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Publications

  1. Supermajority Voting Requirements for Tax Increases: Evidence from the States, Journal of Public Economics, 76(1), 2000, pp. 41-67.
  2. Endogenous Federal Grants and Crowd-Out of State Government Spending: Theory and Evidence from the Federal Highway Aid Program, American Economic Review, 92(1), 2002, pp. 71-92.
  3. Parochial Interests and the Centralized Provision of Local Public Goods: Evidence from Congressional Voting on Transportation Projects, Journal of Public Economics 88(3), 2004, pp. 845-866.
  4. Estimating the Value of Proposal Power, American Economic Review, 95(5), 2005, pp. 1639-1652.
  5. Are Policy Platforms Capitalized into Equity Prices? Evidence from the Bush / Gore 2000 Presidential Election, Journal of Public Economics, 90(4-5), 2006, pp. 751-773.
  6. Socially Optimal Districting: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration, (with Stephen Coate), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(4), 2007, pp.1409-1471.
  7. Legislative Representation, Bargaining Power and the Distribution of Federal Funds: Evidence from the U.S. Senate, Economic Journal, 118(532), 2008, pp. 1785-1803.
  8. The Effects of School District Consolidation on Educational Cost and Quality, (with Nora Gordon), Public Finance Review, 36(4), 2008, pp. 408-430.
  9. A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence from the Boston Police Department, (with Kate Antonovics),  Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(1), 2009, pp. 163-177.
  10. A Spatial Merger Estimator with an Application to School District Consolidation, (with Nora Gordon),  Journal of Public Economics, 93(5-6), 2009, pp. 752-765.
  11. Pet Overpopulation: An Economic Analysis, (with Stephen Coate), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 10(1), 2010, (Advances), Article 106.
  12. Momentum and Social Learning in Presidential Primaries, (with Nathan Schiff), Journal of Political Economy, 118(6), 2010, pp. 1110-1150.
  13. Media Bias and Influence: Evidence from Newspaper Endorsements, (with Chun-Fang Chiang),  Review of Economic Studies, 78(3), 2011, pp. 795-820.
  14. Government Form and Public Spending: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities, (with Stephen Coate), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 3, 2011, pp. 82-112.
  15. Partisan Control, Media Bias, and Viewer Responses: Evidence from Berlusconi’s Italy, (with Ruben Durante), Journal of the European Economic Association, 3, 2012, pp. 451-481, lead article.
  16. Spatial Competition and Cross-Border Shopping: Evidence from State Lotteries, (with Nathan Schiff), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4, 2012, pp. 199-229.
  17. State Gun Policy and Cross-State Externalities: Evidence from Crime Gun Tracing, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5, 2013, pp. 200-229.
  18. On the Selection of Arbitrators, (with Geoffroy de Clippell and Kfir Eliaz), American Economic Review: 104(11), 2014, pp. 3434-3458.
  19. Sequential or Simultaneous Elections? An Empirical Welfare Analysis, (with Patrick Hummell), International Economic Review, 56(3), 2015, pp. 851–887.
  20. Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy,(with Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Durante, and Eliana La Ferrara), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: 8(1), 2016, pp. 224-256.
  21. Homophily, Group Size, and the Diffusion of Political Information in Social Networks: Evidence from Twitter, (with Yosh Halberstam), Journal of Public Economics, 143, 2016, pp. 73-88.
  22. An Econometric Evaluation of Competing Explanations for the Midterm Gap, Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 12(2), 2017, pp. 205-239.
  23. The Out-of-State Tuition Distortion, (with Nathan Schiff), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 11, 2019, pp. 317-350.
  24. The Limits of Propaganda: Evidence from Venezuela, (with Ana Maria Tribin), Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(2), 2019.
  25. Advertising Spending and Media Bias: Evidence from News Coverage of Car Safety Recalls, (with Graham Beattie, Ruben Durante, and Ananya Sen), forthcoming, Management Science.