Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Money burning in the theory of delegation

May 2020

This paper uses a Lagrangian approach to provide sufficient conditions under which money burning expenditures are used in an optimal delegation contract.

Do Immigrants Assimilate More Slowly Today Than in the Past?

March 2020

Using millions of historical census records and modern birth certificates, we document that immigrants assimilated into US society at similar rates in the past and present.

Roman Seas: A Maritime Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Economies

March 2020

That seafaring was fundamental to Roman prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean is beyond doubt, but a tendency by scholars to focus on the grandest long-distance movements between major cities has...

Other Publications

A Macroeconomic Framework for Quantifying Systemic Risk

October 2019

Systemic risk arises when shocks lead to states where a disruption in financial intermediation adversely affects the economy and feeds back into further disrupting financial intermediation.

Leverage and Beliefs: Personal Experience and Risk-Taking in Margin Lending

January 2017

What determines risk-bearing capacity and the amount of leverage in financial markets?

Economic Fairness and America’s Presidential Election

May 2016

As the American presidential election nears, Stanford political scientist and TEC director Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage (New York University) argue that the next president could deal with...

News

The state of US-Russia relations

November 2016

 At a recent European Security Initiative (ESI) lecture held at the GSB's Oberndorf Event Center, Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the US, described US-Russia relations as being at its worse...

Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

June 2016

The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to...

Events

The Academic Market and the Rise of Universities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1000-1800)

February 25, 2020

 This talk is part of the Economic History Seminar Series, and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

Shaping Ideology and Institutions: Economic Incentives and Slavery in the US South

October 8, 2019

 Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center. 

The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway’s 1936 School Reform (with Acemoglu, Pekkarinen and Sarvamak)

April 30, 2019

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

Projects

European Public Finance

Modern European states have significant responsibilities to their populace, including ensuring that citizens’ basic needs are met and the provision of security, law and order, and other public...
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The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
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Europe and the Global Economy

Although each nation in Europe retains its distinct cultural, social and political identity, the region as a whole is among the world’s most economically integrated zones.
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Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

People

Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science