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Besley, Timothy and Reynal-Querol, Marta (2014) The legacy of historical conflict: evidence from Africa. American Political Science Review, 108 (02). pp. 319-336. ISSN 0003-0554

Besley, Timothy, Ilzetzki, Ethan and Persson, Torsten (2013) Weak states and steady states: the dynamics of fiscal capacity. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 5 (4). pp. 205-235. ISSN 1945-7707

Besley, Timothy (2013) What's the good of the market? An essay on Michael Sandel's what money can't buy. Journal of Economic Literature, 51 (2). pp. 478-495. ISSN 0022-0515

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2013) Bailouts and the optimal taxation of bonus pay. American Economic Review, 103 (3). pp. 163-167. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy, Coelho, Miguel and Van Reenen, John (2013) Investing for prosperity: skills, infrastructure and innovation. National Institute Economic Review, 224 (1). R1-R13. ISSN 0027-9501

Besley, Timothy (2013) Making and breaking tax systems geary lecture 2012. Economic and Social Review, 44 (3). pp. 297-391. ISSN 0012-9984

Mirrlees, J., Adam, S., Besley, T., Blundell, R., Bond, S., Chote, R., Gammie, M., Johnson, P., Myles, G. and Poterba, J. (2013) The Mirrlees review: a proposal for systematic tax reform. National Tax Journal, 65 (3). pp. 655-684. ISSN 0028-0283

Besley, Timothy, Meads, Neil and Surico, Paolo (2013) Risk heterogeneity and credit supply: evidence from the mortgage market. NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 27 (1). pp. 375-419. ISSN 0889-3365

Besley, Timothy and Mueller, Hannes (2012) Estimating the peace dividend: the impact of violence on house prices in Northern Ireland. American Economic Review, 102 (2). pp. 810-833. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy, Burchardi, Konrad B. and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2012) Incentives and the De Soto Effect. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127 (1). pp. 237-282. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2012) Just rewards?: local politics and public resource allocation in South India. World Bank Economic Review, 26 (2). pp. 191-216. ISSN 0258-6770

Besley, Timothy (2011) Pathologies of the state. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 80 (2). pp. 339-350. ISSN 0167-2681

Mirrlees, James, Adam, Stuart, Besley, Timothy, Blundell, Richard, Bond, Stephen, Chote, Robert, Gammie, Malcolm, Johnson, Paul, Myles, Gareth D. and Poterba, James (2011) The Mirrlees review: conclusions and recommendations for reform. Fiscal Studies, 32 (3). pp. 331-359. ISSN 0143-5671

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2011) Fragile states and development policy. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9 (3). pp. 371-398. ISSN 1542-4766

Besley, Tim (2011) Rethinking economics: introduction and overview. Global Policy, 2 (2). pp. 163-164. ISSN 1758-5880

Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2011) Working or shirking?: expenses and attendance in the UK parliament. Public Choice, 146 (3-4). pp. 291-317. ISSN 0048-5829

Besley, Timothy, Case, Anne and Paxson, Christina (2011) Angus Deaton symposium - introduction. Economic Journal, 121 (554). F119-F122. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy and Reynal-Querol, Marta (2011) Do democracies select more educated leaders? American Political Science Review, 105 (03). pp. 552-566. ISSN 1537-5943

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2011) The logic of political violence. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (3). pp. 1411-1445. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy, Persson, Torsten and Sturm, Daniel M. (2010) Political competition, policy and growth: theory and evidence from the US. Review of Economic Studies, 77 (4). pp. 1329-1352. ISSN 0034-6527

Besley, Timothy and Robinson, James A. (2010) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes: civilian control over the military. Journal of the European Economic Association, 8 (2-3). pp. 655-663. ISSN 1542-4766

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2010) State capacity, conflict, and development. Econometrica, 78 (1). pp. 1-34. ISSN 0012-9682

Besley, Timothy and Sheedy, Kevin D. (2010) Monetary policy under Labour. National Institute Economic Review, 212 (1). R15-R33. ISSN 0027-9501

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2009) Repression or civil war? American Economic Review, 99 (2). pp. 292-297. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy (2009) Reply. The Review of Austrian Economics, 22 (2). 177 -180. ISSN 0889-3047

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2009) The origins of state capacity: property rights, taxation and politics. American Economic Review, 99 (4). pp. 1218-1244. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2008) Status incentives. American Economic Review, 98 (2). pp. 206-211. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2008) Wars and state capacity. Journal of the European Economic Association, 6 (2-3). pp. 522-530. ISSN 1542-4774

Besley, Timothy, Meads, Neil and Surico, Paolo (2008) Insiders versus outsiders in monetary policymaking. American Economic Review, 98 (2). pp. 218-223. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2008) Issue unbundling via citizens initiatives. Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 3 (4). pp. 379-397. ISSN 1554-0626

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2008) L'offre de services publics par les acteurs non gouvernementaux. Revue d'économie du Développement, 22 (4). pp. 89-108. ISSN 1245-4060

Besley, Timothy (2007) The new political economy. Economic Journal, 117 (524). F570-F587. ISSN 1468-0297

Besley, Timothy and Preston, Ian (2007) Electoral bias and policy choice: theory and evidence. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122 (4). pp. 1473-1510. ISSN 0033-5533

Ghatak, Maitreesh and Besley, Timothy (2007) Retailing public goods: the economics of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Public Economics, 91 (9). pp. 1645-1663. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Smart, Michael (2007) Fiscal restraints and voter welfare. Journal of Public Economics, 91 (3-4). pp. 755-773. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2007) Political economy of panchayats in South India. Economic and Political Weekly, 42 (8). pp. 661-666. ISSN 0012-9976

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2007) Reforming public service delivery. Journal of African Economies, 16 (1). pp. 127-156. ISSN 1464-3723

Besley, Tim and Prat, Andrea (2006) Handcuffs for the grabbing hand?: media capture and government accountability. American Economic Review, 96 (3). pp. 720-736. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Kudamatsu, Masayuki (2006) Health and democracy. American Economic Review, 96 (2). pp. 313-318. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2006) Sorting with motivated agents: implications for school competition and teacher incentives. Journal of the European Economic Association, 4 (2-3). pp. 404-414. ISSN 1542-4774

Besley, Tim and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2005) Competition and incentives with motivated agents. American Economic Review, 95 (3). pp. 616-636. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2005) Participatory democracy in action: survey evidence from South India. Journal of the European Economic Association, 3 (2-3). pp. 648-657. ISSN 1542-4766

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2005) Credible pensions. Fiscal Studies, 26 (1). pp. 119-135. ISSN 1475-5890

Burgess, Robin and Besley, Timothy (2004) Can labour regulation hinder economic performance?: evidence from India. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119 (1). pp. 91-134. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2003) Elected versus appointed regulators : theory and evidence. Journal of the European Economic Association, 1 (5). p. 1176. ISSN 1542-4766

Burgess, Robin and Besley, Tim (2003) Halving global poverty. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 17 (3). pp. 3-22. ISSN 0895-3309

Besley, Tim and Case, Anne (2003) Political institutions and policy choices : evidence from the United States. Journal of Economic Literature, 41 (1). pp. 7-73. ISSN 0022-0515

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2003) Centralized versus decentralized provision of local public goods: a political economy approach. Journal of Public Economics, 87 (12). pp. 2611-2637. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2003) Incentives, choice and accountability in the provision of public services. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 19 (2). pp. 235-249. ISSN 0266-903X

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2003) On the public choice critique of welfare economics. Public Choice, 114 (3). pp. 253-273. ISSN 0048-5829

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (2003) Political institutions and policy outcomes : evidence from the United States. Journal of Economic Literature, 41 (1). pp. 7-73. ISSN 0022-0515

Burgess, Robin and Besley, Tim (2002) The political economy of government responsiveness: theory and evidence from India. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117 (4). p. 1415. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2001) Government versus private ownership of public goods. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 116 (4). pp. 1343-1372. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Tim and Coate, Stephen (2001) Lobbying and welfare in a representative democracy. Review of Economic Studies, 68 (1). pp. 67-82. ISSN 0034-6527

Besley, Timothy (2001) From micro to macro : public policies and aggregate economic performance. Fiscal Studies, 22 (3). pp. 357-374. ISSN 0143-5671

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2001) Political agency, government responsiveness and the role of the media. European Economic Review, 45 (04-Jun). pp. 629-640. ISSN 0014-2921

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2001) Public versus private ownership of public goods. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 116 (4). pp. 1343-1372. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2000) Land reform, poverty reduction and growth: evidence from India. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115 (2). pp. 389-430. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (2000) Unnatural experiments: estimating the incidence of endogenous policies. Economic Journal, 110 (467). F672-F694. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy and Rosen, H. (1999) Sales taxes and prices: an empirical analysis. National Tax Journal, 52 (2). pp. 157-178. ISSN 0028-0283

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (1999) Does inequality mean slow growth? Centrepiece, 4 (1). pp. 24-29. ISSN 1362-3761

Besley, Timothy and Rosen, Harvey (1999) Sales taxes and prices : an empirical analysis. National Tax Journal, 52 (2). pp. 157-178. ISSN 0028-0283

Besley, Timothy, Hall, John and Preston, Ian (1999) The demand for private health insurance : do waiting lists matter? Journal of Public Economics, 72 (2). pp. 155-181. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy, Hall, J. and Preston, I. (1999) The demand for private health insurance: do waiting lists matter? Journal of Public Economics, 72 (2). pp. 155-181. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Seabright, Paul (1999) The effects and policy implications of state aids to industry. Economic Policy, 14 (28). pp. 13-53. ISSN 0266-4658

Besley, Timothy, Hall, John and Preston, Ian (1998) Private and public health insurance in the UK. European Economic Review, 42 (03-May). pp. 491-497. ISSN 0014-2921

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1998) Sources of inefficiency in a representative democracy : a dynamic analysis. American Economic Review, 88 (1). pp. 139-156. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Rosen, Harvey (1998) Vertical externalities in tax setting : evidence from gasoline and cigarettes. Journal of Public Economics, 70 (3). pp. 383-398. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy, Preston, Ian and Ridge, Michael (1997) Fiscal anarchy in the UK : modelling poll tax non-compliance. Journal of Public Economics, 64 (2). pp. 137-152. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Dixit, Avinash (1997) James Mirrlees'' contributions to the theory of information and incentives. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 99 (2). pp. 207-235. ISSN 0347-0520

Besley, Timothy (1997) Monopsony and time-consistency : sustainable pricing policy for perennial crops. Review of Development Economics, 1 (1). pp. 57-70. ISSN 1363-6669

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1997) An economic model of representative democracy. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 112 (1). pp. 85-114. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Levenson, Alec (1996) The anatomy of an informal financial market : Roscas in Taiwan. Journal of Development Economics, 51 (1). pp. 45-68. ISSN 0304-3878

Besley, Timothy and Levenson, Alec (1996) The role of informal finance in household capital accumulation: evidence from Taiwan. Economic Journal, 106 (434). pp. 39-59. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (1995) Does electoral accountability affect economic policy choices: evidence from gubernatorial term limits. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110 (3). pp. 769-798. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1995) Group lending, repayment incentives and social collateral. Journal of Development Economics, 46 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0304-3878

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (1995) Incumbent behavior: vote seeking, tax setting and yardstick competition. American Economic Review, 85 (1). pp. 25-45. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy (1995) Nonmarket institutions for credit and risk-sharing in low-income countries. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9 (3). pp. 115-127. ISSN 0895-3309

Besley, Timothy (1995) Property rights and investment incentives : theory and evidence from Ghana. Journal of Political Economy, 103 (5). pp. 903-937. ISSN 0022-3808

