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Paul Dower / Пол Довер

Assistant Professor of Development Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, New York University, 2008


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Research interests / Исследовательские интересы

Development Economics, Economic History, Institutions and Economic Behavior, Law and Economics

Courses taught at NES / Преподавание в РЭШ

Topics in Development Economics, History of Economic Thought, Law and Economics, Law, Economics & Society, Environmental Economics, Microeconomics-1  


Office #2.37, 100 Novaya Street
Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia, 143025
Phone: +7 (495) 956-95-08 ext.148
E-mail: pdower(at)


Articles in refereed journals 

“A History of Resistance to Privatization in Russia” with Andrei Markevich. Journal of Comparative Economics (forthcoming).

“Signaling Credit-Worthiness: Land Titles, Banking Practices and Access to Formal Credit in Indonesia” with Elizabeth Potamites, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (forthcoming).

“Property Rights, Land Liquidity and Internal Migration” with Eugenia Chernina and Andrei Markevich. Journal of Development Economics, volume 110, September 2014, pages 191-215.

“Specificity of Control: The Case of Mexico’s Ejido Reform” with Tobias Pfutze. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, volume 91, July 2013, pages 13–33.

“Federalism and Conflict” with Shlomo Weber, in The Handbook of Fiscal Federalism II (forthcoming), eds. Ethisham Ahmad and Giorgio Brosio. 

“Ability to Deliver” and “Fiscal Capacity”, Chapters 3 and 4 in Who Governs Rural Russia, World Bank, 2010.

“Thinking about Money in Chaucer’s Shipman’s Tale” with Bill Rogers, in New Readings in Chaucer’s Poetry. Edited by Robert G. Benson and Susan J. Ridyard, Boydell and Brewer, 2003, pp. 119-38.

Working Papers

“Labor Surplus and Mass Mobilization: Russian Agriculture during the Great War”
with Andrei Markevich (under submission)

“Vote Suppression and Incomplete Property Rights” with Tobias Pfutze (under submission)

“Colonial Legacy, Linguistic Disenfranchisement and the Civil Conflict in Sri Lanka” with Shlomo Weber and Victor Ginsburgh 

“Land Titles and Violent Conflict in Rural Mexico” with Tobias Pfutze 

“Land Tenure and Productivity in Agriculture: The Case of the Stolypin Reform in Late Imperial Russia” with Andrei Markevich 

“The Potency of Power: Land Rights and Crop Production in Ghana” (under submission)

“Almost Anonymous Implicit Contracting” with Andrei Bremzen (under submission)

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