The De Soto Effect

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7259
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 May 2009
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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collateral, credit markets, Hernando de Soto

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Consumption and Interest Rates

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Q3 2007
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Sep 2007
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS49
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Capital in the 21st Century

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2015 Q1
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Mar 2015
Bank of England, Bank of England, University College London - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of California, Davis - Department of Economics, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
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Taxation and Regulation of Bonus Pay

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP030
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Sep 2011
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP07
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Andrea Prat
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Andrea Prat
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w11484
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 20 May 2021
Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics
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Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP05
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics
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Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5138
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel M. Sturm
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics
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US south, voting restrictions, political competition, economic growth

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Land Reform, Poverty Reduction and Growth: Evidence from India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS13
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Estimating the Peace Dividend: The Impact of Violence on House Prices in Northern Ireland

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP011
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Feb 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Hannes Felix Mueller
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Instituto de Análisis Económic (IAE) Barcelona
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Fragile States and Development Policy

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EOPP022
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Sep 2011
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Fragile States and Development Policy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8285
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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development, state fragility

Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter?

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP04
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and A. Abigail Payne
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
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Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5211
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Oct 2005
Timothy J. Besley and A. Abigail Payne
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
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Judicial system, discrimination

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Competition in Public Service Provision: The Role of Not-for-Profit Providers

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6759
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Jan 2018
Timothy J. Besley and James M. Malcomson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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public services, competition, not-for-profit providers

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Financial Markets and Household Consumption

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2008 Q1
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Can Labour Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS33
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Can Labour Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 11 Apr 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Industrial relations, labour regulation

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Centralized Versus Decentralized Provision of Local Public Goods: a Political Economy Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w7084
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 May 1999 Last Revised: 12 May 2021
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Inflation and the Global Economy

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Q2, 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Analyzing the Case for Government Intervention in a Representative Democracy

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE335
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Working or Shirking? A Closer Look at Mps' Expenses and Parliamentary Attendance

Sticerd Political Economy and Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 15
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Mar 2006
Timothy J. Besley and Valentino Larcinese
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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Representative democracy, accountability, British politics, members of parliament, pork barrel

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Inflation and the Service Sector

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2007 Q1
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Pension Fund Governance and the Choice between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Aug 2003
Timothy J. Besley and Andrea Prat
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Pension fund, governance, private pension

The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics

NBER Working Paper No. w13028
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2021
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6370
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 May 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Development, property rights, state capacity

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Incumbent Behavior: Vote Seeking, Tax Setting and Yardstick Competition

NBER Working Paper No. w4041
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Anne Case
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Research Program in Development Studies
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Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices? Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits

NBER Working Paper No. w4575
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
Timothy J. Besley and Anne Case
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Research Program in Development Studies
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Fiscal Restraints and Voter Welfare

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP06
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Michael Smart
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Sales Taxes and Prices: an Empirical Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w6667
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Aug 2012
Timothy J. Besley and Harvey S. Rosen
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Government Versus Private Ownership of Public Goods

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Apr 2001
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Public goods, public ownership, public-private partnerships

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Issue Unbundling Via Citizens' Initiatives

NBER Working Paper No. w8036
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Issue Unbundling Via Citizens' Initiatives

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jun 2001
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Direct democracy, citizens' initiatives

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Elected Versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w7579
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 May 2000 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2021
Stephen Coate and Timothy J. Besley
Cornell University - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The Public Critique of Welfare Economics: an Exploration

NBER Working Paper No. w7083
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 10 May 2021
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States

Number of pages: 114 Posted: 25 Sep 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Anne Case
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Research Program in Development Studies
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Empirical political economy, government behaviour

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Vertical Externalities in Tax Setting: Evidence from Gasoline and Cigarettes

NBER Working Paper No. w6517
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 May 1999 Last Revised: 08 May 2000
Timothy J. Besley and Harvey S. Rosen
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Unnatural Experiments? Estimating the Incidence of Endogenous Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w4956
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2010
Timothy J. Besley and Anne Case
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Research Program in Development Studies
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Working or Shirking? a Closer Look at Mps Expenses and Parliamentary Attendance

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP15
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Valentino Larcinese
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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Fiscal Anarchy in the U.K.: Modelling Poll Tax Noncompliance

NBER Working Paper No. w4498
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2021
Timothy J. Besley, Ian Preston and Michael Ridge
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University College London - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

ECB Working Paper No. 20202425
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 25 Jun 2020
Timothy J. Besley, John Van Reenen and Isabelle A. Roland
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics
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credit frictions, default risk, misallocation, productivity

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Read My Lips: The Political Economy of Information Transmission

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE355
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley and Rohini Pande
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Yale University - Economic Growth Center
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Does Tax Competition Raise Voter Welfare?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jan 2002
Timothy J. Besley and Michael Smart
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Norms, Enforcement, and Tax Evasion

