Professor of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel. (412) 648-7072
Fax (412) 648-1793
2006-: Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
2007-: Co-editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics
Spring 2011 and Spring 2012: Visiting Senior Faculty, Tsinghua University
Fall 2009 and 2010: Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong
2009-2010 Searle-Kauffman Fellow in Law, Innovation and Growth
2007-2009: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics
2008-2009: Member of the Executive Board of the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research
1999-2006: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
1993-99: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
1988-93: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin -Madison
"Valid Tests When Instrumental Variables Do Not Satisfy the Exclusion Restriction", (with Andres Riquelme and Mehmet Caner), April 2013, the Stata Journal, forthcoming.
"The Validity of Instruments Revisited", (with Mehmet Caner and Ying Fang), the Journal of Econometrics 166(2): 255-267, 2012
“The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States”, (with Karen B. Clay) book project, Princeton University Press, January 2012 (for endorsements and chapter 1 see http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9626.html)
"Law, Trade, and Development", (with Johannes Moenius) the Journal of Development Economics 96: 451-460, 2011
”Do Elite Private High Schools Improve Academic Performance? Evidence from Admissions Data" (with Mark Hoekstra), the Economics of Education Review 30(2): 280-288, 2011
"Growth in Post-Soviet Russia: A Tale of Two Transitions?" (with David N. DeJong), the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 79: 133-43, 2011
"Are Nearly Exogenous Instruments Reliable?" (with Mehmet Caner and Ying Fang) Economics Letters 101: 20-23, 2008.
“Law, Trade and the Asian Miracle,” (with Johannes Moenius), Asian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics 15(3): 291-315, 2008; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1133263
"The Effect of Judicial Independence on Courts: Evidence from the American States," (with Karen B. Clay) the Journal of Legal Studies 35(2): 399-400, June 2006.
"Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Income Distributions in Poland and Russia," (with John E. Jackson), the Journal of Comparative Economics 34(2): 338-356, June 2006.
"Trade, Law and Product Complexity," (with Johannes Moenius and Katharina Pistor), the Review of Economics and Statistics 88(2): 363-373, May 2006.
"Economic Fragmentation in Russia: The Influence of International Trade and Initial Conditions," (with David N. DeJong), Economics of Governance 6(3): 253-268, November 2005.
"American Civil Law Origins: Implications for State Constitutions and State Courts," (with Karen B. Clay), American Law and Economics Review 7(1): 62-84, 2005.
"Entrepreneurship and Post-Socialist Growth,", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (with David N. DeJong) 67 (1): 25-46, 2005.
" Legal Institutions and International Trade Flows," (with Katharina Pistor and Johannes Moenius), Michigan Journal of International Law 26(1): 163-198, Fall 2004.
"Integration: An Empirical Assessment of Russia," the Journal of Urban Economics (with David N. DeJong) 53: 541-559, 2003.
"The Transplant Effect," the American Journal of Comparative Law (with Katharina Pistor and Jean-Francois Richard) 51(1): 163-204, 2003.
"Policy Reform and Growth in Post-Soviet Russia," European Economic Review (with David N. DeJong) 47(2): 141-156, 2003; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=400680
"Economic Development, Legality and the Transplant Effect," European Economic Review (with Katharina Pistor and Jean-Francois Richard) 47(1): 165-195, 2003; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=183269
"Accounting for Post-Soviet Russia's Growth," Regional Science and Urban Economics (with David N. DeJong) 32(2): 221-239, 2002; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=46084
"Does Privatization Enhance or Deter Small Enterprise Formation?" Economics Letters (with Jonathan Holland) 74(1): 53-60, 2001; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=270421
"The Evolving Pattern of Internal Market Integration in Russia," Economics of Transition (with David N. DeJong) 9(1): 87-104, 2001; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=264842
"Tax Rights in Transition Economies: A Tragedy of the Commons?," Journal of Public Economics (with Wei Li) 76 (3): 369-398, 2000;
"Russia's Internal Border," Regional Science and Urban Economics (with David N. DeJong), 29 (5): 633-649, 1999; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=134408
"Quantifying Price Liberalization in Russia," Journal of Comparative Economics (with David N. DeJong and Steven Husted), 26 (4), 735-60, 1998.
"Regional Income and Secession: Center-Periphery Relations in Emerging Market Economies," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 27 (1), 17-45, 1997.
"On the Persistence of Rationing Following Liberalization: A Theory for Economies in Transition," European Economic Review 40 (6), 1259-1280, 1996.
"Atavistic Dynamics in a Two Sector Economy," Journal of Economic Theory, 62, 238-252, 1994.
"A Simple Model of an Oligopolistic Parallel Market," Journal of Comparative Economics, 17 (1), 92-112, 1993.
