I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Essex . My main research areas are information economics, political economy, and game theory. My current work focuses on understanding instances where institutions, such as markets and elections, promote the aggregation of information dispersed in an economy, and instances where the wisdom of crowds may fail.

Theory/Behavioral

"Full Information Equivalence in Large Elections," (with Paulo Barelli and Sourav Bhattacharaya) Econometrica, 2022, 90(5), 2161-2185.

"Adverse and Advantageous Selection in the Laboratory," (with S. Nageeb Ali, Max Mihm and Chloe Tergiman) American Economic Review, 2021, 111(7), 2152-2178.

"A Behavioral Characterization of the Likelihood Ratio Order," (with Max Mihm) American Economic Review: Insights, 2021, 3(3), 353-366.

"Information Aggregation in Competitive Markets," (with Max Mihm) Theoretical Economics, 2021, 16(1)161-196.

"Competitive Prices in Large Markets with Private Information," (with Max Mihm), June 2020.

"Adverse Selection in Distributive Politics," (with S. Nageeb Ali and Max Mihm), May 2020.


Applied

"The Effects of U. S. Monetary Policy Shocks on Mutual Fund Investing," (with Ayelen Banegas and Gabriel Montes-Rojas), forthcoming at Journal of International Money and Finance, November 2021. An earlier version was released as a FEDS paper under the title "Mutual Fund Flows, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability." In the news: The Wall Street Journal, “Why Fund Investors Could Roil Bonds,” Aug. 2016.-ETF.com, “Monetary Policy & Mutual Fund Flows,” Sept. 2016.

“Mean and quantile regression Oaxaca-Blinder decompositions with an application to caste discrimination,” (with G. Montes-Rojas and R. Mainali) Journal of Economic Inequality, 15(3)245–255, 2017.

"On the nature of micro-entrepreneurship: evidence from Argentina," (with G. Montes Rojas) Applied Economics, 41(21)2667-2680, 2009.

"The Effects of the Minimum Wage in Brazil on the Distribution of Family Incomes: 1996-2001," (with W. Cunningham and D. Neumark) Journal of Development Economics, 80(1)136-159, 2006.