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.
Political Parties - Theory and Applications to Redistribution:
''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''.
"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".
"Diversity and Redistribution", with Raquel Fernandez, Journal of Public Economics, 2008, vol. 92 (5-6). pp. 925-943.
"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.
Reputation and Career Concerns:
"Anti-Herding and Strategic Consultation'', European Economic Review, June 2004, 48(3), pp. 503-525
"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.
"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.
Collective Decision Making:
Correlation Neglect, Voting Behaviour and Polarization, with Ronny Razin, 2013.
"Dynamic Legislative Decision Making when Interest Groups Control the Agenda" with Ronny Razin, Journal of Economic Theory, forthcoming. This paper supersedes a previous version, "Gradualism in Dynamic Influence Games".
"When do Simple Policies Win?", with Ronny Razin, Economic Theory (Political Economy Special Issue), April 2012, 49(3).
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.
"On The Limits of Communication in Multidimensional Cheap Talk: A comment", with Ronny Razin, Econometrica, May 2007, 75(3), pp. 885-894.
''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.
"Religious Beliefs, Religious Participation and Cooperation", joint with Ronny Razin, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, August 2012, 4(3), pp. 121-151.
"Rituals or Good Works: Social Signalling in Religious Organizations", joint with Ronny Razin, forthcoming, Journal of European Economic Association.
"Calvin's Reformation in Geneva: Self and Social Signalling'', joint with Ronny Razin, forthcoming, Journal of Public Economic Theory.
''Preferences over Equality in the presence of Costly Income Sorting'', with Ronny Razin, forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
''Robin Hood's Compromise'', with Oriana Bandiera, B.E. Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2004, 3(1), Article 19.