Research

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

Peer-reviewed Publications

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

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.

Working Papers

“The effect of the World Bank development policy tools on its influence”, joint with Brad Parks (AidData, College of William & Mary), Matthew DiLorenzo (Old Dominion University), and Steve Knack (World Bank).

“Culture, diffusion, and economic development”, joint with Omer Ozak (Southern Methodist University and IZA), LICOS Discussion Papers 382/2016, link to the working paper.

Policy Reports

“Listening to Leaders 2018: Is development cooperation tuned-in or tone-deaf?”, AidData at the College of William & Mary, link to the policy report.