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.
Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century
The Perils of International Capital
Lobbying and Policy Extremism
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
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. He shows that the median judge is pivotal over case dispositions,...
PE Students on the Market: Noam Reich (POL)
JMP: "Do States Screen or Signal?"
PE Students on the Market: Parth Parihar (ECO)
JMP: "Policy Decay and the Determinants of Gridlock"
Zhao Li: How Internal Constraints Shape Interest Group Activities
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
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
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...