Bread Working Paper No. 510, April 2017

Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design Michael Carlos Best, Jonas Hjort, David Szakonyi Abstract How much of the variation in state effectiveness is due to the individuals and organizations responsible for implementing policy? We investigate this question and its implications for policy design in the context of public […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 519, January 2018

The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employment in Africa Jonas Hjort, Jonas Poulsen Abstract To show how fast Internet affects employment in Africa, we exploit the gradual arrival of submarine Inter- net cables on the coast and maps of the terrestrial cable network. Robust difference-in-differences estimates from three datasets covering 12 countries show large positive […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 525, July 2018

Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort,Gianmarco León, Matthieu Teachout Abstract We study the relationship between firms’ output quality and their choice of organizational structure. To do so, we use data on each step of the production and transaction chain that makes up Peruvian fishmeal manufacturing. We first show […]