"Fiscal Decentralization in the Soviet Economy," Comparative Economic Studies (with Beth Mitchneck) 34 (2), 1-18, 1992.
"Sequence of Techniques," Economics of Planning, 25: 191-217, 1992.
“The Real and Financial Implications of Property Right Protection: Evidence from a Natural Experiment?” (with Chen Lin and Yue Ma), May 2012, mimeo.
“Does Finance Cause Growth? Evidence from the Origins of Banking in Russia” (with Mark Hoekstra and Koen Schoors), April 2012, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2049780
"The Evolution of an Economic and Political Middle Class in Transition Countries," with John E. Jackson, August 2005.
“Of Legal Transplants, Legal Irritants and Economic Development" (with Katharina Pistor), in Peter Cornelius and Bruce Kogut, editors, Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy, Oxford University Press 2003.
"Does Russian Legal Reform Matter? Evidence from Russian Crude Oil Exports," in Peter Murrell, editor, Assessing the Value of Law in Transition Economies, University of Michigan Press, 2001, pp.314-329.
"Economic Consequences of Russia's Internal Border," in P. Wehrheim, Frohlberg, K. Serova, E. and von Braun, J., editors, Russia's Agro-food Economy: Towards Truly Functioning Markets, Kluwer Academic Publishers (with David N. DeJong), 2000, pp.185-202.
"Observations on Transition in Russia: Prices and Entry," Joan Nelson, Charles Tilly and Lee Walker, editors, Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies, National Academy Press (with David N. DeJong), chapter 8, 1997.
"Nationalism and Secession," chapter 10 in D. Pines, E. Sadka and I. Zilcha, eds. Topics in Economics, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
"Local Support for Market Reform: Implications of a Consumption Bias," in Jeffrey Hahn and Theodore Friedgut, eds. Local Power and Post-Soviet Politics, ME Sharpe, 1994.
"Survey Article: An Evaluation of the CIA's Analysis of Soviet Economic Performance, 1970-90," Comparative Economic Studies (with J.S. Berliner, P.R. Gregory, S.J. Linz and J.R. Millar) 35 (2), 33-56, 1993
Review of Erik Bërglof et al, "The New Political Economy of Russia," Journal of Economic Literature, March 2005.
Review of Gerard Roland, “Transition and Economics: Politics, Markets and Firms,” Journal of Economic Literature, XL: 217-19, March 2002.
"What China Can Teach Russia," (with David N. DeJong), in the Letters Section, Foreign Policy, 114, 139-140, Spring 1999.
"Russia's Internal Incoherency," (with David N. DeJong), Research in Transition: the EERC (Economics Education and Research Consortium) Newsletter, May 1999.
Janos Kornai, "The Socialist Economic System: The Political Economy of Communism," Journal of Economic Literature, XXXII (2), 736-738, 1994.
Ota Sik, editor, "Socialism Today: The Changing Meaning of Socialism," Journal of Comparative Economics, 18 (2), 258-60, 1994.
Milica Z. Bookman, "The Economics of Secession," Comparative Economic Studies, 35 (3), 65-68, 1993.
2004-2006, Principal Investigator, William Davidson 2004 Research Competition, “Corruption Dynamics: Evidence from the Russian Crude Oil Sector,” 2003-2005, $34,000, to the University of Pittsburgh; renewed for 2006-2007, $17,000 under title of Threat of Credible Entry: Evidence from the Russian Oil Sector (with Yadviga Semikolenova) to the University of Pittsburgh.
2000-2001, Is Russia Becoming a Collection of Fiefdoms?, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, with David N. DeJong, $57,400.
1998-2000, Russia's Transition to a Market Economy: Internal Borders and Standard of Living, National Science Foundation Regional Science Program, $74,000.
1996-97, Tax Compliance and Market Integration in the Russian Federation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, $38,000.
1992-96, The Emergence of a Soviet Local Public Sector, National Council for Soviet and East European Research, with Beth Mitchneck (University of Arizona), $106,551.
1997-present, Davidson Institute Fellow, University of Michigan Business School. Fall of 1996, Research Fellow, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
Summer 1996, Faculty Research Grant from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Type I, University of Pittsburgh.
1989-91, Social Science Research Council, Post-doctoral Fellow.
1989, 1990, 1991, Grants from Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
1987-1988, Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in Economics
COURSES FOR 2011-2012
Fall: Undergraduate Law and Economics- Economics 1450
Spring (with Daniele Coen-Pirani): Labor Market Analysis 1
Both Terms: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics (with Daniele Coen-Pirani)
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS
Held at the University of Pittsburgh, September 9th and 10th; Sponsored by the Association for Comparative Economic Studies;
Co-organized by Daniel Berkowitz and Marla Ripoll
A special symposium from the conference proceedings is in the works!