Publications


"State Capacity and the Resilience of Electoral Authoritarianism: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Institutional Underpinnings of Autocratic Power." International Political Science Review (forthcoming).

"Democracy and State Capacity: Complements or Substitutes?" Studies in Comparative International Development, September 2015, 304-330 (manuscript, online appendix).

"Power Tool or Dull Blade? Selectorate Theory for Autocracies" (with Mary Gallagher). Annual Review of Political Science, May 2015, 367-385.

"Forging then Taming Leviathan: State Capacity, Constraints on Rulers, and Development." International Studies Quarterly, June 2014, 380-392. (manuscript, online appendix).

"Growth Paradigms and Congruent Institutions: Estimating Context-Varying Effects of Political Institutions on Economic Performance." Political Science Research & Methods, December 2013, 239-262. (manuscript)

"Authoritarian Survival, Resilience, and the Selectorate Theory" (with Mary Gallagher). In Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe, ed. Martin Dimitrov. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

"Coalitions, Carrots and Sticks: Economic Inequality and Authoritarian States" (with Mary Gallagher). PS: Political Science & Politics, October 2009, 667-672.

Working Papers

"Regime Type, Coalition Size, and Consumer Subsidies as a Form of Goods Delivery." Presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 2016.

"Laying the Foundations of the State: Identifying the Constituent Factors of State Building." Prepared for the STANCE workshop States and Their Making: Comparative and International Perspectives, Lund University, May 19-20, 2016.

"State Capacity and World Bank Project Success." Presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 7-10, 2016.

"Diversity and Development: The Interaction of Political Institutions with Social Context." Presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 3-6, 2015.

"Stitching a Patchwork Quilt: Democracy, Social Heterogeneity, and Development Outcomes." Prepared for the Workshop on Political Institutions and Inclusive Development, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, November 10-11, 2014.

"Loyalty and Acquiescence: Authoritarian Regimes and Inequality Outcomes." Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 12-15, 2012.

"Winning Coalition Size and Economic Performance: The Selectorate Theory and East Asian Developmental States." Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 12-15, 2012.

"Leviathan’s Latent Dimensions: Measuring State Capacity for Comparative Political Research." (with Rachel Sigman). Presented at the World Bank Political Economy Brown Bag Lunch Series, March 21, 2013.

"Authoritarian States and IMF Conditionality” (with Gaye Muderrisoglu). Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 22-25, 2010.

"Cultural Values and Economic Growth: A New Look at Past Findings." Presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2-5, 2009.