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Book Chapters

Holden RT, 2017, 'A Process for Non-Partisan Redistricting', in Tabor J (ed.), An Illinois Constitution for the 21st Century, Illinois Policy Institute, Chicago, pp. 101 - 124

Holden RT, 2016, 'Law and Economics', in The Critical Judgments Project Re-Reading Monis V the Queen

Holden RT, 2015, 'Incomplete Contracts and Mechanism Design', in The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics, Oxford University Press,

Dixon RJ; Holden R, 2012, 'Constitutional Amendment Rules: The Denominator Problem', in Ginsburg T (ed.), Comparative Constitutional Design, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 195 - 218,

Journal articles

Brünner T; Friebel G; Holden R; Prasad S, 2022, 'Incentives to Discover Talent', Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 38, pp. 309 - 344,

Chen Y-C; Holden R; Kunimoto T; Sun Y; Wilkening T, 2022, 'Getting Dynamic Implementation to Work', Journal of Political Economy,

Holden R; Malani A, 2022, 'An Examination of Velocity and Initial Coin Offerings', Management Science,

Dessein W; Holden R, 2022, 'Organizations with Power-Hungry Agents', Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 65, pp. S263 - S291,

Gratton G; Holden R; Lee BE, 2021, 'Political Capital', JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION,

Holden R; Keane M; Lilley M, 2021, 'Peer effects on the United States Supreme Court', Quantitative Economics, vol. 12, pp. 981 - 1019,

Edmond C; Holden R; Preston B, 2020, 'Should We Worry about Government Debt? Thoughts on Australia's COVID-19 Response', AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, vol. 53, pp. 557 - 565,

Bhatt R; Dechter E; Holden R, 2020, 'Registration Costs and Voter Turnout', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 176, pp. 191 - 104,

Friedman JN; Holden R, 2020, 'Optimal Gerrymandering in a competitive environment', Economic Theory Bulletin, vol. 8, pp. 347 - 367,

Akerlof R; Holden R, 2019, 'Capital Assembly', Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 35, pp. 489 - 512,

Holden R; Gratton G; Kolotilin A, 2018, 'When to Drop a Bombshell', Review of Economic Studies, vol. 85, pp. 2139 - 2172,

Ederer F; Holden R; Meyer M, 2018, 'Gaming and Strategic Opacity in Incentive Provision', RAND Journal of Economics, pp. 819 - 854,

Holden R; Aghion P; Fehr E; Wilkening T, 2018, 'The Role of Bounded Rationality and Imperfect Information in Subgame Perfect Implementation—An Empirical Investigation', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 16, pp. 232 - 274,

Holden R, 2018, 'Competitive neutrality in industry equilibrium', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 267 - 279,

Holden R, 2017, 'A nobel prize for property rights theory', Games, vol. 8,

Akerlof R; Holden R, 2016, 'Movers and Shakers', QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, vol. 131, pp. 1849 - 1874,

Holden R; Holden RT, 2016, 'Voting and Elections: New Social Science Perspectives', Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 12, pp. 255 - 272,

Kartik N; Tercieux O; Holden R, 2014, 'Simple mechanisms and preferences for honesty', Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 83, pp. 284 - 290,

Hummel P; Holden R, 2014, 'Optimal primaries', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 109, pp. 64 - 75,

Holden RT; Malani A, 2014, 'Renegotiation Design by Contract', University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 81, pp. 151 - 178,

Ellison G; Holden R, 2013, 'A Theory of Rule Development', Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 30, pp. 649 - 682,

Gibbons R; Holden R; Powell M, 2012, 'Organization and Information: Firms’ Governance Choices in Rational-Expectations Equilibrium*', Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 127, pp. 1813 - 1841,

Aghion P; Fudenberg D; Holden R; Kunimoto T; Tercieux O, 2012, 'Subgame-Perfect Implementation Under Information Perturbations', Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 127, pp. 1843 - 1881,

Akerlof RJ; Holden RT, 2012, 'The nature of tournaments', Economic Theory, vol. 51, pp. 289 - 313,

Aghion P; Holden R, 2011, 'Incomplete Contracts and the Theory of the Firm: What Have We Learned over the Past 25 Years?', Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 25, pp. 181 - 197,

Fryer R; Holden R, 2011, 'Measuring the compactness of political districting plans', Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 54, pp. 493 - 535,

Holden RT; Cox A, 2011, 'Rethinking Partisan and Racial Gerrymandering', University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 78, pp. 553 - 604,

Friedman JN; Holden RT, 2009, 'The Rising Incumbent Reelection Rate: What's Gerrymandering Got to Do With It?*', The Journal of Politics, vol. 71, pp. 593 - 593,

Friedman JN; Holden RT, 2008, 'Optimal Gerrymandering: Sometimes Pack, But Never Crack', American Economic Review, vol. 98, pp. 113 - 144,

Holden RT, 2005, 'The Original Management Incentive Schemes', Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 19, pp. 135 - 144,

Holden R; Thornton DJ, 'The Stochastic Reproduction Rate of a Virus', SSRN Electronic Journal,


Dixon R; Holden R, 2018, A Climate Dividend for Australians, UNSW, Sydney

Gratton G; Holden R; Kolotilin A, Timing Information Flows,

Working Papers

Dobrescu I; Holden R; Motta A; Wong C, 2019, Fun in Education,

Kartik N; Tercieux O; Holden R, Simple mechanisms and preferences for honesty,

Aghion P; Fudenberg D; Holden R; Kunimoto T; Tercieux O, Subgame-Perfect Implementation Under Information Perturbations,

Aghion P; Fehr E; Holden R; Wilkening T, The Role of Bounded Rationality and Imperfect Information in Subgame Perfect Implementation: An Empirical Investigation, http://dx.doi.org


Gratton G; Holden R, 2018, QuItaly is Now a Real Possibility,

Gratton G; Holden R, 2018, Can Australia avoid Europe’s populist fate?

Gratton G; Holden R, 2017, Labor Should Take Heed

Milas C; Kyris G; Arvanitakis J; Fotaki M; Papastergiadis N; Davison R; Holden R; Buckley R; Vasilopoulou S, 2015, Greece votes No: Experts respond,


Alesina AF; Holden R, Ambiguity and Extremism in Elections,

Holden R; Malani A, Can Blockchain Solve the Holdup Problem in Contracts?,

Akerlof R; Holden R, Capital Assembly,

Holden R; Malani A, Contracts versus Assets and the Boundary of the Firm,

Gibbons RS; Holden R; Powell ML, Firms in Markets Under Uncertainty,

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