Simon’s Papers

Testimony to Congressional Committees, 2008-2010: complete list, with links

Testimony to Congressional Committees, 2011-12:

Testimony to Senate Budget Committee, February 1st, 2011: hearing on the economic outlook

Testimony to Congressional Oversight Panel, TARP, March 4th, 2011: TARP’s Impact on Financial Stability

Testimony to Joint Economic Committee of Congress, June 21, 2011: hearing on fiscal policy

Testimony to House Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumers Credit, July 8, 2011: hearing on legislation to change rules for bank examinations

Testimony to joint hearing of House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, July 13, 2011: hearing on “Tax Reform and the Tax Treatment of Debt and Equity”

Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee, July 26, 2011: hearing on VAT and tax reform

Testimony to Financial Institutions Subcommittee of Senate Banking Committee, December 7, 2011: hearing on large, complex financial institutions

Testimony to subcommittees of House Financial Services Committee, January 18, 2012: hearing on the Volcker Rule

Testimony to the Senate Budget Committee, February 1st, 2012: hearing on the eurozone

 

Academic Papers

Note: final working paper versions for most of these papers are also available from NBER: http://www.nber.org/papers  or try this link.

A. Selected Papers by Theme, With Links (includes publications and working papers)

TOO BIG TO FAIL

“Too Big To Fail: Government Promises vs. Investor Perceptions,” with Todd Gormley and Changyong Rhee, working paper, July 2010.

MACROECONOMIC INSTABILITY

“Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson and Yunyong Thaicharoen. Published in Journal of Monetary Economics, 50, pp. 49-123, January 2003. Final working paper version.

HEALTH AND GROWTH

“Disease and Development,” with Daron Acemoglu. Published in the Journal of Political Economy, 115, pp. 925-985, December 2007. Final working paper versionUnpublished appendices.

Comment on Ashraf, Lester, and Weil.  Published in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2008.  Their draft chapter is here, together with the rest of the book.

“Disease and Development: A Reply to Bloom, Canning, and Fink,” with Daron Acemoglu. September 2009.  Working paper.

LONG-RUN GROWTH

“Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by Philippe Aghion and Stephen Durlauf, Elsevier, North Holland, 2005.  Final version.

“Income and Democracy,” with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Pierre Yared.  Published in American Economic Review, 98(3), pp. 808-42, June 2008; final working paper version

“Reevaluating the Modernization Hypothesis,” with Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, and Pierre Yared, June 2009.  Working paper.

“The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, and Economic Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, American Economic Review, June 2005.  Final version.

“Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution,” with Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson, Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2002, Final version.

“The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation,” with Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson, American Economic Review, December 2001, volume 91, Number 5, pp.1369-1401.  Published version.

Replies to comments by David Albouy: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011.  Accepted version of our reply, forthcoming in American Economic Review (this link), and unpublished appendix tables.

MEASURING INCOME AND GROWTH

“Is Newer Better?  Penn World Table Revisions and Their Impact on Growth Estimates,” with William Larson, Chris Papageorgiou, and Arvind Subramanian, July 2010 (revised).  Latest working paper.  An earlier version is also available as a NBER working paper.

FINANCE

“Unbundling Institutions,” with Daron Acemoglu. Published in Journal of Political Economy, October 2005, 113(5), pp. 949-995. Working paper version.

“Determinants of Vertical Integration: Financial Development and Contracting Costs,” with Daron Acemoglu and Todd Mitton. Published in Journal of Finance, 2009, 63(3), pp. 1251-1290. Final working paper version.

“Propping and Tunnelling,” with Eric Friedman and Todd Mitton, Journal of Comparative Economics, September 2003.  Working paper version.

 POLITICAL CONNECTIONS

“Cronyism and capital controls: evidence from Malaysia,” with Todd Mitton. Published in Journal of Financial Economics, final working paper version

 

B. Full List of Publications by Date (since 2000)

“Determinants of Vertical Integration: Contracts, Finance, and Regulation” with Daron Acemoglu and Todd Mitton.  Journal of Finance, 2009, 63(3), pp. 1251-1290

“Mixing Family with Business,” with Marianne Bertrand, Krislert Samphantharak, and Antoinette Schoar.  Journal of Financial Economics, 2008.

“When Does Policy Reform Work?  The Case of Central Bank Independence,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, with Daron Acemoglu, Pablo Querubin, and James Robinson, 2008.

“Income and Democracy,” with Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Pierre Yared, American Economic Review, 2008.

“Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu, Journal of Political Economy, 2007.

“Unbundling Institutions,” with Daron Acemoglu, Journal of Political Economy, October 2005.

“The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change, and Economic Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, American Economic Review, June 2005.

“From Education to Democracy?”  With Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Pierre Yared, American Economic Review (papers and proceedings), May 2005.

“Propping and Tunnelling,” with Eric Friedman and Todd Mitton, Journal of Comparative Economics, September 2003.

“The Emergence of Temporal Correlations in a Study of Global Economic Interdependence” with Eric Friedman and Adam Landsberg, Quantitative Finance, 3, 2003, pp.296-305.

“Cronyism and Capital Controls: Evidence from Malaysia,” with Todd Mitton, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 67, No. 2, February 2003, pp.351-382.

“Disease and Development in Historical Perspective,” with Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Journal of the European Economic Association (papers and proceedings), 2003.

“Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth,” with Daron Acemoglu, Jim Robinson, and Yunyong Thaicharoen, Journal of Monetary Economics, 50(1), January, 2003, pp.49-123.

“Property Rights and Finance,” with John McMillan and Chris Woodruff, American Economic Review, December 2002, Volume 92, Number 5, pp.1335-1356.

“Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution,” with Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson, Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2002, Volume CXVII, Issue 4, pp.1231-1294.

“The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation,” with Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson, American Economic Review, December 2001, volume 91, Number 5, pp.1369-1401.

“Courts and Relational Contracts,” with John McMillan and Chris Woodruff, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, vol. 18 (1), April 2002: pp.221-277.

“Coase versus the Coasians,” with Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer, Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2001, Volume CXVI, Issue 3, pp.853-900.

“Escaping the Under-Reform Trap,” with Anders Aslund and Peter Boone, IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, 2001, pp.88-108.

“Corporate Governance in the Asian Financial Crisis” with Peter Boone, Alasdair Breach, and Eric Friedman, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 58, Nos. 1-2, October/November 2000, pp.141-186.

“Tunneling,” with Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer.  American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Vol.90, no.2, pp.22-27, May 2000.  Reprinted in Klaus J. Hopt and Eddy Wymeersch editors, Capital Markets and Company Law, Oxford University Press, February 2003.  Also reprinted in Governance and Expropriation, edited by Larry H.P. Lang, Edward Elgar, 2005.

“Why do Firms Hide?  Bribes and Unofficial Activity After Communism,” with Daniel Kaufmann, John McMillan and Chris Woodruff, Journal of Public Economics, 76, 2000, 3: pp.495-520.

“Dodging the Grabbing Hand: Determinants of Unofficial Activity in 69 countries” with Eric Friedman, Daniel Kaufmann and Pablo Zoido-Lobaton, Journal of Public Economics, 76, 3: 2000, pp. 459-493.