Research

Publications

“Armed groups: Competition and political violence.” (with Martin Gassebner and Melvin H. L. Wong). Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming.

“Fueling conflict? (De)Escalation and bilateral aid” (with Richard Bluhm, Martin Gassebner, and Sarah Langlotz). Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2021, 36:2, 244-261.

“First impressions: How leader changes affect bilateral aid” (with Tobias Rommel). Journal of Public Economics, 2020, Vol. 185 (May), 1-12.

The effect of migration on terror – Made at home or imported from abroad?” (with Axel Dreher and Martin Gassebner). Canadian Journal of Economics, 2020, 53:4, 1703-1744.

Working papers

Ethnofederalism and ethnic voting” (with Richard Bluhm and Roland Hodler). CESifo Working Paper No. 9314.

“The political geography of cities.” (with Richard Bluhm and Christian Leßmann). CESifo Working Paper No. 9376.

“Local majorities: How administrative divisions shape comparative development” (with Richard Bluhm and Roland Hodler). University of St.Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2010.

“Mining for peace” (with Roland Hodler and Alberto Vesperoni). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 17807.

Ph.D. Dissertation

“The Political Economy of Development and Organized Violence”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Leibniz University Hannover (2019).