Publications

1999
Alesina, Alberto, Reza Baqir, and William Easterly. 1999. “Public Goods and Ethnic Divisions.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 114: 1234-84.
Alesina, Alberto, and Romain Wacziarg. 1999. “Is Europe Going Too Far?” Journal of Monetary Economics Carnegie-Rochester Conference Volume: 1-42.
1998
Alesina, Alberto. 1998. “The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Stabilizations and Income Inequality: Myths and Reality.” Income Distribution and High Quality Growth, edited by V Tanzi and Ke-Young Chu, 299-326. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press.
Alesina, Alberto, Roberto Perotti, and Jose Tavares. 1998. “The Political Economy of Fiscal Adjustments.” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Spring: 197-266.
Alesina, Alberto, and Roberto Perotti. 1998. “Economic Risk and Political Risk in Fiscal Unions.” Economic Journal 108: 989-1009.
Alesina, Alberto, and Romain Wacziarg. 1998. “Openness, Country Size and the Government.” Journal of Public Economics 69: 305-322.
Alesina, Alberto, and Silvia Ardagna. 1998. “Tales of Fiscal Adjustments.” Economic Policy 27: 489-545.
1997
Alesina, Alberto. 1997. “Comments on "Europe Gamble" by M. Obstfeld.” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Fall.
Alesina, Alberto, and Roberto Perotti. 1997. “The Politics of Growth: A Survey.” Governments and Growth, edited by V Bergstrom, 11-57. Oxford UK: Clarendon Press.
Alesina, Alberto. 1997. “The Political Economy of High and Low Growth.” Prooceedings of the 1997 ABCDE Conference, edited by B Pleskovic and J Stiglitz, 217-48. Washington D.C. World Bank.
Alesina, Alberto, and Roberto Perotti. 1997. “Fiscal Adjustments in OECD Countries: Composition and Macroeconomic Effects.” IMF Staff Papers 44: 297-329.
Alesina, Alberto, and Enrico Spolaore. 1997. “On the Number and Size of Nations.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 112: 1027-56.
Alesina, Alberto, and Roberto Perotti. 1997. “The Welfare State and Competitiveness.” American Economic Review 87: 921-39.
Political Cycles and the Macroeconomy
Alesina, Alberto, Nouriel Roubini, and Gerald Cohen. 1997. Political Cycles and the Macroeconomy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Publisher's Version
1996
Alesina, Alberto, and Tamin Bayoumi. 1996. “The Costs and Benefits of Fiscal Rules: Evidence from U.S. States”.

NBER Working Paper No. 5614

Alesina, Alberto, and Gian Maria Milesi Ferretti. 1996. “Controlli sui Movimenti di Capitali e Politica Economica: un Analisi Empirica.” Ufficio Italiano Cambi Studi per il Cinquantenario. Laterza Editore.
Alesina, Alberto, Mauro Mare, and Roberto Perotti. 1996. “Le Procedure di Bilancio in Italia: Analisi e Proposte.” Le Nuove Frontiere della Politica Economica 1996, edited by F Galimberti, F Giavazzi, A Penati, and G Tabellini. Milan, Italy: Il Sole 24 Ore.

Reprinted in F. Giavazzi, A . Penati and G. Tabellini (eds.), La Costituzione Fiscale Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy, 1998. English version available as Working Paper of Columbia University.

Alesina, Alberto, and James Alt. 1996. “Political Economy: An Overview.” A New Handbook of Political Science, edited by RE Goodin and HD Klingemann. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.
Alesina, Alberto, and Mauro Mare. 1996. “Evasione e debito.” La Finanza Pubblica Italiana dopo la svolta del 1992, edited by Andrea Monorchio. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Alesina, Alberto. 1996. “Elections and the Economy: the Case of the United States with some Lessons for Europe.” Economic and Political Institutions in Economic Policy, edited by A Muscatelli, 35-50. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

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