Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University

Georgy Egorov

Professor of Managerial Economics
and Decision Sciences

Research
(updated: July 2019)

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
Culture and peer effects
Weak institutions and political economy of non-democracies
Elections and political economy of democracies
Communication and Delegation

 

Dynamics of institutions

Social Mobility and Stability of Democracy
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018, 133(2): 1041-1105.

Political Economy in a Changing World
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Journal of Political Economy, 2015, 123(5): 1038-1086.

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

 

Culture and peer effects

Social Media and Xenophobia: Evidence from Russia (coming soon!)
Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ruben Enikolopov, and Maria Petrova

From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms (updated!)
(formerly circulated as "From Extreme to Mainstream: How Social Norms Unravel")
Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, and Stefano Fiorin
R&R in American Economic Review

Cool to Be Smart or Smart to Be Cool? Understanding Peer Pressure in Education
Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, and Robert Jensen
Review of Economic Studies, 2018, 86(4): 1487-1526.


Weak institutions and political economy of non-democracies

Elections in Non-Democracies
(formerly circulated as "Incumbency Advantage in Non-Democracies")
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
NBER WP 20519

The Killing Game: Reputation and Knowledge in Non-Democratic Succession
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
Research in Economics
, 2015, 69(3) (Special issue on Political Economy): 398-411.

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.

 

Elections and political economy of democracies

Informative Activism vs. Lobbying (coming soon!)
Georgy Egorov and Bard Harstad

Single-Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics
Georgy Egorov
NBER WP 21265

Private Politics and Public Regulation
Georgy Egorov and Bard Harstad
Review of Economic Studies, 2017, 84(4): 1652-1682.

Political Economy of Redistribution
(formerly circulated as "Endogenous Property Rights")
Daniel Diermeier, Georgy Egorov, and Konstantin Sonin
Econometrica, 2017, 85(3): 851-870.

Electoral Rules and Political Selection:
Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan

Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Georgy Egorov, and Ruben Enikolopov
Review of Economic Studies, 2016, 83(3): 932-968.
Appendices A,B,C

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

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

 

Communication and delegation

Strategic Communication with Minimal Verification (updated!)
Gabriel Carroll and Georgy Egorov
forthcoming in Econometrica
Working paper version with extra results

Delegation and Nonmonetary Incentives
Attila Ambrus and Georgy Egorov
Journal of Economic Theory, 2017, 171: 101-135.
Not-for-publication Appendix

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

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