Research

My research is in the area of political economy 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

2020, European Journal of Development Research, “The European Union as an International Donor: Perceptions from Latin America and the Caribbean”, with Serban D., link to the journal article.

2019, Comparative Economic Studies, “National Identity and Public Goods Provision”, sole-authored, link to the journal article; WP (pdf).

2018, International Migration Review, “Do migrants think differently? Evidence from Eastern European and post-Soviet states”, with Berlinschi R. (KU Leuven), link to the journal article.

2017, Economics Letters, “Culture, diffusion, and economic development: The problem of observational equivalence”, with Ozak O. (SMU), link to the journal article.

2016, Eurasian Economic Review, “Two state disputes and outside intervention: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”, sole-authored, link to the journal article.

Completed working papers

“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), DiLorenzo M. (Old Dominion), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper ; Blog published by the Brookings Institution.  

“Culture, diffusion, and economic development”, joint with Ozak O. (Southern Methodist University and IZA), LICOS Discussion Paper.