Research

Published & Forthcoming Papers:

Those Who Can't Sort, Steal: Caste, Occupational Mobility, and Rent-Seeking in Rural India (with Dean Spears), 2021, Journal of Demographic Economics 87(1), 107-140. (working paper version)

Taxing the Job Creators: Efficient Taxation with Bargaining in Hierarchical Firms, 2019, Labour Economics 56, 1-25. (working paper version)

Optimal Population and Exhaustible Resource Constraints (with Dean Spears), 2018, Journal of Population Economics 31(1), 295-335. (working paper version)

Liquidity Constraints, Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Tuition Subsidies, 2017, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9(4), 313-343. (working paper version)

Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Unemployment Insurance, 2017, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9(4), 281-312. (working paper version)

Defaults, Mandates, and Taxes: Policy Design with Active and Passive Decision-Makers (with Jacob Goldin), 2016, American Law and Economics Review 18(2), 438-462. (working paper version)

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Poorer: Adult Wages and Early-Life Mortality in India (with Dean Spears), 2016, Economics & Human Biology 21, 1-16. (open access)

Social Program Substitution and Optimal Policy, 2015, Labour Economics 37, 13-27. (working paper version)

Is Collective Bargaining Pareto Efficient? A Survey of the Literature, 2011, Journal of Labor Research 32(3), 282-304. (working paper version)

Working Papers:

Optimal Unemployment Policy, Working Paper No. 2018-02, Département des sciences économiques, ESG UQAM (current version, submitted)

Fiscal Externalities and Underinvestment in Early-Life Human Capital: Optimal Policy Instruments for a Developing Country (with Dean Spears)

"Population Externalities and Optimal Social Policy" (with Dean Spears) (submitted)


Work in Progress:

"Firms' Organizations and the Minimum Wage" (with Claire Lelarge and Grigorios Spanos)

"You Should Reject This Paper: Dynamic Agency, Sequential Evaluation, and Learning in Academic Publishing"

"Optimal Mix of Environmental Policy Instruments" (with Vera Danilina)

"Optimal Basic Income for India" (with Dean Spears)