Timothy J. Besley

Department of Economics
London School of Economics
Houghton Street

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Institutional Affiliation: London School of Economics

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2020The Aggregate Consequences of Default Risk: Evidence from Firm-level Data
with Isabelle A. Roland, John Van Reenen: w26686
February 2019Norms, Enforcement, and Tax Evasion
with Anders Jensen, Torsten Persson: w25575
June 2012Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market
with Neil Meads, Paolo Surico
in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker, and Michael Woodford, editors
June 2009State Capacity, Conflict and Development
with Torsten Persson: w15088

Published: Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson, 2010. "State Capacity, Conflict, and Development," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(1), pages 1-34, 01. citation courtesy of

December 2008The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
with Torsten Persson: w14585
April 2007The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics
with Torsten Persson: w13028

Published: Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson, 2009. "The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(4), pages 1218-44, September. citation courtesy of

July 2005Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States
with Torsten Persson, Daniel Sturm: w11484
March 1999Vertical Externalities in Tax Setting: Evidence from Gasoline and Cigarettes
with Harvey S. Rosen: w6517

Published: Journal of Public Economics 70 (1998) 383-398 citation courtesy of

July 1998Sales Taxes and Prices: An Empirical Analysis
with Harvey S. Rosen: w6667

Published: National Tax Journal, Vol. 52, no. 2 (June 1999): 157-178. citation courtesy of

December 1994Unnatural Experiments? Estimating the Incidence of Endogenous Policies
with Anne Case: w4956

Published: Economic Journal, Vol. 110, no. 467, (November 2000), pp. F672-F694. citation courtesy of

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