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 Working Papers:

"Capital Cities, Conflict, and Misgovernance"

(with Quoc-Anh Do and Bernardo Guimaraes)                                                                                                 

This version: May 2016

(previously circulated as "Isolated Capital Cities and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence", NBER WP 19028)

"The Intergenerational Transmission of War" 

(with David Yanagizawa-Drott)

This version: April 2016

NBER WP 21371

"Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation"

(with Ruben Durante and Francesco Sobbrio)

Revise & Resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association

This  version: April 2014

NBER WP 19029

Online Appendix

See also: VoxEU

 Work in Progress:

"Long-Range Growth: Development in the Global Network of Air Links"

(with David Yanagizawa-Drott)

Draft coming soon!

"Cell Phones, Social Media, and the Behavior of Politicians: Evidence from Brazil"

(with Claudio Ferraz, Pedro CL Souza and Pedro Tepedino)

"Just Do Your Job: Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization"

(with Davin Chor)

Published and Forthcoming Articles:                                                                                                                     

"Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan"

(with David Yanagizawa-Drott)

Quarterly Journal of Economics 130(2): 615-658, May 2015. [Editor's Choice]

"Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability, and Corruption: Evidence from US States"

(with Quoc-Anh Do)

American Economic Review 104(8): 2456–2481, August 2014.

"The People Want the Fall of the Regime: Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

Journal of Comparative Economics 42(3): 495-517, August 2014.

"Media and Polarization: Evidence from the Introduction of Broadcast TV in the US"

(with Daniel Hojman)

Journal of Public Economics 100: 79-92, April 2013.

"Schooling, Political Participation, and the Economy"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

Review of Economics and Statistics 94(4): 841-859, November 2012.

"Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring"

(with Davin Chor)                                                                                                 

Journal of Economic Perspectives 26(2): 167-188, Spring 2012.


"Redistribution in a Model of Voting and Campaign Contributions"

Journal of Public Economics 95(7-8): 646-656, August 2011.


"Instability and the Incentives for Corruption"

(with Davin Chor and Quoc-Anh Do)                                                                                                 

Economics & Politics 21(1): 42-92, March 2009.


"Why is Fiscal Policy Often Procyclical?"

(with Alberto Alesina and Guido Tabellini)

Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(5): 1006-1036, September 2008.

Selected to the JEEA 10th Anniversary Virtual Issue.


"Inefficient Lobbying, Populism and Oligarchy"

(with Francisco Ferreira)

Journal of Public Economics, 91(5-6): 993-1021, June 2007.

Older Stuff


"A Centered Index of Spatial Concentration: Expected Influence Approach and  Application to Population and Capital Cities"                                                                              

(with Quoc-Anh Do) 

This version: April 2010 

Revise and Resubmit, Theoretical Economics


"Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago" 

(with Edward L. Glaeser)

 This version: June 2009

NBER WP 15104


"Inequality, Redistribution, and Population" 

(with Quoc-Anh Do)

 This version: June 2007

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