Research

Publications

“First Impressions: How Leader Changes Affect Bilateral Aid.” (with Tobias Rommel). Journal of Public Economics, 2020, Vol. 185 (May).

“Fueling conflict? (De)Escalation and Bilateral Aid.” (with Richard Bluhm, Martin Gassebner and Sarah Langlotz). Journal of Applied Econometrics, Forthcoming.

The Effect of Migration on Terror – Made at Home or Imported from Abroad?” (with Axel Dreher and Martin Gassebner). Canadian Journal of Economics, Forthcoming.

Work in progress

“Armed Groups in Conflict: Competition and Political Violence in Pakistan .” (with Martin Gassebner and Melvin H. L. Wong). CESifo Working Paper No. 8372.

“The Political Geography of Cities .” (with Richard Bluhm and Christian Leßmann).

“Colonial Structures, Local Majorities, and Economic Development .” (with Richard Bluhm and Roland Hodler).

“Territorial Structure and Ethnic Voting: Evidence from the District Reform in Kenya .” (with Richard Bluhm and Roland Hodler).

Ph.D. Dissertation

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