Laurent BOUTON (Feb. 2016)

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1 Laurent BOUTON (Feb. 2016) Georgetown University Phone: +1 (202) Department of Economics Cell phone: +1 (617) th and O Sts., NW Washington, DC Personal Details https://sites.google.com/site/boutonllj Date of Birth November 15, 1982 Nationality Belgian Languages French (native), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), Dutch (beginner) Academic Positions 2015-Present 2013-Present Fellow, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université libre de Bruxelles Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University Fall 2011 Other Affiliations 2015-Present 2014-Present 2013-Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University Research Affiliate, Public Economics Program, Centre for Economic Policy Research Associate, Theoretical Research in Development Economics Faculty Research Fellow, Political Economy Program, National Bureau of Economic Research Departmental Fellow, Georgetown Center for Economic Research, Georgetown University Associate Fellow, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université libre de Bruxelles Faculty Associate, Institute for Economic Development, Boston University Education PhD in Economics, ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles Spring 2008 Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Program on Political Institutions, Harris School, University of Chicago Master Degree in Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles Licence Degree in Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles Refereed Journal Publications Get Rid of Unanimity: On the Superiority of Majority Rule with Veto Power (with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Frédéric Malherbe), Journal of Political Economy, Conditionally accepted (also see NBER Working Paper 20417, 2014)

2 Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment (with Micael Castanheira, and Aniol Llorente-Saguer), Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming (also see IED Discussion Paper 242, 2012) Multicandidate Elections: Aggregate Uncertainty in the Laboratory (with Micael Castanheira and Aniol Llorente-Saguer), Games and Economic Behavior, Ledyard Special Issue, forthcoming. Majority Runoff Elections: Strategic Voting and Duverger's Hypothesis (with Gabriele Gratton), Theoretical Economics, 10(2), 2015, pp (also see IED Discussion Paper 241, 2012) A Theory of Strategic Voting in Runoff Elections, American Economic Review, 103(4), 2013, pp (also see IED Discussion Paper 210, 2010) One Person, Many Votes: Divided Majority and Information Aggregation (with Micael Castanheira), Econometrica, 80(1), 2012, pp (also see CEPR Discussion Paper 6695) Redistributing Income under Fiscal Vertical Imbalance (with Marjorie Gassner and Vincenzo Verardi), European Journal of Political Economy, 24(2), 2008, pp Other Publications La théorie économique du fédéralisme budgétaire (with Vincenzo Verardi), in Decoster, A. and Valenduc, C., Ed., L impôt et la politique fiscale en Belgique, 2011, Collection Economie, Brussels : Editions de l ULB The Condorcet-Duverger Trade-Off: Swing Voters and Voting Equilibria (with Micael Castanheira), in Aragonés, E., Beviá, C., Llavador, H., Schofield, N., Eds., The Political Economy of Democracy, 2009, fundacion BBVA, Spain Working Papers Unanimous Rules in the Laboratory (with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Frédéric Malherbe), NBER Working Paper 20253, 2016 Guns and Votes (with Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi), NBER Working Paper 20253, 2014 (also see CEPR Discussion Paper 9726) Good Rankings are Bad Why Reliable Rankings can Hurt Consumers (with Georg Kirchsteiger), NBER Working Paper 20417, 2015 (also see CEPR Discussion Paper 8702 and IED Discussion Paper 222) Research in Progress Entitlements (with Alessandro Lizzeri and Nicola Persico) A Theory of Campaign Contributions in Multicandidate Elections (with Micael Castanheira and Allan Drazen) The Influence of the Wealthy in Multicandidate Elections (with Micael Castanheira and Allan Drazen) Ethical Voting in Multicandidate Elections (with Benjamin Ogden) Runoff Elections in the Laboratory (with Jorge Gallego and Rebecca Morton) Opinion Pieces In English Consumers Love Rankings, But They May End Up Doing More Harm than Good, The Conversation US, June 2015 (with Georg Kirchsteiger) - translated to French for publication in The Conversation France

3 Making Abstention Constructive: A Call for Reform in the European Council, Vox column, March 2015 (with Aniol Llorente-Saguer, and Frédéric Malherbe) Guns and Votes: The Victory of an Intense Minority against an Apathetic Majority, Vox column, December 2013 (with Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino, and Maurizio Zanardi) In French Réduire les inégalités par les réformes institutionnelles, L Echo, January 2009 (with Marjorie Gassner, and Vincenzo Verardi) Fédéralisme, vecteur de tensions, La Libre Belgique, March 2006 (with Denis Herbaux) Teaching Experience PhD Courses Political Economy, Georgetown University, 2015 Political Economy and Collective Choice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011 Formal Political Theory, Harvard University, 2011 Public Finance, Boston University (co-taught with Christophe Chamley), Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Boston University (co-taught with Bart Lipman), Undergraduate Courses Game Theory, Georgetown University, Government, Business and Labor, Boston University, Advanced Microeconomics (Teaching Assistant to Prof. Mathias Dewatripont), Université libre de Bruxelles, Advanced Public Economics (Teaching Assistant to Prof. Françoise Thys-Clément), Université libre de Bruxelles, Introductory Economics (Teaching Assistant to Prof. Robert Plasman), Université libre de Bruxelles, Short-Courses and Lectures Political Economy with Many Parties: Constitutional Design, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and Universidad Alberto Hurtado (ILADES), 2015 Grants, Honors, and Scholarships ERC Starting Grant Political Economy with Many Parties ( 1,499,110), Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2013, 2014 Econometric Society European Winter Meetings (for job-market candidates), 2008 Mini-ARC scholarship, Université libre de Bruxelles, Diploma of honor for excellent academic achievement, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2004 Nominated for the best thesis in economics award, ASPEBr, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2004 Seminars and Conferences Invited Seminars (including scheduled*)

