Research

My research is primarily in the area of Development Economics, with forays into Political Economy and Comparative Development, and with focus on cultural values, geography, institutions, and conflicts. The publications and completed papers are presented below:

Peer-reviewed publications

National Identity and Public Goods Provision (sole-authored), forthcoming in Comparative Economic Studies.

Do migrants think differently? Evidence from Eastern European and post-Soviet states (joint with Berlinschi R.), International Migration Review 53(3), 831-‌868.

Culture, diffusion, and economic development: The problem of observational equivalence (joint with Ozak O.), Economics Letters, 158 (2017), 94-100.

Two state disputes and outside intervention: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (sole-authored), Eurasian Economic Review, 7(1), 69-93.

Policy publications

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

Working papers

Culture, Diffusion, and Economic Development  (joint with Ozak O.), LICOS Discussion Papers 382/2016.

The Determinants of the World Bank Policy Influence (joint with Parks B., Knack S., DiLorenzo M.), forthcoming AidData working paper.