Professor of Economics
London School of Economics
Department of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44 (0)207 955 6652
Fax: +44 (0)207 831 1840
E-mail Address: g.levy1 at lse.ac.uk
Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Political Economy, Law and Economics.
Does polarization of opinions lead to polarization of platforms? the case of correlation neglect, with Ronny Razin, 2014.
Liberty, Equality, Religiosity, with Joan Esteban and Laura Mayoral, September 2014
A simple Bayesian heuristic for social learning and groupthink, with Ronny Razin, October 2014
Peer influence and segregation in education and employment, with Ronny Razin, October 2014
Correlation Neglect, Voting Behaviour and Information Aggregation, with Ronny Razin, forthcoming, American Economic Review.
Preferences over Equality in the presence of Costly Income Sorting, with Ronny Razin, forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
Rituals or Good Works: Social Signalling in Religious Organizations, with Ronny Razin, 2014,Journal of European Economic Association Vol 12 (5).
Calvin's Reformation in Geneva: Self and Social Signalling, with Ronny Razin, 2014, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol 16 (5).
Dynamic Legislative Decision Making when Interest Groups Control the Agenda with Ronny Razin, Journal of Economic Theory, 2013, vol. 148(5), 1862-1890. This paper supersedes a previous version, Gradualism in Dynamic Influence Games.
Religious Beliefs, Religious Participation and Cooperation, with Ronny Razin, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, August 2012, 4(3), pp. 121-151.
When do Simple Policies Win? with Ronny Razin, Economic Theory (Political Economy Special Issue), April 2012, 49(3).
Diversity and the Power of the Elites in Democratic Societies: Evidence from Indonesia, with Oriana Bandiera, Journal of Public Economics. 2011, vol. 95, pp. 1322-1330.
Bidding For Attention and Competing for Votes in Political Debates, with Ronny Razin, The proceedings of the Workshop on the Political Economy of Democracy, Barcelona 2008.
Diversity and Redistribution, with Raquel Fernandez, Journal of Public Economics, 2008, vol. 92 (5-6). pp. 925-943.
Decision Making in Committees: Transparency, Reputation and Voting Rules, American Economic Review, March 2007, 97 (1), pp. 150-168.
Decision Making Procedures for Committees of Careerist Experts, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2007, 97(2), pp. 306-310.
On The Limits of Communication in Multidimensional Cheap Talk: A comment, with Ronny Razin, Econometrica, May 2007, 75(3), pp. 885-894.
The Politics of Public Provision of Education, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005, 120(4), pp. 1507-1534. For formal proofs, see The Politics of Public Provision of Education: Proofs.
Careerist Judges and the Appeals Process, Rand Journal of Economics, Summer 2005, 36(2), pp. 275-297. For a companion appendix see Proofs for Careerist Judges. Reprinted in The Economics of Judicial Behaviour, Epstein, L. (ed.), EE series on Economic Approaches to Law, edited by Richard A. Posner and Francesco Parisi, 2013.
A Model of Political Parties, Journal of Economic Theory, 2004, Vol. 115(2), pp. 250-277. See also a companion working paper, Endogenous Parties: Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Analysis.
Anti-Herding and Strategic Consultation, European Economic Review, June 2004, 48(3), pp. 503-525
It Takes Two: An Explanation of the Democratic Peace, with Ronny Razin, Journal of European Economic Association, Vol. 2(1), March 2004, pp. 1-29.
Robin Hood's Compromise, with Oriana Bandiera, B.E. Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2004, 3(1), Article 19.