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Breaking Down Obama's Grand Strategy
(National Interest, 2014-06-23)
Rights of Way, Red Flags, and Safety Valves: Regulated Business Self-Regulation in America, 1850-1940
(Regulierte Selbstregulierung in der westlichen Welt des späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts / Regulated Self-Regulation in the Western World in the Late 19th and the Early 20th Century, 2014)
Strengthening the Revenue Side
(Fiscal Decentralization in Indonesia a Decade after Big Bang, 2012)
This chapter focuses on the theory and practice of allocating revenues across levels of government, and the administration of local revenues, with particular attention on the property tax as the primary source of potential ...
Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-03-03)
I study the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracking reduces low-scoring students' GPAs but has little effect on high-scoring students. This ...
A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-02-10)
This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919. Implemented in 1921, this Act ...
The Career Prospects of Overeducated Americans
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2014-05-01)
In this paper we analyze career dynamics for the large share of U.S. workers who have more schooling than their peers in the same occupation. We use data from the NLSY79 combined with the CPS to analyze transitions into ...
Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2015-04-01)
This paper uses data from the Gothenburg District Court in Sweden and a research design that exploits the random assignment of politically appointed jurors (termed nämndemän) to make three contributions to the literature ...
The Role of Royalties in Resource Extraction Contracts
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2015-09-30)
The manner in which governments charge mineral resource producers has been the subject of considerable debate. In particular, there is a continuing debate about whether royalties should be reduced or eliminated, the preferred ...
A Fair and Impartial Jury? The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-02-01)
This paper uses data from over 700 felony trials in Sarasota and Lake Counties in Florida from 2000-2010 to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results of the analysis imply that prosecutors ...