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, 61 (2022).
"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
"Buying a Blind Eye: Campaign Donations, Forbearance, and Deforestation in Colombia" (with Mounu Prem, Nelson A. Ruiz and David Vargas), revise & resubmit.
"Terrorism, Trust and Identity: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nigeria" (with Arinze Nwokolo), revise & resubmit.
"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.