Published or Forthcoming Papers

Savings and growth in neoclassical growth models: A comment on “Is Piketty’s “second law of capitalism” fundamental?.

Economics Letters, 174, 128-131, 2019

Income Inequality and Saving (with Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta).

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 80(6), 1029-1061, 2018

Capital-labor Substitution, Structural Change and the Labor Income Share (with Markus Poschke and Ngo Van Long).

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 87, pg. 206-231, 2018.

Trickle-Down Consumption, Inequality, and Indebtedness (with Irakli Japaridze).

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 134, pg. 1-26, 2017

Factor Substitution, Structural Change and Growth (with Markus Poschke and Ngo Van Long).

Theoretical Economics, 12, pg.1229-1266, 2017

Envy and Habits: Panel Data Estimates of Interdependent Preferences (with Jose Maria Casado and Jose Maria Labeaga).

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78(4), pg. 44.-469, 2016

Envy and inequality (with Ngo Van Long).

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114(3), pg. 949-973, 2012

The Relative Income Hypothesis (with Ngo Van Long).

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 35(9), pg. 1489-1501, 2011

Structural Change out of Agriculture: Labor Push versus Labor Pull (with Markus Poschke).

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 3(3), pg. 127-58, 2011.

Relative consumption and renewable resource extraction under alternative property-rights regimes (with Ngo Van Long).

Resource and Energy Economics, 33, 4, pg. 1028-53, 2011.

The Marshall Plan.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Online Edition, Larry Blume and Steven Durlauf, Eds, 2009.

A Mixed -Rawls criterion for intergenerational equity: Theory and Implications (with Ngo Van Long).

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 58, pg. 154-168, 2009

A quantitative exploration of the Golden Age of European growth (with Mihaela Pintea).

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33, pg. 1437-1450, 2009.

Growth outside the stable path: Lessons from the European reconstruction

European Economic Review, 52, 3, pg. 568-88, 2008. 

Envy, leisure, and restrictions on working hours.

Canadian Journal of Economics, 40, 4, pg. 1286-1310, 2007.

Habit Formation, Catching Up with the Joneses, and Economic Growth (with Goncalo Monteiro and Stephen Turnovsky).

Journal of Economic Growth, 9, pg. 47-80, 2004.

Working Papers

Selection and Absolute Advantage in Farming and Entrepreneurship (with Francesco Amodio and Markus Poschke).

Structural Change and Inequality (with Murat Koyuncu).


Review of The Size of Nations (by Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, MIT Press).

The Economic Record, Vol. 82, No. 257, pg. 225-235, 2006