I am the Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy at the
Wake Forest University Department of Economics.
My research interests are in applied microeconomics, particularly public
economics and industrial organization.
My papers have been published in American Economic Review,
Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives,
Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review,
Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and elsewhere.
Quick access to my research is listed below, with additional details available via
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- Industrial Organization
- Public Economics
- Tax evasion: tax flights (working paper)
- Prediction markets:
manipulating political stock markets (working paper),
corporate prediction markets (JPM, 2009)
- Historical political stock markets:
U.S. (JEP, 2004),
International (OUP, 2013)
Tiebout sorting (AER, 2003),
policy innovation (JPET, 2002),
public good provision (JDS, 2005)
- Political institutions: endogenous institutions (JPE, 2002)
- Political economics:
WWII spending allocation (JPubE, 2018),
sequential elections (PubChoice, 2002),
estimating election outcomes (EandP, 1999)
- Local government policy choice:
government credibility (JPubE, 2001),
flypaper effect (JPubE, 1999),
property assessment (JUrbanEcon, 1999)
- Health economics