Research

Journal Publications

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
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

Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links
with Filipe Campante, August 2017
Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

“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