"Grasp the Large, Let Go of the Small." Brookings Papers in Economic Activity, forthcoming (with Zheng Michael Song)
"Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth," (with Enrico Moretti)
"How Destructive is Innovation?" (with Daniel Garcia-Macia and Peter Klenow)
"The Life Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico," Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2014 (with Peter Klenow).
"The Missing Missing Middle," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2014 (with Ben Olken)
"The Allocation of Talent and U.S Economic Growth," (with Erik Hurst, Chad Jones, and Peter Klenow) (under revision for Econometrica)
"A Global View of Productivity Growth in China," (with Ralph Ossa).
"International Prices, Costs and Markup Differences," American Economic Review, October 2011 (with Gita Gopinath, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, and Nicholas Li).
"The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela's Maisanta," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2011 (with Edward Miguel, Francisco Rodriguez, and Daniel Ortega).
"Did Japan's Shopping Coupon Program Increase Spending?" Journal of Public Economics, August 2010 (with Satoshi Shimizutani and Masahiro Hori).
"Development Accounting," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, January 2010 (with Peter Klenow).
“Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2009 (with Peter Klenow).
"Growth and Structural Transformation in China," in Loren Brandt and Thomas Rawski, editors, China's Great Economic Transformation, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (with Loren Brandt and Xiaodong Zhu).
“Taxes and Growth in a Financially Underdeveloped Country: Evidence from Chile’s Investment Boom,” Economia, Fall 2007 (with Jonathan Parker).
“Relative Prices and Relative Prosperity,” American Economic Review, June 2007 (with Peter Klenow).
“The Return to Capital in China,” Brookings Papers in Economic Activity, 2006 (with Chong-en Bai and Yingyi Qian).
“Did Iraq Cheat the UN? Underpricing, Bribes, and the Oil for Food Program,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, October 2006 (with Enrico Moretti).
“The Effect of Generalized School Choice on Stratification and Achievement: Evidence from Chile’s School Voucher Program,” Journal of Public Economics, November 2006 (with Miguel Urquiola).
“Was the Federal Reserve Constrained by the Gold Standard During the Great Depression? Evidence from the 1932 Open Market Purchase Program,” Journal of Economic History, March 2006 (with Christina Romer).
“The Impact of Outsourcing to China on Hong Kong’s Labor Market,” American Economic Review, December 2005 (with Keong Woo).
“Can Free Entry be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry,” Journal of Political Economy, October 2003 (with Enrico Moretti).
“Do Consumers React to Anticipated Income Shocks? Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund,” American Economic Review, March 2003.
“What Explains the Industrial Revolution in East Asia? Evidence from the Factor Markets,” American Economic Review, June 2002.