Research

Publications

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.

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

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

Inefficient Concessions and Mediation,” with Benjamin C. Horne, December 2016

Self-enforcing Trade Agreements and Lobbying,” November 2016 (Revision requested, 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, September 2016 (Revision requested, Journal of Urban Economics)

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

Work in Progress

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

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

“Research and Development Laboratories in the Production Process,” (with Gerald Carlino, Robert Hunt, Jake Carr and Tony Smith), January 2016

“Localized Knowledge Spillovers: R&D in the U.S. Midwest,” with Gerald Carlino and Robert Hunt, November 2015

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