Isaias N. Chaves

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University




Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
isaias.chaves at


Working Papers

Privacy in Bargaining: The Case of Endogenous Entry
[R&R, American Economic Review]

Bargaining in Securities [Submitted]
With Felipe Varas

Auction Timing and Market Thickness [Submitted]
With Shota Ichihashi
(Previously circulated as "When to Hold an Auction?")

Pricing Responses to Platform Leakage: Optimal Design When Matches Are Irrevocable


He Who Counts Elects: Economic Elites, Political Elites, and Electoral Fraud
With Leopoldo Fergusson and James A. Robinson
Economics and Politics (2015)

Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective
With Daron Acemoglu, Philip Osafo-Kwaako, and James A. Robinson
In Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David Weil (eds.), African Successes: Sustainable Growth, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early Colonial British West Africa
With James A. Robinson and Stanley L. Engerman
In Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert Bates, Nathan Nunn and James A. Robinson (eds.), Africa's Development in Historical Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2014.