Karam Kang

Department of Economics

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Curriculum Vitae E-mail

Lobbyists as Gatekeepers: Theory and Evidence

with Alexander V. Hirsch, B. Pablo Montagnes, and Hye Young You

Journal of Politics (2023) 85 (2): 731-748.

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Winning by Default: Why is There So Little Competition in Government Procurement?

with Robert A. Miller

The Review of Economic Studies (2022) 89 (3): 1495-1556.

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Understanding Disparities in Punishment: Regulator Preferences and Expertise

with Bernardo S. Silveira

Journal of Political Economy (2021) 129 (10): 2947-2992.

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Policy Influence and Private Returns from Lobbying in the Energy Sector

The Review of Economic Studies (2016) 83 (1): 269-305.

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Search Frictions and Product Design in the Municipal Bond Market

with Giulia Brancaccio

NBER Working Paper 30775, revision requested at Econometrica

PDF (Jan 2024) Slides

Policy Deterrence: Strategic Investment in U.S. Broadband

with Mo Xiao

PDF (May 2023) Slides

At UW-Madison:

At Carnegie Mellon:

  • 73-230   Intermediate Microeconomics
  • 73-265   Economics and Data Science
  • 73-274   Econometrics I
  • 73-433   Environmental Policy and Economics
  • 73-497   Senior Project
  • 47-812   Econometrics II (PhD)

At Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School):

  • MEC 290   Microeconomics