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Burgess, Robin

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Works: 12 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 58 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HJ117, 330
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Publications by Robin Burgess
Most widely held works by Robin Burgess
The reform of indirect taxes in India by Robin Burgess( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Financing and development in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union : issues and institutional support by Philippe Aghion( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Do rural banks matter? : evidence from the Indian social banking experiment by Robin Burgess( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The political economy of deforestation in the tropics by Robin Burgess( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Tropical deforestation accounts for almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and threatens the world's most diverse ecosystems. The prevalence of illegal forest extraction in the tropics suggests that understanding the incentives of local bureaucrats and politicians who enforce forest policy may be critical to understanding tropical deforestation. We find support for this thesis using a novel satellite-based dataset that tracks annual changes in forest cover across eight years of institutional change in post-Soeharto Indonesia. Increases in the numbers of political jurisdictions are associated with increased deforestation and with lower prices in local wood markets, consistent with a model of Cournot competition between jurisdictions. Illegal logging increases dramatically in the years leading up to local elections, suggesting the presence of "political logging cycles". And, illegal logging and rents from unevenly distributed oil and gas revenues are short run substitutes, but this effect dissapears over time as political turnover occurs. The results illustrate how incentives faced by local government officials affect deforestation, and provide an example of how standard economic theories can explain illegal behavior -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Benchmarking government provision of social safety nets by Timothy Besley( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The value of democracy : evidence from road building in Kenya by Robin Burgess( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ethnic favoritism is seen as antithetical to development. This paper provides credible quantification of the extent of ethnic favoritism using data on road building in Kenyan districts across the 1963-2011 period. Guided by a model it then examines whether the transition in and out of democracy under the same president constrains or exacerbates ethnic favoritism. Across the 1963 to 2011 period, we find strong evidence of ethnic favoritism: districts that share the ethnicity of the president receive twice as much expenditure on roads and have four times the length of paved roads built. This favoritism disappears during periods of democracy
Do rural banks matter? evidence from the indian social banking experiment by Robin Burgess( Article )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Toward a microeconomics of growth by Robin Burgess( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The reform of indirect taxes in India by Robin Burgess( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Can labour regulation hinder economic performance? : evidence from India by Timothy Besley( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Development economics
Do rural banks matter? : evidence from the Indian social banking experiment by Robin Burgess( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The political economy of government responsiveness : theory and evidence from India by Timothy Besley( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Robin Burgess British economist
Robin Burgess économiste britannique
Languages
English (24)
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