Besley, Timothy and Jewitt, Ian (1995) Uniform taxation and consumer preferences. Journal of Public Economics, 58 (1). pp. 73-84. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1995) The design of income maintenance programs. Review of Economic Studies, 62 (2). pp. 187-221. ISSN 0034-6527

Besley, Timothy and Gouveia, Miguel (1994) Alternative systems of health care provision. Economic Policy, 9 (2). pp. 200-258. ISSN 0266-4658

Besley, Timothy (1994) How do market failures justify interventions in rural credit markets? World Bank Research Observer, 9 (1). pp. 27-47. ISSN 0257-3032

Besley, Timothy, Coate, Stephen and Loury, Glenn (1994) Rotating savings and credit associations, credit markets and efficiency. Review of Economic Studies, 61 (4). pp. 701-719. ISSN 0034-6527

Besley, Timothy (1994) Three approaches to public economics. International Tax and Public Finance, 1 (2). pp. 197-204. ISSN 0927-5940

Banerjee, Abhijit, Besley, Timothy and Guinnane, Timothy W (1994) Thy neighbor''s keeper: the design of a credit cooperative with theory and a test. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 109 (2). pp. 491-515. ISSN 0033-5533

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (1993) Modelling technology adoption decisions in developing countries. American Economic Review, 83 (2). pp. 396-402. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and McLaren, John (1993) Taxes and bribery : the role of wage incentives. Economic Journal, 103 (1). pp. 119-141. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy, Coate, Stephen and Loury, Glenn (1993) The economics of rotating savings and credit associations. American Economic Review, 83 (4). pp. 792-810. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Suzumura, Kotaro (1992) Taxation and welfare in an oligopoly with strategic commitment. International Economic Review, 33 (2). pp. 413-431. ISSN 0020-6598

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1992) Understanding welfare stigma : taxpayer resentment and statistical discrimination. Journal of Public Economics, 48 (2). pp. 165-183. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1992) Workfare versus welfare: incentive arguments for work requirements in poverty alleviation programmes. American Economic Review, 82 (1). pp. 249-261. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy and Jewitt, Ian (1991) Decentralizing public good supply. Econometrica, 59 (6). pp. 1769-1778. ISSN 0012-9682

Azam, Jean-Paul and Besley, Timothy (1991) Peasant supply response under food rationing : the role of the food market. European Journal of Political Economy, 7 (3). pp. 331-343. ISSN 0176-2680

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1991) Public provision of private goods and the redistribution of income. American Economic Review, 81 (4). pp. 979-984. ISSN 0002-8282

Besley, Timothy (1991) Welfare improving user charges for publicly provided private goods. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 93 (4). pp. 495-510. ISSN 0347-0520

Besley, Timothy (1990) Means testing versus universal provision in poverty alleviation programs. Economica, 57 (225). pp. 119-129. ISSN 0013-0427

Besley, Timothy (1990) Optimal reimbursement health insurance : an application of profit functions and Frischian demands. Journal of Economic Theory, 51 (2). pp. 403-422. ISSN 0022-0531

Besley, Timothy (1989) Commodity taxation and imperfect competition : a note on the effects of entry. Journal of Public Economics, 40 (3). pp. 359-367. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy (1989) Ex ante evaluation of health states and the provision for ill-health. Economic Journal, 99 (394). pp. 132-146. ISSN 0013-0133

Azam, Jean-Paul and Besley, Timothy (1989) General equilibrium with parallel markets for goods and foreign exchange : theory and application to Ghana. World Development, 17 (12). pp. 1921-1930. ISSN 0305-750X

Besley, Timothy (1989) Publicly provided disaster insurance for health and the control of moral hazard. Journal of Public Economics, 39 (2). pp. 141-156. ISSN 0047-2727

Besley, Timothy (1989) A definition of luxury and necessity for cardinal utility functions. Economic Journal . pp. 844-849. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy (1989) The demand for health care and health insurance. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 5 (1). pp. 21-33. ISSN 0266-903X

