Welcome!

I'm a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I use the tools of economics to explain a wide variety of subjects, including law (torts, contracts, takings, litigation, and the good Samaritan rule), democratic politics (candidates, voters, pressure groups, and legislatures), international relations (war, the size of nations, and arms control verification), purely economic topics (contests and mechanism design) and an assortment of unrelated topics (sports rules, theocracy, and family dynamics).

My most recent publication is "Darwinian Depression" in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
 http://www.jad-journal.com/article/S0165-0327(14)00427-3/abstract  

"Strategic behavior and organizational structure of religions" is available at CJO2013. doi:10.1017/S0007123413000161 and forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science. My most recent books are The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, which I co-edited with Barry Weingast, and Economic Foundations of Law and Organization. Here is a list of all my publications.