Faculty Research

Selected recent publications and working papers by department faculty.


Bird, Samuel S., Michael R. Carter, Travis J. Lybbert, Mary Mathenge, Timothy Njagi, and Emilia Tjernström. “Filling a niche? The maize productivity impacts of adaptive breeding by a local seed company in Kenya.” Journal of Development Economics 157 (2022): 102885.

Richardson, Leslie, and Lynne Lewis. “Getting to know you: individual animals, wildlife webcams, and willingness to pay for brown bear preservation.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 104, no. 2 (2022): 673-692.

Camarena, Jose A., Luciana Galeano, Luis Morano, Jorge Puig, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos Vegh, Lucila Venturi, and Guillermo Vuletin. “Fooled by the cycle: Permanent versus cyclical improvements in social indicators.” Journal of International Money and Finance 127 (2022): 102670.

Janus, Thorsten, Daniel Riera‐Crichton, and Brittany Tarufelli. “Commodity terms of trade shocks and political transitions.” Economics & Politics (2022).

Even, William E., and Austin C. Smith. “Greek life, academics, and earnings.” Journal of Human Resources 57, no. 3 (2022): 998-1032.

Cadena, Brian C., and Austin C. Smith. “Performance pay, productivity, and strategic opt-out: Evidence from a community health center.” Journal of Public Economics 206 (2022): 104580.

Bowblis, John R., and Austin C. Smith. “Occupational licensing of social services and nursing home quality: A regression discontinuity approach.” ILR Review 74, no. 1 (2021): 199-223.

Lewis, Lynne Y., and Casey J. Wichman. “What Should We Be Teaching Students about the Economics of Climate Change: Is There a Consensus?.” International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 15, no. 3 (2021): 203-233.

Gunter, Samara, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos A. Vegh, and Guillermo Vuletin. “Non-linear effects of tax changes on output: The role of the initial level of taxation.” Journal of International Economics 131 (2021): 103450.

Ifcher, John, Homa Zarghamee, and Sandra H. Goff. “Happiness in the Lab: What Can Be Learned about Subjective Well-Being from Experiments?.” In Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, pp. 1-27. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2021.

Goff, Sandra H. “A test of willingness to pay as penance in the demand for ethical consumption.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 94 (2021): 101744.

Goff, Sandra H., Caroline L. Noblet, and J. Ross Anthony. “Economic Valuation as a Communication Device for Environmental Philanthropy: Evidence from the Lab and Field.” Land Economics 97, no. 3 (2021): 588-607.

He, Leshui, Wen Zhou, Ming He, Xuanhua Nie, and Jun He. “Openness and COVID-19 induced xenophobia: The roles of trade and migration in sustainable development.” PloS one 16, no. 4 (2021): e0249579.

Lewis, Lynne Y. “Rethinking Hydropower: The Economics and Politics of Privately Owned Hydropower in the United States.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. 2020.

Lewis, Lynne Y., and Tom Tietenberg, 2020. Environmental Economics and Policy, 7th Edition. Routledge.

Haab, Tim, Lynne Lewis, and John Whitehead. “State of the art of contingent valuation.” Oxford research encyclopedia of environmental science (2020).

Lindsay, Amanda R., James N. Sanchirico, Ted E. Gilliland, Rohani Ambo-Rappe, J. Edward Taylor, Nils C. Krueck, and Peter J. Mumby. “Evaluating sustainable development policies in rural coastal economies.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, no. 52 (2020): 33170-33176.

Roberts, Amy Restorick, Austin C. Smith, and John R. Bowblis. “Nursing home social services and post-acute care: Does more qualified staff improve behavioral symptoms and reduce antipsychotic drug use?.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 21, no. 3 (2020): 388-394.

He, Leshui. “A theory of pre-filing settlement and patent assertion entities.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 70 (2020): 102618.

Cone, Thomas E., and Paul Shea. “Learning, Hedging, And The Natural Rate Hypothesis,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, (2019).

Marshall, Emily C., Hoang Nguyen, and Paul Shea. “Endogenous growth and household leverage.” Macroeconomic Dynamics 23, no. 5 (2019): 2089-2113.

Ha, Joung Yeob, and Austin C. Smith. “Legal access to alcohol and academic performance: Who is affected?.” Economics of Education Review 72 (2019): 19-22.

Madonia, Greg, and Austin C. Smith. “All-In or checked-out? Disincentives and selection in income share agreements.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 161 (2019): 52-67.

Roberts, Amy Restorick, John R. Bowblis, and Austin C. Smith. “The Impact of Social Workers on Post-acute Care Discharge Outcomes.” Innovation in Aging 3, no. Suppl 1 (2019): S359.

Vegh, Carlos A., Guillermo Vuletin, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Jorge Pablo Puig, José Andrée Camarena, Luciana Galeano, Luis Morano, and Lucila Venturi. Effects of the business cycle on social indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean: When dreams meet reality. World Bank Publications, 2019.

Working papers:

Field, Erica, Robert Garlick, Nivedhitha Subramanian, and Kate Vyborny. “Returns to Job Search: Experimental Evidence from a Matching Platform.” (2022).

Bird, Samuel S., and Aleksandr Michuda. “Measuring ethnicity and estimating its effects on voting at scale: Evidence from Uganda”, (2022).

Gunter, Samara R., Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos A. Vegh, and Guillermo Vuletin. Policy Implications of Non-linear Effects of Tax Changes on Output. No. w28646. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021.

Bracco, Jessica, Luciana Galeano, Pedro Juarros, Daniel Riera-Crichton, and Guillermo Vuletin. “Social transfer multipliers in developed and emerging countries.” (2021).

Maloney, William F., Daniel Riera-Crichton, Guillermo Raul Beylis, Virgilio Galdo, Elena Ianchovichina, Maria Marta Ferreyra, Luis Diego Rojas Alvarado, Rucheta Singh, and Guillermo Javier Vuletin. “Rebuilding Dynamic Post‐COVID-19 Economies amid Fiscal Constraints: Main Report (Spanish).” (2021).

He, Leshui, Imke Reimers, and Benjamin Shiller. “Does Amazon exercise its market power? Evidence from Toys R Us.” Evidence from Toys R Us (August 24, 2021) (2021).

Goff, Sandra, John Ifcher, Homa Zarghamee, Alex Reents, and Patrick Wade. “The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Government-and Market-Attitudes.” (2020).

Izquierdo, Mr Alejandro, Mr Ruy Lama, Juan Pablo Medina, Jorge Puig, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos Vegh, and Guillermo Javier Vuletin. Is the public investment multiplier higher in developing countries? An empirical exploration. International Monetary Fund, (2019).
Izquierdo, Alejandro, Ruy E. Lama, Juan Pablo Medina, Jorge P. Puig, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos A. Vegh, and Guillermo Vuletin. Is the public investment multiplier higher in developing countries? An empirical investigation. No. w26478. National Bureau of Economic Research, (2019).