Curriculum Vitae and Citations

Download CV

Google Scholar Citations


Killer Acquisitions” with Colleen Cunningham and Song Ma, Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

Policy Impact: 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: 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, The Times, Axios, Business Insider, 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

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: 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.

Downloads: z-Tree Treatments, Instructions, Web Code Version

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 & 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 & 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 - REVISED! - Online Appendix

Prizes: SIOE Oliver Williamson Best Conference Paper Award 2017, IEAF-FEF Prize for Best Research Paper in Financial Economics

Press Coverage: The Economist, Bloomberg, Equitable Growth, Yale Insights, Harvard Law School Forum, Pro_Market (1), Pro_Market (2), Harvard Business Review

Innovation: The Bright Side of Common Ownership” with Miguel Antón, Mireia Giné, and Martin Schmalz - NEW!

Incentives for Parallel Innovation,” Revise & Resubmit: RAND Journal of Economics

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

Books and Book Chapters:

Moral Intuitions of Promise Keeping,” with Alexander Stremitzer, Principia, Vol. 18, 2019.

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 & Quants Best 40 Under 40

Yale SOM Elective Teaching Award 2014, 2018

Old Humor:

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

My Research