Peer-Reviewed Publications

[1] “Central Bank Independence and Fiscal Policy: Incentives to Spend and Constraints on the Executive.” 2017. (with Cristina Bodea) British Journal of Political Science 47-1: 47-70.


[2] “Elections, Ethnic Parties, and Ethnic Identification in New Democracies: Evidence from the Baltic States.” 2016. (with Ryo Nakai) Studies in Comparative International Development 51: 124-146

(pre-print version:

[3] “Oil and Civil Conflict: Can Public Spending Have a Mitigation Effect?” (with Cristina Bodea and Raju Jan Singh). 2016. World Development 78:1-12.

(A previous version was published from The World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, No. WPS7100, November 2014)

[4] “Can Contentious Elections Overthrow Leaders?” 2015. In Pippa Norris, Richard Frank, and Ferran Martinetz i Coma eds. Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades. New York: Routledge, pp.64-85.


Ph.D. Dissertation

The Dictator’s Dilemma at the Ballot Box: Electoral Manipulation, Economic Distribution, and Political Order in Authoritarian Regimes. Ph.D. Dissertation Submitted to the Political Science Department at Michigan State University. pp.1-315. February 2015. (