Publications

  • "Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia." 2013. Review of Economic Studies (with Juan Vargas)
  • "Cross-Border Spillover: U.S. Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico." 2013. American Political Science Review lead article (with Arindrajit Dube and Omar Garcia Ponce) Press coverage:
  • "Bases, Bullets and Ballots: the Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia" - 2015. Journal of Politics (with Suresh Naidu)
    • An Exchange with Andrew Gelman is here
  • "The White-Man E ect: How Foreigner Presence Affects Behavior in Experiments" (with Jacobus Cilliers and Bilal Siddiqi) - forthcoming, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

    Working Papers

  • "From Maize to Haze: Agricultural Shocks and the Growth of the Mexican Drug Sector" (with Omar Garcia-Ponce and Kevin Thom) - Revise & Resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association
  • "Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?" (with Maria Carreri)

  • "Can the Wounds of War be Healed? Experimental Evidence from Reconciliation in Sierra Leone" (with Jacobus Cilliers and Bilal Siddiqi)

  • "Reform Fatigue in Economic Policy" (with T. Renee Bowen and Jackie Chan) Email me if interested

  • "Queens" (with S.P. Harish) Email me if interested

    Selected Research in Progress

    • Incentivizing Health Service Delivery: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone (with Johannes Haushofer, Vivek Maru Bilal Siddiqi)