Research Interests

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


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.

Working Papers

Incumbents' Performance and Political Polarization with Marina Dodlova.

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


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


Department of Economics
TU Dortmund University
44221 Dortmund

+49 231 755 3146