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Research Publications

Economics of Incentives and Organizations


1.     Economic Theories of the Social Sector: From Nonprofits to Social Enterprise, forthcoming as a chapter in Walter W. Powell and Patricia Bromley (ed.s) The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 3rd edition, Stanford University Press, 2019.

2.       Pro-social Motivation and Incentives, (with Tim Besley), Annual Reviews of Economics, Volume 10, pp 411-438, 2018.

3.       Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise (with T. Besley). American Economic Journal - Economic Policy. Volume 9, Number 3, August 2017, Pages 19-58.

4.      Public-Private Partnership for the Provision of Public Goods: Theory and an Application to NGOs (with Tim Besley), Research in Economics, Volume 71, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 356371 (Earlier version available here). 

5.       Status Incentives (with Tim Besley), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2008.

6.      Sorting with Motivated Agents: Implications for School Competition and Teacher Incentives, (with Tim Besley), Journal of the European Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings, 2006.

7.       Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents (with Tim Besley), American Economic Review, June 2005.

8.       Incentives, risk and accountability in organizations (with Tim Besley), in Organizational Encounters with Risk (ed.s) Bridget Hutter and Michael Power, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

9.      Who should provide public goods? A Perspective from the Theory of Organizations?, in Development, Displacement and Disparity - India in the Last Quarter of the Century, (ed.s) S. Marjit and N. Banerjee, Orient Longman, 2005.

10.   Incentives, Choice and Accountability in the Provision of Public Services, (with Tim Besley), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 19 (2): Financing and Managing Public Services. 2003.

11.   Government versus Private Ownership of Public Goods, (with Tim Besley). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 116, No. 4, p.1343 1372, November 2001.

12.   Financially Interlinked Business Groups  (with Raja Kali) Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Vol. 10, Issue 4, p. 591-619, Winter 2001.


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