Ernesto Dal Bo

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy

Berkeley, CA 94720

United States

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Scholarly Papers (17)

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Citation 28

Political Dynasties

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Jun 2006
Ernesto Dal Bo, Pedro Dal Bo and Jason Snyder
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy
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Political elites, dynasties, self-perpetuation, political selection, legislatures.

Political Dynasties

NBER Working Paper No. w13122
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2007
Ernesto Dal Bo, Pedro Dal Bo and Jason Snyder
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management
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Bribing Voters

University of Oxford Economics Discussion Paper No. 39
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 May 2001
Ernesto Dal Bo
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy
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Voting, Lobbying, Democracy, Committees, Capture, Corruption

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'Plata O Plomo?': Bribe and Punishment in a Theory of Political Influence

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Nov 2002
Ernesto Dal Bo, Pedro Dal Bo and Rafael Di Tella
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, Brown University - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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Lobbying, Threats, Quality of Policymakers, Official Immunity

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Capture by Threat

Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 00-041
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 May 2001
Ernesto Dal Bo and Rafael Di Tella
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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democracy, bad policies, capture, political parties

Capture by Threat

Posted: 03 Oct 2002
Ernesto Dal Bo and Rafael Di Tella
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit

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democracy, bad policies, capture, political parties

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Workers, Warriors and Criminals: Social Conflict in General Equilibrium

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2004-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Sep 2004
Ernesto Dal Bo and Pedro Dal Bo
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Conflict, civil war, crime, social constraint, populism, trade policy, inefficient redistribution

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Citation 1

Self-Esteem, Moral Capital, and Wrongdoing

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Feb 2008
Ernesto Dal Bo and Marko Terviö
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Aalto University
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Keywords: moral capital, intrinsic motivation, wrongdoing, moral costs, self-esteem, corruption, crime

Self-Esteem, Moral Capital, and Wrongdoing

NBER Working Paper No. w14508
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2010
Ernesto Dal Bo and Marko Terviö
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Aalto University
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Committees and Supermajority Voting: Balancing Commitment and Flexibility

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jan 2003
Ernesto Dal Bo
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy
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supermajorities, committees, commitment versus flexibility, time-inconsistency, voting, endogenous institutions, endogenous constitutions

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The Paradox of Civilization: Pre-Institutional Sources of Security and Prosperity

NBER Working Paper No. w21829
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2021
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi and Johns Hopkins University
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Information Technology and Government Decentralization: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Decentralization, Delegation, Bureaucracy, Monitoring, Marginal Treatment Effects

Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay

NBER Working Paper No. w24879
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2021
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6645
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 23 Jun 2012
Ernesto Dal Bo, Frederico Finan and Martin Rossi
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of San Andres
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state building, state capabilities, state capacity, public sector personnel, bureaucracy, public service motivation, labor markets, wages, elasticity of the labor supply, personality

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service

NBER Working Paper No. w18156
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2021
Ernesto Dal Bo, Frederico Finan and Martin Rossi
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of San Andres
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Term Length and Political Performance

NBER Working Paper No. w14511
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2021
Ernesto Dal Bo and Martin Rossi
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and University of San Andres
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Who Becomes a Politician?

NBER Working Paper No. w23120
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2021
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - 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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"Do the Right Thing:" the Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation

NBER Working Paper No. w15559
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2010
Ernesto Dal Bo and Pedro Dal Bo
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Legislative Responsiveness: An Empirical Study

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jan 2007
Ernesto Dal Bo and Marko Terviö
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Aalto University
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electoral competition, voting behavior

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The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects

NBER Working Paper No. w22916
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2021
Ernesto Dal Bo, Pedro Dal Bo and Erik Eyster
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, Brown University - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field

NBER Working Paper No. w18641
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2020
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, Naval Postgraduate School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and Microsoft Research
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Progress and Perspectives in the Study of Political Selection

NBER Working Paper No. w24783
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2021
Ernesto Dal Bo and Frederico Finan
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Progress and Perspectives in the Study of Political Selection

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 541-575, 2018
Posted: 07 Sep 2018
Ernesto Dal Bo and Frederico Finan
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

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