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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)


(47%) Department of Finance and Economics
Mississippi State University

Starkville, Mississippi (United States)
RePEc:edi:demssus (more details at EDIRC)

(31%) Development Research Institute
New York University (NYU)

New York City, New York (United States)
RePEc:edi:drnyuus (more details at EDIRC)

(9%) Department of Economics
College of Business and Economics
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia (United States)
RePEc:edi:dewvuus (more details at EDIRC)

(9%) Department of Economics
Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina (United States)
RePEc:edi:deappus (more details at EDIRC)

(4%) College of Business
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee (United States)
RePEc:edi:cbutcus (more details at EDIRC)

Research output

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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. Tosun, Mehmet S. & Williamson, Claudia R. & Yakovlev, Pavel, 2009. "Population Aging, Elderly Migration and Education Spending: Intergenerational Conflict Revisited," IZA Discussion Papers 4161, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  3. Christopher Coyne & Claudia Williamson, 2009. "Trade Openness and Culture," Working Papers 09-05, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.


  1. Cline, Brandon N. & Williamson, Claudia R. & Xiong, Haoyang, 2021. "Culture and the regulation of insider trading across countries," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 67(C).
  2. Liya Palagashvili & Claudia R. Williamson, 2021. "Grading foreign aid agencies: Best practices across traditional and emerging donors," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 25(2), pages 654-676, May.
  3. Claudia R. Williamson, 2021. "Culture, democracy and regulation," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 32(1), pages 98-126, March.
  4. Davis, Lewis S. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2020. "Cultural roots of family ties," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(6), pages 785-808, December.
  5. Liya Palagashvili & Claudia R. Williamson, 2020. "Are Aid Agencies Changing their Practices?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 32(5), pages 819-823, July.
  6. Brandon N. Cline & Claudia R. Williamson, 2020. "Trust, regulation, and contracting institutions," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 26(4), pages 859-895, September.
  7. Claudia R. Williamson, 2020. "Are we Austrian economists?," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 33(4), pages 407-413, December.
  8. Shaomeng Jia & Claudia R. Williamson, 2019. "Aid, Policies, And Growth: Why So Much Confusion?," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 37(4), pages 577-599, October.
  9. Daniel J. D’Amico & Claudia R. Williamson, 2019. "An empirical examination of institutions and cross-country incarceration rates," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 180(3), pages 217-242, September.
  10. Davis, Lewis S. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2019. "Does individualism promote gender equality?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 123(C), pages 1-1.
  11. D'Amico, Daniel J. & Williamson, Claudia, 2019. "The punitive consequences of organizational structures in England, France and the United States," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(2), pages 303-326, April.
  12. J. Brandon Bolen & Claudia R. Williamson, 2019. "The Path of Reform: The Consequences of Institutional Volatility," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 72(3), pages 400-425, August.
  13. Lewis Davis & Claudia R. Williamson, 2018. "Open Borders for Business? Causes and Consequences of the Regulation of Foreign Entry," Southern Economic Journal, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 85(2), pages 508-536, October.
  14. Lauren R. Heller & Robert A. Lawson & Ryan H. Murphy & Claudia R. Williamson, 2018. "Is human trafficking the dark side of economic freedom?," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(4), pages 355-382, June.
  15. Cline, Brandon N. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2017. "Individualism, democracy, and contract enforcement," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 284-306.
  16. Claudia R. Williamson, 2017. "Praise for Property," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, vol. 32(Winter 20), pages 83-94.
  17. Dutta, Nabamita & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Can foreign aid free the press?," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(3), pages 603-621, September.
  18. Davis, Lewis S. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2016. "Culture and the regulation of entry," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 1055-1083.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Christopher J. Coyne & Claudia R. Williamson, 2012. "Trade openness and cultural creative destruction," Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 1(1), pages 22-49, April.
  27. Leeson, Peter T. & Ryan, Matt E. & Williamson, Claudia R., 2012. "Think tanks," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 62-77.
  28. 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.
  29. Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Book review," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(9), pages 1289-1290, October.
  30. Rachel L. Mathers & Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Cultural Context: Explaining the Productivity of Capitalism," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(2), pages 231-252, May.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Claudia Williamson & Rachel Mathers, 2011. "Economic freedom, culture, and growth," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 148(3), pages 313-335, September.
  35. Claudia R. Williamson, 2011. "Civilizing Society," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, vol. 27(Fall 2011), pages 99-120.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Claudia Williamson, 2009. "Informal institutions rule: institutional arrangements and economic performance," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 139(3), pages 371-387, June.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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(3), pages 299-325, December.
    RePEc:wly:soecon:v:75:1:y:2008:p:188-207 is not listed on IDEAS


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


  1. Nabamita Dutta & Claudia R. Williamson (ed.), 2019. "Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development," Springer Books, Springer, number 978-3-030-22121-8, December.

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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 3 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 (1) 2009-05-23
  2. NEP-CUL: Cultural Economics (1) 2009-12-19
  3. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (1) 2009-05-23
  4. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2012-06-13
  5. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2009-12-19


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