Working Papers

Causal Narratives (with Constantin Charles)

Media coverage: Financial Times

Noisy Foresight (with Anujit Chakraborty)

Future Self-Proof Elicitation Mechanisms (with Anujit Chakraborty)

On the Complexity of Forming Mental Models (with Ryan Oprea)

revise and resubmit, Quantitative Economics

The Common Good and Voter Polarization (with John G. Matsusaka)

Political Parties as Drivers of U.S. Polarization: 1927-2018 (with Nathan Canen and Francesco Trebbi)

revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy

Senate 2D Ideologies; Senate 1D Ideologies; House 1D Ideologies

Refereed Publications

Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference?

Review of Economics and Statistics, conditionally accepted Online Appendix

Unbundling Polarization (with Nathan Canen and Francesco Trebbi)

Econometrica, 2020, 88(3), 1197-1233 Online Appendix

Market Panics, Frenzies, and Informational Efficiency: Theory and Experiment

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2020, 12(3) 76-115

The Time Cost of Information in Financial Markets

Journal of Economic Theory, 2018, 176, 118-157 Online Appendix

Are Biased Beliefs Fit to Survive? An Experimental Test of the Market Selection Hypothesis (with Ryan Oprea)

Journal of Economic Theory, 2018, 176, 342-371

How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign (with Tommaso Nannicini and Francesco Trebbi)

American Economic Review, 2015, 105(1), 322-353 Online appendix

Incumbency Advantages in the Canadian Parliament (with Marie Rekkas)

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2012, 45(4), 1560-1585

Chad Kendall

Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

NBER Faculty Research Fellow, Political Economy Program


Phone: (213) 740-7804

Office: Hoffman Hall, 805

Mailing address:

USC FBE Department701 Exposition Blvd, Ste. 231HOH-231, MC-1422Los Angeles, CA 90089-1422

Research Interests

Political Economy, Finance, Experimental economics


Econ 351: Microeconomics for business