Rural Democracy: Elections and Development in Africa, Oxford University Press (2020)
Articles and chapters (peer-reviewed)
"Rallying in fear? Estimating the effect of the UK COVID-19 lockdown with a natural experiment" (with Andrew C. Eggers), European Journal of Political Research, forthcoming (published online June 2021).
"Candidate Coethnicity, Rural/Urban Divides, and Partisanship in Africa" (with Kristin Michelitch), Party Politics, 24:7 (2021).
"Security in the Absence of a State: Traditional Authority, Livestock Trading, and Maritime Piracy in Northern Somalia" (with Avidit Acharya and Andy Harris), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 32:4 (2020).
"Who is Democracy Good For? Elections, Rural Bias, and Health and Education Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa", Journal of Politics, 82:1 (2020).
"The Democratic Dividend: Public Spending and Education under Multipartyism." In Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press (2019).
"Attribution and Accountability: Voting for Roads in Ghana", World Politics, 67:4 (2015).
"What Democracy Does (and Doesn't) do for Basic Services: School Fees, School Quality, and African Elections" (with David Stasavage), Journal of Politics, 76:1 (2014).
"Public Investment in Rural Infrastructure: Some Political Economy Considerations" (with Moussa Blimpo and Leonard Wantchekon), Journal of African Economies, 22 (2013).
"Freedom to Choose and Democracy: The Empirical Question", Economics and Philosophy, 27:3 (2011).
"Urban-Rural Differences in Incumbent Support Across Africa." Afrobarometer Working Paper Series, June 2010.
Work in progress
"Terrorism, Trust and Identity: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nigeria" (with Arinze Nwokolo), revise & resubmit at the American Journal of Political Science.
"Buying a Blind Eye: Campaign Donations, Forbearance, and Deforestation in Colombia" (with Mounu Prem, Nelson A. Ruiz and David Vargas), revise & resubmit at the American Political Science Review.
"Do Voters in Local Elections Prefer Campaign Promises About Attributable Policies?" (with Tanushree Goyal), under review.
"Does Information about Attribution Improve Accountability for Education? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Delhi" (with Tanushree Goyal), in progress.
"COVID-19 Exposure and Government Support in England" (with Nelson Ruiz and Alex Yeandle), in progress.
Other published papers
Review of "Democratic Contestation on the Margins: Regimes in Small African Countries", The Journal of Modern African Studies, 54:2 (2016).
"Food Security and Public Investment in Rural Infrastructure: Some Political Economy Considerations" (with Leonard Wantchekon), UNDP Research Paper, January 2012.
"The Political Economy of Human Development." (with LeonardWantchekon), UNDP Research Paper, October 2010.