Published and Forthcoming
The Political Economy of Occupational Licensing Associations Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization (2014).
Time Allocation and Task Juggling with Decio Coviello and Andrea Ichino. American Economic Review (2014), 104(2): 609-23
Decentralized Deterrence, with an Application to Labor Tax Auditing, with Edoardo Di Porto and Nicolas Sahuguet. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2013), 5(1): 35-62.
Evidence of Discrimination Journal of Legal Studies (2012): Vol. 41:2, Article 4.
A Search-Theoretic Model of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs with Manolis Galenianos and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula. Review of Economic Studies (2012) 79(3), pp. 1239-1269.
Factions and Political Competition with José C. R. Pueblita and Dan Silverman. Journal of Political Economy 119(2), April 2011, pp. 242-288.
Information Acquisition and the Exclusion of Evidence in Trials with Benjamin Lester and Ludo Visschers. Journal of Law, Economics & Organizations (2012) 28 (1), pp. 163-182.
A Theory of Optimal Random Crackdowns with Jan Eeckhout and Petra Todd. The American Economic Review 100(3), June 2010, pp. 1104-35.
Electoral Incentives, Political Risk-Taking and Policy Reform with Alessandro Lizzeri. Published in The Political Economy of Democracy. E. Aragones, C. Bevia, H. Llavador, N. Schofield, eds. Published by Fundación BBVA.
Racial Profiling? Detecting Bias Using Statistical Evidence Annual Review of Economics (first issue).
hit rates test for racial bias in motor-vehicle searches
Justice Quarterly, 25(1) March 2008, pp. 37-53, with
Generalising the Hit Rates Test for Racial Bias in Law
Enforcement, with an Application to Vehicle Searches in Wichita The
Economic Journal, 116 (November 2006), pp. F351- F367, with
Campaign Spending Regulation in a Model of Redistributive Politics Economic Theory 28(1), May 2006, pp. 95 – 124, with Nicolas Sahuguet.
A Drawback of Electoral Competition Journal of the European Economic Association 3(4), December 2005, 1318-1348, with Alessandro Lizzeri.
Imperfect Screening, and Airport Security The
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (2005), pp. 127-31, with
Using Statistical Evidence to Establish Intentional Discrimination in Racial
The Effect of Adolescent Experience on Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Height Journal of Political Economy 112(5), October 2004, pp. 1019-53, with Andrew Postlewaite and Dan Silverman.
Why Did the Elites Extend the Suffrage? Democracy and the Scope of Government, With an Application to Britain’s ‘Age of Reform’ Quarterly Journal of Economics 119(2), May 2004, pp. 707 – 765, with Alessandro Lizzeri.
Committee Design with Endogenous Information Review of Economic Studies 71(1), January 2004, pp. 165-94.
The Provision of Public Goods under Alternative Electoral Incentives American Economic Review 91(1), March 2001, pp. 225-39, with Alessandro Lizzeri.
Racial Bias in Motor-Vehicle
Searches: Theory and Evidence Journal of Political Economy
109(1), February 2001, pp. 203-29, with John Knowles and
Information Acquisition in Auctions Econometrica 68(1), January 2000, pp. 135-48.
Uniqueness and Existence of Equilibrium in Auctions with a Reserve Price Games and Economic Behavior 30(1), January 2000, pp. 83-114, with Alessandro Lizzeri.
of Optimal Paths In Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Social Sciences F. Gori,
L. Geronazzo, M. Galeotti,
editors, pp. 283-95.
An Economic Analysis of Black-White Disparities in NYPD's Stop and Frisk Program Mimeo, joint with Decio Coviello. The data used in this paper can be downloaded from http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/analysis_and_planning/stop_question_and_frisk_report.shtml . We also offer access to the replication material to faculty and graduate students. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like access.
Exchange Efficiency with Weak Property Rights Mimeo, joint with Oren Bar-Gill.
Information Acquisition and the Excess Refund Puzzle Mimeo, with Steven Matthews.