Publications and Data

  1. “Optimal Contracting in the Shadow of the Law”, with Surajeet Chakravary, Essex University, Rand Journal of Economics, 2009, Vol 40, No. 3, 533-557.
  2. "Performance Pay and Wage Inequality", with Thomas Lemieux and Daniel Parent, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2009, Vol 124, No. 1, pp. 1-49.
  3. First Do No Harm? Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes,  with Janet Currie, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2008, Vol. 123, No. 2, pp. 795-830.
  4. "Holdup and the Evolution of Bargaining Norms", with Herbert Dawid, Games and Economic Behavior, January 2008, Vol 62, Issue 1, pp. 26-52.
  5. "Three Solitudes in Contract: Law, Data and Theory", Scottish Journal of Political Economy, November 2007, Vol 54, Issue 5, pp. 606-616.
  6. "Reputations, Relationships and Contract Enforcement", Journal of Economic Literature, September 2007, Vol 45, Issue 3, pp. 597-630.
  7. "Can Wrongful Discharge Law Enhance Employment?", with Voraprapa Nakavachara, The Economic Journal, June 2007, Vol 117, Issue 521, pp. F218-F278.
  8. "Can Contract Theory Explain Social Preferences", American Economic Review, May 2007, Vol 97, Issue 2, pp. 187-192.
  9. "Tenure Is Justifiable", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2006, Vol 29, Issue 6, pp. 581 582.
  10. "Welfare Economics with Intransitive Revealed Preferences: A Theory of the Endowment Effect", with H. Lorne Carmichael, Journal of Public Economic Theory, April 2006, Vol 8, Issue 2, pp. 193-218.
  11. "Torts, Expertise and Authority: Liability of Physicians and Managed Care Organizations", with Jennifer Arlen. Rand Journal of Economics, Autumn 2005, Vol 36, No. 3, pp. 494-519.
  12. "Aspiration Uncertainty: Its Impact on Decision Performance and Process", with Mark Pingle, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, April 2005, Vol 56, Issue 4, pp. 617-29.
  13. "Beyond Master-Servant: A Critique of Vicarious Liability, in Exploring Tort Law", with Jennifer
    Exploring Tort Law, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  14. "Cut to the Bone? Hospital Takeovers and Nurse Employment Contracts", with Janet Currie and Mehdi Farsi, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2005, Vol 58, Issue 3, pp. 471-93.
  15. "Regulation or Markets? The Case of Employment Contracts", CESifo Economic Studies, 2005, Vol 51, Issue 1, pp. 1-46.
  16. "Contracts" in A. Kuper and J. Kuper, The Social Science Encyclopedia. London ; New York: Routledge, 2004.
  17. "Malpractice Liability for Physicians and Managed Care Organizations", with Jennifer Arlen, New York University Law Review, Vol 78, Issue 6, December, 2003, pp. 1929-2006.
  18. "Caring about Sunk Costs: A Behavioral Solution to Hold-up Problems with Small Stakes", with H. Lorne Carmichael, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol 19, Issue 1, Spring 2003, pp. 106-118.
  19. "Optimal Contracting with Subjective Evaluation", American Economic Review, March 2003, Vol 93, Issue 1, pp. 216-240.
  20. "Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Heuristic Search", Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy of The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol 1, No. 1, Article 1, 2002.
  21. "Complexity and Contract", Revue d’Economie Industrielle, 92, trimestre 2000. Reprinted with modifications in The Economics of Contract in Prospect and Retrospect, edited by Eric Brousseau and Jean-Michel Glachant, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 213-240.
  22. "Hold-up and the Evolution of Bargaining Conventions", with Herbert Dawid, University of Southern California, European Journal of Economic and Social Systems, 2001, Vol 15, No. 3, pp. 153-169.
  23. Supply side hysteresis: the case of the Canadian unemployment insurance system, with Thomas Lemieux, Journal of Public Economics, October 2000, 78(1-2), pp. 139-170. 
