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Richard Boylan

Professor of Economics

Baker Hall 248
Ph: 713.348.2386
Fax: 713.348.5278
Email: rboylan@rice.edu

 Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1991

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Law and economics, political economy.
"Opportunism and Expertise in CEO Pay: Theory and Evidence from Controlling Shareholder Firms" (with Rob Anderson and David Reeb).

"States' responses to transitory fiscal crises"

"Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform" with Naci Mocan, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 2014.

"The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining", Journal of Law and Economics, 2012.

"Incorporating Fairness in Generalized Games of Matching Pennies,'' with Simon Grant, International Journal of Economic Theory, 2008, 445-458.

"Political distortions in state forecasts,'' Public Choice, 2008, 411-427.

"What do prosecutors maximize? Evidence from the careers of U.S. attorneys," American Law and Economics Review, 2005.

 "Salaries, Plea Rates, and the Career Objectives of Federal Prosecutors", with Cheryl Long, Journal of Law and Economics, 2005.

 "Salaries, Turnover, and Performance in the Federal Criminal Justice System", Journal of Law and Economics, 2004.

 "Do the Sentencing Guidelines Influence the Composition of Federal Judges?", Journal of Legal Studies, 2004.

 "A Survey of State House Reporters' Perception of Public Corruption'', with Cheryl Long, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 2003.

 "Private Bills: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Lobbying", Public Choice, March 2002.

 "An Optimal Auction Perspective on Lobbying'', Social Choice and Welfare, 2000.

"Coalition-Proof Implementation," Journal of Economic Theory, 1998.