. African States Since Independence: Order, Development & Democracy. Book manuscript. Accepted, Yale University Press, 2019.

. Strategic Violence during Democratization: Evidence from Myanmar. World Politics, 2019.

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. Do Elections Improve Constituency Responsiveness? Evidence from U.S. Cities. Political Science Research and Methods, 2018.

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. Can You Hear Me Now? How Communication Technology Affects Protest and Repression. Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2018.

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. The Geography of Repression in Africa. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017.

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. Measuring the Economic Effect of Alien Tort Statute Liability. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2016.

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. Defunding Dissent. Journal of Democracy, 2013.

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. Labor Standards, Labor Endowments, and the Evolution of Inequality. International Studies Quarterly, 2013.


Working Papers

. Legibility and External Investment: An Institutional Natural Experiment in Liberia. Working Paper, 2019.


. How Does Violence Shape Investments in Natural Resources?. Working Paper, 2019.

. How Budgets Shape Autocrats' Survival Strategies. Working Paper, 2019.


. Healthcare Delivery during Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak. Working Paper, 2018.


UCLA Master’s of Public Policy, 2017-18:

Improving Designs in the Social Sciences (IDSS), 2016-2018 working group at UCLA designed to help faculty and graduate students develop research projects in which they make credible causal inferences.


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