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Unpublished Papers

  1. Searching for Policy Reforms (with Juan Ortner)
  2. Security in the Absence of a State: Traditional Authority, Livestock Trading and Maritime Piracy in Northern Somalia (with Robin Harding and Andy Harris) [Supplemental Appendix]
  3. Path Dependence in European Development: Medieval Politics, Conflict and State Building (with Alex Lee)
  4. A Behavioral Foundation for Audience Costs (with Edoardo Grillo) R&R at Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

  1. Economic Foundations of the Territorial State System (with Alex Lee) accepted at American Journal of Political Science.
  2. Analyzing Causal Mechanisms in Survey Experiments (with Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen) accepted at Political Analysis.
  3. Sons of the Soil: A Model of Assimilation and Population Control (with David Laitin and Anna Zhang), Journal of Theoretical Politics, Volume 30, April 2018, pp. 184-223.
  4. Explaining Preferences from Behavior: A Cognitive Dissonance Approach (with Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen), Journal of Politics, Volume 80, April 2018, pp. 400-411. [Online Appendix]
  5. Progressive Learning (with Juan Ortner), Econometrica, Volume 85, November 2017, pp. 1965-1990. [Supplemental Appendix]
  6. Sincere Voting in Large Elections (with Adam Meirowitz), Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 101, January 2017, pp. 121-131.
  7. Information Aggregation Failure in a Model of Social Mobility, Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 100, November 2016, pp. 257-272. [Older version called Equilibrium False Consciousness]
  8. Explaining Causal Findings without Bias: Detecting and Assessing Direct Effects (with Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen), American Political Science Review, Volume 110, August 2016, pp. 512-529. [Supplemental Information] [Replication] [DirectEffects R Package]
  9. The Political Legacy of American Slavery (with Matt Blackwell and Maya Sen), Journal of Politics, Volume 78, July 2016, pp. 621-641 (lead article; winner of the Joseph L. Bernd Best JOP Paper Award for 2016). [Supplemental Information] [Replication]
  10. Caste Politics, Corruption and Distribution in India (with John Roemer and Rohini Somanathan), Research in Economics, Volume 69, September 2015, pp. 336-352.
  11. War with Crazy Types (with Edoardo Grillo), Political Science Research and Methods, Volume 3, May 2015, pp. 281-307. [Blog Post]
  12. Multidimensional Poverty with Missing Attributes (with John Roemer), Economics Letters, Volume 130, May 2015, pp. 51-55.
  13. Delays and Partial Agreements in Multi-Issue Bargaining (with Juan Ortner), Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 148, September 2013, pp. 2150-2163. [Older Version with More Results]
  14. The Calculus of the Security Dilemma (with Kris Ramsay), Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Volume 8, April 2013, pp. 183-203.
  15. The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal and the Political Economy of Violence, in M. Lawoti and A. Pahari (eds.), The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Revolution in the 21st Century, London: Routledge, 2010. [Data File]