Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University

Georgy Egorov

Assistant professor,
Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

 

Research

My fields are political economy and economic theory. I am interested in environments and polities where institutions such as voting rights or property rights cannot be taken for granted. I study the consequences of such weakly institutionalized environments, but I am especially interested in their origins and dynamics. I am also interested in strategic incentives to communicate between economic or political agents and models of delegation and bureaucracy.

My papers below papers are organized by theme (there are some duplicates). Click on the links below.

New Arrivals

Weak institutions
Dynamics of institutions
Competence of politicians and bureaucrats
Strategic communication and delegation

 

New arrivals

Single-Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics (Working paper)
Georgy Egorov


Weak institutions and political economy of non-democracies

A Political Theory of Populism
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Dictators and Their Viziers: Endogenizing the Loyalty-Competence Trade-off
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9(5) 903-930.

Political Selection and Persistence of Bad Governments
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010, 125(4): 1511-1575.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Why Resource-Poor Dictators Allow Freer Media:
A Theory and Evidence from Panel Data
Georgy Egorov, Sergei Guriev, and Konstantin Sonin
American Political Science Review, 2009, 103(4): 645-668.

Coalition Formation in Non-Democracies
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Review of Economic Studies, 2008, 75(4), 987-1009.

Do Juntas Lead to Personal Rule?
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2009, 99(2), 298-303.

Authoritarian Politics 101: Examples and Exercises
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
The Political Economist Winter 2011 (Newsletter of the Section on Political Economy, American Political Science Association), Winter 2011, XIII(2), pp. 2-4.

The Killing Game: Reputation and Knowledge in Non-Democratic Succession (Working paper)
Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2009, 99(2), 298-303.

Incumbency Advantages in Non-Democracies (Coming soon!)
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

Private Politics and Public Regulation (Coming soon!)
Georgy Egorov and Bard Harstad


Dynamics of institutions

Dynamics and Stability of Constitutions, Coalitions, and Clubs
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
American Economic Review, 2012, 102(4): 1446-1476.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Political Model of Social Evolution
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011, 108(suppl. 4), 21292-21296.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Equilibrium Refinement in Dynamic Voting Games (Working paper)
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

Political Economy in a Changing World (Coming soon!)
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

 

Competence of politicians and bureaucrats

Dictators and Their Viziers: Endogenizing the Loyalty-Competence Trade-off
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9(5) 903-930.

Political Selection and Persistence of Bad Governments
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010, 125(4): 1511-1575.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Single-Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics (Working paper)
Georgy Egorov

 

Strategic communication and delegation

A Comment on Commitment vs. Flexibility
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov
Econometrica, forthcoming.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov
Not-for-publication Appendix

Political Accountability under Special Interest Politics (Working paper)
Georgy Egorov

Endogenous Research Agendas (Coming soon!)
Georgy Egorov and Mattias Polborn