Justin Svec


Economics and Accounting

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University

Fields: Macroeconomics, Political Economy

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Email: jsvec@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-3875
Office: Stein 513
PO Box: 87A



“The Roundness of Antiquity Valuations from Auction Houses and Sales” with Melissa Boyle.  Eastern Economic Journal, forthcoming. 

“The Impact of Political Uncertainty: A Robust Control Approach” with Robert Baumann.  The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 16 (2), 837–863.  2016.

Efficient Political Contributions with Conditional Coasian Contracts” with Bryan Engelhardt.  Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 19 (1), 65-76. 2016.

Endogenous Voting Weights for Elected Representatives and Redistricting” with James Hamilton.  Constitutional Political Economy, 26 (4), 434-441, 2015.

A Model of Tradeable Capital Tax Permits” with Timothy Hubbard. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17: 916–942. 2015.

The Relationship between Net Migration and Unemployment: The Role of Expectations” with Robert Baumann and Francis Sanzari (Class of 2011).  Eastern Economic Journal, 41 (3), 443-458.  2015.

Optimal Capital Taxation and Consumer Uncertainty” with Ryan Chahrour.  Journal of Macroeconomics, 41, 178-198, 2014.

“Fiscal Policy Cyclicality and Growth within the U.S. States” with Ayako Kondo. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Advances), 12 (2), article 2. 2012. 

“Optimal Fiscal Policy with Robust Control.”  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36 (3), 349-368.  2012.

Working Papers

“Asserting Independence: Optimal Monetary Policy When the Central Bank and Political Authority Disagree” with Daniel Tortorice

“Student Uncertainty and Major Choice: A Robust Control Approach” with Josh Congdon-Hohman and Anil Nathan

Other Interests


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