Research

Publications

Self-enforcing Trade Agreements and Lobbying,” Journal of International Economics, 108, 226-242 (2017).

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).
– Featured in ‘Where to Find the Unsung Engines of Innovation and Economics Growth,’ by Richard Florida, CityLab, August 8, 2017.

Unrecognized States: A Theory of Self-Determination and Foreign Influence,” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 33, 578-611 (2017).
– See a related column in the Washington Post.

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

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

Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Spatial Clustering of R&D Labs and Patent Citations” (with Gerald Carlino, Robert Hunt, Jake Carr and Tony Smith), August 2017

Unrecognized States: Theory and Cases and Policy Implications,” (with Benjamin A.T. Graham and Ben Horne), August 2017

Inefficient Concessions and Mediation,” (with Benjamin C. Horne), August 2017

Lobbying and Legislative Uncertainty” (with Sebastian Saiegh), August 2017

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

 

Work in Progress

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