My academic research focuses on the organization of nonmarket environments (government, special interest groups, military forces) and their interaction with the economy. This is an area of investigation that touches multiple fields within the economic discipline, from economic development to public economics, and within political science, from comparative politics to methods. I have worked on political institutions and their design in consolidated democracies and in autocracies. I have also worked on electoral campaigns and campaign finance, lobbying, housing and banking regulation, and public administration. My primary teaching interests are in political economy and applied economics more broadly.
I am Canada Research Chair and Professor of Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics. I am also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research and of the Bank of Canada.
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My Google Scholar profile is available here.
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During the 2017-2018 academic year I will be on leave at Stanford University.