Research

My research is in the areas of political economy, development economics, and comparative development, focusing on long-run economic growth, culture, geography, and institutions. The publications and completed papers are presented below:

Papers published in peer-reviewed scientific 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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Completed 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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“Great Power Competition in former Soviet space. Public perceptions and elite alignment of the United States, Russia, and China.”, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2019, New York City, NY.
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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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