“It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects.”

With Francesco Agostinelli, Matthias Doepke, and Giuseppe Sorrenti. Conditionally Accepted in the Journal of Political Economy.

“Growing Like India: The Unequal Effects of Service-Led Growth.” 

With Michael Peters and Tianyu Fan.
Econometrica 91(4).

“Tertiarization Like China”

With Xilu Chen, Guangyu Pei, and Zheng Song. Forthcoming in Annual Review of Economics 15


“Aggregate Fluctuations in Adaptive Production Networks”

With Michael Koenig, Andrei Levchenko, and Tim Rogers.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi 10.1073/pnas.2203730119.

“From Imitation to Innovation:
Where Is all that Chinese R&D Going?”

With Michael Koenig, Zheng Song, and Kjetil Storesletten.
Econometrica 90(4).

When the Great Equalizer Shuts Down: Schools, Peers, and Parents in Pandemic Times”

With Francesco Agostinelli, Matthias Doepke and Giuseppe Sorrenti.
Journal of Public Economics 206 (1).


“Sovereign Debt and Structural Reforms.”

With Andreas Mueller and Kjetil Storesletten.
American Economic Review
, 2019, 109 (12), pp. 4220-59.

“The Economics Parenting.”

With Giuseppe Sorrenti and Matthias Doepke.
Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 11: (August 2019)


“Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission.”

With Matthias Doepke.
Econometrica, 2017, 85(5), pp. 1331-1371 (lead article).

“Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa.”

With Michael König, Dominic Rohner, and Mathias Thoenig.
Econometrica, 2017, 85(4), pp. 1093-1132

“Growing and Slowing Down Like China.”

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, 15(5), pp. 943–988 (lead article).
First version: August 2016.


“Economic Reforms and Industrial Policy in a Panel of Chinese Cities.”.

With Simon Alder and Lin Shao.
Journal of Economic Growth
, 2016, 21(4), pp. 305-349 (leading article).
See also: Last version and Appendix.

“The Political Color of Fiscal Responsibility.”

With Andreas Mueller and Kjetil Storesletten.
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14(1), pp. 252-302.
See also: Appendix.

“Innovation vs. Imitation and the Evolution of Productivity Distributions.”

With Michael König and Jan Lorenz.
Theoretical Economics, 2016, 11(3), pp. 1053–1102.
See also: Appendix.


“Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China.”

With Zheng Song, Kjetil Storesletten and Yikai Wang.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2015, 7(2), pp.1-39 (lead article).
See also: Appendix and a review of this article in The Economist.

“Offshoring and Directed Technical Change.”

With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2015, 7(3), pp.84-122.
See also: a review of this article in The Economist.


“Growing (with Capital Controls) Like China.”

With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten.
IMF Economic Review, 2014, 62(3), pp. 327-370.

“China’s Great Convergence and Beyond.”

With Kjetil Storesletten. Annual Review of Economics , 2014, 6, pp. 333-362.


“Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Growth.”

With Matthias Doepke.
Lead chapter of the Handbook of Economic Growth Vol 2A, Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), pp. 1-48, November 2013.

“War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict.”

With Dominic Rohner and Matthias Thoenig.
Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3), pp. 1114-1147.
See also: Appendix.

“Seeds of Distrust: Conflict in Uganda.”

With Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig.
Journal of Economic Growth, 2013, 18 (3), pp. 217–252 (lead article).

“Structural Development Accounting.”

With Gino Gancia and Andreas Mueller.
In Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications (Tenth World Congress of the Econometric Society), D. Acemoglu, M. Arellano and E. Dekel (eds.), Cambridge University Press, August 2013.


“Rotten Parents and Disciplined Children: A Politico-Economic Theory of Public Expenditure and Debt.”

With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten.
Econometrica, 2012, 80(6), 2785–2803.
See also: Appendix.

“Competing Engines of Growth: Innovation and Standardization.”

With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia.
Journal of Economic Theory, 2012, 147 (2), pp. 570-601.
See also: Appendix.


“Growing like China.”

With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten.
American Economic Review, 2011, 101(1), pp. 202–241.
See also: Appendix, Code, Errata Corrige and a Review of this article.


“Do International Labor Standards Contribute to the Persistence of the Child Labor Problem?”

With Matthias Doepke.
Journal of Economic Growth, 2010, 15 (1), pp. 1-37.

“Vertical Integration and Technology: Theory and Evidence.”

With Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion and Rachel Griffith.
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8 (5).


“International Labor Standards and the Political Economy of Child Labor Regulation.”

With Matthias Doepke.
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7 (2-3), pp. 508-518.

“Technological Change and the Wealth of Nations.”

With Gino Gancia.
Annual Review of Economics, 2009, 1, pp. 93-120.


“Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren’ 75 Years after: A Global Perspective.”

In Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, Chapter 2, Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga (eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008. The volume includes contributions from leading economists including Nobel Laureates Edmund Phelps, Robert Solow, Joseph Stiglitz.

“The Unequal Effects of Liberalization: Evidence from Dismantling the License Raj in India.”

With Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, and Steve Redding.
American Economic Review, 2008, 98 (4), pp. 1397-1412.
Technical Appendix (PDF, 204 KB).
See also the working paper version: Working Paper (PDF, 851 KB)

“Occupational Choice and the Spirit of Capitalism.”

With Matthias Doepke.
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123 (2), pp.747-793.
See also: Appendix.


“Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm.”

With Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge and John Van Reenen.
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122(4), pp.1759-1799.

“On the Optimal Timing of Capital Taxes.”

With John Hassler, Per Krusell and Kjetil Storesletten.
Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, 122 (4), pp. 1759-1799

“Democratic Public Good Provision.”

With John Hassler and Kjetil Storesletten.
Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, 133(1), pp.127-151.


“Distance to Frontier, Selection and Economic Growth.”

With Daron Acemoglu and Philippe Aghion. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4(1), pp.37-74.

Earlier Selected Papers

“The Macroeconomics of Child Labour Regulation.”

With Matthias Doepke.
American Economic Review, 2005, 95 (5), pp. 1492-1524.

“The Survival of the Welfare State.”

With John Hassler, Jose V. Rodriguez Mora, and Kjetil Storesletten.
American Economic Review, 2003, 93(1), pp.87-112.

“Productivity Differences.”

With Daron Acemoglu.
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, 115 (3), pp.563-606.

“Unemployment vs. Mismatch of Talents: Reconsidering Unemployment Benefits.”

With Ramon Marimon.
Economic Journal, 1999, 455 (1), pp. 266–291 115.

“Was Prometheus Unbound by Chance? Risk Diversification and Growth.”

With Daron Acemoglu.
Journal of Political Economy, 1997, 115, pp.709-51.