4 2016 George Mason University (ICES)*, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile* 2015 Harvard University/MIT (Political Economy), Boston College, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Stanford GSB, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (ILADES), UC Santa Barbara 2014 New York University, Penn State University 2013 Caltech, Columbia University, Georgetown University, New York University-Abu Dhabi, Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of Maryland 2012 Georgetown University, Inter-American Development Bank, John Hopkins University (Carey), London Business School, London School of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Warwick University 2011 Georgetown University, Harvard/MIT (Theory workshop), MIT (Theory lunch), New York University, University of British Columbia 2010 Brown University, Harvard/MIT (Political Economy), Princeton University, UC Berkeley, University of Connecticut 2009 Boston University, HEC Montreal, Northwestern University (MEDS), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (2x), Universidad Carlos III, University of Montreal, University of Toronto 2008 Ecole Polytechnique, Universidad Carlos III, University of Chicago (Harris School) Conferences (including scheduled*) 2015 Political Economy Public Finance Workshop, NBER Summer Institute Boston, USA Workshop Information Aggregation Bonn, Germany Québec Political Economy Conference Mont Tremblant, Canada 2014 Political Economy Public Finance Workshop, NBER Summer Institute Boston, USA Priorat Workshop in Theoretical Political Science Priorat, Spain Political Institutions Conference Montréal, Canada 2013 Columbia Political Economy Conference University of Columbia, USA New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence Caltech, USA Wallis Conference on Political Economy University of Rochester, USA GCER Biennial Conference Georgetown University, USA 2011 Econometric Society North American Winter Meeting Denver, USA 2010 Midwest Economic Theory Meeting University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 2009 SED Conference on Economic Design Maastricht University, Netherlands ECORE Summer School, Market Evolution and Public Decision ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Fourth PhD Presentation Meeting University College London, UK 2008 XXXIII Simposio de Analisis Economico Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

5 Professional Activities Referee for Econometric Society European Winter Meetings Cambridge University, UK IAP Day, Economic Policy and Finance in the Global Economy: Equilibrium Analysis and Social Evaluation ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Arne Ryde Symposium, Mechanism Design: Properties of Allocation Mechanisms and Voting Rules Lund University, Sweden ENTER Jamboree Universidad Carlos III, Spain American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Political Science Review, Brussels Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Theoretical Economics, Social Choice and Welfare Conferences and Workshops (including scheduled*) Program Committee, Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Mannheim University, 2015 Organizer, Political Economy Webinar, Georgetown University, 2014, 2015 Co-Organizer, Washington Political Economy Conference, Georgetown University, 2014, 2015 Co-Organizer, Gaming Incentive Systems: Theory and Evidence, Boston University and University of Bonn, 2011, 2013 Discussant (including scheduled*) Cornell Political Economy Conference, 2015, Krishna and Morgan (2015) Columbia Political Economy Conference, 2014: Bisin and Verdier (2014) Political Institutions and Economic Policy, 2011: Ansolabehere, Meredith, and Snowberg (2011) Princeton Conference on Political Economy, 2011: Casella, Llorente-Saguer, and Palfrey (2010) Department Services 2014-Present Masters Admissions Committee, Georgetown University Distinguished Visitor Program, Georgetown University 2013-Present Rank and Tenure Committee (untenured member), Georgetown University Graduate Instruction Committee, Boston University Co-Organizer, Microeconomics Seminar, Boston University Co-Organizer, IED Seminar, Boston University Ph.D. Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, Boston University Junior Recruitment Committee, Boston University

6 Undergraduate Instruction Committee, Boston University Ph.D. Thesis Supervision Main advisor Ben Solow, 2016 (expected) Benjamin Ogden, 2016 (expected) Texas A&M (Political Science) Yasemin Satir, 2016 (expected) The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey Steven Schuster, 2014 Colgate University (Economics) Gabriele Gratton, 2011 University of New South Wales (Economics) Committee member Andrew Ellis, 2013 London School of Economics and Political Science (Economics) Francisco Pino, 2012 ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles (Economics, Postdoctorate) Guillem Riambau-Armet, 2012 Yale-NUS (Economics) Chien-Yuan Sher, 2012 National Sun Yat Sen University (Economics)