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Stephen Coate

Kiplinger Professor of Public Policy

Uris Hall, Room 476
sc163@cornell.edu
607-255-1912

Website(s)

Departments/Programs

  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Economics
  • Government

Research

  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Economics of broadcasting
  • Voter initiatives
  • Theories of voting
  • Elected versus appointed regulators

Courses

Publications

  • Socially Optimal Districting: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration (with Brian Knight)
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming
  • Inefficiency in Legislative Policy Making: A Dynamic Analysis (with Marco Battaglini)
    American Economic Review, forthcoming
  • Market Provision of Broadcasting: A Welfare Analysis (with Simon Anderson)
    Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 72, No.4, October 2005, 947-972
  • A Group Rule-Utilitarian Approach to Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence (with Michael Conlin)
    American Economic Review, Vol. 94, No. 5, December 2004, 1476-1504
  • Pareto Improving Campaign Finance Policy
    American Economic Review, Vol. 94, No. 3, June 2004, 628-655
  • Elected versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence (with Timothy Besley)
    Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 5, September 2003, 1176-1205
  • Sources of Inefficiency in a Representative Democracy: A Dynamic Analysis (with Timothy Besley)
    American Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 1, March 1998, 139-156
  • An Economic Model of Representative Democracy (with Timothy Besley)
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 112, No. 1, February 1997, 85-106
  • On the Form of Transfers to Special Interests (with Stephen Morris)
    Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 103, No. 6, December 1995, 1210-1235
  • Altruism, the Samaritan's Dilemma and Government Transfer Policy
    American Economic Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, March 1995, 46-57
  • Will Affirmative Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes? (with Glenn Loury)
    American Economic Review, Vol. 83, No. 5, December 1993, 1220-1240
  • The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (with Timothy Besley and Glenn Loury)
    American Economic Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, September 1993, 792-81

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