Research

Journal Publications

Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links
with Filipe Campante
Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming
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Lemon Technologies and Adoption: Measurement, Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda
with Tessa Bold, Kayuki Kaizzi and Jakob Svensson
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017, Vol. 132(3)
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Government Distortion in Independently Owned Media: Evidence from U.S. Cold War News Coverage of Human Rights
with Nancy Qian
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, Vol.15:2

Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan
with Filipe Campante
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015, 130(2) [Editor’s choice]
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Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2014, 129(4)
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Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement
with Andreas Madestam, Daniel Shoag, and Stan Veuger
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128(4)
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Getting Prices Right: The Impact of the Market Information Service in Uganda
with Jakob Svensson
Journal of the European Economic Association, P&P2009, 7(2-3)
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The Strategic Determinants of U.S. Human Rights Reporting: Evidence from the Cold War
with Nancy Qian
Journal of the European Economic Association, P&P, 2009, 7(2-3)
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Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process
with Pelle Ahlerup and Ola Olsson
European Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 25(1)
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Handbook Chapters

Media Persuasion, Ethnic Hatred and Mass Violence: A Brief Overview of Recent Advances
with Maria Petrova
Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions.
eds. C.H. Anderton and J. Brauer. Oxford University Press, July 2016.

Propaganda vs. Education: A Case Study of Hate Radio in Rwanda
Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies.
eds. J. Auerbach and R. Castronovo. Oxford University Press, December 2013.

Working Papers & Work in Progress

Reducing Child Mortality in the Last Mile: A Randomized Social Entrepreneurship Intervention in Uganda
with M. Bjorkman-Nyqvist, A. Guariso and J. Svensson, April 2017
Revise and Resubmit, AEJ: Applied Economics

The Intergenerational Transmission of War
with Filipe Campante, April 2016
Revise and Resubmit, Journal of the European Economic Association

“Calling the Land of Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Long-Distance Communications”
with Filipe Campante, Draft coming soon

Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda
with M. Bjorkman-Nyqvist and J. Svensson, February 2016

The Legacy of Political Mass Killings: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide
with Thorsten Rogall, March 2014

Do Campaign Contribution Limits Matter? Evidence from the McCain-Feingold Act
with Filipe Campante, February 2014, [abstract]

Estimating Impact in Partial vs. General Equilibrium: A Cautionary Tale from a Natural Experiment in Uganda
with Jakob Svensson, August 2012

Shaping the Nation: The Effect of Fourth of July on Political Preferences and Behavior in the United States
with Andreas Madestam, November 2011