Francisco M. Gonzalez

Work in progress:


"The persistence of insecure property rights" (with Hugh Neary)


"Naive policies against child labor can harm the children of developing nations" (with Irving Rosales)


"How intergenerational disagreement constrains government intervention" (with Itziar Lazkano and Sjak Smulders)


"A theory of top income taxation and social insurance" (with Jean Francois Wen)


"Aggregate implications of self-enforcing employment contracts" (with Christian Sigouin)


"Organizational forgetting as a labor adjustment cost" (with Alok Johri)



"The use of coercion in society: insecure property rights, conflict and economic backwardness", in Michelle Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas (editors), Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, chapter 26, pages 633-675.

"An equilibrium theory of learning, search and wages" (with Shouyong Shi), Econometrica, March 2010, pages 509-537.

"Prosperity without conflict" (with Hugh M. Neary), Journal of Public Economics, October 2008, pages 2170-2181.

"Effective property rights, conflict and growth", Journal of Economic Theory, November 2007, Symposium on Economic Development Theory, pages 127-139.

"Insecure property and technological backwardness", Economic Journal, July 2005, pages 703-721.

Reprinted in The political economy of entrepreneurship, edited by Magnus Henrekson and Robin Douhan, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2008, volume I, chapter 11, pages 199-217.


"Informational spillovers and the coordination of speculative investments", Canadian Journal of Economics, February 2004, pages 140-148.


"An equilibrium analysis of information aggregation and fluctuations in markets with discrete decisions" (with Paul Beaudry), Journal of Economic Theory, November 2003, pages 76-103.




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