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  • The Serenity of West Point 寂静的西点军校 

    Huang, Weijia (The China Press, 2017-06-16)
  • The American legacy of "Prufrock" 

    Patterson, Anita H. (2017)
    The essay cluster brings together leading Eliot and modernist scholars to commemorate the centenary of the publication of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Together, they reexamine the circumstances surrounding the ...
  • Deuterated nucleotides as chemical probes of RNA structure: a detailed protocol for the enzymatic synthesis of a complete set of nucleotides specifically deuterated at ribose carbons 

    Tullius, Tom; Ingle, Shakti; Azad, Robert
    We describe here a detailed protocol for the synthesis of ribonucleotides specifically deuterated at each ribose carbon atom. We synthesized 20 specifically deuterated ribonucleotides: ATP, CTP, GTP, and UTP, each of which ...
  • A theory of political gridlock 

    Ortner, Juan (Econometric Society, 2017-05)
    This paper studies how electoral incentives influence the outcomes of political negotiations. It considers a game between two political parties that have to bargain over which policy to implement. While bargaining, the ...
  • Progressive learning 

    Acharya, Avidit; Ortner, Juan (Econometric Society, 2017-12-04)
    We study a dynamic principal–agent relationship with adverse selection and limited commitment. We show that when the relationship is subject to productivity shocks, the principal may be able to improve her value over time ...
  • Durable goods monopoly with stochastic costs 

    Ortner, Juan (2017)
    I study the problem of a durable goods monopolist who lacks commitment power and whose marginal cost of production varies stochastically over time. I show that a monopolist with stochastic costs usually serves the different ...
  • Disagreement and security design 

    Ortner, Juan; Schmalz, Martin C. (2018-02-21)
    We study optimal security design when the issuer and market participants agree to disagree about the characteristics of the asset to be securitized. We show that pooling assets can be optimal because it mitigates the effects ...
  • Making corruption harder: asymmetric information, collusion, and crime 

    Ortner, Juan; Chassang, Sylvain
    We model criminal investigation as a principal-agent-monitor problem in which the agent can bribe the monitor to destroy evidence. Building on insights from Laffont and Martimort (1997) we study whether the principal can ...
  • Searching for policy reforms 

    Acharya, Avidit; Ortner, Juan (2017)
    We construct a model of policy reform in which two players continually search for Pareto improving policies. The players have imperfect control over the proposals that are considered. Inefficient gridlock takes place due ...
  • Experimental maps of DNA structure at nucleotide resolution distinguish intrinsic from protein-induced DNA deformations 

    Azad, Robert N.; Zafiropoulos, Dana; Ober, Douglas; Jiang, Yining; Chiu, Tsu-Pei; Sagendorf, Jared M.; Rohs, Remo; Tullius, Thomas D. (Oxford University Press, 2018-03-16)
    Recognition of DNA by proteins depends on DNA sequence and structure. Often unanswered is whether the structure of naked DNA persists in a protein–DNA complex, or whether protein binding changes DNA shape. While X-ray ...

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