Research

Publications

The Agglomeration of American R&D Labs,” with Gerald Carlino, Robert Hunt, Jake Carr and Tony Smith, Journal of Urban Economics, 101, 14–26 (2017).

Trade Agreements in the Shadow of Lobbying,” Review of International Economics, 25, 21–43 (2017).

Unrecognized States: A Theory of Self-Determination and Foreign Influence,” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (Forthcoming).
– See a related column in the Washington Post.

The Geography of Research and Development Activity in the U. S.,” with Gerald A. Carlino, In Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography, F. Giarratani, G. Hewings, and P. McCann, eds. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, (2013).

Contract, Renegotiation, and Hold Up: Results on the Technology of Trade and Investment,” with Joel Watson, Theoretical Economics, 7, 283–322 (2012).

The Geography of Research and Development Activity in the U.S.,” with Gerald A. Carlino, Business Review, Third Quarter 2008, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Working Papers

Self-enforcing Trade Agreements and Lobbying,” June 2017 (Conditionally accepted at the Journal of International Economics)

Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from the Agglomeration of American R&D Labs and Patent Data” (with Gerald Carlino, Robert Hunt, Jake Carr and Tony Smith), FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper 16-25, May 2017

Inefficient Concessions and Mediation,” with Benjamin C. Horne, May 2017

Endogenous Politics and the Design of Trade Institutions,” February 2017

Lobbying and Legislative Uncertainty” (with Sebastian Saiegh), May 2016

Work in Progress

“Informal Norms and the Optimal Design of a Formal Dispute Settlement Mechanism” (with Mostafa Beshkar), June 2017

“Unrecognized States: Theory and Cases,” (with Benjamin A.T. Graham), June 2017

“Explaining Gradualism in Trade Agreements: A Political Economy Approach,” May 2017

“Research and Development Laboratories in the Production Process,” (with Gerald Carlino, Robert Hunt, Jake Carr and Tony Smith), May 2017

“Temporary Trade Barriers: When Will They End?,” May 2016

“Localized Knowledge Spillovers: R&D in the U.S. Midwest,” with Gerald Carlino and Robert Hunt, January 2016

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