Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"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.

"Income Growth, Ethnic Polarization, and Political Risk." Journal of Comparative Economics 43 (2015) pp. 575-594. Joint with Mark Gradstein.

"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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