Research
Papers

  1. “Hierarchies and the Organization of Knowledge in Production” Journal of Political Economy, 108:5, pp. 874-904, October 2000.

  2. “Contractual Allocation of Decision Rights and Incentives: The Case of Automobile Distribution” (with Benito Arruñada and Luis Vázquez) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 17, pp. 257-284, April 2001.

  3. “The Effects of Business-to-Business E-commerce on Transactions Costs” (with Steven Kaplan) Journal of Industrial Economics, XLIX:4, pp.463-487, 2001.

  4. “Business-to-Business E-commerce: Value Creation, Value Capture and Valuation” (with Steven Kaplan) in Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol. 11, Elsevier, 2002.

  5. “Firms’ Boundaries and the Division of Labor: Empirical Strategies” (with Thomas N. Hubbard) Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings) 1:2, pp. 495-502, April-May 2003

  6. “Inequality and the Organization of Knowledge” (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg) American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) 94:2, pp.197-202, May 2004

  7. “Referrals” (with Tano Santos) American Economic Review, 94: 3, pp.499-525, June 2004

  8. “Completing Contracts Ex Post: How Car Manufacturers Manage Car Dealers” (with Benito Arruñada and Luis Vázquez) Review of Law and Economics, 1:1, pp. 149-173, April 2005

  9. “Favoritism under Social Pressure’’ (with Ignacio Palacios-Huerta and Canice Prendergast) Review of Economics and Statistics, 87:2, pp. 208-216, May 2005.

  10. “Hierarchical Sorting and Learning Costs” (with Thomas N. Hubbard) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 58:2, pp. 349-369, August 2005

  11. “Sabotage in tournaments: Making the beautiful game a bit less beautiful”. (with Ignacio Palacios-Huerta) August 2005.

  12. “Intelligence Failures: An Organizational Economics Perspective” (with Richard Posner) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19:4, pp. 151-179, Fall 2005

  13. “Offshoring in a Knowledge Economy” (with Pol Antras and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121: 1, pp. 31-77, February 2006.

  14. “The Knowledge Economy at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: the Emergence of Hierarchies” (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg) Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings) April-May 2006.

  15. “Organization and Inequality in a Knowledge Economy” (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, 121: 4, pp. 1383-1435, November 2006

  16. “Managerial Leverage is Limited by the Extent of the Market: Hierarchies, Specialization and the Utilization of Lawyers’ Human Capital”, (with Thomas N. Hubbard) Journal of Law and Economics, 50:1, pp. 1-45. February 2007

  17. “Language and the Theory of the Firm” (with Jacques Crémer and Andrea Prat) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122:1, pp. 373-408. February 2007

  18. “Organizing Offshoring: Middle Managers and Communication Costs.” (with Pol Antras and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, In Helpman, E., Marin D., Verdier T. (2008) (Eds) The Organization of Firms in the Global Economy, Harvard University Press

  19. “Specialization, Firms, and Markets: The Division of Labor Within and Between Law Firms” (with Thomas N. Hubbard) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. 25:2, pp. 339-371. October 2009

  20. “Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments” (with Paul Heaton) Journal of Labor Economics, 18:1, pp. 167-201. January 2010

  21. “Matching Problems with Expertise in Firms and Markets” (with William Fuchs) Journal of the European Economic Association. Vol. 8, No. 2-3: 354–364. April/May 2010

  22. “Offshoring and Wage Inequality: Using Occupational Licensing as a Shifter of Offshoring Costs” (with Chiara Criscuolo) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. Volume100, Number 2, pp. 439-443(5) May 2010

  23. “Did Good Cajas Extend Bad Loans?: Governance, Human Capital and Loan Portfolios” with Vicente Cuñat, The Crisis of the Spanish Economy, Edited by S. Bentolila, M. Boldrin, J. Díaz Jiménez, J.J Dolado (2010)

  24. “Towards a new Architecture for Financial Stability: Seven Principles” (with Rosa Lastra) Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 13, Number 3, 597-623. September 2010

  25. “Organizing for Synergies” (with Wouter Dessein and Robert Gertner), American Economic Journal-Micro, 2(4): 77–114. November 2010

  26. “Hierarchies and the division of labor” (with Tim Van Zandt), Princeton University Press 2012.

  27. “Knowledge, Communication and Organizational Capabilities” (with Yanhui Wu) Organization Science, 23:1382-1397. September/October 2012

  28. “Organizing Growth” (with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg) Journal of Economic Theory, Vol 147:2, 623-656. 2012

  29. “Learning about the Nature of Production from Equilibrium Assignment Patterns” with Thomas N. Hubbard, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2013)

  30. “Handbook of organizational economics” (with Rober Gibbons and John Roberts) Princeton University Press, 2013.

  31. “Organizational Economics with Cognitive Costs”, (with Andrea Prat) Advances in Economic Theory, Econometric Society 10th World Congress, Edited by D. Acemoglu, M.Arellano, E. Dekkel, Cambridge University Press, June 2013

  32. “Political Credit Cycles: The Case of the Eurozone” with Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, and Tano Santos. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3): 145-66. Summer 2013.

  33. “The Distinct effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization”, with Nick Bloom, Rafaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Management Science 60 (12): 2859-2885, December 2014.

  34. “Knowledge-Based Hierarchies: Using Organizations to Understand the Economy”, with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Annual Review of Economics, Vol 7,1-30, 2015.

  35. “Optimal Contracting and the Organization of Knowledge” (with Willie Fuchs and Luis Rayo, Review of Economic Studies.82 (2), 632-658, Spring 2015

  36. “Why organizations fail: Models and cases”, with Luis Rayo, Journal of Economic Literature, 54 (1), 137–192, March 2016.

  37. “The Sovereign-Bank Diabolic Loop and ESBies” with Markus K. Brunnermeier, Stijn Van Nieuwerberg, Philip Lane, Marco Pagano, Tano Santos, Ricardo Reis, David Thesmar and Dimitri Vayanos. American Economic Review P&P, 508-512, May 2016

  38. “The Returns to Knowledge Hierarchies”, with Tom Hubbard, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol 32(4): 653-684, November 2016

  39. “Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution: Evidence from France.” (with Claire Lelarge and John van Reenen) American Economic Review106(11): 3439-79, November 2016.

  40. “Survive Another Day: Using the Composition of Investments to Measure the Impact of Credit Constraints”, with Claudia Steinwender, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 98 (5): 913-924, December 2016

  41. “Relational Knowledge Transfers” (with Luis Rayo). American Economic Review 107 (9).2695-2730, September 2017.

  42. “Earnings inequality and coordination costs: Evidence from US Law firms” (with Thomas Hubbard) Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 34 (2): 196-229, May 2018

  43. “Two proposals to resurrect the Banking Union: the Safe Portfolio Approach and SRB+” (working paper)

  44. “The COVID-19 bazooka for jobs in Europe”, Vox.eu CEPR Book “Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes”, pp. 129-139, March 2020

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