Besley, Timothy and Kanbur, Ravi (1988) Food subsidies and poverty alleviation. Economic Journal, 98 (392). pp. 701-719. ISSN 0013-0133

Besley, Timothy and Preston, Ian (1988) Invariance and the axiomatics of income tax progression: a comment. Bulletin of Economic Research, 40 (2). pp. 159-163. ISSN 0307-3378

Besley, Timothy (1988) Optimal reimbursement health insurance and the theory of Ramsey Taxation. Journal of Health Economics, 7 . pp. 321-336. ISSN 0167-6296

Besley, Timothy (1988) Rationing, income effects and supply response : a theoretical note. Oxford Economic Papers, 40 (2). pp. 378-389. ISSN 0030-7653

Besley, Timothy (1988) Tied-in credit with a monopoly product market. Economics Letters, 28 (2). pp. 105-108. ISSN 0165-1765

Besley, Timothy (1988) A simple model for merit good arguments. Journal of Public Economics, 35 (3). pp. 371-383. ISSN 0047-2727

Book Section

Besley, Timothy and Jayaraman, Rajshri (2010) Introduction: institutional microeconomics of development. In: Besley, Timothy and Jayaraman, Rajshri, (eds.) Institutional Microeconomics of Development. CESifo seminar series. The MIT Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9780262014069

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2009) Property rights and economic development. In: Rodrick, Dani and Rosenzweig, M. R., (eds.) Handbook of Development Economics. Handbooks in economics,5. Elsevier, pp. 4525-4595. ISBN 9780444529442

Besley, Timothy and Kudamatsu, Masayuki (2008) Making autocracy work. In: Helpman, Elhanan, (ed.) Instiutions and Economic Performance. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA. ISBN 9780674030770

Besley, Timothy, Burgess, Robin and Esteve-Volart, Berta (2007) The policy origins of poverty and growth in India. In: Besley, Timothy and Cord, Louise J., (eds.) Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor Growth: Insights and Lessons From Country. Palgrave Macmillan for The World Bank, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780821365151

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2006) Public goods and economic development. In: Banerjee, Abhijit, Benabou, R and Mookherjee, D, (eds.) Understanding Poverty. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 285-302. ISBN 0195305205

Besley, Timothy (2005) Introduction: Development challenges in the 1990s: leading policymakers speak from experience. In: Besley, Timothy and Zagha, Roberto, (eds.) Development Challenges in the 1990s: Leading Policymakers Speak From Experience. Oxford University Press and The World Bank, New York, USA, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780821358726

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2005) Incentives, risk and accountability in organizations. In: Hutter, Bridget and Power, Michael, (eds.) Organizational Encounters With Risk. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 149-166. ISBN 0521609283

Besley, Timothy (2004) Elected versus appointed regulators. In: Rowley, Charles K and Schneider, Friedrich, (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Public Choice. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht ; London. ISBN 0-306478285

Besley, Timothy, Coate, Stephen and Guinnane, Timothy (2004) Incentives, information, and welfare : England''s new Poor Law and the workhouse test. In: Guinnane, Timothy W, Sundstrom, William A and Whatley, Warren, (eds.) History Matters : Essays in Honour of Paul David. Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., pp. 245-270. ISBN 0-804743983

Besley, Timothy (2004) Welfare economics and public choice. In: Rowley, Charles K and Schneider, Friedrich, (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Public Choice. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht ; London. ISBN 0-306478285

Besley, Timothy, Burgess, Robin and Prat, Andrea (2002) Mass media and political accountability. In: Islam, Roumeen, Djankov, Simeon and McLiesh, Caralee, (eds.) The Right to Tell: the Role of Mass Media in Economic Development. WBI development studies. The World Bank, Washington, D.C, USA, pp. 45-60. ISBN 0821352032

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2002) An economic model of representative democracy. In: Basu, Kaushik, (ed.) Readings in Political Economy. Blackwell readings for contemporary economics. Blackwell Publishers, Malden, Mass. ISBN 0-63-122332-0

Besley, Timothy (2001) Political institutions and policy competition. In: Kochendorfer-Lucius, Gudrun and Pleskovic, Boris, (eds.) The Institutional Foundations of a Market Economy. Villa Borsig Workshop Series 2000. The World Bank, Washington, D.C, pp. 102-109.

