Research Interests

Applied Theory, Political Economy, Public Economics,
Contract Theory, Industrial Organization.


Party Discipline and Government Spending: Theory and Evidence with Marta Curto-Grau, Journal of Public Economics forthcoming.

Electoral Accountability and Inter-district Competition, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics forthcoming.

Electoral Competition under Costly Policy Implementation with Dimitrios Xefteris, Social Choice and Welfare 50 (2018), 721-739.

Lobbying as a Guard against Extremism, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 17 (2017), 1-17.

Non-Monotonic Group-Size Effect in Repeated Provision of Public Goods with Chengsi Wang, European Economic Review 89 (2016), 116-128.

Political Cronyism, Social Choice and Welfare 44 (2015), 473-492.

The Welfare Effects of Location and Quality in Oligopoly with Luis C. Corchón, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy Topics 13 (2013), 1143-1178.

A Political Agency Model of Coattail Voting, Journal of Public Economics 95 (2011), 1652-1660.

Computing Welfare Losses from Data under Imperfect Competition with Heterogeneous Goods with Luis C. Corchón, International Journal of Industrial Organization 27 (2009), 646-654.

Working Papers

Incumbents' Performance and Political Polarization with Marina Dodlova.

Information and Communication Technologies, Protests, and Censorship with Maxim Ananyev and Maria Petrova.


Department of Economics University of Mannheim
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