  24. "Worker Cooperation and the Ratchet Effect", with Lorne Carmichael. Journal of Labor Economics, January 2000, Vol 18, pp. 1-19.
  25. Job Characteristics and the Form of Compensation, with Daniel Parent, Research in Labor Economics, JAI Press 1999, Vol. 18, pp. 177-242.
  26. "Job Characteristics, Wages, and the Employment Contract", with Daniel Parent, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 1999, Vol. 821, No. 3, pp. 13-28.
  27. "Comments on Public and Private Bureaucracies: A Transaction Cost Economics Perspective", by Oliver Williamson, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, March 1999, Vol 15, No. 1, pp. 343-344.
  28. "Is Multi-tasking Complex?", Commentary on the target article "Processing capacity defined by relational complexity: Implications for comparative, developmental , and cognitive psychology," by G. Halford, W. Wilson and S. Phillips, Behavior and Brain Sciences, 1998, Vol 21, pp. 840-841.
  29. "Motivation and Markets", with Jim Malcomson, American Economic Review, July 1998, Vol 88, pp. 388-411.
  30. "A Review of Dual Labor Markets: Macroeconomic Perspective", by Gilles Saint-Paul, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1998, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 535-536.
  31. "Gift Giving and the Evolution of Cooperation", with Lorne Carmichael, International Economic Review, July 1997, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 485-509.
  32. "Review of Personnel Economics: The Wicksell Lectures", by Edward P. Lazear, Journal of Political Economy, June 1997, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 652-655.
  33. "Decision, Contract and Emotion: Some Economics for a Complex and Confusing World", Harold Innis Memorial Lecture 1996 CEA meetings, The Canadian Journal of Economics, November 1996, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 788-810.
  34. "Administrative Corruption and Efficient Taxation", with Frank Flatters, International Tax and Public Finance, 1995, Vol. 2, pp. 397-417. Reprinted in The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets, edited by G. Fiorentini and S. Zamagni, Edward Elgar.
  35. "Contract Bargaining With Symmetric Information", with James Malcomson, The Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1995, Vol. 28, No. 2, 336-67.
  36. "Turnover Costs, Efficiency Wages and Cycles", with James Malcomson, Annales d’Economiques et Statistique, Janvier/Juin 1995, No. 37/38, pp. 55-74. 
  37. "Incentives in Organizations: An Overview of Some of the Evidence and Theory", in Horst Siebert (ed.), Trends in Business Organization, The Kiel Institute of World Economics, 1995.
  38. "Equilibrium Selection in Experimental Games with Recommended Pay", with Jordi Brandts, Games and Economic Behavior, 1995, Vol. 11, pp. 36-63.
  39. "State Dependence and Unemployment Insurance", with Thomas Lemieux, Technical Report No. 4, Human Resources Development Canada, 1995.
  40. "Labour Turnover and the Natural Rate of Unemployment: Efficiency Wage versus Frictional Unemployment", with James Malcomson and Paul Gomme, Journal of Labor Economics, 1994, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 276-315.
  41. "Investments, Holdup, and the Form of Market Contracts", with James Malcomson, American Economic Review, September 1993. Vol. 83, No. 4, pp. 811-837.
  42. "The Role of Exit Costs in the Theory of Cooperative Teams", Journal of Comparative Economics, June 1993, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 521-529.
  43. "Specific Investment and Wage Profiles in Labour Markets", with Jim Malcomson, European Economic Review, May 1993, Vol. 37, pp. 343-354.
  44. "Wage Premiums and Profit Maximisation in Efficiency Wage Models", with James Malcomson, European Economic Review, May 1993, Vol. 37 pp. 1223-1249.
  45. "Continuous Time Repeated Games", with James Bergin, International Economic Review, February 1993, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 21-37.
  46. "Multi-skilling, Technical Change and the Japanese Firm", with Lorne Carmichael, The Economic Journal, January 1993, Vol. 103, No. 416, pp. 142-160.
