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Claudia R. Williamson

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First Name:Claudia
Middle Name:R.
Last Name:Williamson
RePEc Short-ID:pwi171
Terminal Degree:2008 Department of Economics; College of Business and Economics; West Virginia University (from RePEc Genealogy)


(50%) Department of Finance and Economics
Mississippi State University

Starkville, Mississippi (United States)

: (601)325-2341

RePEc:edi:demssus (more details at EDIRC)

(30%) Development Research Institute
New York University (NYU)

New York City, New York (United States)


RePEc:edi:drnyuus (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Department of Economics
College of Business and Economics
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia (United States)

: (304) 293-7859
(304) 293-2233
P.O. Box 6025, Morgantown, WV 26506-6025
RePEc:edi:dewvuus (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Department of Economics
Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina (United States)

: 828-262-2148
Thelma C. Raley Hall, Boone, North Carolina 28608
RePEc:edi:deappus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Easterly, William & Williamson, Claudia R., 2011. "Rhetoric versus reality: the best and worst of aid agency practices," MPRA Paper 39139, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Christopher Coyne & Claudia Williamson, 2009. "Trade Openness and Culture," Working Papers 09-05, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
  3. Mehmet Serkan Tosun & Claudia Williamson & Pavel Yakovlev, 2007. "Population Aging, Elderly Migration and Education Spending: Intergenerational Conflict Revisited," Working Papers 07-003, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics;University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics.


  1. Dutta, Nabamita & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Can foreign aid free the press?," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(03), pages 603-621, September.
  2. Davis, Lewis S. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Culture and the regulation of entry," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 1055-1083.
  3. Dutta, Nabamita & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Aiding economic freedom: Exploring the role of political institutions," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 45(S), pages 24-38.
  4. Cline, Brandon N. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Trust and the regulation of corporate self-dealing," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 572-590.
  5. Christopher J Coyne & Claudia R Williamson, 2015. "Foreign Aid and the Culture of Contracting," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 41(1), pages 102-125, January.
  6. Claudia Williamson, 2015. "William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 163(3), pages 405-408, June.
  7. D’Amico, Daniel J. & Williamson, Claudia, 2015. "Do legal origins affect cross-country incarceration rates?," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(3), pages 595-612.
  8. Nabamita Dutta & Peter T. Leeson & Claudia R. Williamson, 2013. "The Amplification Effect: Foreign Aid's Impact on Political Institutions," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(2), pages 208-228, May.
  9. Williamson, Claudia R., 2012. "Dignity and development," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 763-771.
  10. Leeson, Peter T. & Ryan, Matt E. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2012. "Think tanks," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 62-77.
  11. Claudia Williamson, 2012. "Timothy Besley, Torsten Person: Pillars of prosperity: the political economics of development clusters," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 153(1), pages 253-255, October.
  12. Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Book review," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(9), pages 1289-1290, October.
  13. Rachel L. Mathers & Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Cultural Context: Explaining the Productivity of Capitalism," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(2), pages 231-252, May.
  14. Easterly, William & Williamson, Claudia R., 2011. "Rhetoric versus Reality: The Best and Worst of Aid Agency Practices," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(11), pages 1930-1949.
  15. Claudia Williamson, 2011. "Edward J. Lopez (ed.): The pursuit of justice: law and economics of legal institutions," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 146(1), pages 265-267, January.
  16. Claudia R. Williamson & Carrie B. Kerekes, 2011. "Securing Private Property: Formal versus Informal Institutions," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 54(3), pages 537-572.
  17. Claudia Williamson & Rachel Mathers, 2011. "Economic freedom, culture, and growth," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 148(3), pages 313-335, September.
  18. Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Civilizing Society," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, vol. 27(Fall 2011), pages 99-120.
  19. Carrie B. Kerekes & Claudia R. Williamson, 2010. "Propertyless in Peru, Even with a Government Land Title," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 69(3), pages 1011-1033, July.
  20. Claudia Williamson, 2010. "Exploring the failure of foreign aid: The role of incentives and information," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 23(1), pages 17-33, March.
  21. Claudia Williamson, 2009. "Informal institutions rule: institutional arrangements and economic performance," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 139(3), pages 371-387, June.
  22. Leeson Peter T. & Williamson Claudia R., 2009. "Anarchy and Development: An Application of the Theory of Second Best," The Law and Development Review, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 77-96, July.
  23. Claudia Williamson, 2009. "James T. Bennett. Stifling Political Competition: How Government Has Rigged the System to Benefit Demopublicans and Exclude Third Parties," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 141(3), pages 527-529, December.
  24. Claudia R. Williamson, 2008. "Foreign Aid and Human Development: The Impact of Foreign Aid to the Health Sector," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 75(1), pages 188-207, July.
  25. Kerekes, Carrie B. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2008. "Unveiling de Soto's mystery: property rights, capital formation, and development," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 4(03), pages 299-325, December.


  1. Peter T. Leeson & Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Can’t We All Just Get Along? Fractionalization, Institutions and Economic Consequences," Chapters,in: The Handbook on the Political Economy of War, chapter 4 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 4 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-AGE: Economics of Ageing (2) 2007-08-18 2009-05-23
  2. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (2) 2007-08-18 2009-05-23
  3. NEP-CUL: Cultural Economics (1) 2009-12-19
  4. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2007-08-18
  5. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2007-08-18
  6. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2012-06-13
  7. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2009-12-19
  8. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2007-08-18


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