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
“The European Union as an International Donor: Perceptions from Latin America and the Caribbean”, with Serban D., European Journal of Development Research, 2020, link to the journal article.
“Do migrants think differently? Evidence from Eastern European and post-Soviet states”, with Berlinschi R., International Migration Review, 2018, link to the journal article.
“Culture, diffusion, and economic development: The problem of observational equivalence”, with Ozak O., Economics Letters, 2017, link to the journal article.
“Two state disputes and outside intervention: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”, sole-authored, Eurasian Economic Review, 2016, 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.