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.

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
Downloads 260 (172,430)
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Education, droughts, agriculture, economic development, natural experiment, impact measurement

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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
Downloads 182 (240,095)
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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 151 (280,611)
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Grade inflation, Bayesian persuasion, education quality

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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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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
Downloads 147 (288,311)
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gender, hot hand, competition

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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 Padua - Department of Economics, Queen's University, Department of Economics and University of Padua - Department of Economics and Management, DSEA
Downloads 137 (303,112)
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Threshold public goods, multiple public goods, laboratory experiment, charities, fundraising

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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
Downloads 135 (306,535)

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Girls' Education Challenge, education, empowerment, information provision, economic development, field experiment, gender gap, EGRA, EGMA

8.

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
Downloads 132 (311,877)

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price competition, Bayesian persuasion, product demonstrations, trial periods, return policies, test drives

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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 Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Downloads 120 (334,373)
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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
Downloads 108 (359,930)
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strategic search, evidence production, persuasion, 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
Downloads 75 (450,598)

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gender differences in competition, contest theory, effort and productivity

12.

Competing for the Attention of Policymakers

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Aug 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics
Downloads 71 (464,278)

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All-pay auction, contest, signaling, handicapped contest, political access, lobbying

13.

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 Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Downloads 69 (471,320)
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lobbying, strategic ignorance, campaign finance reform

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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 Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Downloads 67 (478,498)

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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
Downloads 67 (478,498)

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repeated legislative bargaining, stationary equilibrium, agenda control, proposal power

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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 66 (486,019)
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strategic search, evidence production, persuasion, lobbying, project selection, Bayesian persuasion, all-pay auction

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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
Downloads 59 (509,705)
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campaigns, elections, persuasion, policy divergence, probabilistic voting

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

Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w27995
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2022
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 Australian National University (ANU)
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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 Padua - Department of Economics, Queen's University, Department of Economics and University of Padua - Department of Economics and Management, DSEA
Downloads 40 (599,682)

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threshold public goods, multiple public goods, salience, efficiency, laboratory experiment

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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 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2022
Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, Amazon.com and Brigham Young University
Downloads 37 (616,462)

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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 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2022
Christopher Cotton, Brent Richard Hickman and Joseph Price
Queen's University, Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Brigham Young University
Downloads 28 (674,073)
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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: 05 Aug 2022
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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Competing for the Attention of Decision Makers

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Christopher Cotton
Queen's University, Department of Economics
Downloads 23 (712,053)
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all-pay auction, contest, signaling, handicap auction, political access, lobbying

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Profiling Restrictions in a Model of Law Enforcement and Strategic Crime

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2022
Cheng Li and Christopher Cotton
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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strategic crime, criminal recruitment, screening, profiling restric- tion, law enforcement effectiveness

A Model of Challenge Funds: Funding Availability, Selection Rigor, and Project Quality

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Nov 2021
Raphael Boleslavsky, Bruce Carlin and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Rice University and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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grants, funding allocation, pilot studies, evaluation, evidence production

A Model of Challenge Funds: Funding Availability, Selection Rigor, and Project Quality

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Nov 2021
Raphael Boleslavsky, Bruce Carlin and Christopher Cotton
University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Rice University and Queen's University, Department of Economics
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grants, funding allocation, pilot studies, evaluation, evidence production

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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 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2022
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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laboratory experiment, threshold public goods, delegation, 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