Gustavo Torrens

Indiana university

Associate Professor

Wylie Hall, 100 S Woodland Ave

Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

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
Downloads 1,556 (21,938)
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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 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2023
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 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana university
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Nationalistic Bias in Collusion Prosecution: The Case for International Antitrust Agreements

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2021
Indiana University, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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Multi-Market Collusion, Antitrust Policy, Strategic Prosecution, International Antitrust Agreements

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 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2023
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

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 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2023
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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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 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2023
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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Hidden Drivers of Violence Diffusion: Evidence from Illegal Oil Siphoning in Mexico

Number of pages: 88 Posted: 25 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2021
Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana university
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D74, K42, R12

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 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2023
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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Geopolitics and International Trade Infrastructure

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 12 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2023
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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market entry, deterrence, international trade infrastructure, geopolitics.

Geopolitics and International Trade Infrastructure

NBER Working Paper No. w29026
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2022
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile 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 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2023
Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana university
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The Merger Paradox, Collusion and Competition Policy

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2020
Indiana University, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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collusion, mergers, antitrust policy, unilateral and coordinated effects

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 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2023
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 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2023
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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Collective Action: Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 Jan 2015
University of San Andres (UMSA), Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance, 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: 17 Mar 2023
University of San Andres (UMSA), Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance, 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 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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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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A Two-Wave Death History: Fentanyl Overdoses in the US, Bullets in Mexico

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Nov 2023
Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana university
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organized crime, violence diffusion, war on drugs

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Interest Groups, Partisan Politics, and Environmental Polarization

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Jul 2022
Indiana University Bloomington - The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis, Pennsylvania State University and Indiana university
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Party polarization, special interest groups, environmental legislation

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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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Fighting Communism Supporting Collusion

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 23 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2023
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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Collusion, Foreign Aid, International Commodity Agreements, Geopolitics

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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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Institutional-Cultural Coherence and Economic Development: The Case of the Spanish Regions

Number of pages: 100 Posted: 07 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
David Soto-Oñate and Gustavo Torrens
University of Vigo and Indiana university
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Economic development, institutions, culture

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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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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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Colonial Wars and Trade Restrictions: Fighting for Exclusive Trading Rights

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jan 2022
Ivan Lopez Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana university
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colonies, trade, war, conflict, trade policy

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The Political Economy of Trade and International Labor Mobility

Number of pages: 142 Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
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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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

Populism, Protectionism, and Political Instability

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Mar 2021
Tyler Daun, Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
U.S. International Trade Commission, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana university
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trade policy, inefficient redistribution, political instability, costly factor mobility

Populism, Protectionism, and Political Instability

NBER Working Paper No. w28359
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2023
Tyler Daun, Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
U.S. International Trade Commission, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana university
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Why nations join the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds: Risk, transaction costs and democracy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Jan 2022
David Soto-Oñate and Gustavo Torrens
University of Vigo and Indiana university
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Liability and compensation, social cost, oil pollution, environmental externalities

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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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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

Why Does the Folk Theorem Do Not Seem to Work When It Is Mostly Needed?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Jun 2023
Johann Caro-Burnett, Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
Hiroshima University, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and Indiana university
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Conflict. Security competition. Folk theorem. Stochastic games.

Why Does the Folk Theorem Do Not Seem to Work When it is Mostly Needed?

NBER Working Paper No. w31343
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2023
Johann Caro-Burnett, Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens
Hiroshima University, University of Maryland and Indiana university
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A Two-Wave Death History Fentanyl Overdoses in the Us, Bullets in Mexico

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Mar 2024
Ivan López Cruz and Gustavo Torrens
Sabanci University and Indiana university
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organized crime, violence diffusion, war on drugs

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Geopolitics and International Trade Infrastructure

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 27 Feb 2023
University of Maryland, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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geopolitics, geopolitical rivalry, deterrence, international trade infrastructure

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Fighting Communism Supporting Collusion

NBER Working Paper No. w30166
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 20 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2022
University of Maryland, Universidad de Chile and Indiana university
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Fighting Communism Supporting Collusion

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 05 Mar 2024
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Indiana university and Universidad de Chile
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Collusion, Foreign Aid, International Commodity Agreements, Geopolitics.