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Killer Acquisitions” with Colleen Cunningham and Song Ma, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 129, No. 3, pp. 649–702, March 2021 (lead article).

Policy Impact: White House Executive Order on Promoting Competition, U.S. House Antitrust Report on Big Tech, FTC issues 6(b) orders to examine past acquisitions by large tech companies, Killer acquisitions call for revamp of China's merger-control threshold

Prizes: AdC Competition Policy Award, Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize 2020, Mark A. Satterthwaite Award 2018, WFA 2018 Best Corporate Finance Paper, Academy of Management Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award

Press Coverage: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Times, Axios, Business Insider, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Yale Insights, LBS News, Lexology, Der Standard, CTFN, Antitrust Interview, Chicago Booth Review, The American Prospect, Yahoo Finance, Global Competition Review

Trust and Promises over Time” with Frédéric G. Schneider, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.

Press Coverage: Yale Insights

Search Fatigue” with Bruce Carlin, Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 485-508, May 2019.

Press Coverage: Video Summary

Gaming and Strategic Opacity in Incentive Provision” with Richard Holden and Margaret Meyer, RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 819-854, Winter 2018.

Press Coverage: Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Sydney Morning Herald

Moral Intuitions of Promise Keeping,” with Alexander Stremitzer, Principia, Special Issue on Heuristics, Ethics and Epistemology of Law, Vol. LXV, pp. 5-33, December 2018

Promises and Expectations” with Alexander Stremitzer, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 106, pp. 161-178, November 2017.

Understanding Mechanisms Underlying Peer Effects: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Decisions” with Leonardo Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman and Noam Yuchtman, Econometrica, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp. 1273-1301, July 2014.

Prizes: Finalist for the Exeter Prize for Behavioral Economics 2015

Press Coverage: The Economist, Financial Access Initiative, Yale Insights, US News

Delay and Deadlines: Freeriding and Information Revelation in Partnerships” with Arthur Campbell and Johannes Spinnewijn, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 163-204, May 2014.

Is Pay-for-Performance Detrimental to Innovation?” with Gustavo Manso, Management Science, Vol. 59, No. 7, pp. 1496-1513, July 2013.

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Prizes: Winner 2018 INFORMS TIME Best Paper Award

Press Coverage: Boston Globe, Economic Times, Talent Management, Information Week, World at Work, Career Rocketeer, Video Summary

Feedback and Motivation in Dynamic Tournaments,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 733-769, Fall 2010. WP Version

Interpersonal Comparison, Status and Ambition in Organizations,” with Andrea Patacconi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 348-363, August 2010. WP Version

Working Papers:

Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives” with Miguel Antón, Mireia Giné, and Martin Schmalz, Revise & Resubmit: Journal of Political Economy.

Prizes: SIOE Oliver Williamson Best Conference Paper Award, IEAF-FEF Prize for Best Research Paper in Financial Economics

Press Coverage: The Economist, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Equitable Growth, Yale Insights, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, ProMarket, Harvard Business Review

An earlier version of this paper was titled “Common Ownership and Relative Performance Evaluation” with coverage by ProMarket (1), ProMarket (2), and HLS CorpGov.

Innovation: The Bright Side of Common Ownership?” with Miguel Antón, Mireia Giné, and Martin Schmalz, Revise & Resubmit: Management Science.

Incentives for Parallel Innovation”, Revise & Resubmit: Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

A Tale of Two Networks: Common Ownership and Product Market Rivalry” with Bruno Pellegrino - NEW!

Bayesian Persuasion with Lie Detection” with Weicheng Min - NEW!

Deception and Incentives: How Dishonesty Undermines Effort Provision” with Ernst Fehr, Revise & Resubmit: Management Science.

Books and Book Chapters:

Incentives for Innovation: Bankruptcy, Corporate Governance, and Compensation Systems,” with Gustavo Manso, Handbook of Law, Innovation, and Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing, March 2011

Solutions Manual to Accompany Contract Theory” with Arthur Campbell, Moshe Cohen and Johannes Spinnewijn, MIT Press, September 30, 2007.


Poets and Quants Best 40 Under 40

Yale SOM Elective Teaching Award 2014, 2018

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Is this your Final(s) Answer?” with Martin Oehmke, FREVD'S Working Paper Series, December 10, 2002.

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