Marco Battaglini

Department of Economics
Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 607-255-3052

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NBER Program Affiliations: POL
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Cornell University and EIEF, CEPR

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2020Abstentions and Social Networks in Congress
with Valerio Leone Sciabolazza, Eleonora Patacchini: w27822
July 2020A Graphical Lasso Approach to Estimating Network Connections: The Case of U.S. Lawmakers
with Forrest W. Crawford, Eleonora Patacchini, Sida Peng: w27557
February 2020Social Groups and the Effectiveness of Protests
with Rebecca B. Morton, Eleonora Patacchini: w26757
January 2020Professional Interactions and Hiring Decisions: Evidence from the Federal Judiciary
with Jorgen M. Harris, Eleonora Patacchini: w26726
June 2019Endogenous Social Connections in Legislatures
with Eleonora Patacchini, Edoardo Rainone: w25988
April 2019Tax Professionals: Tax-Evasion Facilitators or Information Hubs?
with Luigi Guiso, Chiara Lacava, Eleonora Patacchini: w25745
March 2019Coalition Formation in Legislative Bargaining
March 2018Effectiveness of Connected Legislators
with Valerio Leone Sciabolazza, Eleonora Patacchini: w24442
December 2016The Political Economy of Weak Treaties
with Bård Harstad: w22968

Published: Marco Battaglini & Bård Harstad, 2020. "The Political Economy of Weak Treaties," Journal of Political Economy, vol 128(2), pages 544-590.

October 2016Influencing Connected Legislators
with Eleonora Patacchini: w22739

Published: Marco Battaglini & Eleonora Patacchini, 2018. "Influencing Connected Legislators," Journal of Political Economy, vol 126(6), pages 2277-2322.

July 2016The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study
with Salvatore Nunnari, Thomas R. Palfrey: w22406


October 2015Political Economy of Debt and Growth
with Levon Barseghyan: w21660

Published: Barseghyan, Levon & Battaglini, Marco, 2016. "Political economy of debt and growth," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 36-51. citation courtesy of

December 2012Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements
with Bård Harstad: w18585

Published: Marco Battaglini & B�rd Harstad, 2016. "Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 124(1), pages 000 - 000. citation courtesy of

March 2012The Free Rider Problem: a Dynamic Analysis
with Salvatore Nunnari, Thomas Palfrey: w17926
November 2011Fiscal Policy and Unemployment
with Stephen Coate: w17562
May 2008Fiscal Policy over the Real Business Cycle: A Positive Theory
with Stephen Coate: w14047

Published: Journal of Economic Theory Volume 148, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages 2223–2265 Cover image Fiscal policy over the real business cycle: A positive theory citation courtesy of

March 2006A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation and Debt
with Stephen Coate: w12100

Published: Marco Battaglini & Stephen Coate, 2008. "A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 201-36, March. citation courtesy of

August 2005Inefficiency in Legislative Policy-Making: A Dynamic Analysis
with Stephen Coate: w11495

Published: Marco Battaglini & Stephen Coate, 2007. "Inefficiency in Legislative Policymaking: A Dynamic Analysis," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(1), pages 118-149, March. citation courtesy of

November 2003Pareto Efficient Income Taxation with Stochastic Abilities
with Stephen Coate: w10119

Published: Battaglini, Marco & Coate, Stephen, 2008. "Pareto efficient income taxation with stochastic abilities," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(3-4), pages 844-868, April. citation courtesy of

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