Jan Eeckhout and Nezih Guner analyze how federal income taxes affect the size of cities by characterizing how optimal taxes reallocate workers across cities in the United States, and the implications for the overall economy.
Are parents really picking their preferred schools or merely going the safe route? Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Güell show that Barcelona’s school choice program leads parents to effectively pick a neighborhood-based schooling assignment for their children – and that some parents are not as naïve is they may seem.
Benito Arruñada explores the palliative methods used by Roman law to enable market exchange.
Francesc Obiols-Homs and Virginia Sánchez-Marcos explore the role of education policy in shaping the abilities of workers, and the effect of changing policies to improve labor market outcomes in Spain.
Jose Apesteguia and Miguel A. Ballester propose a new method for analyzing individual decision-making that measures human inconsistency and welfare costs.
Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, and Gianmarco Leon explore the unintended health consequences of piecemeal regulations that ignore firm’s responses to new incentives by looking at the case of the 2009 Peruvian industrial fishing sector reform.