Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century
July 26, 2021

In "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century" Ilyana Kuziemko develops a new source of micro-data on union membership dating back to 1936  to examine the long-run relationship between unions and inequality.

The Perils of International Capital
July 26, 2021

In his recently published book, The Perils of International Capital, Faisal Ahmed develops a unified theory that links three prominent forms of international capital to the endurance of dictatorships.

Endogenous Parliaments
July 26, 2021

In "Endogenous Parliaments: The Domestic and International Roots of Long-Term Economic Growth and Executive Constraints in Europe", Carles Boix studies economic and political development over the long span of European history from 1200 to 1900.

Lobbying and Policy Extremism
July 26, 2021

In "Lobbying and Policy Extremism in Repeated Elections", Gleason Judd studies a model of repeated elections that features privately informed politicians and ideologically extreme lobby groups.

Bargaining and Strategic Voting on Appellate Courts
July 16, 2021

In "Bargaining and Strategic Voting on Appellate Courts" Chuck Cameron studies how appellate courts and regulatory commissions produce case dispositions and rules rationalizing the dispositions.

PE Students on the Market: Noam Reich (POL)
Sept. 5, 2020

JMP: "Do States Screen or Signal?"

PE Students on the Market: Parth Parihar (ECO)
Sept. 4, 2020

JMP: "Policy Decay and the Determinants of Gridlock"

Zhao Li: How Internal Constraints Shape Interest Group Activities
July 29, 2019

Interest groups contribute much less to campaigns than legally allowed. Consequently, prevailing theories infer these contributions must yield minimal returns. I argue constraints on PAC fundraising may also explain why interest groups give little.

Gleason Judd: Access and Lobbying in Legislatures
March 28, 2019

I study a model of legislative policymaking with interest groups. To lobby, groups must have access. Access provides opportunities to lobby particular legislators when they control the agenda. In equilibrium, persistent access creates a tradeoff. It changes legislature-wide expectations, thereby affecting which policies pass today.

Mica Sviatschi: Making a Gangster
Feb. 26, 2019

This paper provides new evidence on how criminal skills exported from the US affect gang development in El Salvador and child migration to the US. In 1996, the US Illegal Immigration Responsibility Act drastically increased the number of criminal deportations. In particular, the members of large Salvadoran gangs that developed in Los Angeles...