Some Publications and Working Papers
Recent working papers
- Distributional Effects of COVID-19 on Spending: A First Look at the Evidence from Spain(with J. G. Montalvo)
- Colonization, early settlers and development: the case of Latin America (with J.G. Montalvo)
- Gender and credit risk: a view from the loan officers' desk (with J. G. Montalvo)
- Measuring inequality from above (with J. G. Montalvo and J.C. Muñoz)
- The Colonial Origins of State Capacity: Evidence from Spanish Conquerors in Latin America (join with T. Besley)
- Improving the accessibility to public schools in urban areas of developing countries through a location model (joint with Jesica de Armas and Helena Ramalhinho)
Tracking the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequality at high frequency (with Aspachs, Durante, Graziano, Mestres and Montalvo), PLOS ONE, 2021
- Real-Time Inequality and the Welfare State in Motion: Evidence from COVID-19 in Spain (with Aspachs, Durante, Graziano, Mestres and Montalvo), Forthcoming in Economic Policy
- Ethnic diversity and growth: revisiting the evidence (wit J. G. Montalvo), forthcoming Review of Economics and Statistics, 2021.
- Earthquakes and terrorism: lhe long run effect of seismic shocks (join
with José G. Montalvo), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019.
- The logic of hereditary rule: theory and evidence (with T. Besley), Journal of Economic Growth, 2017.
- Resilient leaders and intstituional reform: Theory and Evidence (with T. Besley and T. Persson),
- The Legacy of Historical Conflict.
Evidence from Africa (with T. Besley), American Political Science Review, 2014, 108 (2), 319-336.
- Do democracies
select more educated leaders? (with T. Besley), American
Political Science Review, August 2011, vol. 105 (3).
- Do educated leaders matter?
(with T. Besley and J. G. Montalvo), Economic Journal, 121,
- Poverty and civil
wars: revisiting the evidence (with Djankov), Review of
Economics and Statistics, vol. 92 (4), nov. 2010.
polarization and the duration of civil wars (with J. Montalvo),
Economics of Governance, vol 11 (2), april 2010.
with multiple personalities (with Djankov and Montalvo), Journal
of Comparative Economics, 37, 217-229, 2009.
- The curse of aid (with Djankov
and Montalvo), Journal of Economic Growth, 13 (3), September
- Discrete polarization with an application
to the determinants of genocides (with Montalvo), Economic
Journal, 118 (553), November 2008, 1835-1865.
- The Aftermath of war
(with Chen and Loayza), World Bank Economic Review, 2008.
- Fighting against malaria: prevent wars
while waiting for the miraculous vaccines (with J. G. Montalvo).
Data on malaria. Review of Economics
and Statistics, 89 (1), 165-177, 2007. Reference to the main
result of the paper in The Economist.
- Does foreign aid help? (with
Djankov and Montalvo), CATO Journal, vol. 26 (1), winter
- Ethnic polarization, potential
conflict and civil war (with J. G. Montalvo), American
Economic Review, 95 (3), 796-816, June 2005.
- Does democracy preempt civil wars?,
European Journal of Political Economy, 21, 445-465, June
- Ethnic diversity and economic development
(with J. G. Montalvo), Journal of Development Economics,
April 2005. Data on ethnic fractionalization
and polarization (excel and stata) using the WCE. If used
please cite M. Reynal-Querol (2002), "Ethnicity, political
systems and civil wars" (Journal of Conflict Resolution 46(1),
29-54) and/or Montalvo and Reynal-Querol (2005), Ethnic polarization,
potential conflict and civil war, American Economic Review, 2005.
- Religious polarization and economic
development (with J. G. Montalvo), Economic Letters,
- Ethnic divertsity, political systems and conflict (with J. G.
Montalvo), Welt Trends, 38, 2003.
- Political Systems, Stability
and Civil Wars, Defense and Peace Economics, Vol. 13(6),
2002. pp. 465-483.
- Ethnicity, Political Systems
and Civil War, Journal of Conflict Resolution. Vol.
46 N.1, February 2002. 29-54. One of the
most frequently cited articles of the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Work in progress and old WP
- The economics of earhquakes (with J. G. Montalvo)
- The causes of civil
wars (with S. Djankov), new version december 2010.
- The curse of aid (with S. Djankov
and J. G. Montalvo), Universitat Pompeu Fabra Working Paper 870,
June 2005, ABC
segment on aid effectiveness. They use our paper "The
curse of aid" in a discussion with J. Sachs (1-06-2006).
- A Contribution
on the Measurement of Religious Diversity. PRPES Working Paper
No.4 , Wheatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard
the Conflict Trap: Civil War and Development Policy. (joint
with Paul Collier, Lani Elliot, Havard Hegre, Anke Hoeffler, Nicholas
Sambanis) World Bank Policy Research Report. Oxford, UK: Oxford
University Press, 2003. The Economist's
article on this book the 22nd of may of 2003.
Book chapters and non-referred articles
- The Ethnic Roots of Conflict", chapter forthcoming in a book
on development/underdevelopment and armed conflict/security, edited
by the Military Center for Strategic Studies, Ministero della
Difesa, Roma, Italy, 2005.
- "On the Measurement of Social Capital:
conceptual and empirical issues" (joint with J.G. Montalvo),
forthcoming Perez and Pardo (ed.) Social capital: a Multidisciplinary
- "Measuring the Costs of Civil Wars", (joint with Anke Hoeffler),
Oxford University, Oxford U.K. (2003). Processed.