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Francesco Squintani

Research Page

Information Economics

“Imitation and Experimentation in Changing Contests” (2002), with Juuso Valimaki, Journal of Economic Theory, 104(2): 376-404.

“Credulity, Lies and Costly Talk” (2006), with Navin Kartik and Marco Ottaviani, Journal of Economic Theory, 134(1): 93-116.

“Naive Audience and Communication Bias” (2006), with Marco Ottaviani, International Journal of Game Theory, 35(1): 129-150.

“Overconfidence, Insurance and Paternalism” (2007), with Alvaro Sandroni, American Economic Review, 97(5): 1994-2004.

“Individual Accountability in Teams” (2009), with Leslie Marx, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72(1): 260-273.

“Competitive Experimentation with Private Information: The Survivor’s Curse” (2009), with Giuseppe Moscarini, Journal of Economic Theory, 145(1): 339-360; Extended Working Paper.

“Preemption Games with Private Information” (2011), with Hugo Hopenhayn, Review of Economic Studies, 78(2): 667-692.

“Signalling Quality by Delaying Sales” (2011), with Giuseppe Lopomo.

“Overconfidence and Adverse Selection: The Case of Insurance” (2013), with Alvaro Sandroni, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 93(C): 149-165.

“Strategic Information Transmission Networks” (2013), with Andrea Galeotti and Christian Ghiglino, Journal of Economic Theory, 148(5): 1751–1769; Extended Working Paper.

“Patent Rights and Innovation Disclosure” (2016), with Hugo Hopenhayn, Review of Economic Studies, 83(1): 199–230.

“Strategic Information Acquisition and Transmission” (2016), with Rossella Argenziano and Sergei Severinov, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(3): 119-155.

"Optimal Overspecified Contracts" (2020).

“The Design of Information Acquisition and Sharing” (2020), with Dimitri Migrow.

“On the Direction of Innovation” (2021), with Hugo Hopenhayn, Journal of Political Economy, 129(7): 1991–2022.

"Persuasion in Networks" (2022).

 Political Economy

“Voting and Communication with Double-Sided Information” (2003), with Ulrich Doraszelski and Dino Gerardi, Contributions to Theoretical Economics: 3(1): Art. 6.

“Electoral Competition with Privately Informed Candidates” (2007), with Dan Bernhardt and John Duggan, Games and Economic Behavior, 58(1): 1-29.

“Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation” (2009), with Maria Goltsman, Johannes Horner, and Gregory Pavlov, Journal of Economic Theory, 144(4): 1397-1420.

 “Private Polling in Elections and Voters Welfare” (2009), with Dan Bernhardt and John Duggan, Journal of Economic Theory, 144(5): 2021-2056.

“On the Benefits of Party Competition” (2009), with Dan Bernhardt, Larissa Campuzano and Odilon Camara, Games and Economic Behavior, 66(2): 685-70.

“The Case for Responsible Parties” (2009), with Dan Bernhardt and John Duggan, American Political Science Review, 103(4): 570–587.

“Competence and Ideology” (2011), with Dan Bernhardt and Odilon Camara, Review of Economic Studies, 78(2): 487-522.

“Information Aggregation and Optimal Selection of the Executive” (2014), with Torun Dewan, Andrea Galeotti and Christian Ghiglino, American Journal of Political Science, 59(2): 475–494.

“Mediation and Peace” (2015), with Johannes Horner and Massimo Morelli, Review of Economic Studies, 82(4): 1483–1501.

“Information Revelation and Pandering in Elections” (2015). with Navin Kartik and Katrin Tinn, Review of Economic Studies, revision requested.

"In Defence of Factions" (2016), with Torun Dewan, American Journal of Political Science, 60:(4) 860–881.

“Leadership with Trustworthy Associates” (2018), with Torun Dewan, American Political Science Review, 112(4): 844-859.

“Dispute Resolution Institutions and Strategic Militarization” (2019), with Adam Meirowitz, Massimo Morelli and Kris Ramsay, Journal of Political Economy, 127(1): 378-418.

“Information Transmission in Political Networks” (2022).

"Third Party Intervention and Strategic Militarization" (2022), with Adam Meirowitz, Massimo Morelli and Kris Ramsay, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 17(1): 31–59.


Game Theory

“Moral Hazard, Renegotiation, and Forgetfulness” (2003), Games and Economic Behavior, 44(1): 98-113.

“Backward Induction and Model Forgetfulness” (2004), Advances in Theoretical Economics, 4(1): Article 2.

“Equilibrium and Mistaken Self-Perception” (2006), Economic Theory, 27(3): 615-641.

Survey Articles

“A Survey on Overconfidence” (2004), with Alvaro Sandroni.

“A Survey on Polling in Elections” (2008), with Dan Bernhardt and John Duggan, in The Political Economy of Democracy, Enriqueta Aragones, Carmen Bevia, Humberto Llavador, and Norman Schofield, Eds., Fundacion BBVA, Madrid, Spain.

“Introduction to a Symposium in Political Economy” (2011), Economic Theory, 49: 513–519.

"Information Aggregation in Political Decision Making" (2019), in Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making, David P. Redlawsk, Ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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