Research

My research is in the area of political economy, development economics, and comparative development, focusing on cultural values, geography, institutions, and conflicts. The publications and completed papers are presented below:

Papers published in refereed academic journals

The European Union as an International Donor: Perceptions from Latin America and the Caribbean”, with Serban D., European Journal of Development Research (2020): 1-20.
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National Identity and Public Goods Provision”, sole-authored, Comparative Economic Studies 62.1 (2020): 1-33.
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Do Migrants Think Differently? Evidence from Eastern European and post-Soviet states”, with Berlinschi R., International Migration Review 53.3 (2019): 831-868.
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Culture, Diffusion, and Economic Development: The Problem of Observational Equivalence”, with Ozak O., Economics Letters 158 (2017): 94-100.
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Two State Disputes and Outside Intervention: The Case of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict”, sole-authored, Eurasian Economic Review 7.1 (2017): 69-93.
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Papers listed in working paper series

“How Does the World Bank Influence the Development Policy Priorities of Low-Income and Lower-Middle Income Countries?”, joint with Knack S. (World Bank), Parks B. (William & Mary and CGD), DiLorenzo M. (Old Dominion), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series 9225.
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“Culture, Diffusion, and Economic development”, joint with Ozak O. (Southern Methodist University and IZA), LICOS Discussion Paper Series 382/2016.
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Policy reports

“Development Cooperation from a Partner Perspective: How can Germany and other donors perform better in the eyes of their partner countries?“, DEval – German Institute for Development Evaluation, 2020, Bonn, Germany.
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“Listening to Leaders 2018. Is development cooperation tuned-in or tone-deaf?”, College of William & Mary, 2018, Williamsburg, VA.
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Blog posts

“What makes the World Bank so influential—its money or its ideas? Future Development, May 19, 2020, Brookings Institution.
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