Louis Putterman

Brown University - Department of Economics

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Providence, RI 02912

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: An Experimental Study

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Aug 2009
Ruben Durante and Louis Putterman
Catalan Institution of Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 425 (82,617)
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income distribution, political economy, redistribution, social preference

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State History and Economic Development: Evidence from Six Millennia

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Jul 2014
Oana Borcan, Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman
University of Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 364 (98,809)
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State history, comparative development

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States and Markets: The Advantage of an Early Start

Brown University Working Paper No. 2000-12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Dec 2001
Louis Putterman, Valerie Bockstette and Areendam Chanda
Brown University - Department of Economics, Credit Suisse First Boston and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics
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Economic Growth, Economic Institutions

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Determinants and Economic Consequences of Colonization: A Global Analysis

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Aug 2012
Arhan S. Ertan, Louis Putterman and Martin Fiszbein
Bogazici University, Brown University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Economics
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Colonization, Growth, Institutions, Pre-Modern Development, Migration

Agriculture, Diffusion, and Development: Ripple Effects of the Neolithic Revolution

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Nov 2006
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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economic growth, agriculture, transition to agriculture, Neolithic

Agriculture, Diffusion and Development: Ripple Effects of the Neolithic Revolution

Economica, Vol. 75, No. 300, pp. 729-748, November 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes: An Experiment

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 10-02
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Louis Putterman, Jean-Robert Tyran and Kenju Kamei
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of Vienna and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 173 (207,448)
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public good, voluntary contribution, formal sanction, experiment, penalty, voting

Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes: An Experiment

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2010
Louis Putterman, Jean-Robert Tyran and Kenju Kamei
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of Vienna and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance
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Public good, voluntary contribution, formal sanction, experiment, penalty, voting

Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Formal, Informal, and No Sanction Regimes

Brown Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
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Formal Sanctions, Informal Sanctions, Experiment, Voting, Cooperation

Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Formal, Informal, and No Sanction Regimes

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 11-04
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
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formal sanctions, informal sanctions, experiment, voting, cooperation, punishment

State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

Brown Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Kenju Kamei, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
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Sanction, Social Dilemma, Public Goods, Voluntary Contribution Mechanism, Punishment, Experiment

State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Kenju Kamei, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
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sanction, social dilemma, public goods, voluntary contribution mechanism, punishment, experiment

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Lavish Returns on Cheap Talk: Non-Binding Communication in a Trust Experiment

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Sep 2007
Avner Ben-Ner, Louis Putterman and Ting Ren
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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trust game, trust, trustworthiness, reciprocity, commitment, communication, cheap talk.

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Transition to Agriculture and First State Presence: A Global Analysis

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Sep 2018
Oana Borcan, Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman
University of Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Agricultural transition, States

Security of Property as a Public Good: Institutions, Socio-Political Environment and Experimental Behavior in Five Countries

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4003
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics, Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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property rights, theft, efficiency, experiment, socio-political factors

Security of Property as a Public Good: Institutions, Socio-Political Environment and Experimental Behavior in Five Countries

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics, Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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Property Rights, Theft, Efficiency, Experiment, Socio-Political Factors

Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Nov 2008
Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Economic Growth, Migration, Income Inequality, State History, Linguistic Distance

Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w14448
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2021
Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Early Starts, Reversals and Catchup in the Process of Economic Development

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Areendam Chanda and Louis Putterman
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Economic growth, economic development, economic history

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Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: An Experimental Study

Forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Ruben Durante, Louis Putterman and Joel J. van der Weele
Catalan Institution of Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - Center for Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED)
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income distribution, political economy, redistribution, social preferences

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Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Sep 2010
University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna, Brown University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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equality, efficiency, voluntary contribution mechanism, incentives, experiment

Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5204
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna, Brown University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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equality, efficiency, voluntary contribution mechanism, incentives, experiment

Social Capability, History and the Economies of Communist and Post-Communist States

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2005-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 May 2005
Louis Putterman and Peter Iliev
Brown University - Department of Economics and Pennsylvania State University - Department of Finance
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economic growth, transition, Communism, history, ethnic fractionalization

Social Capability, History and the Economies of Communist and Post-Communist States

Studies in Comparative International Development, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Louis Putterman and Peter Illiev
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University

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economic growth, transition, Communism, history, ethnic fractionalization

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Cooperation Under the Threat of Expulsion in a Public Goods Experiment

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2004-05
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 May 2005
Matthias M. Cinyabuguma, Louis Putterman and Talbot Page
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Public goods, collective action, punishment

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On Perverse and Second-Order Punishment in Public Goods Experiments with Decentralized Sanctioning

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2004-12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 May 2005
Talbot Page, Louis Putterman and Matthias M. Cinyabuguma
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Economics
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Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment, demand

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Gender and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-063/I
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Thomas Buser, Louis Putterman and Joel J. van der Weele
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - Center for Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED)
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gender, redistribution, overconfidence, risk attitudes, voting, taxation

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The Ecology of Collective Action: A Public Goods and Sanctions Experiment with Controlled Group Formation

Brown University Department of Economics Paper No. 2004-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 May 2005
Umut Ones and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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public goods, voluntary contribution mechanism, heterogeneous

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Sub-Saharan Growth Surprises: Geography, Institutions and History in an All African Data Panel

