Research

working papers

Adverse Selection in Distributive Politicswith Max Mihm and Lucas Siga, March 2018.
What is the role of asymmetric information in distributive politics?
[Presentation Slides][Previous Version]

Image Versus Informationwith Roland Benabou, January 2018. 
What are the costs and benefits of using social stigma to promote cooperative behavior? 

Renegotiation-Proof Multilateral Enforcementwith David Miller and David Yang, March 2017
When is multilateral enforcement vulnerable to renegotiation? 

Enforcing Cooperation in Networked Societieswith David Miller (R & R at TE).
Which networks support the greatest cooperation? 

publications

Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargainingwith Doug Bernheim and Xiaochen Fan, Review of Economic Studies (forthcoming).
Do more transparent bargaining processes lead to greater inequality?
[Presentation Slides]

Herding with Costly InformationJournal of Economic Theory, May 2018.
If information is costly, when is social learning complete?
[Previous Version: Social Learning with Endogenous Information][Presentation Slides]

On the Role of Responsiveness in Rational Herds, Economics Letters, February 2018.
What distinguishes “coarse” from “rich” action spaces in observational learning?

Ostracism and Forgivenesswith David Miller,  American Economic Review, August 2016.
Do individuals have an incentive to reveal when others deviate?
[Supplementary Appendix][Previous Version] [Presentation Slides]

Recognition for Sale, Journal of Economic Theory, January 2015
How does selling bargaining power affect the equity and efficiency of negotiations?
[Presentation Slides]

Why People Vote: Ethical Motives and Social Incentives, with Charles Lin, AEJ: Microeconomics, May 2013
Suppose that some people are ethical and others wish to appear ethical. Who votes and when?
[Supplementary Appendix]

Herding with Collective Preferences, with Navin Kartik, Economic Theory, November 2012
How do payoff interdependencies influence the strategic rationality of herding?

Learning Self-Control, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2011
Would an individual learn about his temptations?
[Working Paper with Online Appendix][Presentation Slides]

Information Aggregation in Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, with Jacob Goeree, Navin Kartik, and Tom Palfrey, American Economic Review: P & P, May 2008

Waiting to Settle: Multilateral Bargaining with Subjective Biases,  Journal of Economic Theory, September 2006
Do disagreements about bargaining power delay agreement?

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