NBER Working Paper No. w25575
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 20 May 2021
Timothy J. Besley, Anders Jensen and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Norms, Enforcement, and Tax Evasion

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10372
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Feb 2015
Timothy J. Besley, Anders Jensen and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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poll tax, social norms, tax evasion

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Electoral Bias and Policy Choice: Theory and Evidence

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP17
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Taxation and Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9307
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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State Capacity, Taxation

The Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

NBER Working Paper No. w26686
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 03 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2021
Timothy J. Besley, Isabelle A. Roland and John Van Reenen
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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The Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14327
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 29 Jan 2020
Timothy J. Besley, Isabelle A. Roland and John Van Reenen
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Credit frictions, Default Risk, Misallocation, productivity

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The Regulation of Land Markets: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8736
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Timothy J. Besley, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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India, land markets, land reform, tenancy

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Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7633
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2010
Timothy J. Besley, Neil Meads and Paolo Surico
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Bank of England and London Business School - Department of Economics
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credit supply, heterogeneous effects, instrumental variable., mortgage individual data, risk pricing

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Household External Finance and Consumption

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6934
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Timothy J. Besley, Neil Meads and Paolo Surico
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Bank of England and London Business School - Department of Economics
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birth cohorts, external finance, household consumption, pseudo panels, terms of access

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Comparing Alternative Policies Against Environmental Catastrophes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11802
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Jan 2017
Timothy J. Besley and Avinash Dixit
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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catastrophic risk, climate change

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The Legacy of Historical Conflict: Evidence from Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8850
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Timothy J. Besley and Marta Reynal-Querol
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
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conflict, identity, trust

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Naming & Shaming: The Impacts of Different Regimes on Hospital Waiting Times in England and Wales

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7306
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Jul 2009
Timothy J. Besley, Gwyn Bevan and Konrad Burchardi
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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hospital waiting times, targets

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The Contributions of Angus Deaton

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 118, Issue 3, pp. 375-396, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Jun 2016
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Consumption, poverty measurement, well‐being

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Pillars of Prosperity: A Ten-Year Update

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16256
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson and Christopher Dann
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Terror and Tourism: The Economic Consequences of Media Coverage

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14275
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Timothy J. Besley, Thiemo Fetzer and Hannes Felix Mueller
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, University of Warwick and Autonomous University of Barcelona
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State Capacity, Reciprocity, and the Social Contract

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13968
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Oct 2019
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Prosocial Motivation and Incentives

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 411-438, 2018
Posted: 07 Sep 2018
Timothy J. Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics

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The Logic of Hereditary Rule: Theory and Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11777
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Timothy J. Besley and Marta Reynal-Querol
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
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growth, Hereditary Institutions, political agency

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Resilient Leaders and Institutional Reform: Theory and Evidence

Economica, Vol. 83, Issue 332, pp. 584-623, 2016
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson and Marta Reynal-Querol
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
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Aspirations and the Political Economy of Inequality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11446
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Choice and Competition in Public Service Provision

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11441
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Timothy J. Besley and James M. Malcomson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Choice, Competition, Not-for-profit, Public Service

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Long-Run Impacts of Land Regulation: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10780
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Timothy J. Besley, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Williams College, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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inequality, Land reform, long-run impact of institutions

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Institutions, Volatility and Investment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10373
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Feb 2015
Timothy J. Besley and Hannes Felix Mueller
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Instituto de Análisis Económic (IAE) Barcelona
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democracy, executive constraints, foreign investment, political risk, volatility

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Volatility and Political Institutions: Theory and Application to Economic Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10374
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Feb 2015
Timothy J. Besley and Hannes Felix Mueller
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Instituto de Análisis Económic (IAE) Barcelona
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executive constraints, growth, robust control

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The Incidence of Transaction Taxes: Evidence from a Stamp Duty Holiday

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10063
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Timothy J. Besley, Neil Meads and Paolo Surico
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Bank of England and London Business School - Department of Economics
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surplus incidence, surveyor's evaluation, tax holiday

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The Causes and Consequences of Development Clusters: State Capacity, Peace, and Income

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 927-949, 2014
Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Political Selection

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 43-60, Summer 2005
Posted: 07 Apr 2006
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

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Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India

Posted: 15 Jul 2004
Timothy J. Besley and Robin Burgess
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics

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Monopsony and Time-Consistency: Sustainable Pricing Policies for Perennial Crops

REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Posted: 26 Apr 1998
Timothy J. Besley
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

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An Economic Model of Representative Democracy

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol 112 No 1, February 1997
Posted: 29 Oct 1997
Timothy J. Besley and Stephen Coate
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Economics

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