Affirmative Action and Dual Sourcing: Towards Supplier Diversity before the Time of Cholera

with J Alcalde

The most recent version is here: SSRN Working Paper No. 3572009 (July 2021).

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to rely on a diverse pool of suppliers, besides achieving cost effectiveness. We propose complementing a share auction for dual sourcing with affirmative action to create an endogenous set-aside for a high-cost supplier. Continue reading

A Carrot and Stick Approach to Agenda-Setting

with A Glazer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, DOI

The most recent version is here: DahmGlazerCarrotStick (June 2015).

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This paper models a legislature in which the same agenda setter serves for two periods, showing how he can exploit a legislature (completely) in the first period by promising future benefits to legislators who support him. Continue reading