Working Papers

"Outside Options, Coercion, and Wages: Removing the Sugar Coating" (with Avner Greif and Dan Trefler)
[ Paper] ( Under Review )       Coverage: [ A Fine Theorem]
"Instrumental Variables and Causal Mechanisms: Unpacking the Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters" (with Robert Gold, Stephan Heblich, and Rodrigo Pinto)
[ NBER Working Paper 23209] ( Under Review )       Coverage: [ Washington Post] [ Welt am Sonntag] [ Brian Lehrer Show]

"Elite Identity and Political Accountability: A Tale of 10 Islands" (with Jean-Paul Carvalho)

[ NBER Working Paper 22777] ( Being Revised )
"Does Civic Leadership Matter? Evidence from the Forty-Eighters in the U.S" (with Stephan Heblich)
[ Draft January 2018 ]

Work in Progress

"Do Private Prisons Influence Judicial Decision Making?" (with Mikhail Poyker)
"The Internal Economics of the British Empire: A View from the Theory of the Firm" (with Florian Hoffman and Guo Xu)
"The Political Economy of Unfunded Public Pensions"


"Foreign Aid and Voting in International Organizations: Evidence from the IWC"
(Journal of Public Economics Vol 132, December 2015, p.1-12)
[ Paper] [ Data]         Coverage: [ Foreign Policy Magazine] [ Slate]
"Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations"
(Econometrica vol. 82 No. 6, November 2014, p.2131-2165)
[ Paper] [ Appendix ] [ Data ]         Coverage: [ A Fine Theorem]
"Essays in International Political Economy"
(Journal of Economic History Vol 73, Issue 2, June 2013, pp. 537-540 )     [ Paper]
"Groseclose and Snyder in Finite Legislatures"
(Journal of Theoretical Politics vol. 24 issue 2 April 2012. p. 265-273)     [ Paper]

Older Working Papers

"Globalization and its (Dis-)Content: Trade Shocks and Voting Behavior" (with Robert Gold and Stephan Heblich) [ NBER w.p. 21812]
"The Rents from Trade and Coercive Institutions: Removing the Sugar Coating" (with Avner Greif and Dan Trefler) [ NBER w.p. 20958 ]


UCLA Anderson Global Economics and Management Christian Dippel