Stephan Litschig


Research Interests


  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.
  4. "Policy Choices in Assembly vs. Representative Democracies: Evidence from Swiss Communes," with Patricia Funk, GRIPS Discussion Paper 17-07. Online appendix.
  5. "Which Tail Matters? Inequality and Growth in Brazil" with María Lombardi, GRIPS Discussion Paper 17-08 with online appendix.

Work in Progress

  1. "Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile," with Maria Paula Gerardino and Dina Pomeranz.