Laura Mayoral and Ola Olsson explore early state development using Ancient Egypt as a laboratory.
Joan-Maria Esteban, Gilat Levy, and Laura Mayoral show how religiosity can have an impact on individual preferences and, thus, on labor supply.
How much should people be taxed and what should tax revenues be spent on? Surprisingly, these topics have mostly been treated in isolation in academic research. Joan Esteban and Laura Mayoral present a model that determines the consensus income tax schedule, the composition of public expenditure, and the size of government.