Research

Publications

“Voter information campaigns and political accountability: Cumulative findings from a pre-registered meta-analysis of coordinated trials” (with Thad Dunning and 27 other collaborators). Forthcoming, Science Advances

“Information Provision, Voter Coordination, and Electoral Accountability: Evidence from Mexican Social Networks” (with Pablo Balan, Horacio Larreguy, John Marshall, and Pablo Querubin) [PDFForthcoming, American Political Science Review

“How Large Are The Political Costs of Fiscal Austerity?” (with David Stasavage). [PDFForthcoming, Journal of Politics

“How Does Media Influence Social Norms? Experimental Evidence on the Role of Common Knowledge”. [LINK] [PDF] ForthcomingPolitical Science Research & Methods

Media coverage in The New York Times, PBS’s NewshourThe Washington Post’s Monkey CageBehavioral Science & Policy Association’s Blog. Description in EGAP Policy Brief

“Cooperative Autocracies: Leader Survival, Creditworthiness and Bilateral Investment Treaties” (with James R. Hollyer and B. Peter Rosendorff). [LINK][PDF] 2018,  American Journal of Political Science 62(4):905-921

“Tenure, Promotion and Performance: The Career Path of U.S. Ambassadors” (with Alastair Smith). [PDF] [A Data Set of US Ambassadors – Codebook]. 2018Review of International Organizations 13(1):77-103

 

Book Chapters and Other Publications

“When Does Information Increase Electoral Accountability? Lessons from a Field Experiment In Mexico.” In T. Dunning, G. Grossman, M. Humphreys, S. Hyde and C. McIntosh (eds). Metaketa I: The Limits of Electoral Accountability. Forthcoming. Cambridge University Press. (with Horacio Larreguy, John Marshall and Pablo Querubin)

“Promises and Perils of Informational Interventions for Electoral Accountability.” 2018. APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 16(1) [PDF]

“Domestic Politics of International Trade”. 2015. In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (eds.) Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn. Wiley. (with Michaël Aklin, Emine Deniz, and B. Peter Rosendorff) [LINK] [PDF]

 

Working Papers

“Patronage by Credit: International Sources of Patronage Politics”. [PDF2017 David A. Lake Award for Best Paper Presented at IPES

“Impartiality In International Courts: Evidence from a Natural Experiment at the WTO” [PDF]

“Priors rule: When do malfeasance revelations help and hurt incumbent parties?” (with Horacio Larreguy, John Marshall and Pablo Querubin). NBER Working Paper 24888. [PDF]

This project is part of the EGAP Metaketa I: Information and Accountability Initiative. Description in EGAPEGAP Registry. EGAP Policy Review. Featured in J-PAL Policy Insight.

“Does the Content and Mode of Delivery of Information Matter for Electoral Accountability? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico” (with Horacio Larreguy, John Marshall and Pablo Querubin). [PDF]

“Inflation Concerns and Mass Preferences Over Currency Policy” (with Michaël Aklin and Julia Gray). [PDF]

“Why do Governments Fail to Avoid Debt Crises? The Role of Discounting and Distribution Preferences” (with Matthew R. DiGiuseppe and Patrick Shea). [PDF]

 

Work in Progress

“The Fed Curse: How US Monetary Policy Shapes Governance in the Developing World” (Book Project)

“Government Choices Over Borrowing Strategies” (with Layna Mosley and B. Peter Rosendorff)

“The Construction of Trust in the State: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Colombia” (with Rebecca Hanson, Dorothy Kronick and Tara Slough)

This project is funded by and part of the EGAP Metaketa IV: Community Policing Initiative, Economic Development & Institutions programme, and CAF’s Corruption and Prevention Policies. Description in EGAP. AEA Registry.

“The Microfoundations of Debt Crises” (with Matthew R. DiGiuseppe and Patrick Shea)

“Financing Private Goods” (with Matthew R. DiGiuseppe)

“When Does Flexibility in Tariff Rates Hurt Trade? The Political Sources of Policy Uncertainty”