Research

Published Papers

16. “The Political Economy of Trade and International Labor Mobility”, with Sebastian Galiani.
Forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 54, Number 4, November 2021
SSRN Working Paper Series No. 3230432 [Link]

15. “The Merger Paradox, Collusion, and Antitrust Policy”, with Filomena Garcia and José Manuel Paz y Miño.
In Journal of Public Economic Theory, Volume 22, Issue 6, Pages 2051-2081, December 2020. [Link]

14. “Mapping the Theory of Political Representation to the Empirics: An Investigation for Proportional and Majoritarian Rules”, with David Stadelmann and Marco Portmann.
In Journal of Comparative Economics, Volume 48, Issue 3, Pages 548-560, September 2020. [Link]

13.“Property Rights and Domestication”, with Dean Lueck.
In Journal of Institutional Economics, Volume 16, Special Issue 2 (Honor of Yoram Barzel), Pages: 199-215, April 2020. [Link]

12. “International Organizations and Structural Reforms”, with Sebastian Galiani and Iván Torre.
In Journal of International Economics, Volume 121, November 2019. [Link]

11. “Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution”, with Sebastian Galiani.
In Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 166, Pages: 28-52, October 2019. [Link] [Media Coverage: The Washington Post] [Media Coverage: The Wall Street Journal] [Media Coverage: Marginal Revolution]

10. “The Paradox of Power Revisited: Internal and External Conflict”, with Ivan G. Lopez Cruz.
In Economic Theory, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages: 421-460, September 2019. [Link]

9. “Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence”, with Sebastian Galiani, Cheryl Xiaoning Long and Camila Navajas Ahumada.
In Kyklos, Volume 72, Issue 2, Pages: 239-269, May 2019. [Link]

8. “Stirring Up a Hornets’ Nest: Geographic Distribution of Crime”, with Sebastian Galiani and Ivan G. Lopez Cruz.
In Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 152, Pages: 17-35, August 2018. [Link] [Media Coverage]

7. “Collective Action: Experimental Evidence”, with Victoria Anauati, Brian Feld and Sebastian Galiani.
In Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 99, Pages: 36-55, September 2016. [Link]

6. “Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent but related Natural Experiments”, with Sebastian Galiani and Iván Torre.
In Economics & Politics, Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages: 133-159, March 2016. [Link]

5. “The Political Coase Theorem: Experimental Evidence”, with Sebastian Galiani and Lucía Yanguas.
In Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 103, Pages: 17-38, July 2014. [Link]

4. “Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy”, with Sebastian Galiani.
In Journal of International Economics, Volume 93, Issue 1, Pages: 173-193, May 2014. [Link]

3. “Factor Endowments, Democracy and Trade Policy Divergence”, with Sebastian Galiani and Norman Schofield.
In Journal of Public Economic Theory, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages: 119–156, February 2014. [Link]

2. “Making Rules Credible: Divided Government and Political Budget Cycles”, with Jorge M. Streb.
In Public Choice, Volume 156, Issue 3-4, Pages: 703-722, September 2013. [Link]

1. “Checks and Balances on Political Budget Cycles: Cross-Country Evidence”, with Jorge M. Streb and Daniel Lema.
In Kyklos, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages: 426-447, August 2009. [Link]

Under Review and Working Papers

“Geopolitics and International Trade Infrastructure”, with Sebastian Galiani and José Manuel Paz y Miño.
Submitted.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 3882736 [Link]

“Institutional-Cultural Coherence and Economic Development: The Case of the Spanish Regions”, with David Soto-Oñate.
Submitted.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 3625273 [Link]

“Populism, Protectionism, and Political Instability”, with Tyler Daun and Sebastian Galiani.
Submitted.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 3764096 [Link]

“Nationalistic Bias in Collusion Prosecution. The Case for Antitrust Agreements”, with Filomena Garcia and José Manuel Paz y Miño.
Submitted.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 2943073 [Link]

“Hidden Drivers of Violence Diffusion: Evidence from Illegal Oil Siphoning in Mexico”, with Iván G. Lopez Cruz.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 3470787 [Link]

“When Children Rule: Parenting in Modern Families”, with Sebastian Galiani and Matthew Staiger.
NBER Working Paper Series No. 23087SSNR Working Paper Series No. 2902732 [Link] [Media Coverage: The Wall Street Journal] [Media Coverage: Marginal Revolution] [Media Coverage: Slate Magazine Podcast]

“Optimal Regulation of the Media Industry”
SSRN Working Paper Series No. 2666157 [Link] [Media Coverage]

“Honesty and Lemons: The Role of Trust in Markets”, with Jorge M. Streb.
UCEMA Working Paper No. 492. [PDF]

“Meaningful Talk”, with Jorge M. Streb.
UCEMA Working Paper No. 443. [PDF]

Book Chapters

“La Economía Política de la Política Fiscal”, with Jorge M. Streb.
In Progresos en Economía del Sector Público, AAEP, Fondo Editorial Consejo, 2011. [Chapter PDF]