Banerjee, Abhijit, Besley, Timothy and Guinnane, Timothy W (2000) Thy neighbor's keeper : the design of a credit cooperative with theory and a test. In: Bardhan, Pranab and Udry, Christopher, (eds.) Readings in Development Microeconomics. Readings in economics,Volume. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.. ISBN 0-262-02484-5; 0-262-52282-9

Besley, Timothy (1999) Property rights and investment incentives. In: Newman, Peter, (ed.) New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law. Macmillan, London.

Besley, Timothy and McLaren, John (1999) Taxes and bribery : the role of wage incentives. In: The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets. Volume 2. the Economics of Illegal Activities. International library of critical writings in economics; vol. 111. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 1-85898-930-2

Besley, Timothy (1997) The political economy of targeting : theory and experience. In: Bruno, Michael and Pleskovic, Boris, (eds.) UNSPECIFIED The World Bank, Washington, DC. ISBN 0-821-337-866

Besley, Timothy (1995) Savings, credit and insurance. In: Behrman, Jere and Srinivasan, T N, (eds.) Handbook of Development Economics, Volume 3. Handbooks in economics; v. 9. North Holland, Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444884815

Besley, Timothy (1993) Targeting taxes and transfers : administrative costs and policy design in developing countries. In: Hoff, Karla, Braverman, Avishay and Stiglitz, J, (eds.) The Economics of Rural Organization : Theory, Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press for the World Bank, Oxford. ISBN 0-195208889

Besley, Timothy and Collier, P (1991) Import compression and trade policy. In: Frimpong Ansah, J H, Kanbur, S M R and Svedberg, P, (eds.) Trade and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 203-230. ISBN 0-71-903478-7

Banerjee, Anindya and Besley, Timothy (1991) Moral hazard, limited liability and taxation : a principal agent model. In: Sinclair, Peter J N and Slater, Martin D E, (eds.) Taxation, Private Information and Capital. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 46-60. ISBN 0-19-828729-1

Besley, Timothy (1991) The demand for health care and health insurance. In: McGuire, Alistair, Fenn, Paul and Mayhew, Ken, (eds.) Providing Health Care : the Economics of Alternative Systems of Finance and Delivery. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 46-64. ISBN 0-198283229

Besley, Timothy and Kanbur, Ravi (1991) The principles of targeting. In: Balasubramanyam, V N and Lall, S, (eds.) Current Issues in Development Economics. Macmillan Education, Basingstoke, pp. 69-90.

Besley, Timothy and Jewitt, I (1990) Optimal uniform taxation and the structure of consumer preferences. In: Myles, G D, (ed.) Measurement and Modelling in Economics. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, pp. 131-147. ISBN 0-44-488515-3

