Research – Papers


Civilians, Control, and Collaboration during Civil Conflict (with Austin L. Wright). 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63 (4): 897-907.
Online Appendix. [Replication data].

Casual Contact and Ethnic Bias: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan (with Sera Linardi). 2019. The Journal of Politics 81 (3): 1028-1042.
Online Appendix. [Replication data].

Damaging Democracy? Security Provision and Turnout in Afghan Elections (with Michael Callen, Radha K. Iyengar, James D. Long, and Jacob N. Shapiro). 2019. Economics & Politics 31 (2): 163-193.
Online Appendix.

Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious Authority in Afghanistan (with Mohammad Isaqzadeh and Sera Linardi). 2019. British Journal of Political Science 49 (2): 401-419. (Published online 2017)
Online Appendix. [Replication data].
-Co-winner of the Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference.

The Logic of Insurgent Electoral Violence (with James D. Long, Andrew C. Shaver, and Austin L. Wright). 2018. American Economic Review 108 (11): 3199-3231.
Online Appendix. [Replication data].

Who Takes the Blame? The Strategic Effects of Collateral Damage (with Jacob N. Shapiro). 2012. American Journal of Political Science 56 (1): 167-187.
Online Appendix. [Replication data].

Work in Progress

Civilian Harm, Wartime Informing, and Counterinsurgent Operations (with Austin WrightJacob N. Shapiro, and Andrew Shaver). Working paper. Under review.

Let’s Make a Deal: Oil, Revenue Sharing, and Ethnic Group Rebellion in Civil War. Working paper. Revise and resubmit, African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review.

Corruption and Political Mobilization: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (with Austin Wright). Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper. Under review.

Political Consequences of Fear (with Austin Wright). Working paper.

Perils of the Periphery: State Weakness and Ethnic Group Rebellion in African Civil Wars. Working paper.

Police Shootings and Citizen Cooperation (with Austin Wright). Working paper.

Community Monitors vs. Leakage: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan (with Eli BermanMichael CallenMitch Downey, Tarek Ghani, and Mohammad Isaqzadeh). Working paper.

Insurgent Math: The Impact of Civilian Casualties in the Afghan Insurgency (with Joseph H. FelterRadha K. Iyengar, and Jacob N. Shapiro). NBER Working Paper 16152. Revised June 2011.
-Coverage: Mark Thompson, “McChrystal’s Rules Helped Reduce Attacks, Study Says,” (July 22, 2010); Spencer Ackerman, “Civilian Casualties Create New Enemies, Study Confirms,” (July 6, 2010).