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Curriculum Vitae


On the theory and political economics of the environment:

    • Dynamic games of emissions, technology, and contracts
    • Supply-side regulation: extraction v conservation
    • Political economics of regulation, instruments, and treaties

    R&Rs and Submitted Papers

    Private Politics and Public Regulation
    with Georgy Egorov, Oct '16: 2nd round ReStud.

    Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes
    with Torben Mideksa, Oct '16: 3rd round ReStud.

    Contracts and Induced Institutional Change
    with Torben Mideksa, Dec '16.

    The Conservation Contradiction and Political Remedies.

    Technology and Time Inconsistency.

    Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements
    with Francesco Lancia and Alessia Russo, Aug '16.

    The Political Economy of Weak Treaties
    with Marco Battaglini, Dec '16.

    Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments
    with David Austen-Smith, Wiola Dziuda, and Antoine Loeper, Dec '16.


    The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages
    Journal of Economic Theory 166(November), 2016: 124-151

    Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements
    with Marco Battaglini
    Journal of Political Economy 124(1), 2016: 160-204

    The Dynamics of Climate Agreements
    Journal of the European Economic Association 14(3), 2016: 719-752

    Experimentation in Federal Systems
    with Steve Callander
    Quarterly Journal of Economics 130(2), 2015: 951-1002

    Buy Coal! A Case for Supply-Side Environmental Policy
    Journal of Political Economy 120(1), 2012: 77-115
    Reprinted in Copeland (Ed.) Recent Developments in Trade and the Environment

    Climate Contracts: A Game of Emissions, Investments, Negotiations, and Renegotiations
    Review of Economic Studies 79(4), 2012: 1527-57
    Reprinted in Finus & Caparros (Eds.) Game Theory and International Environmental Cooperation: Essential Readings

    Bribes, Lobbying, and Development
    with Jakob Svensson
    American Political Science Review 105(1), 2011: 46-63
    Reprinted in Dutta and Aidt (Eds.), Corruption and Economic Development. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics

    Trading for the Future: Signaling in Permit Markets
    with Gunnar Eskeland
    Journal of Public Economics 94(9-10), 2010: 749-760

    Strategic Delegation and Voting Rules
    Journal of Public Economics 94(1-2), 2010: 102-113

    Do Side Payments Help? Collective Decisions and Strategic Delegation
    Journal of the European Economic Association P&P 6(2-3), 2008: 468-477

    Harmonization and Side Payments in Political Cooperation
    American Economic Review 97(3), 2007: 871-889

    Organizational Form and the Market for Talent
    Journal of Labor Economics 25(3), 2007: 581-611

    Flexible Integration? Mandatory and Minimum Participation Rules
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics 108(4), 2006: 683–-702

    Majority Rules and Incentives
    Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(4), 2005: 535-568

    Book Chapters

    Three recent articles are reprinted in books (see above)

    Political Treaties as Incomplete Contracts
    The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics (Aghion et al., Eds.)

    Games and Resources
    with Matti Liski.
    Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics 2013, vol. 2: 299-308

    How to Negotiate and Update Climate Agreements
    Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy (Aldy and Stavins, Eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2009

    Book review of Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach
    (by Anderson and Libecap)
    Journal of Economic Literature 53(3), 2015



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    Tags: Applied Theory, Economics, Economic Policy, Public Economics, Resources Energy and Environment, Political Economics
    Published Dec. 20, 2016 3:03 PM - Last modified Dec. 20, 2016 4:04 PM