Monograph

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2013) Profit with purpose? a theory of social enterprise with experimental evidence. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 047. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini, Leight, Jessica and Rao, Vijayendra (2011) The regulation of land markets: evidence from tenancy reform in India. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 031. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2011) Taxation and regulation of bonus pay. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 030. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Dewatripont, Mathias and Guriev, Sergei (2010) Transition and transition impact: a review of the concept and implications for the EBRD. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Besley, Timothy and Reynal-Querol, Marta (2009) Do democracies select more educated leaders. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2009) State capacity, conflict and development. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 10. Suntory Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Mueller, Hannes (2009) Estimating the peace dividend: the impact of violence on house prices in Northern Ireland. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 11. Suntory Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Burchardi, Konrad B. and Bevan, Gwen (2009) Naming and shaming: the impacts of different regimes on hospital waiting times in England Wales. 7306. Centre for economic policy research.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2009) The de Soto effect. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 008. Suntory Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2009) Property rights and economic development. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP/2009/6. Suntory Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2009) The incidence of civil war: theory and evidence. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 005. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Meads, Neil and Surico, Paolo (2008) Household external finance and consumption. Discussion Papers, 6934. Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2007) Just rewards? Local politics and public resource allocation in South India. DEDPS 49. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Kudamatsu, Masayuki (2007) Making autocracy work. DEDPS 48. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Preston, Ian (2006) Electoral bias and policy choice: theory and evidence. PEPP/17. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Burgess, Robin and Donaldson, David (2006) Confronting global poverty: the role of institutions, expanding opportunities and market liberalization. EGDI Secretariat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN EGDI Secretariat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Working or shirking? a closer look at MPs’ expenses and parliamentary attendance. PEPP 15. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Working or shirking?: a closer look at MPs’ expenses and parliamentary attendance. PEPP/15. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Payne, A. Abigail (2005) Implementation of anti-discrimination policy: does judicial selection matter? PEPP/4. Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2005) Political selection and the quality of government: evidence from south India. DEDPS 44. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Smart, Michael (2005) Fiscal restraints and voter welfare. PEPP/6. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2005) Handcuffs for the grabbing hand: media capture and government accountability. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3132 2002, PEPP/7. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2005) Political selection and the quality of government: evidence from South India. PEPP/8. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Persson, Torsten and Sturm, Daniel.M (2005) Political competition and economic performance: theory and evidence from the United States. PEPP/5. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2004) Credible pensions. Discussion paper: UBS Pensions Series 030, 525. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2004) Competition and incentives with motivated agents. CEPR discussion paper no. 4641, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2003) Competition and incentives with motivated agents. Theoretical Economics; TE/2003/465, TE/03/465. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2003) Incentives, choice and accountability in the provision of Public Services. CARR Discussion Papers, DP 14. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2003) Pension fund governance and the choice between defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Discussion paper: UBS Pensions Series 012, 454. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2003) Can labor regulation hinder economic performance : evidence from India. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2003) Halving global poverty. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2003) Pension fund governance and the choice between defined benefit and defined contribution plans. CEPR discussion paper; no. 3955, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy, Faguet, Jean-Paul and Tommasi, Mariano (2003) A synoptic guide to decentralization. The Authors. (Unpublished)

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2002) Can labour regulation hinder economic performance? Evidence from India. DEDPS 33. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy, Burgess, Robin and Pratt, Andrea (2002) Mass media and political accountability. CARR Discussion Papers, DP 6. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2002) Can labour regulation hinder economic performance: evidence from India. CEPR discussion paper no. 3260, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Smart, Michael (2002) Does tax competition raise voter welfare. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3131 2002, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (2002) Political institutions and policy choices : evidence from the United States. CEPR discussion paper no. 3498, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (2001) Government versus private ownership of public goods. CEPR discussion paper; no. 2725, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2001) Issue unbundling via citizens'' initiatives. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2857 2001, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2001) The political economy of government responsiveness : theory and evidence from India. CEPR discussion paper ; no. 2721, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, S (2000) Issue unbundling via citizens'' initiatives. NBER Working Paper, No. 8036. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (2000) The political economy of government responsiveness: theory and evidence from India. Development Economics discussion paper; DEDPS 28, DEDPS 28. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2000) Centralized versus decentralized provision of local public goods : a political economy analysis. CEPR discussion paper no. 2495, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (2000) Elected versus appointed regulators : theory and evidence. CEPR discussion paper; no. 2381, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Besley, Timothy and Ghatak, Maitreesh (1999) Public-private partnership for the provision of public goods : theory and an application to NGOs. Development Economics discussion paper; DEDPS 17, DEDPS No. 17. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Burgess, Robin (1998) Land reform, poverty reduction and growth : evidence from India. Development Economics discussion paper; DEDPS 13, DEDPS 13. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Pande, Rohini (1998) Read my lips : the political economy of information transmission. Theoretical Economics; TE/1998/355, TE/98/355. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1997) Analyzing the case for government intervention in a representative democracy. Theoretical Economics; TE/1997/335, TE/07/335. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Coate, Stephen (1997) Lobbying and welfare in a representative democracy. Theoretical Economics; TE/1997/334, TE/1997/334. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Besley, Timothy and Rosen, HS (1997) Vertical externalities in tax setting : evidence from gasoline and cigarettes. IFS working papers ; W97/23, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London.

