Barro, R. J., & Redlick, C. J. (2011). Macroeconomic Effects from Government Purchases and Taxes. The Quarterly Journal of Economics , 126 (1), 51-102. Publisher's Version PDF macroeffectsgovpurchasestaxes_dataappendix.pdf
Barro, R. J., & Jin, T. (2011). On the Size Distribution of Macroeconomic Disasters. Econometrica , 79 (5), 1567-1589. Publisher's Version PDF 7_disasters_data_2009.xlsx
Barro, R., Hwang, J., & McCleary, R. (2010). Religious Conversion in 40 Countries. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , 49 (1), 15-36. Publisher's Version PDF
Barro, R. (2009). Rare Disasters, Asset Prices, and Welfare Costs. American Economic Review , 99 (1), 243-264. Publisher's Version
Barro, R., & Ursúa, J. F. (2008). Consumption Disasters in the 20th Century. American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings , 98 (2), 58-63. Publisher's Version
Barro, R. J., & Ursúa, J. F. (2008). Macroeconomic Crises since 1870. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity , 2008 (1), 255-350. Publisher's Version
McCleary, R. M., & Barro, R. J. (2008). Private Voluntary Organizations Engaged in International Assistance, 1939-2004. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , 37 (3), 512-536. Publisher's Version
Macroeconomics: A Modern Approach
Barro, R. (2008). Macroeconomics: A Modern Approach . Thomson/Southwestern. Publisher's Version
Barro, R., & McCleary, R. M. (2007). Political Economy and Religion in the Spirit of Max Weber. In V. Nee & R. Swedberg (Ed.), On Capitalism (pp. Stanford University Press).
Barro, R. (2007). Milton Friedman: General Perspectives and Personal Reminiscences. In Champions of Freedom Series (pp. Hillsdale College).
Barro, R. (2007). How the Fed Works Today. In The Role of Markets and Governments in Pursuing the Common Good (pp. Hillsdale College).
Barro, R., & Tenreyro, S. (2007). Economic Effects of Currency Unions. Economic Inquiry , January.
Barro, R. (2007). Milton Friedman: Perspectives, Particularly on Monetary Policy. CATO Journal.
Barro, R., & Tenreyro, S. (2006). Closed and Open Economy Models of Business Cycles with Marked Up and Sticky Prices. Economic Journal , April.
Barro, R., & McCleary, R. M. (2006). Religion and Economy. Journal of Economic Perspectives , Spring.
Barro, R., & McCleary, R. M. (2006). Religion and Political Economy in an International Panel. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , June.Abstract

Economic and political developments affect religiosity, and the extent of religious participation and beliefs influence economic performance and political institutions. We study these two directions of causation in a broad cross-country panel that includes survey information over the last 20 years on church attendance and an array of religious beliefs. Although religiosity declines overall with economic development, the nature of the response varies with the dimension of development. Church attendance and religious beliefs are positively related to education (thereby conflicting with theories in which religion reflects non-scientific thinking) and negatively related to urbanization. Attendance also declines with higher life expectancy and lower fertility. We investigate the effects of official state religions, government regulation of the religion market, Communism, religious pluralism, and the denominational composition of religious adherence. On the other side, we find that economic growth responds positively to the extent of some religious beliefs but negatively to church attendance. That is, growth depends on the extent of believing relative to belonging. These results hold up when we use as instrumental variables the measures of official state religion, government regulation, and religious pluralism.

Barro, R. (2006). Rare Disasters and Asset Markets in the Twentieth Century. Quarterly Journal of Economics , August. equity_premium_12-1-05.pdf
Barro, R. (2005). Interview with Robert Barro. The Region, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank , September.
Barro, R. (2005). Economic Growth across Countries. In M. Miles (Ed.), The Road to Prosperity . Heritage Books.
Barro, R., & Lee, J. W. (2005). IMF Programs: Who Is Chosen and What Are the Effects? Journal of Monetary Economics , October.Abstract

IMF loans react to economic conditions but are also sensitive to political-economy variables. Loans tend to be larger and more frequent when a country has a bigger quota and more professional staff at the IMF and when a country is more connected politically and economically to the United States and other major shareholding countries of the IMF. These results are of considerable interest for their own sake. More importantly for present purposes, the results provide instrumental variables for estimating the effects of IMF loan programs on economic growth and other variables. This instrumental estimation allows us to sort out the economic effects of the loan programs from the responses of IMF lending to economic conditions. The estimates show that a higher IMF loan-participation rate reduces economic growth. IMF lending also lowers investment but raises international openness. In addition, greater involvement in IMF programs tends to lower the rule of law and democracy. We conclude that the typical country would be better off economically if it committed itself not to be involved with IMF loan programs.