Published papers

down to working papers

  • Using Goals to Motivate College Students: Theory and Evidence from Field Experiments

Review of Economics and Statistics​, 2020, vol. 102(4).

(with D. Clark, D. Gill and M.Rush) Paper


  • First-place Loving and Last-place Loathing: How Rank in the Distribution of Performance Affects Effort Provision 

 Management Science, 2019, vol. 65(2), pp 459-954.

(with D. Gill, Z. Kissova and J. LeePaper

  • Measuring costly effort using the slider task

​Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 2019, vol. 21, pp 1-9

(with D. GillPaper Z-Tree code (.ztt file)

  • Cognitive Ability, Character Skills, and Learning to Play Equilibrium: A Level-k Analysis 

Journal of Political Economy, 2016, vol. 124(6), pp 1619-1676.
(with D. GillPaper Online Appendix


  • Longevity, Life-cycle Behavior and Pension Reform

Journal of Econometrics, 2014, vol. 178(3), pp 582-601.
(with P. HaanPaper


  • Gender Differences and Dynamics in Competition: The Role of Luck 

Quantitative Economics, 2014, vol. 5(2), pp 351-376.
(with D. GillPaper


  • Cheating in the Workplace: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Bonuses and Productivity 

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, vol. 96 (December), pp 120-134.
(with D. Gill and M. VlassopoulosPaper


  • A Structural Analysis of Disappointment Aversion in a Real Effort Competition

American Economic Review, 2012, vol. 102(1), pp 469-503.
(with D. GillPaper Online Appendix


  • Modeling Employment Dynamics with State Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity 

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2012, vol. 30(2), pp 411-431.
Paper Online Appendix


  • A Structural Approach to Estimating the Effect of Taxation on the Labor Market Dynamics of Older Workers

Econometrics Journal, 2010, vol. 13(3), pp S99-S125.

(with P. HaanPaper

  • Estimating Labour Supply Elasticities under Rationing: A Structural Model of Time Allocation Behaviour

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2009, vol. 42(1), pp. 90-112. 
Paper Online Appendix


Working papers

up to published papers


  • Cognitive skills, strategic sophistication, and life outcomes

(with E. Fe and D. Gill) Paper

Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Political Economy

  • Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings

(with P. HaanPaper 

Revise and resubmit at the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics​​


  • Insurance, Redistribution, and the Inequality of Lifetime Income

(with P. Haan and D. Kemptner) Paper

Revise and Resubmit and Quantitative Economics

  • Strategic Complexity and the Value of Thinking

(with D. Gill) Paper