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Recent Publications

Books and Chapters

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

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

Policy Papers

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


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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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. 2020. “Catch Me if You Care: International Development Organizations and National Corruption.” The Review of International Organizations (forthcoming).

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

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

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

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

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 S. Paglayan. The Non-Democratic Roots of Mass Education: Evidence from 200 Years. Forthcoming. American Political Science Review - APSA 2019 Best Comparative Policy Paper Award

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

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

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

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

James Rauch. “History Dependence, Cohort Attachment, and Job Referrals in Networks of Close Relationships.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 170 (February 2020): 75-95.

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

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

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, in press).

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.