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Jan Zabojnik

Professor of Economics

 

Department of Economics
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada 
E-mail: zabojnik at econ dot queensu dot ca
Phone: (613) 533-2275     Fax: (613) 533-6668

 

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

RESEARCH AREAS

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Applied Microeconomic Theory; Economics of Organizations; Industrial Organization

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TEACHING

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ECON 255 Introduction to Mathematical Economics

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ECON 912 Topics in Incentive Theory and Contracting

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EDUCATION

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Ph.D. Economics, Cornell UniversityIthacaNew York, 1997

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B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of TechnologyBratislava, Slovakia, 1985

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PRIOR ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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2010 - present

Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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2006 - 2010

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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1999 - 2006

Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, USA

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1997 - 2001

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University, KingstonON, Canada

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PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS

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"Subjective Evaluations with Performance Feedback," RAND Journal of Economics (forthcoming)

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"Promotion Tournaments in Market Equilibrium," Economic Theory, September 2012

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"Disobedience and Authority" (with Anthony Marino and John Matsusaka), Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, December 2010

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"Costly External Finance and Investment Efficiency in a Market Equilibrium Model," Economic Inquiry, October 2009

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"Work-Related Perks, Agency Problems, and Optimal Incentive Contracts" (with Anthony Marino), RAND Journal of Economics, Summer 2008

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"A Rent Extraction View of Employee Discounts and Benefits" (with Anthony Marino), Journal of Labor Economics, July 2008

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"Merger, Ease of Entry, and Entry Deterrence in a Dynamic Model" (with Anthony Marino), Journal of Industrial Economics, September 2006

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"Trust, Social Capital, and Economic Development" (with Patrick Francois), Journal of the European Economic Association, March 2005

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"The Effects of Learning-by-Doing on Product Innovation by a Durable Good Monopolist" (with Edward Kutsoati), International Journal of Industrial Organization, February 2005

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"Internal Competition for Corporate Resources and Incentives in Teams" (with Anthony Marino), RAND Journal of Economics, Winter 2004

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"CEO Pay and Appointments: A Market Based Explanation for Recent Trends" (with Kevin J. Murphy), American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), May 2004           

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"A Model of Rational Bias in Self-Assessments," Economic Theory, February 2004

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"A Theory of Trade Secrets in Firms," International Economic Review, August 2002

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"Centralized and Decentralized Decision-Making in Organizations," Journal of Labor Economics, January 2002 (lead article)

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"Corporate Tournaments, Human Capital Acquisition, and the Firm Size-Wage Relation" (with Dan Bernhardt), Review of Economic Studies, July 2001

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"On the Efficiency of Markets for Managers," Economic Theory, November 2001

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"Sales Maximization and Specific Human Capital," RAND Journal of Economics, Winter 1998

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"Pay-Performance Sensitivity and Production Uncertainty," Economics Letters, December 1996

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WORKING PAPERS AND WORK IN PROGRESS

 

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"On the Diffusion of Information in Organizations" (with Jean-Etienne de Bettignies)

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"The Incentives Effects of Employee Stock Options"

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"Managerial Capital and the Market for CEOs" (with Kevin J. Murphy)

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