Publications

Culture & Development

Acculturation, education, and gender roles: evidence from Canada, Oxford Economic Papers, Aug 2020. (with K. Milligan).

Property rights on First Nations reserve land, Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2020, Vol 53, pp 460--495. (with F. Aragon).

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed. Theory and Evidence on the (Dis)Advantages of Informal Loans , European Economic Review, February 2018, Vol 102, pp 100-128. (with A. Karaivanov).

Land Management on First Nations Reserves: Lawful Possession and its Determinants, Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, September 2013, Vol 8 (2) pp 78-95. (with M. Brinkhurst).

Fiscal Federalism & Institutions

The Architecture of Federations: Constitutions, Bargaining, and Moral Hazard, Journal of Public Economics, April 2015, Vol. 124, pp 18-29. (with C. Lülfesmann and G. Myers).

Communication in Federal Politics: Universalism, Policy Uniformity, and the Optimal Allocation of Fiscal Authority, Journal of Political Economy, August 2014, Vol. 122 (4), pp. 766-805.

Interregional Redistribution and Mobility in Federations: A Positive Approach, Review of Economic Studies, October 2011, Vol. 78(4), pp. 1345-1378 (with N. Hansen and C. Lessmann)

Tiebout and Redistribution in a Model of Residential and Political Choice, Journal of Public Economics, February 2005, Vol 89(2-3), pp. 501-528 (with C. Lülfesmann).

Economic versus Political Symmetry and the Welfare Concern with Market Integration and Tax Competition, Journal of Public Economics, May 2003, Vol. 87(5-6), pp. 847-1334. (with C. Lülfesmann and G. Myers)

Fiscal Competition, Redistribution, and the Politics of Economic Integration, Review of Economics Studies, October 2002, Vol 69(4). (with C. Lülfesmann and G. Myers)

Representative versus Direct Democracy: The Role of Informational Asymmetries, Public Choice, January 2005, Vol. 122(1-2), pp. 9-38.

(Non-)Existence of Equilibria in Multi-Community Models,Journal of Urban Economics, November 2001, Vol. 50(3), pp. 418-435. (with N. Hansen).

The Political Economy of Tax H(e)avens and Tax Hells,American Economic Review, September 2001, Vol. 91(4), pp. 1103-1115. (with N. Hansen).

Monitoring and Productive Efficiency in Public and Private Firms, Finanzarchiv, February 2002, Vol. 58(2), pp.167-187 (with C. Lülfesmann).

Theory

The Theory of Human Capital Revisited: On the Interaction of General and Specific Investments, Economic Journal, October 2006, Vol. 116 (514), pp.903-923 (with C. Lülfesmann)

Endogenous Punishments in Agency with Verifiable Ex Post Information“, International Economic Review, November 2005, Vol. 46 (4), pp. 1207-1231 (with C. Lülfesmann and P. Schmitz)

Optimal Auditing in Hierarchical Relationships, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, June 2004, Vol. 160(2), pp. 210-231.

Bilateral Bargaining under Non-verifiable Information,Economic Theory, January 2004, Vol.23(2), pp. 395-410 (with C. Lülfesmann).

Revisiting the Lemons Market, International Economic Review, February 2001, Vol. 42(1), pp. 25-41.

On Monitoring and Collusion in Hierarchies, Journal of Economic Theory, April 2000, Vol. 91, pp. 280-292.

The Value of Ignorance, Rand Journal of Economics, Summer 1998, Vol. 29(2), pp. 339-354.