Research

Published Papers

16. “The Political Economy of Trade and International Labor Mobility”, with Sebastian Galiani.
In Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 54, Number 4, November 2021. [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

“Interest Groups, Partisan Politics, and Environmental Polarization”, with Dean Lueck and Julio Ramos Pastrana.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 4138572 [Link]

“Fighting Communism Supporting Collusion”, with Sebastian Galiani and José Manuel Paz y Miño.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 4135570 [Link]

“Why Nations Join the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds: Risk, Transaction Costs and Democracy”, with David Soto-Oñate.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 4009805 [Link]

“Colonial Wars and Trade Restrictions: Fighting for Exclusive Trading Rights”, with Iván G. Lopez Cruz.
SSNR Working Paper Series No. 3969393 [Link]

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

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

“Populism, Protectionism, and Political Instability”, with Tyler Daun and Sebastian Galiani.
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.
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]