Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"Income Growth, Ethnic Polarization, and Political Risk." Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming. Joint with Mark Gradstein.

"Income and Population Growth." Economic Journal, forthcoming. Joint with Hannes Schwandt. Supplementary Online Appendix

"Trade Openness and Economic Growth: Panel Data Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa." Economica, forthcoming. Joint with Daniel Lederman.

"News Shocks in the Data: Olympic Games and their Macroeconomic Effects." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 47 (2015) pp. 1339-1367. Joint with Evi Pappa. Supplementary Online Appendix

"National Income and Its Distribution." Journal of Economic Growth 20 (2015) pp. 149-175. Joint with Mark Gradstein and Era Dabla-Norris.

"Local Government Spending Multipliers and Financial Distress: Evidence from Japanese Prefectures." Economic Journal 124 (2014) pp. 1279-1316. Joint with Anita Tuladhar. 

Journal of Development Economics 111 (2014) pp. 107-116. Joint with Mark Gradstein.

"Effects of International Food Price Shocks on Political Institutions in Low Income Countries." World Development 61 (2014) pp. 142-153. Joint with Rabah Arezki.

"Exogenous Volatility and the Size of Government in Developing Countries."  Journal of Development Economics 105 (2013) pp. 254-266. Joint with Mark Gradstein. Supplementary Online Appendix. 

"Effects of Transitory Shocks to Aggregate Output on Consumption in Developing Countries." Journal of International Economics 91 (2013) pp. 343-357. Joint with Mark Gradstein. Supplementary Online Appendix

"On the Simultaneity Problem in the Aid and Growth Debate." Journal of Applied Econometrics 28 (2013) pp. 126-150.

Journal of Public Economics 96 (2012) pp. 1025-1034. With Alberto Chong and Mark Gradstein.  

"Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances." Journal of International Economics 87 (2012) pp. 377-385. Joint with Rabah Arezki. 
"Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets.Journal of International Economics 86 (2012) pp. 318-326. Joint with Rabah Arezki. 

"Fiscal Expansions, Unemployment, and Labor Participation." International Economic Review 53 (2012) pp. 1205-1228. Joint with Evi Pappa. Link to Supplementary Online Appendix.

"Commodity Windfalls, Democracy, and External Debt.Economic Journal 122 (2012) pp. 848-866. Joint with Rabah Arezki. Link to Supplementary Online Appendix.

"An IV Approach to Estimating Tax Revenue Elasticities.Journal of Development Economics 98 (2012) pp. 220-227.

"Oil Price Shocks, Income, and Democracy.Review of Economics and Statistics 94 (2012) pp. 389-399. Joint with Antonio Ciccone and Andrea Tesei. 

"Resource Windfalls and Sovereign Bond Spreads.World Bank Economic Review 26 (2012) pp. 78-99. Joint with Rabah Arezki.

"Economic Growth, Size of the Agricultural Sector, and Urbanization in Africa." Journal of Urban Economics 71 (2012) pp. 26-36. 

"Oil Rents, Corruption, and State Stability.European Economic Review 55 (2011) pp. 955-964. Joint with Rabah Arezki.

"Rain and the Democratic Window of Opportunity." Econometrica, 79 (2011) pp. 923-947. Joint with Antonio Ciccone.
"Natural Resource Dependence and Economic Growth.Journal of Comparative Economics, 38 (2010) pp. 461-471.

"Wealth Inequality and Credit Markets." Journal of Economic Growth, 15 (2010) pp. 155-176. Joint with Hans Grüner and Kerstin Gerling.  
 Economic Journal, 120 (2010) pp. 519-534. Joint with Antonio Ciccone.  
"Population Size and Civil Conflict Risk: Is there a Causal Link?" Economic Journal, 120 (2010) pp. 535-550.
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