Catherine Hafer

Associate Professor of Politics
Ph.D. 2001, University of Rochester; B.S., California Institute of Technology.

Email:  catherine.hafer [at] nyu.edu
Phone:  (212) 992-9679
Office Address:  NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Office Room Number:  312

Personal Homepage
For a full list of my work, see my Vita.

Areas of Research/Interest: property rights, conflict, deliberation, lobbying

Useful Links

Select Publications:

"Flexing Muscle: Corporate Political Expenditures as Signals to the Bureaucracy" (with Sanford Gordon)
American Political Science Review 99 (2), 2005.

"On the Origins of Property Rights: Conflict and Production in the State of Nature"
Review of Economic Studies, 73 (1), 2006.

"Deliberation as Self-Discovery and Institutions for Political Speech" (with Dimitri Landa)
Journal of Theoretical Politics, 19 (3), 2007.

"Corporate Influence and the Regulatory Mandate" (with Sanford Gordon)
Journal of Politics 69 (2), 2007.

"Public Goods in Federal Systems" (with Dimitri Landa)
Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2(3), 2007.

"Consumption or Investment: On Motivations for Political Giving" (with Sanford Gordon and Dimitri Landa)
Journal of Politics, 69 (4), 2007.

"Public Protection and Private Extortion" (with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita)
Economics and Politics 20 (1), 2008.

"Cognition and Strategy: A Deliberation Experiment" (with Eric Dickson and Dimitri Landa)
Supplemental Appendix.
Journal of Politics, 70 (4), 2008.

“Accidents and Enforcement at the Mine Safety and Health Administration” (with Sanford C. Gordon)
In Daniel Carpenter and David A Moss, eds., Preventing Regulatory Capture:  Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
“Ambiguity Aversion in Political Economy: On the State of the Art.”
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
169 (1), 2013.
“Issue Advocacy and Mass Political Sophistication” (with Dimitri Landa)
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
169 (1), 2013.

“Learning from Debate: An Experiment on Institutions and Information” (with Dimitri Landa and Eric Dickson)
Political Science Research and Methods
, forthcoming.

"Deliberation and Social Polarization" (with Dimitri Landa).  Currently R&R


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