Research

Research Overview

Publications

Information Provision, Voter Coordination, and Electoral Accountability: Evidence from Mexican Social Networks. American Political Science Review, 113(2), May 2019: 475-498.

with Eric Arias, Horacio Larreguy, John Marshall, and Pablo Querubín

Local Elites as State Capacity: How City Chiefs Use Local Information to Increase Tax Compliance in the D.R. Congo. American Economic Review, 112(3): 762–797, March 2022. [Link to Publisher]

with Augustin Bergeron, Gabriel Tourek, and Jonathan Weigel

Media coverage: [VoxDev]


The Political Behavior of Family Firms: Evidence from Brazil. World Development, 151, March 2022. [Link to Publisher]

with Juan Dodyk and Ignacio Puente

Media coverage: [ProMarket]



Working Papers

Informal Institutions, Property Rights, and State Capacity

Property Rights and Social Institutions: How Informal Institutions and Chiefs Shape Land Formalization in Urban Africa. UNDER REVIEW

with Augustin Bergeron, Gabriel Tourek, and Jonathan Weigel

Media coverage: [IGC Policy Brief] [EGAP]


Fiscal Contracts? : A Six-Country Randomized Experiment on Transaction Costs, Public Services, and Taxation In Developing Countries. UNDER REVIEW

with Ana de la O, Donald Green, and 23 other coauthors

Family, Politics, and Capitalism

Kin in the Game:  How Family Ties Help Firms Overcome Campaign Finance Regulation. [Stigler Center Working Paper] REVISION REQUESTED

with Juan Dodyk and Ignacio Puente

Media coverage: [ProMarket]



Work in Progress

Social Institutions and Programmatic Reform. Book project.

Natural Disasters and Parochial Cooperation: Evidence from Hurricane Harvey

with Pablo Pinto and Agustín Vallejo
Narratives, Social Image, and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countrieswith Juan Pedro Ronconi
Political Brokerage as a Profession [In the Field] with Tesalia Rizzo
Social Networks Moderate Policy Coercion with Mauricio Fernández-Duque and Horacio Larreguy