Recent Papers

The papers below are in .pdf format

 

Duration Dependent UI Payments and Equilibrium Unemployment (Joint with Melvyn Coles) Published in Economica (2004) Vol. 71 pp 83-97.

Ex ante Price Commitment with Renegotation in a Dynamic Market Equilibrium (Joint with Abhinay Muthoo)

Re-entitlement Effects with Duration Dependent Unemployment Insurance in a Stochestic Matching Equilibrium (Joint with Melvyn Coles) Published in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2007) vol. 31 pp. 2879-98

Middlemen in Search Equilibrium Published in International Economic Review (2007) vol. 48 pp. 343-62.

Unpleasant Middlemen Published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2008) vol. 68 pp. 73-86

Marriage, Commitment and Divorce in a Matching Model with Differential Aging This is the theory component of a paper refered to elsewhere as "I eat so much because I love you." Published in Review of Economic Dynamics (2008) vol. 11 pp. 614-28.

Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Matching Equilibrium (Joint with Melvyn Coles) Published in Journal of Labor Economics (2006) vol. 24 pp. 109-38

Endogenous Credit-card Acceptance in a Model of Precautionary Demand for Money (Joint with Luis-Raul Rodrigez) Published in Oxford Economic Papers (2005) vol. 57 pp. 157-68

A Theory of Minimum Wage Compliance (or Recognition of Unions) Formerly circulated under the title: Directed Search Without Wage Commitment and the Role of labor Market Institutions. Published in Labour Economics (2010) vol. 17 pp. 215-23

Matching with Interviews Published in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2009) vol. 33 pp. 938-54.

Commitment, advertising and efficiency of two-sided investment in competitive search equilibrium (Slides) Published in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2011) vol. 35 pp. 1017-23.

Inflation and welfare in retail markets: prior production and imperfectly directed search this paper formerly circulated under the title "Money in a model of prior production and imperfectly directed search" (Presentation Slides) Published in Journal of Money Credit and Banking (2013) vol. 45 pp. 821-45.

On the Firm's Component of Wage Dispersion: Endogenous Effort versus Search Frictions Published in Labour Economics (2016) vol. 42 pp. 2013-20

Statistical Discrimination from Composition Effects in the Market for Low-Skilled Workers Published in Labour Economics (2014) vol. 26 pp. 72-80.

Credit card acceptance, product quality and merchant fees (Slides)

Job creators, job creation and the tax code (Slides) Published in Journal of Public Economic Theory vol. 19.3 pp. 674-91.

Efficiency in a Search and Matching Model with Particpation Policy Published in Economics Letters (2015) Vol. 134 pp. 111-3

Labor market participation and minimum wage policy (Poster) (Slides)