Working Papers

 Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments
  with Zach Y. Brown, Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, and Maria Micaela Sviatschi
  Accepted, Review of Economic Studies
  Media: ProMarket, The Guardian, El Diario de Hoy

Fallow Lengths and the Structure of Property Rights

 with Etienne LeRossignol and Sara Lowes

Journal Articles

Religious Festivals and Economic Development: Evidence from the Timing of Mexican Saint Day Festivals
  with Dean Yang
  American Economic Review. 2022; 112(10): 3176–3214. [Appendix] [Slides]
  Media: NBER Digest, Marginal Revolution, The Hindu

The Effects of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence from Coffee Producers in Costa Rica
  with Raluca Dragusanu and Nathan Nunn
  Journal of the European Economic Association. 2022; 20(4): 1743-1790. [Appendix] [Slides]

Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador
  Journal of Political Economy. 2022; 130(1): 48-93. [Appendix] [Erratum]

Concessions, Violence, and Indirect Rule: Evidence from the Congo Free State
  with Sara Lowes
  Quarterly Journal of Economics. 2021; 136(4): 2047-2091. [Appendix]
  Media: VoxDev

The Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Central Africa
  with Sara Lowes
  American Economic Review. 2021; 111(4): 1284-1314. [Appendix] [Slides]
  Media: AEA Research Brief, VoxEU, VoxDev, AEHN

Work in Progress

Bokoko: Supernatural Authority and Political Power in the DRC
with Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn, and James A. Robinson

Disease, Disparities, and Development: Evidence from Chagas Disease Control in Brazil
  with Jon Denton-Schneider

African Origins of Development in the Colombian Pacific
  with Juan Sebastián Galán

Age Organization and Accountability: Evidence from the DRC
  with Sara Lowes, Nathan Nunn, and James A. Robinson

Book Chapters and Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Traditional Medicine in Central Africa
with Sara Lowes
AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2019, 109: 516–520.

King Leopold’s Ghost: The Legacy of Labor Coercion in the DRC
  with Sara Lowes
  The Long Economic Shadow of History
  Edited by Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou. Vol. II.
  CEPR/VOXEU. 2017. Publisher's Version