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First Name: Benjamin
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Last Name: Olken
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RePEc Short-ID: pol170

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Homepage: http://economics.mit.edu/faculty/bolken
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Affiliation

Economics Department
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)
Homepage: http://econ-www.mit.edu/
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Phone: (617) 253-3361
Fax: (617) 253-1330
Postal: 50 Memorial Drive, E52-391, Cambridge, MA 02142
Handle: RePEc:edi:edmitus (more details at EDIRC)

Works

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Working papers

  1. Chang-Tai Hsieh & Benjamin A. Olken, 2014. "The Missing "Missing Middle"," NBER Working Papers 19966, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Melissa Dell & Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2013. "What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature," NBER Working Papers 19578, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Jie Bai & Seema Jayachandran & Edmund J. Malesky & Benjamin A. Olken, 2013. "Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam," NBER Working Papers 19483, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Vivi Alatas & Abhijit Banerjee & Rema Hanna & Benjamin A. Olken & Ririn Purnamasari & Matthew Wai-Poi, 2013. "Ordeal Mechanisms In Targeting: Theory And Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia," NBER Working Papers 19127, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Alatas, Vivi & Banerjee, Abhijit & Hanna, Rema & Olken, Benjamin A. & Purnamasari, Ririn & Wai-Poi, Matthew, 2013. "Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia," Working Paper Series rwp13-008, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  6. Benjamin A. Olken & Junko Onishi & Susan Wong, 2012. "Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia," NBER Working Papers 17892, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Vivi Alatas & Abhijit Banerjee & Arun G Chandrasekhar & Rema Hanna & BENJAMIN A Olken, 2012. "Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia," Working Papers id:5106, eSocialSciences.
  8. Robin Burgess & Matthew Hansen & Benjamin A. Olken & Peter Potapov & Stefanie Sieber, 2011. "The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics," NBER Working Papers 17417, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Benjamin A. Olken & Rohini Pande, 2011. "Corruption in Developing Countries," NBER Working Papers 17398, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. Vivi Alatas & Abhijit Banerjee & Rema Hanna & Benjamin A. Olken & Julia Tobias, 2010. "Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," NBER Working Papers 15980, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  11. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2010. "Climate Shocks and Exports," NBER Working Papers 15711, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Melissa Dell & Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2009. "Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates," NBER Working Papers 14680, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  13. Olken, Benjamin A. & Singhal, Monica, 2009. "Informal Taxation," Working Paper Series rwp09-033, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  14. Melissa Dell & Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2008. "Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century," NBER Working Papers 14132, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  15. Benjamin A. Olken, 2008. "Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," NBER Working Papers 14123, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  16. Barron, Patrick & Olken, Benjamin, 2007. "The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh," CEPR Discussion Papers 6332, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  17. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2007. "Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War," NBER Working Papers 13102, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  18. Benjamin Olken, 2006. "Corruption perceptions vs. corruption reality," Natural Field Experiments 00318, The Field Experiments Website.
  19. Benjamin A. Olken, 2006. "Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages," Working Papers id:642, eSocialSciences.
  20. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2005. "The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth," NBER Working Papers 11528, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  21. Benjamin A. Olken, 2005. "Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," NBER Working Papers 11753, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  22. Michael Kremer & Benjamin A. Olken, 2001. "A Biological Model of Unions," NBER Working Papers 8257, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Articles

  1. Robin Burgess & Matthew Hansen & Benjamin A. Olken & Peter Potapov & Stefanie Sieber, 2012. "The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 127(4), pages 1707-1754.
  2. Benjamin A. Olken & Rohini Pande, 2012. "Corruption in Developing Countries," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 4(1), pages 479-509, 07.
  3. Melissa Dell & Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2012. "Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 4(3), pages 66-95, July.
  4. Vivi Alatas & Abhijit Banerjee & Rema Hanna & Benjamin A. Olken & Julia Tobias, 2012. "Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(4), pages 1206-40, June.
  5. Benjamin A. Olken & Monica Singhal, 2011. "Informal Taxation," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(4), pages 1-28, October.
  6. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2010. "Climate Shocks and Exports," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(2), pages 454-59, May.
  7. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2009. "Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 55-87, July.
  8. Olken, Benjamin A., 2009. "Corruption perceptions vs. corruption reality," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(7-8), pages 950-964, August.
  9. Michael Kremer & Benjamin A. Olken, 2009. "A Biological Model of Unions," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 150-75, April.
  10. Benjamin A. Olken & Patrick Barron, 2009. "The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 117(3), pages 417-452, 06.
  11. Melissa Dell & Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2009. "Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 198-204, May.
  12. Benjamin A. Olken, 2009. "Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(4), pages 1-33, October.
  13. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2008. "The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 90(3), pages 582-587, August.
  14. Benjamin A. Olken, 2007. "Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 115, pages 200-249.
  15. Olken, Benjamin A., 2006. "Corruption and the costs of redistribution: Micro evidence from Indonesia," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(4-5), pages 853-870, May.
  16. Benjamin F. Jones & Benjamin A. Olken, 2005. "Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 120(3), pages 835-864, August.
  17. Olken, Benjamin A., 2005. "Revealed community equivalence scales," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(2-3), pages 545-566, February.

NEP Fields

30 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (3) 2008-07-05 2012-09-09 2013-04-06
  2. NEP-CBA: Central Banking (1) 2009-01-31
  3. NEP-CDM: Collective Decision-Making (2) 2007-05-26 2008-07-05
  4. NEP-CUL: Cultural Economics (1) 2006-10-14
  5. NEP-DEV: Development (13) 2005-08-13 2005-11-19 2007-05-04 2008-07-05 2008-07-05 2009-11-14 2011-09-16 2012-03-08 2013-03-02 2013-06-16 2013-07-05 2013-10-02 2014-03-15. Author is listed
  6. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (3) 2008-07-05 2011-09-22 2013-11-02
  7. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (7) 2008-07-05 2010-02-20 2011-09-22 2012-07-23 2012-09-09 2013-04-06 2013-11-02. Author is listed
  8. NEP-EVO: Evolutionary Economics (1) 2001-05-02
  9. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (4) 2005-11-19 2008-07-05 2012-03-08 2013-07-05
  10. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (1) .html">">
  11. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2012-03-08
  12. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2007-05-26
  13. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (1) 2001-05-02
  14. NEP-INT: International Trade (1) 2010-02-20
  15. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (2) 2012-05-29 2014-03-15
  16. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2012-03-08
  17. NEP-NET: Network Economics (2) 2012-09-09 2012-11-17
  18. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (6) .html">"> 2008-07-05 2009-08-16 2009-11-14 2012-05-29 2014-03-15. Author is listed
  19. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (7) 2007-05-04 2007-05-26 2008-07-05 2011-09-22 2012-07-23 2012-09-09 2013-04-06. Author is listed
  20. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (2) 2007-05-04 2008-07-05
  21. NEP-PUB: Public Finance (3) 2009-08-16 2009-11-14 2012-05-29
  22. NEP-REG: Regulation (2) 2005-11-19 2006-08-26
  23. NEP-RES: Resource Economics (2) 2010-02-20 2012-09-09
  24. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (15) 2005-11-19 2006-10-14 2007-06-11 2007-06-11 2008-07-05 2011-09-22 2012-03-08 2012-07-23 2012-11-17 2013-03-02 2013-04-06 2013-06-16 2013-07-05 2013-10-02 2014-03-15. Author is listed
  25. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (2) 2006-10-14 2007-05-04
  26. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (3) 2008-07-05 2012-09-09 2012-11-17

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