Research

Published Papers

1. “Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence”, with Sebastian Galiani, Cheryl Xiaoning Long and Camila Navajas Ahumada.
Forthcoming in Kyklos.
NBER Working Paper No. 21857SSRN Working Paper Series No. 2708661 [Link]

2. “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]

3. “The Paradox of Power Revisited: Internal and External Conflict”, with Ivan G. Lopez Cruz.
Forthcoming in Economic Theory. [Link] 

4. “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]

5. “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]

6. “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]

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

8. “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]

9. “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]

10. “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

11. “International Organizations and Structural Reforms”, with Sebastian Galiani and Iván Torre.
Revise and Resubmit at Journal of International Economics.
NBER Working Paper No. 21237SSRN Working Paper Series No. 2611172 [Link]

12. “Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution”, with Sebastian Galiani.
Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
NBER Working Paper Series No. 22724SSNR Working Paper Series No. 2846776 [Link] [Media Coverage: The Washington Post] [Media Coverage: The Wall Street Journal] [Media Coverage: Marginal Revolution]

13. “The Political Economy of Trade and Labor Mobility”, with Sebastian Galiani.
Revise and Resubmit at Canadian Journal of Economics.
SSRN Working Paper Series No. 3230432 [Link]

14. “A Quasi-Natural Experiment on Electoral Rules and Political Representation”, with David Stadelmann and Marco Portmann.
Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Comparative Economics.
SSRN Working Paper Series No. 3092190 [Link]

15. “Property Rights and Domestication”, with Dean Lueck.
Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Institutional Economics.

16. “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]

17. “Collusion, Mergers and Antitrust Policy”, with Filomena Garcia and José Manuel Paz y Miño.
Submitted.
SSRN Working Paper Series No. 3273118 [Link]

18. “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]

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

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

21. “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]