Research

Working Papers

"Decision Theoretic Approaches to Experiment Design and External Validity" (with Abhijit Banerjee and Erik Snowberg), to appear in the Handbook of Field Experiments.

"Mostly Prior-Free Portfolio Allocation", 2016, R&R Journal of Finance.

"Collusion in Auctions with Constrained Bids: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement" (with Juan Ortner), 2015.

"Data-Driven Incentive Alignment in Capitation Schemes" (with Mark Braverman), 2015.

"Making Collusion Hard: Asymmetric Information as a Counter-Corruption Measure" (with Juan Ortner), 2014.

"Corruption, Initimdation, and Whistleblowing: A Theory of Inference from Unverifiable Reports" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel), 2014.

"Rewards and Punishments: Informal Contracting through Social Preferences" (with Christian Zehnder), forthcoming Theoretical Economics.

Publications

"Batched Bandit Problems" (with Vianney Perchet, Philippe Rigollet, Erik Snowberg), Annals of Statistics, 2016.

"Accounting for Behavior in Treatment Effects: New Applications for Blind Trials" (with Erik Snowberg, Cayley Bowles and Ben Seymour), PLoS One, 2015.
Supplement: On the Cost of Running Two-by-Two Blind Trials.

"Calibrated Incentive Contracts," Econometrica, 2013.

"Selective Trials: A Principal-Agent Approach to Randomized Controlled Experiments" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel and Erik Snowberg), American Economic Review , 2012.

"Robustness to Incomplete Information in Repeated Games" (with Satoru Takahashi), Theoretical Economics, 2011.

"Conflict and Deterrence under Strategic Risk" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010.

"Fear of Miscoordination and the Robustness of Cooperation in Dynamic Global Games with Exit," Econometrica, 2010.

"Building Routines: Learning, Cooperation and the Dynamics of Incomplete Relational Contracts," American Economic Review, 2010

"Economic Shocks and Civil War" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel ), Quarterly Journal of Political Science , 2010.

"Savings and Predation" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel ), Journal of the European Economic Association, Papers and Proceeding, , 2010.

"Defensive Weapons v.s. Defensive Alliances" (with Gerard Padro i Miquel ), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceeding , 2009.

"Uniform Selection in Global Games," Journal of Economic Theory, 2008.