Stephan Litschig

Research


Research Interests


Publications

  1. "Are Rules-based Government Programs Shielded from Special-Interest Politics? Evidence from Revenue-Sharing Transfers in Brazil," UPF Working Paper 1144, Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96: 1047-1060.
  2. "The Impact of Intergovernmental Transfers on Education Outcomes and Poverty Reduction," with Kevin M. Morrison, AEJ: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(4): 206-240. Online Appendix.
  3. "Saving Lives: Evidence from a Conditional Food Supplementation Program," with Marian Meller, BGSE Working Paper 609, Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(4): 1017-1055. Online Appendix.
  4. "Adapting the Supply of Education to the Needs of Girls: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Rural India," with Marian Meller, BGSE Working Paper 805, Journal of Human Resources, 2016, 51(3): 760-802. Online Appendix.

Working Papers

  1. "Audit Risk and Rent Extraction: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Brazil," with Yves Zamboni, BGSE Working Paper 554, R & R, Journal of Development Economics. Online Appendix.
  2. "Long-run Impacts of Intergovernmental Transfers," with Irineu de Carvalho Filho, BGSE Working Paper 718. Online Appendix.
  3. "Judicial Presence and Rent Extraction," with Yves Zamboni, BGSE Working Paper 796, R & R, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. Online Appendix.

Work in Progress

  1. "Policy Choices in Assembly vs. Representative Democracies: Evidence from Swiss Communes," with Patricia Funk.
  2. "Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile," with Maria Paula Gerardino, Ben Olken and Dina Pomeranz.
  3. "Which Tail Matters? Inequality and Growth in Brazil" with María Lombardi.