Research

Political Economy

On Dynamic Compromise (with Zaki Zahran), Games and Economic Behavior, 2012, 76, 391-419

Mandatory versus Discretionary Spending: The Status Quo Effect (with Ying Chen and Hulya Eraslan), American Economic Review, 2014, 104 (10), 2941-2974 (Online Appendix)

Media Coverage: Insights by Stanford Business

The Voter's Blunt Tool (with Cecilia Mo), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2016, 28 (4) 655-677

Media Coverage: Politico | Insights by Stanford Business | Stanford Business Magazine

Efficiency of Flexible Budgetary Institutions (with Ying Chen, Hulya Eraslan and Jan Zapal), Journal of Economic Theory, 2017, 167, 148-176

Media Coverage: Insights by Stanford Business

Reform Fatigue (with Jackie M. L. Chan, Oendrila Dube and Nicolas Lambert)

Policy Experimentation in Committees: a Case Against Veto Rights Under Redistributive Constraints (with Vincent Anesi), AEJ: Microeconomics, 2021, 13(3), 124-62 (previously titled "Policy Experimentation, Redistribution and Voting Rules")

Microeconomic Theory

Rules With Discretion and Local Information (with David Kreps and Andrzej Skrzypacz), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128 (3), 1273-1320 (Online Appendix)

Durable Coalitions and Communication: Public versus Private Negotiations (with David Baron and Salvatore Nunnari), Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 156, 1-13 (Online Appendix)

Dynamic Coalitions (with David Baron)

Collective Choice in Dynamic Public Good Provision (with George Georgiadis and Nicolas Lambert) AEJ: Microeconomics, 2019, 11(1), 243-98

Personal Power Dynamics in Bargaining, (with Ilwoo Hwang and Stefan Krasa), revision requested from The Journal of Economic Theory. (Previously titled "Agenda-Setter Power Dynamics: Learning in Multi-Issue Bargaining") NEW VERSION!!!!

Learning from Shared News: when Abundant Information Leads to Belief Polarization, (with Danil Dmitriev and Simone Galperti) revision requested from The Quarterly Journal of Economics. NEW VERSION!!!!

International Trade

Legislated protection and the WTO, International Economic Review, 2015, 56 (4), 1389-1384

Forbearance in Optimal Multilateral Trade Agreements

The Domestic Political-Economy of the WTO Crisis: Lessons for Preserving Multilateralism, (with Lawrence Broz), revision requested for special issue of Global Perspectives, "The Future of Multilateralism" (previously titled "Designing an International Economic Order: A Research Agenda")

The World Trade Organization and U.S. Domestic Politics, (with Lawrence Broz and Marc Muendler)

Trade Policy Transitions: Three Eras of US Trade Policy, (with Lawrence Broz and Peter Rosendorff) NEW!!!

Older Projects

Social Public Goods (with Nicolas Lambert)

Constructive Ambiguity, (with David Kreps and Andrzej Skrzypacz)

Why Multilateralism? The role of the periphery in optimal trade agreements (with Peter Rosendorff)

Other Research

International Trade Overview, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2008)

An Analysis of Mauritius's Trade Policies, (with Alberto Herrou-Aragon), 2003


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