working papers, works in progress

revision invited


“A Dynamic Model of Primaries.” With Erin York and Michael Ting. Conditionally accepted, Journal of Politics. [paper]

Public Policy Under Limited State Capacity: Evidence from Deforestation Control in the Brazilian Amazon.” With Johannes Urpelainen. Revised and resubmitted to American Journal of Political Science. [paper] [appendix]

working papers


“Bureaucrats Driving Inequality in Access: Experimental Evidence from Colombia.” [paper] [appendix]

“Misgovernance and Human Rights: Experimental Evidence of Illegal Detention without Intent.” With Christopher Fariss. (first-authored) [paper] [appendix]

“After Defeat: Governing Party Response to Loss.” With Yotam Margalit and Michael Ting. [paper] [appendix]

select works in progress


“Metaketa-III: Natural Resource Governance Meta-Analysis Pre-Analysis Plan.” With Miriam Golden, Donald Green, Daniel Nielson, and Daniel Ruebenson. [pre-analysis plan]

“Community Monitoring and Technology Transfer to Prevent Deforestation: A Field Experiment in the Peruvian Amazon.” 2018. With Jacob Kopas and Johannes Urpelainen. [pre-analysis plan]

“A Model of Bureaucratic Hiring in Plural Societies.” [presented MPSA 2018, APSA 2018]

“Heterogeneous Treatments: Limits to Inference and Advice for Experimental Design.” With Christopher Fariss. (first author) [presented APSA 2018]

“Rewards for Programmatic Reforms? Re-Assessing the Electoral Effects of Mexico’s Progresa Conditional Cash Transfer Program.” With Horacio Larreguy and John Marshall.

peer-reviewed publications



Monitoring and Evaluation Manual in Fragile States. (Forthcoming). The World Bank.With Alicia Cooperman, Erin York, and Alexander Hamilton.



“Light for All? Evaluating Brazil’s Rural Electrification Progress, 2000-2010.” Energy Policy, 86(C): 315-327. With Johannes Urpelainen and Joonseok Yang. [gated]

other writing



“Midiendo el acceso a programas sociales en Colombia” (in Spanish). 2018. Policy brief prepared with Max Mauermann and Innovations for Poverty Action. [pdf] [english summary]


“Impact Evaluation of USAID Haiti PROJUSTICE Program Pretrial Detention Component.” Report for USAID. With Christopher Fariss. [pdf]



“The Promises and Pitfalls of Dyadic Data.” International Studies Quarterly Symposium. With Allison Carnegie. [link]

publications in other fields



“Electronic Medical Records System for Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings.” 2013. BioMed Central Palliative Care, 12(31). With Kamal Shah, P. Teresa Yeh, Athanase Kiromera, Suave Gombwa, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Maria Oden. [gated]

“Design, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Plastic Syringe Clip to Improve Dosing Accuracy of Liquid Medication.” 2013. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41(9). With with Garrett Spiegel, Cindy Dinh, Amanda Gutierrez, Julia Lukomnik, Benjamin Lu, Kamal Shah, P. Teresa Yeh, Yvette Mirabal, Lauren Vestewig Gray, Stephanie Marton, Michelle Adler, Gordon E. Schutze, Hadley Wickham, Maria Oden, and Rebecca Richards-Kortum. [gated]