Working Papers

"Leadership in Social Networks: Evidence from the Forty-Eighters in the Civil War" (with Stephan Heblich)
[ upd July 2019 ] ( Revision Resubmitted at AER ) [ NBER wp 24656] [ Anderson Review] [ Vox-CEPR]

"Elite Identity, Political Accountability and Institutions: A Tale of 10 Islands" (with Jean-Paul Carvalho)

[ upd July 2019] ( Accepted at EJ ) [ Data&Code ] [ NBER wp 22777] [ Anderson Review]
"Outside Options, Coercion, and Wages: Removing the Sugar Coating" (with Avner Greif and Dan Trefler)
[ upd October 2018] ( Conditionally Accepted at EJ ) [ NBER wp 20958] [ A Fine Theorem] [ Vox-CEPR] [ Anderson Review]
"ivmediate: Causal mediation analysis in instrumental variables regressions" (with Andreas Ferrara and Stephan Heblich)
[ upd May 2019 ] ( Resubmitted with Minor Revisions at STATA Journal ) [ STATA-Code ]
"Instrumental Variables and Causal Mechanisms: Unpacking the Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters" (with Robert Gold, Stephan Heblich, and Rodrigo Pinto)
[ upd April 2019] ( Under Review ) [ NBER wp 23209] [ Vox-CEPR]
"Political Parties Do Matter in U.S. Cities ... For Their Unfunded Pensions"
[ upd Aug 2019 ] ( Under Review ) [ NBER wp 25601] [ Anderson Review] [ Cato Institute]
"Do Private Prisons Affect Criminal Sentencing?" (with Mikhail Poyker)
[ upd June 2019 ] ( Under Review ) [ NBER wp 25715] [ Anderson Review] [ Vox-CEPR] [ NPR] [ FAZ am Sonntag ]
"How Common are Judicial Electoral Cycles in Criminal Sentencing?" (with Mikhail Poyker)
[ upd April 2019 ] [ NBER wp 25716] [ The Economist ] [ Vox-CEPR] [ Anderson Review]
"The Effect of Land Allotment on Native American Households During the Assimilation Era" (with Dustin Frye)
[ upd Oct 2019 ]
"The Costs of Fractionated Land-Ownership: Evidence from Indian Land Allotment" (with Dustin Frye and Bryan Leonard)
[ upd Sept 2019 ]
"Group Cohesion Under Stress: An Event-Study Analysis of Desertions in the Civil War" (with Andreas Ferrara)
[ Extended Abstract ]
"Mediation Analysis in IV Settings With a Single Instrument" (with Robert Gold, Stephan Heblich, Rodrigo Pinto)
[ upd March 2019 ]
"Globalization and its (Dis-)Content: Trade Shocks and Voting Behavior" (with Robert Gold and Stephan Heblich)
[ NBER wp 21812] [ Vox-CEPR] [ Washington Post] [ Welt am Sonntag] [ Brian Lehrer Show]

Work in Progress

"Does Increased Union Power Cause Pension Under-Funding in the Public Sector?" (with Zach Sauers)
[ Extended Abstract ]
"Preference Heterogeneity under Fiscal Federalism: The Educated American in the Age of Mass Migration" (with Sebastian Ottinger)
[ Extended Abstract ]
"Managing the Empire" (with Florian Hoffman and Guo Xu)
[ Extended Abstract ]

Refereed Publications

"Foreign Aid and Voting in International Organizations: Evidence from the IWC"
(Journal of Public Economics Vol 132, December 2015, p.1-12)
[ Paper] [ Data] [ Foreign Policy Magazine] [ Slate]
"Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations"
(Econometrica vol. 82 No. 6, November 2014, p.2131-2165)
[ Paper] [ Appendix ] [ Data&Code ] [ A Fine Theorem]
"Groseclose and Snyder in Finite Legislatures"
(Journal of Theoretical Politics vol. 24 issue 2 April 2012. p. 265-273)     [ Paper]

Book Chapters

"Rule-of-Law and Human Capital Institutions" in `Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean', Interamerican Development Bank, 2018 [ Snapshot]
"Colonial History and Institutions in the Caribbean" in `Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean', Interamerican Development Bank, 2018 [ Snapshot]

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