Gustavo Torrens

Indiana University

Assistant Professor

Wylie Hall, 100 S Woodland Ave

Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

Why Not Taxation and Representation? British Politics and the American Revolution

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2018
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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American Revolution, Institutional Change, Independence, Intra-Elite Conflict

Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution

NBER Working Paper No. w22724
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2011
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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trade policy, democratization, coups, intra-elite conflict

Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2014
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w19321
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 17 Aug 2013
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Stirring Up a Hornets' Nest: Geographic Distribution of Crime

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 04 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 05 May 2018
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sabanci University and Indiana University
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policy deployment, crime, spatial equilibrium, inequality

Stirring Up a Hornets' Nest: Geographic Distribution of Crime

NBER Working Paper No. w22166
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sabanci University and Indiana University
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Factor Endowments, Democracy and Trade Policy Divergence

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2011
Sebastian Galiani, Norman Schofield and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis - Center in Political Economy and Indiana University
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Trade Policy, Factor Endowments, Probabilistic Voting Models, Policy Instability

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Nationalistic Bias in Collusion Prosecution: The Case for International Antitrust Agreements

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2018
Indiana University, Catholic University of Uruguay and Indiana University
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Multi-Market Collusion, Antitrust Policy, Strategic Prosecution, International Antitrust Agreements

International Organizations and Structural Reforms

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 May 2015 Last Revised: 19 May 2018
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Torre and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sciences Po - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Structural reform, Counter-reform, Interantional Organizations

International Organizations and Structural Reforms

NBER Working Paper No. w21237
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jun 2015
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Torre and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sciences Po - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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When Children Rule: Parenting in Modern Families

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Sebastian Galiani, Matthew Staiger and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - College Park and Indiana University
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family economics, parenting styles, competition

When Children Rule: Parenting in Modern Families

NBER Working Paper No. w23087
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Sebastian Galiani, Matthew Staiger and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - College Park and Indiana University
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The Political Economy of Trade and Labor Mobility in a Ricardian World

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 10 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2016
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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International Trade, Labor Mobility, Trade Policy, Migration Policy, Covergence

The Political Economy of Trade and International Labor Mobility

NBER Working Paper No. w21274
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 15 Jun 2015
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent but Related Natural Experiments

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Torre and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sciences Po - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Malapportionment; Fiscal Federalism and Natural Experiments

Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent But Related Natural Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w19995
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Torre and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sciences Po - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent But Related Natural Experiments

Economics & Politics, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 133-159, 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Mar 2016
Sebastian Galiani, Ivan Torre and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Sciences Po - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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The Political Coase Theorem: Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2014
Sebastian Galiani, Gustavo Torrens and Maria Yanguas
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Indiana University and University of San Andres (UMSA)
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Political Coase Theorem, limited commitment, laboratory experiment

The Political Coase Theorem: Experimental Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w19943
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Mar 2014
Sebastian Galiani, Gustavo Torrens and Maria Lucia Yanguas
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Indiana University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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The Merger Paradox, Collusion and Competition Policy

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2019
Indiana University, Catholic University of Uruguay and Indiana University
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collusion, mergers, antitrust policy, unilateral and coordinated effects

Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2016
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Xiamen University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - UC San Diego and Indiana University
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Inequality, Conflict, Corruption, Common Agency, Electoral Competition, Rents

Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w21857
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Jan 2016
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Colgate University - Economics Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - UC San Diego and Indiana University
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Horizontal and Vertical Conflict: Experimental Evidence

Kyklos, Vol. 72, Issue 2, pp. 239-269, 2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Apr 2019
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Xiamen University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - UC San Diego and Indiana University
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Collective Action: Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 Jan 2015
University of San Andres (UMSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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Collective action, multiple equilibria, laboratory experiment.

Collective Action: Experimental Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w20936
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
University of San Andres (UMSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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A Quasi-Natural Experiment on Electoral Rules and Political Representation

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Dec 2017
David Stadelmann, Gustavo Torrens and Marco Portmann
University of Bayreuth - Faculty of Law, Business and Economics, Indiana University and University of Fribourg - Faculty of Economics and Social Science
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Electoral Rules, Voting, Political Representation, Behavior of Politicians

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The Economic Value of Ideology

Universidad del CEMA, Serie Documentos de Trabajo - No. 378
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Sep 2008
Gustavo Torrens
Indiana University
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ideology, self-imposed codes of conduct, crime, enforcement of property rights

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The Paradox of Power Revisited: Internal and External Conflict

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana University
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conflict, paradox of power, trade

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Making Rules Credible: Divided Government and Political Budget Cycles

Serie Documentos de Trabajo - Documento No. 395
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2011
Jorge M. Streb and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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political budget cycles, discretion, uniffed government, rules, credibility, separation of powers, divided government

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Discretional Political Budget Cycles and Separation of Powers

Universidad del CEMA Working Paper No. 286
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Sep 2007
Jorge M. Streb, Daniel Lema and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA, Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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political budget cycles, asymmetric information, discretion, separation of powers, checks and balances, veto players, rule of law

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Optimal Regulation of the Media Industry

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Sep 2015
Gustavo Torrens
Indiana University
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Media, Capture, Principal-Agent, Optimal Regulation

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Meaningful Talk

Serie Documentos de Trabajo UCEMA No. 443 (Revised September 2013)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2013
Jorge M. Streb and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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cheap talk, signs, linguistic symbols, literal meaning, equilibrium meaning

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Hidden Drivers of Violence Diffusion: Evidence from Illegal Oil Siphoning in Mexico

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Oct 2019
Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana University
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D74, K42, R12

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Honesty, Lemons, and Symbolic Signals

Universidad del CEMA Serie Documentos de Trabajo No. 492
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2012
Jorge M. Streb and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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asymmetric information, honesty, trust, symbols, signals, costly talk

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Property Rights and Domestication

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Dean Lueck and Gustavo Torrens
Indiana University Bloomington - The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis and Indiana University
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domestication, property rights, renewable resources, evolutionary economics

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Meaningful Talk

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-571
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Jorge M. Streb and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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Cheap talk, Language, Literal and equilibrium meaning, Signs, Comprehensibility, Relevance, Trust, Credibility, Equilibrium selection

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The Political Economy of Trade and International Labor Mobility

Number of pages: 98 Posted: 29 Aug 2018
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana University
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International Trade, Labor Mobility, Trade Policy, Migration Policy

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Checks and Balances on Political Budget Cycles: Cross-Country Evidence

Kyklos, Vol. 62, Issue 3, pp. 426-447, August 2009
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Jorge M. Streb, Daniel Lema and Gustavo Torrens
Universidad del CEMA, Universidad del CEMA and Indiana University
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