Research

Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? A Randomized Intervention of Antimalarial Medicine Market in Uganda
with M. Bjorkman-Nyqvist and J. Svensson, 2021
Journal of the European Economic Association, Forthcoming

Misperceived Social Norms: Women Working Outside the Home in Saudi Arabia
with Leonardo Bursztyn and Alessandra Gonzalez
American Economic Review, Vol.10(10), 2020

Reducing Child Mortality in the Last Mile: Experimental Evidence on Community Health Promoters in Uganda
with M. Bjorkman-Nyqvist, A. Guariso and J. Svensson
AEJ: Applied, Vol. 11(3), 2019

Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links
with Filipe Campante
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 133(3), 2018
abstract | appendix

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, Vol. 132(3), 2017
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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, Vol.15:2, 2017

Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan
with Filipe Campante
Quarterly Journal of Economics, [Editor’s choice], Vol. 130(2) , 2015
abstract | appendix

Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 129(4), 2014
abstract | appendix

Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement
with Andreas Madestam, Daniel Shoag, and Stan Veuger
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 128(4), 2013
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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&P7(2-3), 2009
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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, 7(2-3), 2009
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Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process
with Pelle Ahlerup and Ola Olsson
European Journal of Political Economy,25(1), 2009
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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

Opinions as Facts
with L. Bursztyn, A. Rao and C. Roth, July 2021 (Supersedes previous draft circulated under the title Misinformation During a Pandemic) R&R – Review of Economic Studies

Going Viral: Propaganda, Persuasion and Polarization in 1932 Hamburg
with B. Caprettini, M. Caesmann,  and H-J. Voth, May 2021

The Intergenerational Transmission of War
with Filipe Campante, April 2016
R&R – Journal of the European Economic Association

Male Privilege: Yardsticks in Social Networks Across India
In progress

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