Peer-Reviewed Articles

Free Riding with Other People’s Money: Contributions to Public Goods by Trustees
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Forthcoming (with Wafa Orman and Sandra Peart)

Education, Intelligence, and Attitude Extremity
    Public Opinion Quarterly, Forthcoming (with Stephen Miller)

Unemployment, Politics, and the Enforcement of Immigration Law
    Public Choice, 2014 (with Thomas Stratmann)

Increasing Returns to Scale, Price Dispersion, and the Distribution of Returns to Innovation
    Macroeconomic Dynamics, Forthcoming (with David Levy)

The Determinants of Federal and State Enforcement of Workplace Safety Regulations: OSHA Inspections 1993-2010
    Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2014 (lead article, with Juergen Jung)

Endogenous Group Formation through Unproductive Costs
Review of Economic Studies, 2013, (lead article, with Jason Aimone, Laurence Iannaccone, and Jared Rubin)

An Agent-Based Model of Centralized Institutions, Social Network Technology, and Revolution
PLoS One, 2013 (with Jared Rubin)

Political Costs and Fiscal Benefits: The Political Economy of Residential Property Value Assessment under Proposition 2 1/2
Economics Letters, 2013 (lead article, with Shane Sanders)

Emergent Extremism in a Multi-Agent Model of Religious Clubs
Economic Inquiry, 2012

More Tickets, Fewer Accidents: How Cash-Strapped Towns make for Safer Roads
Journal of Law and Economics, 2011 (with Thomas Stratmann) 

Religion, Clubs, and Emergent Social Divides
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011

A Theory of Liberal Churches
Mathematical Social Sciences, 2011

Innovation, Price Dispersion, and Emergent Increasing Returns to Scale
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010 (with David M. Levy)

Determinants of Traffic Citations: Political Economy at Any Speed 
American Economic Review, 2009 (with Thomas Stratmann)

From Scholarly Idea to Budgetary Institution: The Emergence of Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Constitutional Political Economy, 2009 (with Richard E. Wagner)

Accidental Atheists: An Agent-based Model of Religious Regionalism (with Laurence R. Iannaccone)
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2007 (lead article)

An Agent-Based Model of Mortality Shocks, Intergenerational Effects, and Urban Crime
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2006

Working Papers

The Evolution of Power and the Divergence of Cooperative Norms 
(with Paul Smaldino)

The Social Determinants of Antibiotic Prescriptions
(with Eili Klein, available upon request)

Identifying the Relationship between Length of Hospital Stay and the Probability of Readmission

(with Eili Y. Klein)

Work in Progress

Hierarchy in a Public Goods Game
(with Siyu Wang)

Modeling China's Great Migration: 1980-2012
(with Lingxin Hao and Andrew Cherlin)

Pentecostal Healing
(with Jorg Stolz)

Vote Watchdogs and Partisan Signaling
(with Calvin Friedrich and Shane Sanders)

Other Writings

An Agent-based Model of Crisis-Driven Migration (with Tamas Makany, Patrick Meier, and Jorge Tavares)  Proceedings of the Santa Fe Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, August 2006.  Also presented at the Political Demography Conference: Ethnic, National and Religious Dimensions (ASEN 2006), London School of Economics, London UK, September 2006

Review: Social Dynamics Edited by H. Peyton Young and Steven N. Durlauf 
    Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, June 2005 Volume 8, Issue 3