J. Atsu Amegashie
Books and Chapters in Books
Sabotage in Contests. In A Companion to Rent-Seeking and Political Economy, Roger D. Congleton and Arye L. Hillman (Editors), Edward Elgar, UK, 2015
Web-based study guide to accompany 5th edition of Microeconomics by Curtis Eaton, Diane Eaton, and Douglas Allen (Prentice Hall, Canada).
The Welfare Effects of Consumers' Reports of Bribery, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 25, Summer 2016, 516-534.
Regime Spoiler or Regime Pawn: The Military and Distributional Conflict in Non-Democracies, Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol 43, May 2015, 491 - 502.
Asymmetric Information and Third-Party Intervention in Civil Wars, Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 25, August 2014, 381- 400.
Moral Hazard and the Composition of Transfers: Theory and Evidence (with B. Ouattarra and E. Strobl), Economics of Governance, November 2013.
Productive versus Destructive Efforts in Contests. European Journal of Political Economy, Vol 28, December 2012: 461-468.
The Paradox of Revenge in Conflicts (with Marco Runkel), Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol 56, April 2012: 313-330. See differential-game version here.
Incomplete Property Rights and Over-Investment., Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 37, June 2011: 81-95.
On Third-Party Intervention in Conflicts: An Economist's View, Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, Vol. 16: Iss. 2, 2010, Article 11.
American Idol: Should it be a Singing Contest or a Popularity Contest? Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol 33, November 2009: 265-277.
Self-selection, optimal income taxation, and redistribution, Journal of Economic Education, Vol 40, Winter 2009: 55-67.
Intentions, Guilt, and Social Interactions. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology (Univ. of Minnesota Law School), Vol 9: April 2008: 861-882. longer version
Incomplete property rights, redistribution, and welfare, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol 30, May 2008: 685-699.
(Non)intervention in intra-state conflicts (with Ed Kutsoati), European Journal of Political Economy, Vol 23, September 2007: 754-767. Appendices of proofs.
Competitive burnout: theory and experimental evidence (with Bram Cadsby and Yang Song), Games and Economic Behavior, Vol 59, May 2007: 213-239 (Lead Article). Longer version with proofs, Cognitive Hierarchy solution using normalized Poisson beliefs
Sabotaging Potential Rivals (with Marco Runkel), Social Choice and Welfare, Vol 28, January 2007: 143-162.
The 2002 Winter Olympics Scandal, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol 26, Jan. 2006: 183-189. Reprinted in Forty Years of Rent-Seeking Research, Volume 2, R. Congleton, A. Hillman, and K.A. Konrad (eds), Springer-Verlag, 2008.
A contest success function with a tractable noise parameter, Public Choice, Vol 126, Jan. 2006: 135-144.
Rematches in boxing and other sporting events (with Ed Kutsoati), Journal of Sports Economics, Vol 6, Nov. 2005: 401-411
A political economy model of immigration quotas, Economics of Governance, Vol 5, Nov. 2004: 255-267.
The all-pay auction when a committee awards the prize. Public Choice, Vol 116, July 2003: 79-90.
Trade liberalization and labor unions (with Toru Kikuchi).Open Economies Review, Vol 13, Jan. 2003: 5-9 (Lead Article).
Committees and rent-seeking effort under probabilistic voting. Public Choice, Vol 112, October 2002: 345-350.
An all-pay auction with a pure-strategy equilibrium. Economics Letters, Vol 70, January 2001: 79-82.
Some results on rent-seeking contests with shortlisting. Public Choice, Vol. 105, Dec. 2000: 245-253.
The design of rent-seeking competitions: committees, preliminary and final contests. Public Choice, Vol. 99, April 1999: 63-76. Corrigendum
The number of rent-seekers and aggregate rent-seeking expenditures: an unpleasant result. Public Choice, Vol. 99, April 1999: 57-62.
How unpleasant a result? A reply to Derek J. Clark. Public Choice, Vol. 102, March 2000: 369-372.
See Professor Clark's comment.
The Economics of Subsidies, Crossroads, Vol 6, 2006: 7-15; and African Agenda, Vol 8, no.3, 2005.
Wider Boundaries: the Welfare State and International Remittances
The Nature of Property Rights in Haiti: Mode of Land Acquisition, Gender, and Investment (with Brady Deaton and Liam Kelly)
Work in progress
Give me sometime
Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Taxation.
A Nested Contest: Tullock meets the All-Pay Auction.
On the relationship between average cost and efficiency
Self-selection in competing all-pay auctions (with Ximing Wu).
A Positive Theory of Immutable Characteristics and Discrimination.
Economics, Gratitude, and Warm-Glow.
Burning out in sequential elimination contests.
Terror alerts and beliefs about terrorism (with Ed Kutsoati)
Misery loves company: social influence and the supply/pricing decision of popular night clubs.
Negative externalities and the private provision of public goods: a survey.
Asymmetry and collusion in infinitely repeated contests.
Mortgages . (Pedagogy)
Leadership, information, and Poverty Traps: Rationalizing Social Equilibria
To reduce poverty, let's measure it properly
A Remark on Nozick's Libertarianism
There are no bills left on the sidewalk?
Why the 'right' institutions might fail
What is Exploitation?