Publications (Selected)

Wantchekon, Klasnja and Novta. 2015 "Education and Human Capital Externalities; Evidence from Colonial Benin"Quarterly Journal of Economics. 130: 703-757

Hollyer and Wantchekon. "Corruption and Ideology in Autocracies" Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Forthcoming. 

Chong, de la O, Karlan and Wantchekon. "Does Corruption Information Inspire the Fight or Quash the Hope? A Field Experiment in Mexico on Voter Turnout, Choice and Party Identification" Journal of Politics. Forthcoming

Fujiwara and Wantchekon. "Can Public Deliberation Overcome Clientelism? Experimental Evidence from Benin", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5(4) (October 2013),  241-55

Blimpo, Harding and Wantchekon."Public Investment in Rural Infrastructure: Some Political Economy Considerations", Journal of African Economies (2013) 22: ii57-ii83

Nunn and Wantchekon. "The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa" American Economic Review 101 (December 2011): 3221–3252

Jensen and Wantchekon. “Resource Wealth and Political Regimes In Africa”. Comparative Political Studies 37.September (2004): 816-841.

Wantchekon. “The Paradox Of Warlord Democracy: A Theoretical Investigation”. American Political Science Review 98.1 (2004): 17-33.

Wantchekon,. “Clientelism And Voting Behavior: Evidence From A Field Experiment In Benin”. World Politics 55.April 2003 (2003): 399-422.

Ellman and Wantchekon. “Electoral Competition Under The Threat Of Political Unrest”. Quarterly Journal of Economics 115.2 (2000): 499-531.

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Wantchekon, and Serra. Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption. London: Emerald Books, 2012.
Wantchekon. Rever a Contre Courant: Autobiographie. Paris: Edition L’Harmattan, 2012.

Book Chapter

Wallenstein et al. “Conflict Prevention through Development Cooperation.” OECD Publications, 2000. Print.
Wantchekon, and Golder. “Africa: Dictatorial and Democratic Electoral Systems since 1946.” Handbook of Electoral System Design. London: Palgrave, 2004.
Wantchekon, Asadurian, and Nnadozie. “Transfer Dependence and Regional Disparities in Nigerian Federalism.” The Dynamics of Federalism: The Political Economy Reality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Print.
Wantchekon, and Vermeersch. “Information, Social Networks, and the Demand for Public Goods: Experimental Evidence from Benin.” Generating Genuine Demand for Accountability: Public Opinion and State Responsiveness. World Bank Publications, 2008.
Wantchekon, and Gallego. “Experimental Research on Clientelism and Vote-Buying: A Critical Survey.” Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption. London: Emerald Books, 2012. Print.
Wantchekon, Leonard. “Democracy and African Development.” Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Print.
Wantchekon, and O. “Experimental Research on Democracy and Development.” Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Journal Article

Wantchekon, and Blimpo. “School-Based Management and Primary Education Achievement in Benin.” n. pag. Print.
Cabrales, Calvo-Armengol, and Wantchekon. “Underground Insurgency and Democratic Revolution.” n. pag.
Wantchekon, and Ngomo. “Democratic Consolidation in Benin: Lessons from the 1996 Elections.” Nordic Africa Institute Publications 2.May (2001): n. pag. Print.
Wantchekon, and Garcia. “Theory, External Validity and Experimental Inference: Some Conjectures.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 628.March (2010): 132–147.
Loewen, Rubenson, and Wantchekon. “Help Me Help You: Conducting Field Experiments With Political Elites.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 628.March (2010): 165–175. Print.
Wantchekon. “Electoral Competition in Conditions of Regime Change.” Cuadernos Economicos 1.62 (1996): 123–145. Print.
Wantchekon. “On the Nature of First Democratic Elections.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 43.2 (1999): 230–243.
Wantchekon, and Healy. “The Game of Torture.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 43.5 (1999): 596–609.
Wantchekon. “Strategic Voting in Conditions of Political Instability: The 1994 Elections in El Salvador.” Comparative Political Studies 32.7 (1999): 811–835.
Wantchekon. “Credible Power-Sharing Agreements: Theory With Evidence from South Africa and Lebanon.” Constitutional Political Economy 11.4 (2000): 339–352.
Wantchekon, and Ellman. “Electoral Competition Under the Threat of Political Unrest.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 115.2 (2000): 499–531.
Wantchekon, and Neeman. “A Theory of Post-Civil War Democratization.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 4.14 (2002): 439–464.
Wantchekon. “Why Do Resource Dependent Countries Have Authoritarian Governments.” Journal of African Finance and Economic Development 5.2 (2002): 57–77.
Wantchekon. “Clientelisme Electoral Au Benin: Resultats d’une Etude Experimentale De Terrain.” Politique Africaine 90.June (2003): 145–160. Print.
Wantchekon. “Clientelism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin.” World Politics 55.April 2003 (2003): 399–422.
Wantchekon, and Jensen. “Resource Wealth and Political Regimes in Africa.” Comparative Political Studies 37.September (2004): 816–841.
Wantchekon. “The Paradox of Warlord Democracy: A Theoretical Investigation.” American Political Science Review 98.1 (2004): 17–33.
Wantchekon, and Taylor. “Political Rights Versus Public Goods: Uncovering the Determinants of Satisfaction With Democracy in Africa.” Afrique Contemporaine December 2006 (2006): n. pag. Print.
Wantchekon, and Vicente. “Clientism and Vote Buying: Lessons from Field Experiments in West Africa.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 25.2 (2009): 292–305.
Wantchekon, and Guardado. “Methodology Update: Randomized Controlled Trials, Structural Models and the Study of Politics.” Journal of African Economies 20.4 (2011): 653–672.
Wantchekon, and Nunn. “The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa.” American Economic Review 101.7 (2011): 3221–3252.
Blimpo, Harding, and Wantchekon. “Public Investment in Rural Infrastructure: Some Political Economy Considerations.” Journal of African Economics n. pag.
Fujiwara, and Wantchekon. “Can Informed Public Deliberation Overcome Clientelism? Experimental Evidence from Benin.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics n. pag.