  47. "Efficiency and Renegotiation in Repeated Games", with James Bergin, Journal of Economic Theory, 1993, Vol. 61, pp. 42-73.
  48. "Firm Reputation and Self-Enforcing Labor Contracts", with Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Journal of Japanese and International Economies, 1992, Vol. 6, pp. 144-162.
  49. "Seleccion De Equilibrios En Juegos Experimentales Con Recomendaciones", with Jordi Brandts, Investigaciones Economicas, 1992, 0(0), pp. 67-71.
  50. "Les contrats auto-exécutoires et la théorie des institutions du marché du travail", Actualité économique/Revue d’analyse économique, September 1992, Vol. 68, pp. 433-476.
  51. "The Ratchet Effect and the Market for Second-Hand Workers", with Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, January 1992, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 85-98.
  52. "Spatial Competition and the Core", with Jonathan Hamilton and Jacques Thisse, August 1991, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No. 3, pp. 925-937.
  53. "The Theory of Contracts and Practices in Japan and the United States", with Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Managerial and Decision Economics, April 1991, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 159-170.
  54. "Review of Information, Incentives, and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy", by Masahiko Aoki, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1990, Vol. 13, pp. 409-411.
  55. "Entry,Sunk,Costs,and Renegotiation in Duopoly", with Jim Bergin, Annales d’Economiques et Statistique, 1989, Vol. 15/16, pp. 173-191.
  56. "Entry, Sunk Costs and Market Structure: Reply", Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1989, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 438-441.
  57. "Implicit Contracts, Incentive Compatibility and Involuntary Unemployment", with J. Malcomson, Econometrica, March 1989, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 447-480.
  58. "Optimal Labor Contracts with Non-Contractible Human Capital", with Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Journal of Japanese and International Economies, 1989, Vol. 3, pp. 385-403.
  59. "Review of Strategic Behaviour and Industrial Competition", by D. J. Morris, P. J. N. Sinclair, M. D. E. Slater and J. S. Vickers, Economica, November 1989, Vol. 56, No. 224, pp. 531-532.
  60. "Equity, Efficiency and Incentives in Co-operative Teams", Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor Managed Firms, 1988, Vol. 3, pp. 5-23, J.A.I.
  61. "Price Discrimination and Equilibrium in Monopolistic Competition", with George Norman and Jacques Thisse, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1988, Vol. 6, pp. 429-46. Reprinted in Market Strategy and Structure, edited by A. Gee and G. Norman, The Economics of Price Discrimination, in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics (Mark Blaug series editor), Edward Elgard.
  62. "Reputation and Hierarchy in Dynamic Models of Employment", with J. Malcomson, Journal of Political Economy, August 1988, Vol. 96, No. 4, pp. 832-54.
  63. "Behavior and the Organization of the Firm", Journal of Comparative Economics, 1987, Vol. 11, pp. 207-220.
  64. "Involuntary Unemployment in Dynamic Contract Equilibria", with James Malcomson, European Economic Review, February/March 1987, Vol. 31, pp. 427-435.
  65. "Competition, Tacit Collusion and Free Entry", with G. Norman and J. Thisse, Economic Journal, March 1987, Vol. 97, No. 385, pp. 189-198.
  66. "Entry, Sunk Costs and Market Structure", The Canadian Journal of Economics, February 1987, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 140-151.
  67. "On adjustment costs and the stability of equilibria", The Review of Economic Studies, October 1985, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 575-592.
  68. "On the non-existence of equilibria in differentiated product models", Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1985, Vol. 15, pp. 245-262.
  69. "A Theory of Conscious Parallelism", European Economic Review, 1985, Vol. 27, pp. 25-44.
  70. "A theory of cooperative teams", CORE discussion paper 8441, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1984.
  71. "The core and oligopoly theory", CORE discussion paper 8331, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1983.