Wolfers is an economist at Wharton, with interests in labor, macro, political economy, economics of the family, social policy, law and economics, public economics and behavioral economics. For the moment, please be aware that this page is still a work-in-progress. A more complete webpage is available at: www.nber.org/~jwolfers.
Experimental Political Betting Markets and the 2004 Election (with Eric Zitzewitz), The Economists' Voice (2006)
Betting on elections has been of interest to economists and political scientists for some time....
Letter: A Reply to Rubin on the Death Penalty (with John Donohue), The Economists' Voice (2006)
Contrary to Paul Rubin's recent testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, we believe the fragility...
The Death Penalty: No Evidence for Deterrence (with John Donohue), The Economists' Voice (2006)
John Donohue and Justin Wolfers argue that Gary Becker and Richard Posner are wrong to...
Are Voters Rational? Evidence From Gubernatorial Elections, American Law & Economics Association Annual Meetings (2006)