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Stefano Barbieri Associate Professor Department of Economics Tulane University

Stefano Barbieri

Associate Professor
504-862-8358
309B Tilton Hall

Biography

Stefano Barbieri is Associate Professor of Economics at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Before moving to the United States from Italy, Dr. Barbieri received his B.S. in economics from Bocconi University in Milan in 1998. Dr. Barbieri is interested in cooperation broadly defined. Examples of applications of his research include the behavioral basis of the decision to join a citizens’ group, the analysis of efficiency and profitability of various fundraising mechanisms, the effects of complementarity of efforts within teams and on the competition across teams, and the analysis of how a focus on poverty and inequality shapes the political economy incentives to cooperate within governments.

Stefano Barbieri is co-editor of Economic Inquiry and Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Economic Theory. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Research Interests

  1. Public economics
  2. Economic theory
  3. Fundraising
  4. Contests

Selected Publications

  • Winner's Effort Maximization in Large Contests. (with M. Serena). Forthcoming in the Journal of Mathematical Economics. [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • Preemption Group Contests. (with K. Konrad and D. Malueg). Accepted for publication in the RAND Journal of Economics.
  • Group Contests with Private Information and the "Weakest Link". (with D. Malueg, D. Kovenock and I. Topolyan). Forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior.
  • On the Voluntary Provision of “Weakest-Link” Public Goods: the case of private information. (with D. Malueg). Journal of Public Economic Theory 21, 866-894 (2019). [Read on the Wiley Online Library website].
  • Middle-Class Flight from Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Theoretical Analysis of Inequality and Schooling. (with J. Edwards). Regional Science and Urban Economics 64, 12-29 (2017). [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • Voluntary Provision of Public Goods with Private Information Using Order Statistics. Economics Letters 150, 63-66 (2017). [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • Private Information in the BBV Model of Public Goods (with D. Malueg). Journal of Public Economic Theory 18, 851-881 (2016). [Download the PDF].
  • Private-Information Group Contests:Best-Shot Competition (with D. Malueg). Games and Economic Behavior 98, 219-234 (2016). [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • The Best-Shot (Group) All-Pay Auction with Complete Information (with D. Malueg and I. Topolyan). Economic Theory 57: 603-640 (2014). [Read on the IDEAS website].
  • Group Efforts when Performance Is Determined by the "Best Shot". (with D. Malueg). Economic Theory 56: 333-373 (2014). [Read on the SpringerLink website].
  • Increasing Fundraising Success by Decreasing Donors' Choice. (with D. Malueg). Journal of Public Economic Theory 16: 372-400 (2014). [Read on the Wiley Online Library website].
  • Communication and Early Contributions. Journal of Public Economic Theory 14: 391-421 (2012). [Read on the Wiley Online Library website].
  • Threshold Uncertainty in the Private-Information Subscription Game. (with D. Malueg). Journal of Public Economics 94: 848-861 (2010). [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • Profit-Maximizing Sale of a Discrete Public Good via the Subscription Game in Private-Information Environments. (with D. Malueg). The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics: Vol. 10: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 5 (2010). [Read on the IDEAS website].
  • Membership in Citizen Groups. (with A. Mattozzi). Games and Economic Behavior 67: 217-232 (2009). [Read on the ScienceDirect website].
  • Private Provision of a Discrete Public Good: Efficient Equilibria in the Private-Information Contribution Game. (with D. Malueg). Economic Theory 37(1): 51-80 (2008). [Read on the JSTOR website].
  • Private Provision of a Discrete Public Good: Continuous-Strategy Equilibria in the Private-Information Subscription Game. (with D. Malueg). Journal of Public Economic Theory 10: 529-545 (2008). [Read on the Wiley Online Library website].