Below is my academic research. Jump to my Policy writingProjects, or Data. Also see my Google Scholar profile.

Working papers

  • Pushing crime around the corner? Estimating experimental impacts of large-scale security interventions, with Donald Green, Daniel Ortega, and Santiago Tobón
  • “The Limits of Conflict Prediction: Evidence from Colombia and Indonesia” with Samuel Bazzi, Robert Blair, Oeindrila Dube, Matthew Gudgeon, and Richard Peck
  • “Engineering informal institutions: Experimental impacts of alternative dispute resolution on violence and property rights in Liberia” with Alexandra Hartman and Robert Blair
  • “The long term impacts of grants on poverty: 9-year evidence from the Youth Opportunities Program in Uganda” with Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez
  • Generating employment in poor and fragile states: Evidence from labor market and entrepreneurship programs, with Laura Ralston
  • “The long term impacts of industrial and entrepreneurial work: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia” with Stefan Dercon and Simon Franklin
  • “A market equilibrium approach to reduce the incidence of vote-buying: Evidence from Uganda” with Horacio Larreguy, Benjamin Marx, and Otis Reid

Journal articles

Works in progress

  • “See no evil? The effects of surveillance and street lights on crime.” with Donald Green and Santiago Tobón
  • “Gangs of Medellin” with Gustavo Duncan, Benjamin Lessing, and Santiago Tobon

Book chapters and review articles

Other writing