Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University

Georgy Egorov

Associate professor,
Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

Research
(updated: November 2014)

My fields are political economy and applied theory. I am mostly 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 elections and political campaigns, models of delegation and private politics.

My papers are organized by theme. Click on the links below.

Dynamics of institutions
Weak institutions and political economy of non-democracies
Elections and political economy of democracies
Applied theory

 

Dynamics of institutions

Social Mobility and Stability of Democracy (Coming soon!)
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

Political Economy in a Changing World
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Journal of Political Economy, 2015, forthcoming.

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


Weak institutions and political economy of non-democracies

Incumbency Advantage in Non-Democracies (new!)
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
NBER WP 20519

Endogenous Property Rights
Daniel Diermeier, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
NBER WP 19734, R&R at Econometrica

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


Elections and political economy of democracies

Electoral Rules and Political Selection:
Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
(updated)
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Georgy Egorov, and Ruben Enikolopov
NBER WP 20082 

A Political Theory of Populism
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128(2): 771-805.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Single-Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics (updated)
Georgy Egorov

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

 

Applied theory

Comment on "Commitment vs. Flexibility"
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov
Econometrica, 2013, 81(5): 2113-2124.
Not-for-publication Appendix

Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov

Private Politics and Public Regulation
Georgy Egorov and Bard Harstad
NBER WP 19737

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