Working Papers

  1. Federalism, Tax Base Restrictions, and the Provision of Intergenerational Public Goods.

  2. Multitasking, Limited Liability, and Political Agency with Gerard Padró i Miquel.

Published Work

  1. Local Environmental Quality and Inter-Jurisdictional Spillovers with Katrina Kosec, forthcoming in Economica.

  2. Federalism, Taxation, and Economic Growth in the Journal of Urban Economics (2015).

  3. Electoral Regime and Trade Policy with William R. Hauk, Jr. in the Journal of Comparative Economics (2014).

  4. Revenue Decentralization, the Local Income Tax Deduction and the Provision of Public Goods in the National Tax Journal (2013).

  5. Federal Competition and Economic Growth with Katrina Kosec in the Journal of Public Economics (2013).

  6. A Political Economy Theory of Partial Decentralization with Gerard Padró i Miquel in the Journal of the European Economic Association (2012).

  7. Ricardian Equivalence for Local Government Bonds: A Utility Maximization Approach in Economics Letters (2010).

  8. Backward Intergenerational Goods with Endogenous Fertility in the Journal of Public Economic Theory (2008).


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