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The Inefficiency of Worker Time Use Mimeo, with Decio Coviello and Andrea Ichino. Forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association. Online Appendix

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).

The hit rates test for racial bias in motor-vehicle searches Justice Quarterly, 25(1) March 2008, pp. 37-53, with Petra Todd.

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 Petra Todd.

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.

Passenger Profiling, Imperfect Screening, and Airport Security The American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (2005), pp. 127-31, with Petra Todd.

Detecting Bias: Using Statistical Evidence to Establish Intentional Discrimination in Racial Profiling Cases University of Chicago Legal Forum, (2005), pp. 217-35, with David Castleman.

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.

Featured in:

Chicago Tribune’s
“High Expectations

Chicago Sun-Times
“Short Guys Don’t Measure Up on Payday”

The Economist’s
“Feet, Dollars and Inches”

The Economist’s
“Walk Tall”

“Presidential Timber Tends To Be Tall”

“Short Changed”

The New York Times
“Ideas & Trends; Short Men, Short Shrift. Are Drugs the Answer?”

The New York Times
“Success Is Relative, and Height Isn’t Everything”

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.

Racial Profiling, Fairness, and Effectiveness of Policing American Economic Review 92(5), December 2002, pp. 1472-97.

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 Petra Todd.

Featured in:

“The Crazy Incentives of the Drug War”

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.

Acyclicity of Optimal Paths In Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Social Sciences F. Gori, L. Geronazzo, M. Galeotti, editors, pp. 283-95. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1993, with Luigi Montrucchio.




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 . We also offer access to the replication material to faculty and graduate students. Please write 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.

Generic Uniqueness of the Solutions to a Continuous Linear Programming Problem Mimeo.

Rational Choice Foundations of Equal Protection in Selective Enforcement: Theory and Evidence Mimeo.

Games of Redistributive Politics Are Equivalent to All-Pay Auctions With Consolation Prizes Mimeo.