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Marco Battaglini
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
001 Fisher Hall, Princeton, NJ

Phone: 609-258-4002
Fax:     609-258-6419
e-mail: mbattagl "at" princeton.EDU

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Curriculum Vitae

Fields of Interest: Economic Theory, Game Theory, Contract Theory, Political Economy, Laboratory Experiments.


Working Papers:

"Optimal Dynamic Contracting: the First-Order Approach and Beyond" with Rohit Lamba NEW

 

"Growth and Fiscal Policy: a Positive Theory" with Levon Barseghyan

 

"When do conflicting parties share political power? An experimental study" with Lydia Mechtenberg

 

"The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study,'' with Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas Palfrey

 

"A Political Economy Theory of Fiscal Policy and Unemployment," with Stephen Coate

 

"On the Case for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," * with M. Azzimonti and S. Coate.



My research in the papers with a "*" is supported by the National Science Foundation through a CAREER Award.

My research in the papers with a "
*" is supported by the National Science Foundation SES-0418150, 2004-2007.


Published, accepted or forthcoming papers:

1.      "Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements" with Bard Harstad, Journal of Political Economy, accepted.

 

2.      "Dynamic Free Riding with Irreversible Investments," with Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas Palfrey, American Economic Review, accepted.

 

3.      "Cheap Talk with Multiple Audiences: an Experimental Analysis" with Uliana Makarov, Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.

 

4.      "Fiscal Policy over the Real Business Cycle: A Positive Theory," *  with Levon Barseghyan and Stephen Coate, Journal of Economic Theory, forthcoming.

 

5.      "A Dynamic Theory of Electoral Competition"* Theoretical Economics, forthcoming.

 

6.      "Legislative Bargaining and the Dynamics of Public Investment," * with Salvatore Nunnari and Thomas Palfrey, American Political Science Review, May 2012, 106 (2), pp. 407-429.

 

7.      "Comments on Prat and Stromberg, and Robinson and Torvik." Forthcoming in Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications, Tenth World Congress.

 

8.      "The Political Economy of Public Debt," Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 3, 2011.

 

9.      "The Dynamics of Redistributive Politics," * with Thomas Palfrey, Economic Theory, April 2012, 49 (3), pp. 739-777.

 

10.  "The Swing Voter's Curse in the Laboratory," * with Rebecca Morton and Thomas Palfrey. Review of Economic Studies, 2010, 77 (1), pp. 61-89.

 

11.  "Information and Pivotal Voter Models in Large Laboratory Elections," * with Rebecca Morton and Thomas Palfrey. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008, v. 98, iss. 2, pp. 194-200.

 

12.  "The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy," * with Stephen Coate. Journal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, April-May 2008, v. 6, iss. 2-3, pp. 367-80.

 

13.  "A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation and Debt," * with Stephen Coate. Read here the review in NAJ Economics.  American Economic Review, March 2008, v. 98, iss. 1, pp. 201-36. Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association for best article published in 2008 in the area of political economy.

 

14.  "Pareto Efficient Income Taxation with Stochastic Abilities," * with Stephen Coate. Journal of Public Economics, April 2008, v. 92, iss. 3-4, pp. 844-68.

 

15.  "Efficiency, Equity and Timing in Voting Mechanisms," *  with Rebecca Morton and Thomas Palfrey, American Political Science Review, Volume 101, Issue 03, August 2007, pp 409-424.

 

16.  "Inefficiency in Legislative Policy-Making: A Dynamic Analysis," * with Stephen Coate, American Economic Review, Vol. 97, n. 1, March 2007, pp.118-149.

 

17.  "Optimality and Renegotiation in Dynamic Contracting," * Games   and Economic Behavior , Volume 60, Issue 2,    August 2007,   Pages 213-246.

 

18.  "Joint Production in Teams,"  Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 130, n.1, September 2006, pp.138-167.

 

19.  "Self-control in Peer Groups,"  Journal of Economic Theory with R. Benabou and J. Tirole, Vol. 123, n. 2, August 2005, pp. 81-220.

 

20.  "Long-Term Contracting with Markovian Consumers," * American Economic Review, Vol. 95, n.3, June 2005, pp. 637-658.

 

21.  "Sequential Voting with Abstention," Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 51, n. 2, May 2005, pp. 445-463.

 

22.  "Policy Advice with Imperfectly Informed Experts,"  Advances in Theoretical Economics: Vol. 4: 2004, No. 1. Winner of the 2005 Kenneth Arrow Prize in Economics for Junior Faculty.

 

23.  "Trust, Coordination, and The Industrial Organization of Political Activism," Journal of the European Economic Association with Roland Benabou Vol.1, issue 4, June 2003.

 

24.  "Multiple Referrals and Multidimensional Cheap Talk," Econometrica , Vol. 70, n.4, July 2002, pp. 1379-1401.

 

25.  "Should we Trust banks When they sit on the Board of Directors?" with Francesco Giavazzi, in Corporate Governance, Financial Markets and Global Convergence, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, M. Balling at al. (eds.).

 

Princeton Conference on Political Economy

Newspaper Columns

21st Jerusalem School in Economic Theory (July 2010): my Lectures.


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