Working papers
Innovation by university employees (2016). With Ben Jones. Resubmitted to American Economic Review.
Do entrepreneurs matter? (2017). With Sascha Becker.
Windfall gains and investment choices (2016) With Jae Ho Lee. Under revision.
Too big to succeed? Overstaffing in firms (2016). With Yanren Zhang.

Published papers
Social interaction at work (2015). Journal of Financial Economics, 117, 628-652. With Per Østberg.
Risk tolerance and entrepreneurship (2014). Journal of Financial Economics, 111, 200-223. With George Panos.
Management of knowledge workers (2012). Journal of Law and Economics, 55, 815-38. With Eirik G. Kristiansen.
Do individual investors have asymmetric information based on work experience? (2011). Journal of Finance, 66, 1011-41. With Trond Døskeland. 
Lean and hungry or fat and content? Entrepreneur wealth and start-up performance (2010). Management Science, 56, 1242-58. With Jarle Møen. 
Optimal debt contracts under costly enforcement (2010). Economic Theory, 44, 149-162. With Tore Leite.
The quality of entrepreneurs (2009). Economic Journal, 119, 1010-35 (reprinted in The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship, edited by Zoltan Acs, 2010). 
Oligopolistic certification (2009). B. E. Journals of Theoretical Economics, 9, 1-19. 
Capital structure under imperfect enforcement (2008). Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110, 543-65. With Tore Leite.
Education and the allocation of talent (2003). Journal of Labor Economics, 21, 945-97. 
Risk taking in selection contests (2003). Games and Economic Behavior, 42, 172-181. With Eirik G. Kristiansen. 
Cultural diversity, status concerns, and the organization of work (2005). Research in Labor Economics. With Chaim Fershtman and Yoram Weiss. 
Tournament rewards and risk taking (2002). Journal of Labor Economics, 20, 877-898. 
A behavioral explanation for the relative performance evaluation puzzle (2003). Annales d’Economie et Statistique, 71-72, 349-361. With Chaim Fershtman and Yoram Weiss. 
Pragmatic beliefs and overconfidence (2002). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 48, 15-29. 
Some comments on free-riding in Leontief partnerships (2001). Economic Inquiry, 39, 467-73. 
Bounds to memory loss (1999). Theory and Decision, 46, 1-21.

Unpublished papers
Start-up financing: outside equity (2008). With Aksel Mjøs. 
Delegated job design (2007). With Todd Kaplan.

In process
Employee trading. With Kasper Meisner Nielsen, Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology.
Entrepreneurship: family matters. With Paul Oyer, Stanford.
Industry evolution and entrepreneurship. With Hugo Hopenhayn, UCLA.
Trading costs. With Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago.
Startup procurements. With Tom Meling, UiB.
Managerial incentives. With Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, London School of Economics.
Human capital acquisition and divorce. With Gaute Torsvik, University of Oslo.