Research

Working Papers

Signaling to Experts (PDF, 881 KB)
with Pablo Kurlat
September 2017
older version available as NBER working paper 23817

Mirrlees meets Diamond-Mirrlees: Simplifying Nonlinear Income Taxation (PDF, 264 KB)
with Iván Werning
September 2016 
older version available as NBER working paper 22076

A Theory of Income Taxation under Multidimensional Skill Heterogeneity (PDF, 733 KB)
with Casey Rothschild
December 2014 
older version available as NBER working paper 19822

How Initial Conditions Can Have Permanent Effects: The Case of the Affordable Care Act (PDF, 2319 KB)
with Kent Smetters
February 2017
older version available as NBER working paper 19835
 

Refereed Publications

The Taxation of Superstars (PDF, 405 KB)
with Iván Werning
Quarterly Journal of Economics 132 (2017), 211-270.
older version available as NBER working paper 21323

Capital Taxation under Political Constraints (PDF, 326 KB)
with Alexander Wolitzky
American Economic Review 106 (2016), 2304-2328.
older version available as NBER working paper 20043

Optimal Taxation with Rent-Seeking (PDF, 787 KB)
with Casey Rothschild
Review of Economic Studies 83 (2016), 1225-1262.
older version available as NBER working paper 17035

Entrepreneurial Taxation with Endogenous Entry (PDF, 484 KB) 
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6 (2014), 126-163. 
longer version available as NBER working paper 19235

A Game Theoretic Foundation of Competitive Equilibria with Adverse Selection (PDF, 252 KB)
with Nick Netzer
International Economic Review 55 (2014), 399-422.
also available as NBER working paper 18471

Redistributive Taxation in the Roy Model (PDF, 562 KB)
with Casey Rothschild
Quarterly Journal of Economics 128 (2013), 623-668.
older version available as NBER working paper 18228

Adverse Selection In Credit Markets and Regressive Profit Taxation (PDF, 480 KB)
Journal of Economic Theory 148 (2013), 1333-1360.
older version available as NBER working paper 18406

Optimal Asset Taxes in Financial Markets with Aggregate Uncertainty (PDF, 222 KB)
Review of Economic Dynamics 16 (2013), 405-420.
also available as NBER working paper 17817

Competitive Markets without Commitment (PDF, 347 KB)
with Nick Netzer
Journal of Political Economy 118 (2010), 1079-1109.

Competitive Screening in Insurance Markets with Endogenous Wealth Heterogeneity (PDF, 638 KB)
with Nick Netzer
Economic Theory 44 (2010), 187-211. 

Taxation, Insurance, and Precautionary Labor (PDF, 397 KB)
with Nick Netzer
Journal of Public Economics 91 (2007), 1519-1531.