The Bonbright Center provides funding to professors for summer research, travel to conferences, and data acquisition. It gives priority to research on regulation and policy that builds on our department’s strengths in development, education, health, industrial organization, labor, and macroeconomics. The Bonbright Center provided funding for the following published and working papers.

Published Papers

Abowd, John M., Ian M. Schmutte, William Sexton, and Lars Vilhuber. 2019. “Why the Economics Profession Must Participate in the Privacy Protection Debate.” American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, vol. 109, pp. 397-402.

Bahadir, Berrak, Santanu Chatterjee, and Thomas Lebesmuehlbacher. 2018. “The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances.” Journal of International Economics. Vol. 111: 214–232.

Bütikofer, Aline, Julie Riise, and Meghan Skira. 2018. “The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Mental Health.” Conditionally accepted at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Jacobo-Rubio, Ruben, John L. Turner, and Jon Williams. “Generic Entry, Pay-For-Delay Settlements, and the Distribution of Surplus in the US Pharmaceutical Industry.” Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.

Juranek, Steffen, Thomas Quan, and John L. Turner. “Patents, Litigation Strategy and Antitrust in Innovative Industries.” Review of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.

Lastrapes, William D. 2018. “The Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Currency.” Cato Journal. Spring/Summer. Vol. 38, No. 2.

Working Papers

Agrawal, David R. and Laura Zimmermann. 2019. “Production and Evasion Responses with Limited State Capacity: Evidence from Major Tax Reforms in India.” International Growth Centre Working Paper. June.

Atkinson, Scott and Rong Luo. 2020. “The Cost Effects of SO2 Permit Allocations for the US Acid Rain Program.” April.

Caetano, Carolina, Gregorio Caetano, and Eric Nielsen. 2018. “The Role of Enrichment Activities on Child Development: A Corner Solution Approach.” Aug.

Caetano, Gregorio and Hugh Macartney. 2019. “What Determines School Segregation? The Crucial Role of Neighborhood Factors.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper. Journal of Public Economics (Revise and Resubmit). Sep.

Garin, Julio, William D. Lastrapes, and John Lester. 2020. “On the Welfare Effects of Phasing out Paper Currency.” March.

Jeong, Dahyeon, Jeong, Ajay Shenoy, Laura Zimmermann. 2020. “Is Corruption Compensation? Evidence from Local Public Office in India.” Journal of Development Economics (Under Review).

Liebman, Eli. 2018. “Bargaining in Markets with Exclusion: An Analysis of Health Insurance Networks.”

Luo, Rong and Haojun Yu. 2020. “Seller Agent Exclusivity in the Real Estate Market.”

Schmutte, Ian and Meghan Skira. 2020. “The Response of Firms to Maternity Leave and Sickness Absence.”