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Recent Publications

Books and Chapters

David Fortunato. The Cycle of Coalition: How Parties and Voters Interact under Coalition Governance. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman. Backsliding: Democratic Regress in the Contemporary World, Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Munseob Lee and Gaurav Khanna. High-Skill Immigration, Innovation, and Creative Destruction in "The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in US Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship," University of Chicago Press, February 2020, pp.73-98.


John Ahlquist and Layna Mosley. "Firm participation in voluntary regulatory initiatives: the Accord, Alliance, and US garment importers from Bangladesh." forthcoming. Review of International Organizations. 

Samuel Bazzi and co-authors. "The Promise and Pitfalls of Conflict Prediction: Evidence from Colombia and Indonesia." Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. Last edited: February 04, 2021.

Samuel Bazzi and Matthew Gudgeon. "The Political Boundaries of Ethnic Divisions." AEJ: Applied Economics, 2021.

Samuel Bazzi, Martin Fiszbein and Mesay Gebresilasse. "Rugged Individualism and Collective (In)action During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Accepted, Journal of Public Economics. December 2020.

Lawrence Broz, Jeffry Frieden and Stephen Weymouth. “Populism in Place: The Economic Geography of the Globalization Backlash,” International Organization, forthcoming 2020.

Francisco Garfias and Darin Christensen. "The Politics of Property Taxation: Fiscal Infrastructure and Electoral Incentives in Brazil," The Journal of Politics, forthcoming.

Francisco Garfias and Emily A. Sellars. "From Conquest to Centralization: Domestic Conflict and the Transition to Direct Rule," The Journal of Politics, forthcoming.

LaGina Gause"Revealing Issue Salience via Costly Protest: How Legislative Behavior following Protest Advantages Low-Resource Groups," Accepted, British Journal of Political Science, 2020. Online Appendix.

Emilie Hafner-Burton, Lauren E. Ferry, and Christina J. Schneider. “Catch Me if You Care: International Development Organizations and National Corruption.” The Review of International Organizations, 2020.

Museob Lee and David Argente. “Cost of Living Inequality during the Great Recession." Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2021, pp.913-952.

Munseob Lee, David Argente and Chang-Tai Hsieh. “The Cost of Privacy: Welfare Effects of the Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases." Review of Economics and Statistics, accepted July 2020.

Karthik Muralidharan and Sandip Sukhtankar and Jeff Weaver. "Improving last-mile service delivery using phone-based monitoring," Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Ruixue Jia and Torsten Persson. Choosing Ethnicity: The Interplay between Individual and Social Motives, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020.

Michael F. Joseph. "A Little Bit of Cheap Talk is a Dangerous Thing: States Can Communicate Intentions Persuasively and Raise the Risk of War," The Journal of Politics, 2020.

David A. Lake. "Economic Openness and Great Power Competition: Lessons for China and the United States, Chinese Journal of International Politics." Forthcoming.

Munseob Lee and David Argente. Cost of Living Inequality during the Great Recession, Journal of the European Economic Association. Forthcoming.

Agustina Paglayan. "The Non-Democratic Roots of Mass Education: Evidence from 200 Years," American Political Science Review, Volume 115, Issue 1, February 2021, pp. 179 - 198. APSA 2019 Best Comparative Policy Paper Award.

Christina J. Schneider, Maurits J. Meijers and Asya Zhelyazkova. “Mapping Channels of Responsiveness in the European Union: Actors, Publics, Venues.” Journal of European Public Policy, 2020, 26(11): 1724-1736.

James Rauch. “History Dependence, Cohort Attachment, and Job Referrals in Networks of Close Relationships,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2020, 75-95.

Nico Ravanilla, Dotan Haim and Renard Sexton. "Sustained Government Engagement Improves Subsequent Pandemic Risk Reporting In Conflict Zones," American Political Science Review, 2021.

Christina J. Schneider. “Public Commitments as Signals of Responsiveness in the European Union,” The Journal of Politics, 2020, 82(1): 329-344.

Joel Watson, Heidi Gjertsen, Theodore Groves, David A. Miller, Eduard Niesten, and Dale Squires. "The Optimal Structure of Conservation Agreements and Monitoring," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2021, in press).

Joel Watson, David Miller and Trond Olsen.“Relational Contracting, Negotiation, and External Enforcement,The American Economic Review 110, 2020, Issue 7: 2153–2197.

Joel Watson. "On the Outside-Option Principle with One-Sided Options," Economics Letters, 2020.


Books and Chapters

James Rauch. The Economics of the Middle East: A Comparative Approach, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Policy Papers

Broz, J. Lawrence and Zhiwen Zhang. "China’s Global Economic Leadership: Who are the Followers?" April 2019.


John Ahlquist, Arturas Rozenas and Shahryar Minhas.  "Modeling Asymmetric Relationships from Symmetric Networks." Political Analysis, 2019.

Francisco Garfias. "Elite Coalitions, Limited Government, and Fiscal Capacity Development: Evidence from Bourbon Mexico," The Journal of Politics, 2019, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 94--111. Winner of the Best Article Award, APSA Democracy and Autocracy Section. 

Ruixue Jia, Huihua Nie and Wei Xiao. "Power and publications in Chinese academia," Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019.

Ruixue Jia and Hyejin Ku. Is China's Pollution the Culprit for the Choking of South Korea? Evidence from the Asian Dust, The Economic Journal, Volume 129, Issue 624, November 2019, Pages 3154–3188.

Ruixue Jia, Hong Cheng, Dandan Li and Hongbin Li. "The Rise of Robots in China," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2019, 33 (2): 71-88.

Lauren Prather and Sarah Bush. "Do Electronic Devices in Face-to-Face Interviews Change Survey Behavior? Evidence from a Developing Country," Research & Politics, 2019, 6(2): 1-7.

Eduardo Montero and Sara Lowes. “Traditional Medicine in Central Africa.” American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 2019, 109: 516–520. Publisher's Version

Marc Muendler, Costas Arkolakis and Sharat Ganapati. "The Extensive Margin of Exporting Products: A Firm-level Analysis," January 2019, AEJ: Macroeconomics

Christina J. Schneider"Euroscepticism and Government Accountability in the European Union," The Review of International Organizations, 2019, 14(2): 2017-238.

Joel Watson and Jesse Bull.  ''Statistical Evidence and the Problem of Robust Litigation," The RAND Journal of Economics 50, 2019, Issue 4, Winter: 974-1003.