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11IntroductionProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Boyce, J., and B. Hartmann. A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village. Chaps. 1, 12 and 13.
22Nutrition and HealthProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Strauss, John, and Duncan Thomas. "Human Resources: Empirical Modeling of Household and Family Decisions."

Dasgupta, Partha, and Debraj Ray. "Inequality as a Determinant of Malnutrition and Unemployment: Theory."

Srinivasan, T. N. "Destitution: A Discourse."

Subramanian, Shankar, and Angus Deaton. "The Demand for Food and Calories."

Miguel, Edward, and Michael Kremer. "Worms: Education and Health Externalities in Kenya."
33EducationProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Duflo, Esther. "Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment."

Duflo, Esther. "The Medium Run Consequences of Educational Expansion: Evidence from a Large School Construction Program in Indonesia."

Angrist, Joshua, and Victor Lavy. "Using Maimonides' Rule to Estimate the Effect of Class Size on Scholastic Achievement."
Problem Set 1 (PDF - 1.1 MB)
42LandProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Shaban, Radwan. "Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping."

Banerjee, Abhijit, Paul Gertler, and Maitresh Ghatak. "Empowerment and Efficiency: Tenancy Reform in West Bengal."

Banerjee, Abhijit. "Prospects and Strategies for Land Reforms."

Besley, Timothy, and Robin Burgess. "Land Reform, Poverty Reduction, and Growth: Evidence from India."
Problem Set 2 (PDF)
54CreditProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo

Banerjee, Abhijit. "Contracting Constraints, Credit Markets and Economic Development."

Burgess, Robin, and Rohini Pande. "Do Rural Banks Matter? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment."

Banerjee, Abhijit, and Esther Duflo. "Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program."

Banerjee, Abhijit, and Kaivan Munshi. "How Efficiently is Capital Allocated? Evidence from the Knitted Garment Industry in Tirupur."

Karlan, Dean. "Social Capital and Group Banking."

Morduch, Jonathan. "The Microfinance Promise."

Pitt, Mark, and Shahidur Khandker. "The Impact of Group-based Credit Programs on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter?"

Problem Set 3 (PDF)
61ReputationProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Tirole, Jean. "A Theory of Collective Reputations (With Applications to the Persistence of Corruption and to Firm Quality)."

Banerjee, Abhijit, and Esther Duflo. "Reputation Effects and the Limits of Contracting: A study of the Indian Software Industry."

Greif, Avner. "Contract Enforceability and Economic Institutions in Early Trade: The Maghribi Traders' Coalition."
Problem Set 4 (PDF -1.2 MB)
71Gender and FamilyProf. Abhijit Banerjee

Prof. Esther Duflo
Browning, Martin, and Pierre-Andre Chiappori. "Efficient Intra-household Allocations: A General Characterization and Empirical Tests."

Garg, Ashish, and Jonathan Morduch. "Sibling Rivalry and the Gender Gap: Evidence from Child Health Outcomes in Ghana."

Duflo, Esther. "Grandmothers and Granddaughters: Old Age Pension and Intra-household Allocation in South Africa."

Udry, Christopher. "Gender, Agricultural Production, and the Theory of the Household."

Duflo, Esther, and Christopher Udry. "Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Côte d'Ivoire: Social Norms, Separate Accounts and Consumption Choices."

Chiappori, Pierre-Andre, Bernard Fortin, and Guy Lacroix. "Marriage Market, Divorce Legislation and Household Labor Supply."

Angrist, Josh. "How Do Sex Ratios Affect Marriage and Labor Markets? Evidence from America's Second Generation."
Problem Set 4 (PDF - 1.2 MB)
Part II: General Equilibrium
81TechnologyProf. Michael KremerKlenow, P., and A. Rodriguez-Clare. "The Neoclassical Revival in Growth Economics: Has it Gone too Far?"

Banerjee, A. "A Simple Model of Herd Behavior."

Ellison, G., and D. Fudenberg. "Rules of Thumb for Social Learning."

Foster A. D., and M. R. Rosenzweig. "Learning by Doing and Learning from Others: Human Capital and Technical Change in Agriculture."

Kremer, M. "The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development."

Basu, Susanto, and David N. Weil. "Appropriate Technology and Growth."

Kremer, M. "Creating Markets for New Vaccines: Part I: Rationale."

Kremer, M. "Creating Markets for New Vaccines: Part II: Design Issues."

Problem Set 5 (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Problem Set 6 (PDF)

91PopulationProf. Michael KremerMalthus, T. R. "Essay on the Principle of Population 1798."

Kremer, M. "Population Growth and Technological Change: 1,000,000 B.C. to 1990."

Galor, O., and David N. Weil. "The Gender Gap, Fertility, and Growth."

Problem Set 5 (PDF - 1.2 MB)



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