I always enjoyed studying a wide range of topics. My research covers a wide range of applied micro topics, covering social networks, law and economics, competition policy, industrial organization, personnel economics, crime economics and probably more by the time you read this.
If I may suggest one of my papers that you should read, it is Kamphorst and Swank (2016) in the AEJ: Micro, entitled "Don't Demotivate, Discriminate". It offers a new theory of discrimination. It can explain why discrimination is so omnipresent, and so hard to get rid off.
List of publications
Bijkerk, S.H., Dominguez Martinez, S., Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Swank, O.H. (2021). Labor Market Quotas when Promotions are Signals Journal of Labor Economics, :.
Kamphorst, J.J.A., Mendys-Kamphorst, E. and Westbrock, B. (2020). Fixed costs matter even when the costs are sunk Economics Letters, 195:.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Swank, O.H. (2018). The role of performance appraisals in motivating employees Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 27(2):251--269.
Billand, P., Bravard, C., Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Sarangi, S. (2017). Network formation when players seek confirmation of information Mathematical Social Sciences, 89:20--31.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Swank, O.H. (2016). Don't Demotivate, Discriminate American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(1):140--165.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and De Jaegher, K. (2015). Minimal two-way flow networks with small decay Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 109:217--239.
Kamphorst, J.J.A., Mendys-Kamphorst, E. and Westbrock, B. (2013). Rational Signals of Weakness in a Market Entry Game Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 169(3):519--530.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Swank, O.H. (2013). When Galatea cares about her reputation: How having faith in your workers reduces their motivation to shine European Economic Review, 60:91--104.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Pruzhansky, V. (2012). Vertical theory of harm in a horizontal merger: the Friesland Foods/Campina case Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 8(2):417--424.
Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Van Velthoven, B.C.J. (2009). The introduction of an appeals court in Dutch tax litigation International Review of Law and Economics, 29(1):13--24.
Haller, H., Kamphorst, J.J.A. and Sarangi, S. (2007). (Non-)Existence and Scope of Nash Networks Economic Theory, 31(3):597--604.
Galeotti, A., Goyal, S. and Kamphorst, J.J.A. (2006). Network Formation with Heterogeneous Players Games and Economic Behavior, 54(2):353--372.