Institutions & Political Economy
How fiscal policies intensified conflict in India
Increasing potential tax revenues for local governments triggered a rise in violence in resource-rich areas in India
Local elections in China
Evidence from China shows why autocrats may introduce local elections and how this affects policy
Promoting national integration in Nigeria
Does exposure to other ethnic regions promote national integration?
Law and order? The effect of a policy to re-establish control of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas
A policy to pacify Rio de Janeiro’s favelas reduced murder and robbery, yet many other forms of crime increased
Autocratic AI dystopias: Science fiction or social science fact?
China's autocratic political regime and the rapid innovation in its AI sector mutually reinforce each other
Rebel governance and development in El Salvador
How does rebel governance affect long-term development?
Foreign corruption regulation helps African communities capture resource extraction benefits
Anti-corruption regulation against multinational corporations in developed countries can increase the local economic benefits of natural resource...
How potential offenders and victims interact: Evidence from Chile
Decoupling driver salaries from fare revenues led to a surge in crime, highlighting the role of private behaviour in victimisation
NGOs and the effectiveness of interventions: Evidence from India
Prior engagement with NGOs boosts intervention effectiveness, which should be accounted for when evaluating research conducted with local...