Paul Pecorino

  • December 17th, 2018
Paul Pecorino
Economics Ph.D. Faculty, EFLS, Faculty, TIDE Lab
Department:Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies
Title:James Patrick and Elizabeth B. Hayes Professor of Economics
Education:Ph.D. Duke University, Economics
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook


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Honors, Achievements & Affiliations

Professor Pecorino has published articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Public Choice, Southern Economic Journal, and Journal of Health Economics. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, as well as the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the Public Choice Society, and the American Law and Economics Association. He is also a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal and a member of the editorial board at Public Choice.

Focus and Current Research

Public Economics

Law and Economics

Selected Publications

“Racial Disparity in U.S. Imprisonment across States and over Time.” (With Walter Enders and Anne-Charlotte Souto.) Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Forthcoming.

“An Empirical Analysis of the Signaling and Screening Models of Litigation.” (With Mark Van Boening.) American Law and Economics Review. April 2018.

“Supermajority Rule, the Law of 1/n and Government Spending: A Synthesis.” Public Choice. April 2018.

“Party Polarization, Political Alignment, and Federal Grant Spending at the State Level” (With William B. Hankins and Gary A. Hoover). Economics of Governance. November 2017.

“Costly Voluntary Disclosure with Negative Expected Value Suits” (With Amy Farmer.) American Law and  Economics Review. Fall 2017.

“A Portion of Profits to Charity: Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Profitability.” Southern Economic Journal. October 2016.

“Individual Welfare and the Group Size Paradox.” Public Choice. July 2016.

"Olson's Logic of Collective Action at Fifty.Public Choice. March 2015.

"Monopolistic Competition and Public Good Provision with By-product Firms." Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Winter 2013.

“Pretrial Bargaining with Asymmetric Information and Endogenous Expenditure at Trial.” (With Amy Farmer.) Journal of Legal Studies. January 2013.

"Title IX and the Allocation of Resources to Women's and Men's Sports." (With Amy Farmer.) American Law and Economics Review. Spring 2012.

"Fairness in an Embedded Ultimatum Game." (With Mark Van Boening.) Journal of Law and Economics. May 2010.

"Monopolistic Competition, Growth and Public Good Provision." Economic Journal. January 2009.

"Civil Litigation with Mandatory Discovery and Voluntary Transmission of Private Information." (With Amy Farmer.) Journal of Legal Studies. January 2005.

"The Causes of Bargaining Failure Evidence From Major League Baseball." (With Amy Farmer and Victor Stango.) Journal of Law and Economics. October 2004.