Thomas Fujiwara
Assistant Professor of Economics

Princeton University


Department of Economics, Princeton University

131 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Princeton NJ 08544

fujiwara "at"


Curriculum Vitae


Research Statement




Acting Wife: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments

(with Leonardo Bursztyn and Amanda Pallais) [Appendix]

American Economic Review, 2017, 107(11): 3288-3319.

-  A summary for the Harvard Business Review.

-  Media: NBER Digest, Chicago Booth Review, NY Times, NPR, CIFAR, Slate, WSJ, Boston Globe, Forbes.


Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections

(with Kyle Meng and Tom Vogl) [Appendix]

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, 8(4): 160-188.

-  Media: AEA, NBER Digest, Boston Globe, Washington Post.


The Runner-Up Effect

(with Santosh Anagol) [Appendix]

Journal of Political Economy, 2016, 124(4): 927-991.


Voting Technology, Political Responsiveness, and Infant Health:

Evidence from Brazil [Appendix]

Econometrica, 2015, 83(2): 423-464.

-  A summary for VoxDev.

-  Media: The Economist, Vox, LiveMint, Chris Blattman, Why Nations Fail.


Can Informed Public Deliberation Overcome Clientelism?

Experimental Evidence from Benin

(with Leonard Wantchekon) [Appendix]

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(4): 241-255.

-  Media: The Economist.


A Regression Discontinuity Test of Strategic Voting and Duverger's Law

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2011, 6: 197-233.


Working Papers


Norms in Bargaining: Evidence from Government Formation in Spain

(with Carlos Sanz)


Policy Deliberation and Voter Persuasion:

Evidence from an Election in the Philippines [Appendix]

(with Leonard Wantchekon, Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma,

Cecilia Pe Lero, and Daniel Rubenson)

Revise and resubmit, American Journal of Political Science.


The Origins of Human Pro-Sociality: Cultural Group Selection in the Workplace and the Laboratory

(with Patrick Francois and Tanguy van Ypersele)