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Faculty and Staff Profile

Patrick Warren

Associate Professor

Office: 200E Sirrine
Phone: 8646564340
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Economics
MIT 2008

BArSc Philosophy, Math, and Rhetoric
University of South Carolina 2001

 Courses Taught

Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Graduate Public Choice

 Research Interests

Political economy and the economics of organizations.

 Research Publications

"Third Party Auditors and Electoral Accountability" Journal of Public Economics. (Jan.- Feb., 2012)

"Allies and Adversaries: The Roles of Appointees in Administrative Policymaking in a Separation of Powers" Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. (August, 2012).

"Volunteer Militaries, The Draft, and Support for War" Economics and Politics (November, 2012)

"Regulatory Fog: The Informational Origins of Regulatory Persistence" with Tom S. Wilkening Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (December, 2012)

"Party Politics, Governors, and Economic Policy" with Per Fredrikkson and Le Wang. Southern Economic Journal (July, 2013)

"Optimal Agency Bias and Regulatory Review" with Ryan Bubb. Journal of Legal Studies (January, 2014)

"Sunshine as Disinfectant: The Effect of State Freedom of Information Act Laws on Public Corruption" with Adriana Cordis. Journal of Public Economics (July, 2014)

"Contracting Officer Workload, Endogenously Incomplete Contracting, and Contractual Terms: Theory and Evidence" RAND Journal of Economics (Summer, 2014)

"The Political Economy of Regulation in Markets with Naive Consumers" with Dan Wood Journal of the European Economic Association (Forthcoming, 2014)