Publications

The Tortuga Disease: The Perverse Effects of Illicit Foreign Capital (with Steven Oliver and Justin Hastings). Forthcoming, International Studies Quarterly.
Supplementary Appendices   Replication Files
Discussion in LSE Africa Blog

Surviving Elections: Election Violence, Incumbent Victory and Post-Election Repercussions (with Emilie Hafner-Burton and Susan Hyde). Forthcoming, British Journal of Political Science.
Supplementary Appendices   Ungated Version   Replication Files

Did Aid Promote Democracy in Africa? The Role of Technical Assistance in Africa’s Transitions (with Clark Gibson and Barak Hoffman). World Development 68 (April 2015).
Supplementary Appendix   Ungated Version   Replication Files

How Aid Target Votes: The Effect of Electoral Strategies on the Distribution of Foreign Aid. World Politics 66.2 (April 2014):293-330.
Supplementary Appendix   Replication Files   Ungated Version
Discussion in International Business Times, Huffington Post, Financial Post and Nigeria Watch

When Do Governments Resort to Election Violence? (with Emilie Hafner-Burton and Susan Hyde). British Journal of Political Science 44.1 (Jan. 2014): 149-179.
Supplementary Appendix   Replication Files Ungated Version
Discussion in Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog

The Political Economy of Plunder: Economic Opportunity and Modern Piracy (with Steven Oliver). Journal of Conflict Resolution 57.4 (Aug. 2013): 682-708.
Supplementary Appendix   Replication Files   Ungated Version

Working Manuscripts

How Transparency Affects Distributional Politics: A Field Experiment among Elected Politicians in Malawi (with Brigitte Seim)
Governance as an Information Problem: The Causal Effects of Budget Disclosures by SMS on Vote Choice in Uganda (with Mark Buntaine, Sarah Bush, Dan Nielson and Paula Pickering)

Short Pieces

Review of Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid ed. Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle, in Journal of Modern African Studies. 52.2 (June 2014)