Christopher Cotton

Queen's University, Department of Economics

Professor and Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair of Economic & Financial Policy

Dunning Hall 230

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Canada

http://www.christophercotton.ca

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1.

Informational Lobbying and Agenda Distortion

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2015
Christopher Cotton and Arnaud Dellis
Queen's University, Department of Economics and Universite du Quebec a Montreal
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informational lobbying, agenda setting, information collection, persuasion

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Grading Standards and Education Quality

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
Raphael Boleslavsky and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Queen's University, Department of Economics
Downloads 147 (221,313)
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Grade inflation, Bayesian persuasion, education quality

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The Hot Hand, Competitive Experience, and Performance Differences by Gender

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Oct 2006
Christopher Cotton and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics and Brigham Young University
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gender, hot hand, competition

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Price Competition with Optimal Product Demonstrations

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Raphael Boleslavsky, Christopher Cotton and Haresh Gurnani
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Queen's University, Department of Economics and Wake Forest University School of Business
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price competition, Bayesian persuasion, product demonstrations, trial periods, return policies, test drives

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Too Many Charities? Insight from an Experiment with Multiple Public Goods and Contribution Thresholds

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
Luca Corazzini, Christopher Cotton and Paola Valbonesi
University of Padova - Department of Economics, Queen's University, Department of Economics and University of Padua - Department of Economics and Management, DSEA
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Threshold public goods, multiple public goods, laboratory experiment, charities, fundraising

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Deterrence Effects Under Twombly: On the Costs of Increasing Pleading Standards in Litigation

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 44, 2015
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2016
Sergio J. Campos, Christopher Cotton and Cheng Li
University of Miami School of Law, Queen's University, Department of Economics and Mississippi State University
Downloads 106 (282,939)
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pleading, plausibility, deterrence, enforcement, motion to dismiss, Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, Rule 8(a)(2), Rule 12(b)(6)

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Learning More by Doing Less: Capacity and Competition in Bayesian Persuasion

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Raphael Boleslavsky and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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strategic search, evidence production, persuasion, lobbying

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100 Horsemen and the Empty City: A Game Theoretic Examination of Deception in Chinese Military Legend

Journal of Peace Research, 48(2): 217-223, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton and Chang Liu
Queen's University, Department of Economics and Georgia Institute of Technology, Students
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deception, deterrence, bluffing, military history, signaling

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Competing for the Attention of Policymakers

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Aug 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics
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All-pay auction, contest, signaling, handicapped contest, political access, lobbying

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Which Explanations for Gender Differences in Competition are Consistent with a Simple Theoretical Model?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Jan 2015
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, Amazon.com and Brigham Young University
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gender differences in competition, contest theory, effort and productivity

11.

Clueless Politicians

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2016
Christopher Cotton and Cheng Li
Queen's University, Department of Economics and Mississippi State University
Downloads 61 (391,939)
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lobbying, strategic ignorance, campaign finance reform

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Limited Capacity in Project Selection: Competition Through Evidence Production

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Apr 2014
Raphael Boleslavsky and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Queen's University, Department of Economics
Downloads 60 (395,064)
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strategic search, evidence production, persuasion, lobbying, project selection, Bayesian persuasion, all-pay auction

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Profiling, Screening and Criminal Recruitment

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton and Cheng Li
Queen's University, Department of Economics and Mississippi State University
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racial profiling, law enforcement, national security, smuggling, crime

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Dynamic Legislative Bargaining with Endogenous Agenda Setting Authority

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics
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repeated legislative bargaining, stationary equilibrium, agenda control, proposal power

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Information and Extremism in Elections

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2013
Raphael Boleslavsky and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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campaigns, elections, persuasion, policy divergence, probabilistic voting

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Community Information Campaigns Improve Girls' Education: Evidence from an RCT in Zimbabwe

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Christopher Cotton, Jordan Nanowski, Ardyn Nordstrom and Eric Richert
Queen's University, Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Queen's University - Department of Economics and Queen's University - Department of Economics
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Girls' Education Challenge, education, empowerment, information provision, economic development, field experiment, gender gap, EGRA, EGMA

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Salience, Coordination and Cooperation in Contributing to Threshold Public Goods

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Luca Corazzini, Christopher Cotton and Paola Valbonesi
University of Padova - Department of Economics, Queen's University, Department of Economics and University of Padua - Department of Economics and Management, DSEA
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threshold public goods, multiple public goods, salience, efficiency, laboratory experiment

18.

Competing for the Attention of Decision Makers

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics
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all-pay auction, contest, signaling, handicap auction, political access, lobbying

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The Gender Gap Cracks Under Pressure: A Detailed Look at Male and Female Performance Differences During Competitions

NBER Working Paper No. w16436
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, Amazon.com and Brigham Young University
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Competing for Capital: Auditing and Credibility in Financial Reporting

NBER Working Paper No. w23273
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Raphael Boleslavsky, Bruce I. Carlin and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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Impact of a Severe Drought on Education: More Schooling but Less Learning

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Jun 2020
Ardyn Nordstrom and Christopher Cotton
Queen's University - Department of Economics and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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Education, droughts, agriculture, economic development, natural experiment, impact measurement

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Affirmative Action and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w20397
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Christopher Cotton, Brent Richard Hickman and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Brigham Young University
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Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-150
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Oct 2020
Queen's University, Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Brigham Young University and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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Adolescent human capital; field experiment; structural econometrics; psychology of education

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Delegation and Coordination with Multiple Threshold Public Goods: Experimental Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12817
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Dec 2019
Luca Corazzini, Christopher Cotton and Tommaso Reggiani
Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, Queen's University, Department of Economics and Masaryk University
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delegation, threshold public goods, laboratory experiment, fundraising

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Pay-to-Play Politics: Informational Lobbying and Contribution Limits When Money Buys Access

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 96, 2012
Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics

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Political contributions, Contribution limits, Campaign finance reform, Access, Costly information disclosure

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Multiple Bidding in Auctions as Bidders Become Confident of Their Private Valuations

Economics Letters, Vol. 104, 2009
Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics

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Gender Differences in Repeated Competition: Evidence from School Math Contests

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 86, 2013
Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, Amazon.com and Brigham Young University

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Competitiveness, Gender differences, Field experiment

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Submission Fees and Response Times in Academic Publishing

American Economic Review, Vol. 103, No. 1, 2013
Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics

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Should We Tax or Cap Contributions?: A Lobbying Model with Policy Favors and Access

C. Cotton, "Should we tax or cap political contributions? A lobbying model with policy favors and access," Journal of Public Economics, 93(7-8): 831-842, 2009.
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics

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Lobbying, campaign finance reform, political access, bid caps, verifiable information, evidence disclosure