Chris Bidner


Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Research Interests

I am interested in applied theory, with particular interest in the fields of Development and Labour. My CV is here (April, 2016).

Publications

Investing in Skill and Searching for Coworkers: Endogenous Entry in a Matching Market
(with Guillaume Roger and Jess Moses)
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2016
[draft] [online appendix]

Property Rights over Marital Transfers
(with Siwan Anderson)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015
[draft] [online appendix]

A Gender-Based Theory of the Origins of the Caste System of India
(with Mukesh Eswaran)
Journal of Development Economics, 2015
[draft]

A Spillover-Based Theory of Credentialism
Canadian Journal of Economics, 2014
[draft]

The Emergence of Political Accountability
(with Patrick Francois)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013
[draft]

Cultivating Trust: Norms, Institutions, and the Implications of Scale
(with Patrick Francois)
Economic Journal, 2011
[draft]

Pre-Match Investment with Frictions
Games and Economic Behavior, 2010
[draft]

Working Papers

A Theory of Minimalist Democracy
(with Patrick Francois and Francesco Trebbi)
[paper]

Trust and Vulnerability
(with Ken Jackson)
[paper]

In Progress

Wage Gaps and Frictional Labour Markets: Evidence on the Gender Gap from U.S. Cities (with Ben Sand)

The Path to Representative Democracy (with Patrick Francois and Francesco Trebbi)

Older

Peer Effects and the Promise of Social Mobility: A Model of Human Capital Investment [older draft]

Book Reviews

"The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action", by Martin Ruef [draft]
Journal of Economic Psychology, 32 (2011), pp. 529-530

"Identity Economics", by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton [draft]
Journal of Economic Psychology, 31 (2010), pp. 1061-1063

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Contact

Office: WMC 2686
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