Dr. Jon X. Eguia

I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
I am also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and I serve as an Associate Editor of the Journal of European Economic Association.
My contact details are:

Mail address: 486 West Circle Dr.
Department of Economics,
110 Marshall-Adams Hall.
Michigan State University.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823.

Office: 220A
Tel: 1 517 353 6621
Email: eguia@msu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: Here is my latest CV in abridged and long form.


My main areas of research are Political Economy and Microeconomic Theory. I am currently researching questions on implementation theory, on conflict, and on redistricting. Previous research on information aggregation in financial markets; on electoral competition, party formation, and legislative bargaining; on discrimination; and on equilibrium selection has been published in economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Theoretical Economics, Journal of Public Economics or Games and Economic Behavior; and in political science journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, or the Journal of Politics.

Spring 2019 News: I will present at the PECA conference at Northwestern U. (Feb 22nd), the SPARK conference at U. Maryland (March 4th), the Decentralization conference at U. Michigan (April 5), and in seminars at U. Padova (June 4th), U. Bocconi (June 5th) and EHU in Bilbao (Jun 14th).

Fall 2018 News: I organized the Second Great Lakes Political Economy Theory conference, at Michigan State in East Lansing on September 8th.

Recent Publications

Here are some selected papers published since I joined Michigan State in August 2014 (or forthcoming).

You can find previous publications scrolling below or on my SSRN or Google Scholar profiles, and a complete list on my CV.

Working Papers

  • 'Artificial partisan advantage in redistricting' (February 2019). SSRN wp 3335967.
    Blurb: Election law. I introduce a very simple measure of partisan advantage in redistricting. Easy reading, and data from 2016 and 2018 elections.

  • 'Implementation by vote-buying mechanisms', with D. Xefteris (March 2018). [SSRN wp 3138614]
    Blurb: We characterize the set of choice correspondences that are implementable by vote-buying mechanisms.

  • 'Regime Change' (May 2017).
    Blurb: A theory of multilateral conflict with ideologically motivated countries, with an application to the intervention in Afghanistan (2001-14).

  • 'k-proper Equilibria', with A. NicolÚ (2014). SSRN wp 2531741.
    Blurb: We introduce a family of equilibrium refinements that are stronger than Selten's trembling hand perfection but weaker than Myerson's proper equilibrium.

  • 'Bargaining with Outside Options', with K. Binmore (2016).
    Blurb: We survey theories of bargaining over a cake, including dynamic bargaining with an endogenous status quo. It is published as a chapter in an edited volume.

Early Career Publications

A selection of publications prior to August 2014, arranged by topic.

-On coalition formation and party formation:

-On voting and elections:

  • 'Citizen Candidates under Uncertainty.' Social Choice and Welfare 29(2): 317-331 (2007).
  • 'Contested Elections in a Citizen Candidate Model.' Economics and Politics 18: 95-102 (2006).

-On utility theory:

-On public economics: