D-Index & Metrics Best Publications
Law and Political Science
UK
2022
Economics and Finance
UK
2022

D-Index & Metrics

Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Economics and Finance D-index 95 Citations 66,494 250 World Ranking 60 National Ranking 5
Law and Political Science D-index 77 Citations 51,062 166 World Ranking 12 National Ranking 1

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Law and Political Science in United Kingdom Leader Award

2022 - Research.com Economics and Finance in United Kingdom Leader Award

2011 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2007 - Foreign Honorary Member, the American Economic Association

2005 - Yrjö Jahnsson Award

2000 - Fellows of the Econometric Society

1994 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • Politics

His main research concerns Politics, Public economics, Political economy, Government and Incentive. Timothy Besley has researched Politics in several fields, including Panel data, Agency, Prosperity and State. His Public economics research integrates issues from Competition, Agency, Welfare and Adverse selection.

Timothy Besley has included themes like Private sector, Corporate governance, Democracy and Public administration in his Political economy study. Timothy Besley interconnects Fiscal capacity, Economic policy, Finance and Public good in the investigation of issues within Government. His studies deal with areas such as Workfare, Poor relief, Public finance and Value as well as Incentive.

His most cited work include:

  • Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Evidence from Ghana (1326 citations)
  • Incumbent behavior: Vote-seeking, tax-setting, and yardstick competition (1226 citations)
  • An Economic Model of Representative Democracy (1179 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Timothy Besley spends much of his time researching Public economics, Politics, Government, Political economy and Incentive. The various areas that he examines in his Public economics study include Competition and Welfare. His Competition research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Quality, Public service and Externality.

His Politics study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Panel data, Accountability, State, Power and Economic system. He works mostly in the field of Government, limiting it down to concerns involving Public good and, occasionally, Developing country. The Political economy study combines topics in areas such as Political violence and Democracy.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Public economics (46.03%)
  • Politics (44.40%)
  • Government (25.81%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Politics (44.40%)
  • Political economy (21.66%)
  • Public economics (46.03%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Politics, Political economy, Public economics, Government and State. His Politics research incorporates elements of Core and Affect. His studies in Political economy integrate themes in fields like Democracy, Economic inequality, Redistribution of income and wealth and Income distribution.

His Public economics research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Quality, Public service, Consumer choice, Externality and Paternalism. His Government study frequently links to related topics such as Public good. His State study combines topics in areas such as Social contract and Law and economics.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man : Theory and Evidence from Sweden (99 citations)
  • Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise (32 citations)
  • Public–private partnerships for the provision of public goods: Theory and an application to NGOs (21 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • Politics

His primary areas of study are Public economics, Politics, Political economy, Economic system and Government. His Public economics study incorporates themes from Quality, Health care, Consumer choice, Externality and Spite. His work on Policy outcomes as part of general Politics study is frequently connected to If and only if, therefore bridging the gap between diverse disciplines of science and establishing a new relationship between them.

His Political economy research includes elements of Sociological research, Legislature, Ballot and Public relations. He focuses mostly in the field of Economic system, narrowing it down to matters related to Face and, in some cases, Set, Industrial policy, Psychological resilience and Corporate governance. As a member of one scientific family, Timothy Besley mostly works in the field of Government, focusing on Public good and, on occasion, Reciprocity, State and Social contract.

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Best Publications

Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Evidence from Ghana

Timothy Besley.
Journal of Political Economy (1995)

2598 Citations

Incumbent Behavior: Vote Seeking, Tax Setting and Yardstick Competition

Timothy Besley;Anne Case.
Research Papers in Economics (1992)

2440 Citations

An Economic Model of Representative Democracy

Timothy Besley;Stephen Coate.
Quarterly Journal of Economics (1997)

2001 Citations

The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from India

Timothy Besley;Robin Burgess.
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2002)

1994 Citations

Group lending, repayment incentives and social collateral

Timothy Besley;Stephen Coate.
Journal of Development Economics (1995)

1952 Citations

Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Timothy Besley.
(2006)

1846 Citations

Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India

Timothy Besley;Robin Burgess.
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2004)

1775 Citations

Centralized versus decentralized provision of local public goods: a political economy approach

Timothy Besley;Stephen Coate.
Journal of Public Economics (2003)

1751 Citations

Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents

Timothy Besley;Maitreesh Ghatak.
The American Economic Review (2005)

1506 Citations

The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics

Timothy Besley;Torsten Persson.
The American Economic Review (2009)

1452 Citations

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