Publications

2001
Barro, R. (2001). Human Capital and Growth. American Economic Review , May.
Barro, R., & Alesina, A. (2001). Dollarization. American Economic Review , May.
Barro, R., & Lee, J. W. (2001). International Data on Educational Attainment: Updates and Implications. Oxford Economic Papers , July.Abstract

This paper presents a data set that improves the measurement of educational attainment for a broad group of countries. We extend our previous estimates of educational attainment for the population over age 15 and over age 25 up to 1995 and provide projections for 2000. We discuss the estimation method for the measures of educational attainment and relate our estimates to alternative international measures of human capital stocks.

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Barro, R., & Lee, J. W. (2001). Schooling Quality in a Cross-Section of Countries. Economica , November.
Currency Unions
Barro, R., & Alesina, A. (2001). Currency Unions . Hoover Institution Press. Publisher's Version
2000
(2000). International Data on Educational Attainment Updates and Implications. educ_attainment_updates_2000.pdf
Barro, R. (2000). Democracy and the Rule of Law. In B. B. de Mesquita & H. Root (Ed.), Governing for Prosperity . Yale University Press.
Barro, R. (2000). Recent Developments in Endogenous Growth Theory. In M. Oosterbahn & T. van Steveninck (Ed.), The Determinants of Economic Growth . Kluwer.
Barro, R. (2000). Inequality and Growth in a Panel of Countries. Journal of Economic Growth , March.Abstract

Evidence from a broad panel of countries shows little overall relation between income inequality and rates of growth and investment. However, for growth, higher inequality tends to retard growth in poor countries and encourage growth in richer places. The Kuznets curve—whereby inequality first increases and later decreases during the process of economic development—emerges as a clear empirical regularity. However, this relation does not explain the bulk of variations in inequality across countries or over time.

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Barro, R. (2000). Economics of Golf Balls. Journal of Sports Economics , February.
1999
(1999). Inequality and Growth in a Panel of Countries. inequality_growth_1999.pdf
Barro, R. (1999). Ideas and Intellectual Property Rights in the Determination of Economic Growth. In N. Imparato (Ed.), Capital for Our Time . Hoover Press.
Barro, R. (1999). Determinants of Economic Growth: Implications of the Global Evidence for Chile. Cuadernos de Economia, Latin American Journal of Economics , April.
Barro, R. (1999). Notes on Growth Accounting. Journal of Economic Growth , June. p_accounting.pdf
Barro, R. (1999). Human Capital and Growth in Cross-Country Regressions. Swedish Economic Policy Review , Autumn.
Barro, R. (1999). Notes on Optimal Debt Management. Journal of Applied Economics , November. p_debtmanage.pdf
Barro, R. (1999). Ramsey Meets Laibson in the Neoclassical Growth Model. Quarterly Journal of Economics , November.Abstract

The neoclassical growth model is modied to include a variable rate of time preference. With no commitment ability and log utility, the equilibrium features a constant effective rate of time preference and is observationally equivalent to the standard model. The extended framework yields testable linkages between the extent of commitment ability and the rates of saving and growth. The model also has welfare implications. including the optimal design of institutions that facilitate household commitments. Steady-state results are obtained for general concave utility functions, and some properties of the transitional dynamics are characterized for isoelastic utility.

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Barro, R. (1999). Determinants of Democracy. Journal of Political Economy , December.

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