Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences


Jörg L. SpenkuchSpenkuch

Contact Information:

Phone: 847.467.5139

MEDS Department
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

[Curriculum Vitae]



"The Manipulation of Children's Preferences, Old Age Support, and Investment ..." (with G. Becker and K. Murphy)
Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming

"Intergenerational Mobility and Income Inequality"
in Inequality and Economic Policy: Essays in Honor of Gary Becker. Stanford, CA: Hoover Press, 2015.

"Please Don't Vote for Me: Voting in a Natural Experiment with Perverse Incentives" [Data Appendix]
Economic Journal, 125 (June 2015), 1025

"Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Crime[Appendix]
American Law and Economics Review, 16 (Spring 2014), 177

"Racial Disparities in Job Finding and Offered Wages" (with R. Fryer and D. Pager)
Journal of Law and Economics, 56 (August 2013), 633

"The Plight of Mixed-Race Adolescents" (with R. Fryer, L. Kahn, and S. Levitt), [Web Appendix]
Review of Economics and Statistics, 94 (August 2012), 621–634.

"Moral Hazard and Selection Among the Poor: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment" [Data Appendix]
Journal of Health Economics, 31 (January 2012), 72–85.


Working Papers:

"Political Advertising and Election Outcomes" (with D. Toniatti)

"A Theory of Intergenerational Mobility" (with G. Becker, S. Kominers, and K. Murphy)

"Backward Induction in the Wild: Evidence from the U.S. Senate" (with D. Magleby and P. Montagnes)

"Religion, Economics, and the Electoral Success of the Nazis" (with P. Tillmann)

"(Ir)rational Voters?

"A Comparative Advantage Approach to Social Interactions" (with S. Cicala and R. Fryer)

"The Protestant Ethic and Work: Micro Evidence from Contemporary Germany"



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