Paul  Pecorino
Professor of Economics and James Patrick and Elizabeth B. Hayes Professor


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Focus and current research

Public Economics, Law and Economics, International Economics.


Ph.D. Duke University, 1990, Economics

Honors, Achievements
and Affiliations

Professor Pecorino has published articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Public Choice, 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, and the American Law and Economics Association. He is also a member of the editorial board of the B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis and Policy and an associate editor at the Southern Economic Journal.

Selected Publications

    “Title IX and the Allocation of Resources to Women’s and Men’s Sports.”  (With Amy Farmer.) American Law and Economics Review.  Forthcoming.

    “Optimal Compensation for Regulatory Takings.”  American Law and Economics Review.  Spring 2011.

    Is the Coach Paid too Much?: Coaching Salaries and the NCAA Cartel.” (With Amy Farmer.)  Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Fall 2010.

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

     “By-product Lobbying with Rival Public Goods.” European Journal of Political Economy.  March 2010.

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

    “Public Goods, Group Size and the Degree of Rivalry.” Public Choice. January 2009.

    “Import Protection Bias.” Review of International Economics. May 2008.

    “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.

    “An Empirical Analysis of Bargaining with Voluntary Transmission of Private Information.” (With Mark Van Boening.)  Journal of Legal Studies.  January 2004.

     “Should the U.S. Permit Re-import of Prescription Drugs From Canada?” Journal of Health Economics.  July 2002.

    “Can By-product Lobbying Firms Compete?” Journal of Public Economics. December 2001.

    “Bargaining and Information:  An Empirical Analysis of a Multistage Arbitration Game.” (With Mark Van Boening.) Journal of Labor Economics. October 2001.

    “The Effect of Group Size on Public Good Provision in a Repeated Game Setting.” Journal of Public Economics.  April 1999.

    "Is There a Free-Rider Problem in Lobbying?  Endogenous Tariffs, Trigger Strategies, and the Number of Firms."  American Economic Review.  June 1998.

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