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Lesica Josip

Josip Lesica

PhD Students
Department of Economics

Biography

Fields of Specialization

Public Economics, Labor Economics, Political Economics

Dissertation

A Common Agency Approach to Lobbying: Theory and Empirical Applications

Committee: Seungjin Han, Stephen Jones, Shintaro Yamaguchi

Conference Presentations (peer reviewed)

Lobbying for Minimum Wages

72nd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, August 2016, Lake Tahoe, NV

27th International Conference on Game Theory, July 2016, Center for Game Theory, Stony Brook University, NY

2016 Canadian Economics Association Meeting, June 2016, Ottawa, ON

Association for Public Economic Theory Conference, July 2015, Luxembourg

Public Good Provision with Endogenous Lobbying

2015 Canadian Economics Association Meeting, Toronto, ON

Education

Ph.D. Economics, McMaster University, expected 2016

M.A. Economics, Queen's University, 2010

B.A. Economics, Bernard Baruch College CUNY, 2007

Teaching

  • 2014 (Summer) - Instructor, Public Economics, McMaster University
  • 2013 (Summer) - Teaching Assistant, Labour Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics & Intermediate Macroeconomics, McMaster University 
  • 2013 (Spring) - Teaching Assistant, Public Economics: Taxation and Expenditures, McMaster University 
  • 2012 (Summer) - Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Game Theory, Intermediate Microeconomics & Intermediate Macroeconomics, McMaster University
  • 2012 (Winter) - Teaching Assistant, International Monetary Economics & Public Economics: Taxation and Expenditures, McMaster University
  • 2011 (Fall) - Teaching Assistant, Public Economics: Taxation and Expenditures, McMaster University
  • 2011 (Summer) - Teaching Assistant, International Monetary Economics, McMaster University
  • 2011 (Winter) - Teaching Assistant, Public Economics: Taxation and Expenditures, McMaster University
  • 2010 (Fall) - Teaching Assistant, International Monetary Economics, McMaster University
  • 2010 (Winter) - Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomic Policy, Queen's University
  • 2009 (Fall) - Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Queen's University

Research

Papers

1. Income Inequality, Small-Business Taxation and Lobbying - JOB MARKET PAPER

2. Lobbying for Minimum Wages - R&R at Economic Inquiry

3. Public Good Provision with Costly Endogenous Lobbying

(latest available on my personal website)

Research Experience

  • 2014 - currently: Research Assistant, Professor Seungjin Han, McMaster University
  • 2013 - Research Assistant, Professor Katherine Cuff, McMaster University