Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association, 2016
Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, 2012
Honorary doctorates at Aalto University and Mannheim University, 2011
President of the Econometric Society, 2008
President of the European Economic Association, 2003
Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2001
European Economic Association Yrjö Jahnsson Medal, 1997
Söderberg Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1995
Besley, T., and T. Persson. "The logic of political violence." Quarterly Journal of Economics 126 (2011): 1411–1445.
Besley, T., and T. Persson. Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters. Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures. Princeton University Press, 2011.
Besley, T., and T. Persson. "State capacity, conflict and development." Econometrica 78 (2010): 1–34.
Besley, T., and T. Persson. "The origins of state capacity: Property rights, taxation and politics." American Economic Review 99 (2009): 1218–1244.
Persson, T., and G. Tabellini. "Constitutional rules and fiscal policy outcomes." American Economic Review 94 (2004): 25–46.
Persson, T., and G. Tabellini. The Economic Effects of Constitutions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Persson, T., G. Roland, and G. Tabellini. "Comparative politics and public finance." Journal of Political Economy 108 (2000): 1121–1161.
Persson, T., and G. Tabellini. Macroeconomic Policy, Credibility and Politics. New York, NY: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1990.