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Stephen Coate

Department of Economics
Cornell University
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2017On the Dynamics of Community Development
with Levon Barseghyan: w23674
November 2014Public School Choice: An Economic Analysis
with Levon Barseghyan, Damon Clark: w20701
October 2014Optimal Fiscal Limits
w20643
February 2013Evaluating Durable Public Good Provision using Housing Prices
w18767
November 2011Fiscal Policy and Unemployment
with Marco Battaglini: w17562
June 2011Property Taxation, Zoning, and Efficiency: A Dynamic Analysis
w17145
April 2009Government Form and Public Spending: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Municipalities
with Brian Knight: w14857

Published: Stephen Coate & Brian Knight, 2011. "Government Form and Public Spending: Theory and Evidence from US Municipalities," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 3(3), pages 82-112, August. citation courtesy of

May 2008Fiscal Policy over the Real Business Cycle: A Positive Theory
with Marco Battaglini: w14047

Published: Journal of Economic Theory Volume 148, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages 2223–2265 Cover image Fiscal policy over the real business cycle: A positive theory citation courtesy of

June 2006Socially Optimal Districting: An Empirical Investigation
with Brian Knight: w12313

Published: Stephen Coate & Brian Knight, 2007. "Socially Optimal Districting: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 122(4), pages 1409-1471, November.

March 2006A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation and Debt
with Marco Battaglini: w12100

Published: Marco Battaglini & Stephen Coate, 2008. "A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 201-36, March. citation courtesy of

August 2005Inefficiency in Legislative Policy-Making: A Dynamic Analysis
with Marco Battaglini: w11495

Published: Marco Battaglini & Stephen Coate, 2007. "Inefficiency in Legislative Policymaking: A Dynamic Analysis," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(1), pages 118-149, March. citation courtesy of

July 2005Socially Optimal Districting
with Brian Knight: w11462

Published: Coate, Stephen and Brian Knight. “Socially Optimal Districting: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration” Quarterly Journal of Economics 122, 4 (November 2007): 1409-1471.

September 2004The Performance of the Pivotal-Voter Model in Small-Scale Elections: Evidence from Texas Liquor Referenda
with Michael Conlin, Andrea Moro: w10797

Published: Stephen Coate & Michael Conlin & Andrea Moro, 2008. "The performance of pivotal-voter models in small-scale elections: Evidence from Texas liquor referenda," Journal of Public Economics, vol 92(3-4), pages 582-596.

November 2003Pareto Efficient Income Taxation with Stochastic Abilities
with Marco Battaglini: w10119

Published: Battaglini, Marco & Coate, Stephen, 2008. "Pareto efficient income taxation with stochastic abilities," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(3-4), pages 844-868, April. citation courtesy of

April 2003Power-hungry Candidates, Policy Favors, and Pareto Improving Campaign Finance Policy
w9601

Published: Coate, Stephen. "Pareto-Improving Campaign Finance Policy," American Economic Review, 2004, v94(3,Jun), 628-655.

January 2002Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence from Texas Liquor Referenda
with Michael Conlin: w8720

Published: Coate, Stephen and Michael Conlin. "A Group Rule—Utilitarian Approach to Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence." American Economic Review 94, 5 (December 2004): 1476-1504.

December 2001Political Competition with Campaign Contributions and Informative Advertising
w8693

Published: Stephen Coate, 2004. "Political Competition with Campaign Contributions and Informative Advertising," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 2(5), pages 772-804, 09. citation courtesy of

December 2000Issue Unbundling via Citizens' Initiatives
with Timothy Besley: w8036

Published: Besley, Timothy & Coate, Stephen, 2008. "Issue Unbundling via Citizens' Initiatives," International Quarterly Journal of Political Science, now publishers, vol. 3(4), pages 379-397, December. citation courtesy of

March 2000Elected versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence
with Timothy Besley: w7579

Published: Timothy Besley & Stephen Coate, 2003. "Elected Versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 1(5), pages 1176-1206, 09. citation courtesy of

January 2000Market Provision of Public Goods: The Case of Broadcasting
with Simon P. Anderson: w7513

Published: Anderson, Simon P. and Stephen Coate. "Market Provision Of Broadcasting: A Welfare Analysis," Review of Economic Studies, 2005, v72(253,Oct), 947-972.

August 1999An Efficiency Approach to the Evaluation of Policy Changes
w7316

Published: Coate, Stephen, 2000. "An Efficiency Approach to the Evaluation of Policy Changes," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(463), pages 437-55, April. citation courtesy of

April 1999The Public Critique of Welfare Economics: An Exploration
with Timothy Besley: w7083

Published: Besley, Timothy & Coate, Stephen, 2003. " On the Public Choice Critique of Welfare Economics," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 114(3-4), pages 253-73, March.

Centralized versus Decentralized Provision of Local Public Goods: A Political Economy Analysis
with Timothy Besley: w7084

Published: Besley, Timothy and Stephen Coate. "Centralized Versus Decentralized Provision Of Local Public Goods: A Political Economy Approach," Journal of Public Economics, 2003, v87(12,Dec), 2611-2637.

July 1992Robin-Hooding Rents: Exploiting the Pecuniary Effects of In-Kind Programs
with Richard Zeckhauser, Stephen Johnson: w4125
 
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