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Section 1

Mattias Polborn

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Director of Graduate Studies,
Professor of Economics

Research Interests

Political economy, Microeconomics, Public economics


Economics, University of Munich, 1998

Selected Publications

  • "Social ideology and taxes in a differentiated candidates framework", with Stefan Krasa, American Economic Review, forthcoming.
  • "Executive Discretion and Crisis Prevention: An Efficiency Rationale for Limitations on Executive Power", with Tiberiu Dragu, American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.
  • "The Administrative Foundation of the Rule of Law", with Tiberiu Dragu, Journal of Politics, forthcoming.
  • "Political competition between differentiated candidates", with Stefan Krasa, Games and Economic Behavior, 76 (1), (2012), 249-271.
  • "The option to wait in collective decisions", with Matthias Messner, Journal of Public Economics, 96 (5-6),
    (2012), 524 - 540.
  • "Competition between specialized candidates," with Stefan Krasa, American Political Science Review, 104 (4), November 2010, 745 -765.
  • "The binary policy model," with Stefan Krasa, Journal of Economic Theory, 145 (2), March 2010, 661-688.
  • "Is mandatory voting better than voluntary voting?," with Stefan Krasa, Games and Economic Behavior, 66 (1), May 2009, 275-291.
  • "Political polarization and the electoral effects of media bias", with Stefan Krasa and Dan Bernhardt, Journal of Public Economics, 92 (5-6), June 2008, 1092-1104.
  • "Positive and negative campaigning," with David Yi. Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 1 (2006), 351-371.
  • "Investment under uncertainty in dynamic conflicts," Review of Economic Studies, vol. 73 (2006), 505-529.
  • "Primaries and the New Hampshire effect," with Tilman Klumpp, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 90 (2006), 1073-1114.
  • "Voting on majority rules," with Matthias Messner, Review of Economic Studies, vol. 71 (2004), 115-132.