Research Interests

Political Economy, Public Economics, Applied Theory.


"Electoral Accountability and Interdistrict Competition," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 10 (2018), 143-176.

"Party Discipline and Government Spending: Theory and Evidence" with Marta Curto-Grau, Journal of Public Economics 164 (2018), 139-152.

"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.

Survey Articles

"Introduction to the Special Issue Political Games: Strategy, Persuasion, and Learning" with Gabriele Gratton, Games (2020) 11, 10.

Working Papers

"Incumbents' Performance and Political Polarization" with Marina Dodlova, revise and resubmit Journal of Public Economics.

"Social Class and (Un)ethical Behavior: Causal versus Correlational Evidence" with Elisabeth Gsottbauer, Daniel Müller, Samuel Müller, and Stefan T. Trautmann, revise and resubmit Economic Journal.

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

Work in Progress

"Paid Parental Leave and Paternity Acknowledgement" with Anna Raute and Andrea Weber.

"Prime-Ministers' Role in Legislative Policymaking" with Thomas König.

"Economic Voting of the Wealthy Hand-to-Mouth" with Hélia Costa and Zoe Kuehn.

"Coalition Governance and the Dynamics of Bill Initiation" with Thomas König, Nick Lin, Xiao Lu, Thiago N. Silva, and Nikoleta Yordanova.


Podcast on Social Media and the Survival of Autocracies, 2019.


Department of Economics
TU Dortmund University
44221 Dortmund

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