7. “Gender Quotas in Development Programming: Null Results from a Field Experiment in Congo”. 2018. Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming. With M. Humphreys and R. Sanchez. Link

6. “Can Development Aid Empower Women? Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Congo”. 2018. Journal of Politics, forthcoming. Link

5. “Know Your Neighbor: The Impact of Social Context on Fairness Behavior”. 2018. PlosONE, forthcoming. With N. Sircar, T. Turley, M. Voors. Link

4. “Democracy and Health: Evidence from Within-Country Heterogeneity in the Congo”. 2017. Social Science and Medicine, 194, 10-16. With S. Vandoros. Link

3. “Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War”. 2016. Journal of Development Studies, 53(2), 278-294With E. Bulte, M. Voors, and K. Papaioannou. Link

2. “Crowdseeding in Eastern Congo: Using Cell Phones to Collect Conflict Events Data in Real Time”. 2016. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(4), 748-781. With M. Humphreys. Link

  • Winner of the Bruce Russet Award for best article of 2016: PDF
  • Red Cross’ World Disasters Report: Link

1. “Fishing, Commitment, and Communication: A Proposal for Comprehensive Nonbinding Research Registration”. 2013. Political Analysis, 21(1), 1-20. With M. Humphreys and R. Sanchez. Link. Appendix. Replication.

  • World Bank’s Development Impact: Link


7. “More Legislation, More Violence? The Impact of Dodd-Frank in the DRC”. Revision requested. With N. Stoop, M. Verpoorten.

6. “Civilian Attitudes towards Modern and Traditional Authority: Substitutes or Complements?”. Revision requested. With M. Humphreys, J. Timmons, M. Voors.

5. “Institutional Imitation: Evidence from a Local Democracy Intervention in the Congo”. Revision requestedWith M. Humphreys and R. Sanchez.

  • Financial Times: Link
  • World Bank’s Development Impact: Link
  • The Undercover Economist: Link

4. “Overcoming Barriers to Voter Registration: A Field Experiment in Kenya”. With A. Harris

3. “Informal Insurance in the Context of Rural Migration: Evidence from Conflict-Affected Congo”. With N. Sircar.

2. “Traditional Institutions and the Spread of Infectious Diseases: The 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone”. With M. Voors.

1. “Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals? Evidence from Eastern Congo”. With N. Stoop, M. Verpoorten.


4. “Social Networks and Technology Diffusion: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Congo”. With P. Hofman, J. Larson, M. Ross, and M. Voors.

3. “Local Institutions Sustain Native-Migrant Cooperation: Evidence from Two Experiments in the Congo”.

2. “The Adverse Effects of Exposure to Aid Programs: Strategic Behavior and Identity Salience in Congo”

1. “Measuring Local Discrimination: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Sierra Leone”. With N. Sircar, T. Turley, and M. Voors.


2. “Voix des Kivus: Reflections on a Crowdseeding Approach to Conflict Event Data Gathering”. With M. Humphreys. 2012. PDF.

1. “Social and Economic Impacts of Tuungane”. With M. Humphreys and R. Sanchez de la Sierra. 2012. PDF.


3. “From Crowdsourcing to Crowdseeding”. In “ICT in Areas of Limited Statehood”. S. Livingston and G. Walter-Drop. 2013. New York: Oxford University PressPDF.

2. “Bargaining in International Relations”. In “Encyclopedia of Power”. K. Dowding. 2011. New York: SAGE Publications. PDF.

1. Review of “When Things Fell Apart”. R. H. Bates. 2008. New York: Cambridge University Press. Journal of International Affairs, 2009, 62(2), 228-230. PDF.