9-20 Tory Building
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2H4

About me


Research Statement


CPEG 2013 Conference


Economics 450

Topics in Public Expenditure

Fall 2015

Current research projects

The Business of American Democracy: Citizens United, Independent Spending, and Elections (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Williams)

Populism, Partisanship, and the Funding of Political Campaigns

Strategic Voting and Conservatism in Legislative Elections

Matching Markets and Social Networks (with Mary Schroeder)

Two Tales of Monopolization (with Andrew Eckert and Xuejuan Su)

Auctions vs. Sequential Mechanisms When Resale Is Allowed (with Xiaogang Che)

Felony Disenfranchisement and Reenfranchisement (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Wiliams)

Publications in refereed journals

Entry Deterrence in Dynamic Second-Price Auctions (with Xiaogang Che). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.

Leveling the Playing Field? The Role of Public Campaign Funding in Elections (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Williams). American Law and Economics Review 17, 361-408, 2015 (lead article).

Strategic Investments under Open Access: Theory and Empirical Evidence (with Xuejuan Su). Journal of Industrial Economics 63, 495-521, 2015.

File Sharing, Network Architecture, and Copyright Enforcement: An Overview Managerial and Decision Economics 35, 444-459, 2014.

A Theory of Perceived Discrimination (with Xuejuan Su) Economic Theory 53, 158-180, 2013.

On Hatred (with Hugo Mialon) American Law and Economics Review 15, 39-72, 2013.

Second-Order Statistical Discrimination (with Xuejuan Su) Journal of Public Economics 97(1), 108-116, 2013.

Finitely Repeated Voluntary Provision of a Public Good Journal of Public Economic Theory 14(2), 547-572, 2012 (lead article).

Open Access and Dynamic Efficiency (with Xuejuan Su) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2(2), 64-96, 2010.

Two-Sided Matching with Spatially Differentiated Agents Journal of Mathematical Economics 45, 376-390, 2009.

Crime, Punishment, and Prejudice (with Phil Curry) Journal of Public Economics 93, 73-84, 2009.

Communication in Financial Markets with Several Informed Traders Economic Theory 33, 437-456, 2007.

Primaries and the New Hampshire Effect (with Mattias Polborn) Journal of Public Economics 31, 1073-1114, 2006.

Linear Learning in Changing Environments Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30, 2577-2611, 2006.

Early Round Upsets and Championship Blowouts (with Rick Harbaugh) Economic Inquiry 43, 316-329, 2005.

Perfect Equilibrium and Lexicographic Beliefs (with Hari Govindan) International Journal of Game Theory 31, 229-243, 2003.

Other publications

Brief of Economists and Other Social Scientists as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents. Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg Bouaphakeo, et al. United States Supreme Court No. 14-1146, September 29, 2015.

Property Rights and Capitalism (with Paul Rubin). In: Dennis C. Mueller (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism, Chapter 7, pp. 204-219, 2012.