Publications 2015

Vera Brencic, "Employers' Effort to Deter Shirking in Teams", Labour: Review of Labor Relations, 29(1):55-78, 2015.

David Brown
, Caprice Knapp, Kimberly Baker and Meggen Kaufmann, "Using Bayesian Imputation to Assess Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Performance Measures," Health Services Research, 51(3):1095 - 1108, 2015.

Sebastian Fossati, "Forecasting U.S. Recessions with Macro Factors" Applied Economics, 47(53):5726-5738, 2015.

Yuliya Demyanyk, Dmytro Hryshko, Daniel Kolliner, Maria Luengo-Prado and Bent Sorensen, "Why Has Consumption Been So Volatile in the New Millennium?" Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, July: 1-5, 2015.

Haifang Huang and Eric Stephens, "From Housing Bust to Credit Crunch: Evidence from Small Business Loans", Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(3):853-880, 2015.

John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Shun Wang, "The Geography of World Happiness," Chapter 2 in Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds., World Happiness Report 2015. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2015.

Tilman Klumpp
, Hugo Mialon and Michael A. Williams, "Leveling the Playing Field? The Role of Public Campaign Finance in Elections", American Law and Economics Review, 17(2):361-408, 2015.

Tilman Klumpp, 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. (The brief is authored by 24 economists. I was the main author and wrote Sections I, II, and half of the Introduction.)

Claudia M. Landeo and Kathryn E. Spier, "Stipulated Damages as a Rent-Extraction Mechanism: Experimental Evidence." Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics MICS, 172(2):235-273, 2015. (The article also includes an online technical appendix, 80 pages.)

Stuart Landon and Constance Smith, "Rule-Based Resource Revenue Stabilization Funds: A Welfare Comparison," The Energy Journal, 36(2):117-143, 2015.

Stefan Ambec, Corinne Langinier and Philippe Marcoul, "Spatial Efficiency of Genetically Modified and Organic Crops", Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 5:31-59, 2015.

Claudia M. Landeo
and Kathryn E. Spier, "lncentive Contracts for Teams: Experimental Evidence." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 119(C):496-511, 2015. (The article also includes an online technical appendix, 103 pages.)

Joseph Marchand, ''The Distributional Impacts of an Energy Boom in Western Canada." Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(2):714-735, 2015
S. Azagba, Mesbah Fathy Sharaf and D. Hammond, "Association between Contraband Tobacco and Illicit Drug Use among High School Students in Canada", The Journal of Primary Prevention, 36(2):71-78, 2015.

Mesbah Fathy Sharaf and Ahmed Shoukry Rashad, "Regional inequalities in child malnutrition in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen: a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysis." Health Economics Review, 6(1): 1-11, 2015.

Yves Tehou Tekeng and Mesbah Fathy Sharaf, ''Fiscal Transparency, Measurement and Determinants: Evidence from 27 Developing Countries'', No. 2015-2, University of Alberta, Department of Economics, Date of publication: March 13, 2015.

Tilman Klumpp and Xuejuan Su, "Strategic Investment under Open Access: Theory and Evidence", Journal of Industrial Economics, 63(3):495-521, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "Classifying Authorial Perspective", Knowledge Organization. 42(7):499-507, 2015.R. Todd Smith and Carmen Reinhard, "Temporary Controls on Capital Inflows", Chapter 30 in Capital Controls, Edward Elgar, 2015, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, Edited by Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund, Atish R. Ghosh, Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund and Mahvash S. Qureshi, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington, US. (Originally published in the Journal of International Economics, 57(2):327-51, 2002.)

Rick Szostak, "Social and economic impacts of the automobile" ABC-Clio World History: The Modern Era Database [of "Enduring questions" essays accessible to students], 2015.

Rick Szostak, Review of: Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte, Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013, Canadian Studies in Population 42(3-4):112-3, 2015.

Xuejuan Su, "Have Customers Benefited from Electricity Retail Competition?" Journal of Regulatory Economics, 47(2):146-182, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research" in The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research, Chapter 81, 128-143, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "A Pluralistic Approach to the Philosophy of Classification", Library Trends 63(3):591-614, 2015.

Rick Szostak, Review of Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty," Canadian Studies in Population 42:1-2, 167-9, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research" invited chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research (chapter 81 pp. 128-43), 2015.

Rick Szostak, "A Pluralistic Approach to the Philosophy of Classification", Library Trends, 63(3): 591-614, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "How universal is universality?" Knowledge Organization 41(6): 468-70, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Heterodoxy" for the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, Frederic Lee and Bruce Cronin eds., Edward Elgar Publishers. Publication scheduled for Fall, 2015.

Rick Szostak, "Extensional Definition of lnterdisciplinarity" Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, Advised to revise and resubmit. Resubmitted in June, 2015; Accepted, July 2015.

Rick Szostak
- Website: About lnterdisciplinarity (2013), Though housed on my website while under construction, the website is linked to the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies website at ( and will eventually be moved there.

Ana Dammert and Beyza Ural Marchand, "Privatization in China: Technology and Gender in the Manufacturing Sector", Contemporary Economic Policy, 33(2):250-264, 2015.

Li Zhou and Brad Humphreys, "Reference-Dependent Preferences, Team Relocations, and Major League Expansion", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 109:10-25, 2015.

Li Zhou and Brad Humphreys, "Sports Facilities, Agglomeration, and Public Subsidies", Regional Science and Urban Economics, 54:60-73, 2015.

Li Zhou and Brad Humphreys, "The Louis-Schmelling Paradox and the League Standing Effect Reconsidered", Journal of Sports Economics, 16 (8): 835-852, 2015.

Brad R. Humphreys and Li Zhou, "Loss Aversion, Team Relocations, and Major League Expansions", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 109(C):10-25, 2015.