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Sep 2007
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Institutions, Geography, Social and Historical

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Heterogeneous Predispositions and the Effects of Sorting, Voting, and Communication in Collective Action Dilemmas

Context and the Evolution of Mechanisms for Solving Collective Action Problems Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 18 May 2010
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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Do Non-Strategic Sanctions Obey the Law of Demand? The Demand for Punishment in the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 03-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Aug 2003
Christopher M. Anderson and Louis Putterman
University of Rhode Island - Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment, demand

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Learned Generosity? A Field Experiment with Parents and Their Children

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2706751
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
Avner Ben-Ner, John A. List, Louis Putterman and Anya Samek
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management
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field experiment, children, parents, transmission, social preferences, influence

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Trust and Cooperation at a Confluence of Worlds: An Experiment in Xinjiang, China

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
Zhe Zhang, Louis Putterman and Xu Zhang
Brown University - Department of Political Science, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University
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Trust, Cooperation, Experiment, Culture, Ethnicity, Discrimination

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Getting Punishment Right: Do Costly Monitoring or Redistributive Punishment Help?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jan 2008
Talbot Page, Louis Putterman and Bruno Garcia
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University
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Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment

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Judicial Error and Cooperation

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 14-27
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
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Public goods, sanctions, type I errors, type II errors, willingness to pay

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Not Just Babble: Opening the Black Box of Communication in a Voluntary Contribution Experiment

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2008
Olivier Bochet and Louis Putterman
New York University Abu Dhabi and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Public goods, collective action, communication, punishment, cheap talk

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Trust Among the Avatars: A Virtual World Experiment, With and Without Textual and Visual Cues

Southern Economic Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Dec 2010
Stephen A. Atlas and Louis Putterman
University of Rhode Island and Brown University - Department of Economics
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trust, experiment, internet, virtual world, priming

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Not Just Babble: A Voluntary Contribution Experiment with Iterative Numerical Messages

Brown University Department of Economics Paper No. 2005-05
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 May 2005
Louis Putterman and Oliver Bochet
Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Namur
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Public goods, collective action, communication, punishment, cheap talk

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In Broad Daylight: Fuller Information and Higher-Order Punishment Opportunities Can Promote Cooperation

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2013
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
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collective action, social dilemma, voluntary contribution, public goods, punishment, counter-punishment, higher-order punishment

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Institutions and Behavior: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Democracy

NBER Working Paper No. w13999
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 May 2008 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2021
Pedro Dal Bo, Andrew D. Foster and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Play it Again: Partner Choice, Reputation Building and Learning in Restarting, Finitely-Repeated Dilemma Games

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2013
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
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cooperation, reputation, voluntary contribution, public goods, sorting, endogenous grouping, group formation, experiment

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Governing Collective Action in the Face of Observational Error

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Aug 2017
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Public goods, sanctions, information, institution, voting

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Trust and Communication in a Property Rights Dilemma

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jul 2016
Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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property rights, theft, efficiency, experiment, communication

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An Uninterpreted Spatial Version of the Trust Game: Evidence of Reciprocity Without Suggestive Words, Evidence of Iterated Dominance Self-Taught

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Talbot Page and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Reputation Transmission Without Benefit to the Reporter: A Behavioral Underpinning of Markets in Experimental Focus

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
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reputation, prisoners’ dilemma, experiment, punishment, communication, costly reporting, social preference, inequity aversion

Reputation Transmission Without Benefit to the Reporter: A Behavioral Underpinning of Markets in Experimental Focus

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 158-172, 2018
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Early Starts, Reversals and Catch-Up in the Process of Economic Development

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 109, No. 2, pp. 387-413, June 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Areendam Chanda and Louis Putterman
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w21907
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 12 May 2021
Stelios Michalopoulos, Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11366
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
Stelios Michalopoulos, Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Africa, agriculture, Culture, Development, Ethnicity

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Democratic, Accountable States are Impossible Without 'Behavioral' Humans

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol. 89, Issue 1, pp. 251-258, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 25 Feb 2018
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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Accountable government, civic engagement, behavioral economics, collective action dilemma

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Human Nature, Communication and Trust

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 119-131, March 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
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Institutions, Social Capability, and Economic Growth

Economic Systems, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2013
Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics

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Social capability, Institutions, Economic growth, Comparative development, Economy of China

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Why Capital Suppliers (Usually) Hire Workers: What We Know and What We Need to Know

Posted: 17 Jan 2001
Gregory K. Dow and Louis Putterman
Simon Fraser University and Brown University - Department of Economics

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Firm ownership; Firm organization; Labor-managed firm; Control rights

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Pre-Reform Industry and State Monopsony in China

J of Comparative Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 32-60, March 2000
Posted: 03 Oct 2000
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Louis Putterman
University of Winnipeg and Brown University - Department of Economics

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A Note on Income Distribution and Government Transfers

Posted: 22 Apr 1997
William F. Bassett, John Burkett and Louis Putterman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, University of Rhode Island and Brown University - Department of Economics

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Why Capital (Usually) Hires Labor: An Assessment of Proposed Explanations

Posted: 15 Jan 1997
Gregory K. Dow and Louis Putterman
Simon Fraser University and Brown University - Department of Economics

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