Research

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Publications: 


“The Role of Local Officials in New Democracies: Evidence from Indonesia”

   American Economic Review, April 2014 104 (4), PDF, Online Appendix here


“The Local Political Economy Effects of School Construction in Indonesia”

    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming, July 2016, PDF

  


Working Papers: 


“The Non-Democratic Roots of Elite-Capture: Evidence from Soeharto Mayors in Indonesia”

    (with Priya Mukherjee and Andreas Stegmann)

    (November 2016) CEMFI Working Paper No. 1601, PDF; Online Appendix here

    Status: Revise & Resubmitted, Econometrica


“Political Reform in China: The Effect of Local Elections”

    (with Gerard Padró i Miquel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao)

    (July 2014) (NBER Working Paper 18101) PDF

    In the media: The Economist, China Real Time Report - WSJ, Research Brief CATO Institute

    Status: Under revision


“Do Local Elections in Non-Democracies Increase Accountability? Evidence from Rural China”

    (with Gerard Padró i Miquel, Nancy Qian and Yang Yao)

    (April 2011) NBER Working Paper 16948 PDF

    Status: Under revision


“Are Labor Supply Decisions Consistent with Neoclassical Preferences? Evidence from Indian Boat Owners”

    (with Xavier Giné and Marian Vidal-Fernández)

    (January 2017) World Bank Working Paper PDF

    Status: Submitted for Publication


“The Role of Trust in Demand for Health Services: Evidence from Vaccinations in Pakistan”

    (with Andreas Stegmann)

    (October 2016)

    Status: Preliminary draft available upon request



Selected Work in Progress:


“Authoritarian Determinants of Support for Civil Rights” (with Claudio Ferraz and Frederico Finan)


“Legacies of Non-Democratic Local Institutions: The Brazilian Case” (with Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan and Luis Meloni)


“Endogenous Extractive Local Institutions: Evidence from Indonesia Democratic Transition”


“Enhancing Local Accountability: Information & Empowerment” (with Andreas Stegmann)


“Culture, Social Capital and Elections in China” (with Gerard Padró i Miquel, Nancy Qian, Yiqing Xu and Yang Yao)