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Christopher Cotton

   Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in 
   Economic and Financial Policy
   and Associate Professor
   Queen's University
   PhD, Cornell University 2008 

   Primary research interests: Game theory and experiments applied to
   public economics, political economy, and organizational economics

some recent publications:

Demonstrations and price competition in new product release, with Ralph Boleslavsky and Haresh Gurnani, accepted Management Science

Donor coordination in project funding: Evidence from a threshold public goods experiment with Luca Corazzini and Paola Valbonesi, in Journal of Public Economics

Grading standards and education quality, with Ralph Boleslavsky in AEJ: Microeconomics

Information and extremism in elections, with Ralph Boleslavsky in AEJ: Microeconomics


popular press:

AEA Research Highlights features my work on grade inflation, as does our column at VoxEU.

My article in the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post on political campaigns and elections

QuartzFiveThirtyEight, and The Chronicle of Higher Education feature my research on affirmative action

Our article in VoxEU on gender differences in competition

Forbes and Huffington Post feature my research on gender differences 

US News & World Report features my research on military bluffs

My article in The New York Times on campaign finance reform