My research focuses on organizational economics, institutional design and business strategy, with an emphasis on the interaction between formal and relational governance mechanisms, and between governance and institutions. I believe in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of organization, which combines the analytical tools of economics (formal modeling and econometric analysis) with thick knowledge of the institutional, legal and social environment of business, in the spirit of Coase and Williamson.

Main publications

Working papers


Work in progress

  • “Effort Allocation and Governance in Lobbying-Client Relationships: Evidence from the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act,” with M. Espinosa.
  • “Governing Adaptation: Evidence from Slot Exchanges in the US Airline Industry,” with R. Gil.
  • “Contracts as Management Practices: Evidence from Supplier Handbooks,” with N. Argyres and L. Bernstein.
  • “Managing Social Comparisons in Organizations,” with O. Contreras and M. Fahn.


Book chapters and other publications