Besley, Timothy and Case, Anne (1994) Diffusion as a learning process : evidence from HYV Cotton. Woodrow Wilson School, Research Program in Development Studies Discussion Paper; No. 174 (May 1994), Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ.

Besley, Timothy and McLaren, John (1990) Monitoring and wage incentives : capitulation versus efficiency wages. Woodrow Wilson School, John M. Olin Program Discussion Paper, (October 1990)., .

Besley, Timothy and Banerjee, Abhijit (1990) Peer group externalities and learning incentives : a theory of nerd behavior. Woodrow Wilson School, John M. Olin Program Discussion Paper; No. 68, (October 1990), .

Besley, Timothy and Coate, S (1989) Workfare vs welfare : incentive arguments for work requirements in poverty alleviation programs. Warwick economics research paper ; no. 314, University of Warwick, Department of Economics, Coventry.

Banerjee, Anindya and Besley, Timothy (1988) Moral hazard and limited liability in the market for loans : credit restriction versus credit rationing. CEPR discussion paper ; no. 261, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

Conference or Workshop Item

Besley, Timothy, Ilzetzki, Ethan and Persson, Torsten (2010) Weak states and steady states: the dynamics of fiscal capacity. In: The Political Economy of Economic Development, April 30th - May 1st 2010, Manresa, Spain. (Unpublished)

Besley, Timothy (2008) Inflation and the global economy. In: Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce, 22 April 2008, London.

Besley, Timothy (2007) Consumption and Interest Rates. In: Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Economic and Social Research Council at Chartered, 2007, Accountants' Hall..

Besley, Timothy (2007) Inflation and the service sector. In: Breakfast Club on 18 January 2007, 18/01/1997, Cardiff.

Besley, Timothy, Persson, Torsten and Sturm, Daniel (2005) Political competition and economic performance: theory and evidence from the United States. In: Public Sector Economics, 22-24 Apr 2005, Munich, Germany. (Unpublished)

Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2001) Handcuffs for the grabbing hand: the role of the media in political accountability. In: CEPR/SNS Public Policy Symposium, 7-8 Sep 2001, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Besley, Timothy, Griffith, Rachel and Klemm, Alexander (2001) Empirical evidence on fiscal interdependence in OECD countries. In: World tax competition conference, 01 Jan 2001, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Book

Besley, Tim and Van Reenen, John, eds. (2013) Investing for prosperity: a manifesto for growth. London Publishing Partnership , London, UK. ISBN 9781909890022

Besley, Timothy and Persson, Torsten (2011) Pillars of prosperity: the political economics of development clusters. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., USA. ISBN 9780691152684

Besley, Timothy, Blundell, Richard, Gammie, Malcolm and Poterba, James, eds. (2010) Dimensions of tax design: the Mirrlees review. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978019955375-4

Besley, Timothy and Cord, Louise J., eds. (2007) Delivering on the promise of pro-poor growth: insights and lessons from country. Palgrave Macmillan for The World Bank, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780821365151

Besley, Timothy (2006) Principled agents?: the political economy of good government. The Lindahl lectures . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0199283915

Besley, Timothy and Zagha, Roberto, eds. (2005) Development challenges of the 1990s: leading policy makers speak from experience. Oxford University Press and World Bank, New York, USA. ISBN 9780821358726

Website

Besley, Timothy and Van Reenen, John (2013) Investing in UK prosperity: skills, infrastructure and innovation can get us out of the current stasis. British Politics and Policy at LSE (31 Jan 2013) Blog Entry.

Besley, Timothy (2011) Plan B is the wrong rhetoric, but the Treasury must spell out a strategic vision for the UK’s economic growth. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Jun 2011) Blog Entry.

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