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  1. Rent Seeking Incentives in Share Contests, 2018, Journal of Public Economics, 166: 53-62. (with A. Dickson and I. MacKenzie)
  2. Can Violence Harm Cooperation? Experimental Evidence, 2018, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 90:342-359 (with G. De Luca and D. Spengler)
  3. Beyond Divide-and-Rule: Weak Dictators, Natural Resources, and Civil Conflict, 2018, European Journal of Political Economy, 53: 205-221 (with G. De Luca and J.Vargas)
  4. Political Repression in Autocratic Regimes, 2017 Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(2): 410-428 (with V. Bove and J-P. Platteau)
  5. Self-Containment: Achieving Peace in Anarchic Settings, 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61: 173-203 (joint with A. Adam)
  6. "Oil Above Water": Economic Interdependence and Third Party Intervention, 2016. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(7): p. 1251-1277 (with V. Bove and K.S.Gleditsch) - meaning of the title
  7. Growth-Friendly Dictatorships, 2015. Journal of Comparative Economics, 43: 98-111 (with G. De Luca and A. Litina)
  8. The Tragedy of the Commons in a Violent World, 2014. RAND Journal of Economics, 45(3): 521-532,
  9. Mineral Resources and Conflict in DRC: a Case of Ecological Fallacy, 2014. Oxford Economic Papers, 66(3): 721-749 (with G. De Luca, J-F Maystadt, and J. Ulimwengu)
  10. Deterrence in Contests, 2013. Economica, 80 (317): 171-189 (with G. De Luca)
  11. Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity, 2012. Public Choice, 150(1): 119-135 (work with G. De Luca)
  12. On the Feasibility of Power and Status Ranking in Traditional Setups, 2010. Journal of Comparative Economics, 38 (3): 267-282 (with J-P Platteau)


  1. Guerre et Paix : les Vertus d’une Séparation des Pouvoirs Décisionnels, forthcoming, Revue Francaise d’Economie (with A. Adam)
  2. The Timing of Contests, 2017 Defence and Peace Economics 28: 137-149, (with G. Grandjean)
  3. State Power, State Capacity, and Development, 2015. Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy (proceedings), 21(4): 553-560
  4. U.S. Security Strategy and the Gains from Bilateral Trade, 2014. Review of International Economics, 22(5): 863-885 (with V. Bove and L. Elia)
  5. Politics and Insurgencies, 2012. Economics and Politics, 24(2): 157-181 (with K. Siqueira)
  6. Endogenous Elites: Power Structure and Patron Client Relationships, 2011. Economics of Governance, 12: 237-258
  7. Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2011. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy: Vol. 16 : Iss. 2, Article 10