Research



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  1. Rent Seeking Incentives in Share Contests, forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics. (with A. Dickson and I. MacKenzie)
  2. Can Violence Harm Cooperation? Experimental Evidence, 2018, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 90:342-359 (with G. De Luca and D. Spengler)
  3. Beyond Divide-and-Rule: Weak Dictators, Natural Resources, and Civil Conflict, 2018, European Journal of Political Economy, 53: 205-221 (with G. De Luca and J.Vargas)
  4. Political Repression in Autocratic Regimes, 2017 Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(2): 410-428 (with V. Bove and J-P. Platteau)
  5. The Timing of Contests, 2017 Defence and Peace Economics 28: 137-149, (joint with G. Grandjean)
  6. Self-Containment: Achieving Peace in Anarchic Settings, 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61: 173-203 (joint with A. Adam)
  7. "Oil Above Water": Economic Interdependence and Third Party Intervention, 2016. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(7): p. 1251-1277 (joint work with V. Bove and K.S.Gleditsch) - meaning of the title
  8. State Power, State Capacity, and Development, 2015. Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy (proceedings), 21(4): 553-560
  9. Growth-Friendly Dictatorships, 2015. Journal of Comparative Economics, 43: 98-111 (joint G. De Luca and A. Litina)
  10. U.S. Security Strategy and the Gains from Bilateral Trade, 2014. Review of International Economics, 22(5): 863-885 (joint work with V. Bove and L. Elia)
  11. The Tragedy of the Commons in a Violent World, 2014. RAND Journal of Economics, 45(3): 521-532, working paper version
  12. Mineral Resources and Conflict in DRC: a Case of Ecological Fallacy, 2014. Oxford Economic Papers, 66(3): 721-749 (joint with G. De Luca, J-F Maystadt, and J. Ulimwengu)
  13. Deterrence in Contests, 2013. Economica, 80 (317): 171-189 (joint with G. De Luca) working paper version (older title)
  14. Politics and Insurgencies, 2012. Economics and Politics, 24(2): 157-181 (joint with K. Siqueira)
  15. Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity, 2012. Public Choice, 150(1): 119-135 (joint work with G. De Luca)
  16. Endogenous Elites: Power Structure and Patron Client Relationships, 2011. Economics of Governance, 12: 237-258
  17. Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2011. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy: Vol. 16 : Iss. 2, Article 10
  18. On the Feasibility of Power and Status Ranking in Traditional Setups, 2010. Journal of Comparative Economics, 38 (3): 267-282 (joint work with J-P Platteau)

Contributions to collective work

1. Sekeris, P.G. (2017). Counter-Elite, in The Sage Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. ed. Fathali M. Moghaddam

Working Papers

We demonstrate that entry in a Common Pool Resource problem may be Pareto-superior, and therefore welcomed by active players already exploiting the common resource. Entry reduces the marginal utility of production effort to the active players, and thereby incentivizes them all to constrain their own production. The resulting reduced levels of externalities eventually leaves all players better off.
  • Delegating Decisions to Teams, August 2018 (joint work with D. Xefteris)
  • Product Differentiation and Strategic Advertising for Experience Goods: The Case of the Motion Picture Industry (joint work with S. Delre and S. Esseghaier)


Work in Progress

  • Credit Constraints and the Incentive to Innovate (joint with A. Dosis)
  • Inequality in a Repeated Joint Project (joint with O. Dagnelie and F. Valognes)
  • An Economic Analysis of Violent Crime (joint with L. Hotte and T. Van Ypersele)
  • Using the Carrot as a Stick: Tying Threats to Rewards in Dynamic Games  (joint with P. Maarek and Z. Benhamouche)
  • Entry in dynamic Oligopolies (joint with E. Dargaud)
  • Dauphins or Sharks? Dynastic Rulers and Natural Resource Exploitation (joint with V. Bove and L. Elia)

Non-Academic Publications

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