Current research projects
Populism, Partisanship, and the Funding of Political Campaigns
Strategic Voting and Conservatism in Legislative Elections
Matching Markets and Social Networks (with Mary Schroeder)
Auctions vs. Sequential Mechanisms When Resale Is Allowed (with Xiaogang Che)
Felony Disenfranchisement, Elections, and Economic Policy in the United States (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Wiliams)
Private Public Competition (with Xuejuan Su)
Yes, 'Citizens United' helped the GOP (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Williams). The Washington Post, April 8, 2016.
Brief of Economists and Other Social Scientists as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents. Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg Bouaphakeo, et al. United States Supreme Court No. 14-1146, September 29, 2015.
Property Rights and Capitalism (with Paul Rubin). In: Dennis C. Mueller (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism, Chapter 7, pp. 204–219, 2012.
Publications in refereed journals
An Equilibrium Selection Theory of Monopolization (with Andrew Eckert and Xuejuan Su). Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
The Business of American Democracy: Citizens United, Independent Spending, and Elections (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Williams). Journal of Law and Economics 59, 1-43, 2016.
Entry Deterrence in Dynamic Second-Price Auctions (with Xiaogang Che). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 8, 168–201, 2016.
Leveling the Playing Field? The Role of Public Campaign Funding in Elections (with Hugo Mialon and Michael Williams). American Law and Economics Review 17, 361–408, 2015. (Winner of 2015 ALER Distinguished Article Prize.)
Strategic Investments under Open Access: Theory and Empirical Evidence (with Xuejuan Su). Journal of Industrial Economics 63, 495–521, 2015.
File Sharing, Network Architecture, and Copyright Enforcement: An Overview Managerial and Decision Economics 35, 444–459, 2014.
A Theory of Perceived Discrimination (with Xuejuan Su) Economic Theory 53, 158–180, 2013.
On Hatred (with Hugo Mialon) American Law and Economics Review 15, 39–72, 2013.
Second-Order Statistical Discrimination (with Xuejuan Su) Journal of Public Economics 97(1), 108–116, 2013.
Finitely Repeated Voluntary Provision of a Public Good Journal of Public Economic Theory 14(2), 547–572, 2012 (lead article).
Open Access and Dynamic Efficiency (with Xuejuan Su) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2(2), 64–96, 2010.
Two-Sided Matching with Spatially Differentiated Agents Journal of Mathematical Economics 45, 376–390, 2009.
Crime, Punishment, and Prejudice (with Phil Curry) Journal of Public Economics 93, 73–84, 2009.
Communication in Financial Markets with Several Informed Traders Economic Theory 33, 437–456, 2007.
Primaries and the New Hampshire Effect (with Mattias Polborn) Journal of Public Economics 31, 1073–1114, 2006.
Linear Learning in Changing Environments Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30, 2577–2611, 2006.
Early Round Upsets and Championship Blowouts (with Rick Harbaugh) Economic Inquiry 43, 316–329, 2005.
Perfect Equilibrium and Lexicographic Beliefs (with Hari Govindan) International Journal of Game Theory 31, 229–243, 2003.