Affiliate & Associate
Affiliate & Associate Research
Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Dyan Mazurana, and Khristopher Carlson
Civil War, Reintegration, and Gender in Northern UgandaWhat are the impacts of war, and do they vary by gender?
Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem
The Geography of Repression and Opposition to AutocracyIs state repression effective in fostering regime survival?
Global GovernanceWhat are the mechanisms of global governance?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Sandeep Baliga, Alexander Wolitzky
Deterrence with Imperfect AttributionIn cyberwarfare, under which conditions can improved attribution strengthen deterrence?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Mehdi Shadmehr
Rebel Motivations and RepressionHow do different types of motivation influence the politics of collective action?
Leonardo Bursztyn, Lucas C. Coffman
The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian FavelasCan parental incentives impact school attendance?
Kara Ross Camarena
When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount LebanonUnder what conditions will forcibly displaced persons return to their original homes after war has ended?
Kara Ross Camarena
Repatriation During Conflict: A Signaling AnalysisUnder what conditions do Tripartite Repatriation Agreements signal that it is safer in a country of origin?
Transnational Feminism and the Women's Rights Agenda in AfghanistanHow have Afghan women organized and advocated for their rights in the post-Taliban era?
The Consequences of TerrorismWhat does a close reading of the history of terrorism tells us about the effectiveness of such violence?
Richard English, Roddy Brett, Élise Féron, and Valerie Rosoux
Embodied reconciliation: a new research agendaThe research argues for a paradigm shift towards an embodied approach to reconciliation.
Leopoldo Fergusson, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson
Population and ConflictHas an increase in population increased the likelihood of resource-based conflict?
Leopoldo Fergusson, Carlos A. Molina, James A. Robinson
The Weak State TrapUsing original data from Colombia, the authors present evidence of the interconnection between two critical political components: state weakness and clientelism.
Thiemo Fetzer, Pedro CL Souza, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Austin L. Wright
Security TransitionsHow do foreign powers disengage from a conflict?
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel
Reform and Rebellion in Weak StatesWhy does reform often lead to rebellion—not just by the losers of reform, but also among its intended beneficiaries?
Scott Gehlbach, Tracy Dennison
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Historical Political EconomyBy bringing together different forms of expertise, interdisciplinary collaboration helps to shine new light on existing problems in historical political economy while opening new avenues of research within and across the disciplines.
Scott Gehlbach, Timothy Frye, Kyle L. Marquardt, and Ora John Reuter
Is Putin’s popularity (still) real? A cautionary note on using list experiments to measure popularity in authoritarian regimesOpinion polls suggest that Vladimir Putin has broad support in Russia, but there are concerns that some respondents may be lying to pollsters.
Authoritarian International Law?What would international law look like in an increasingly authoritarian world?
Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Traditional Authorities and the State in AfricaHow does the central state affect public goods provision by local actors?
Soeren Henn, James A. Robinson
Africa's Latent AssetsDespite the past centuries' economic setbacks and challenges, are there reasons for optimism about Africa's economic prospects?
Benjamin Lessing, Graham Denyer Willis
Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind BarsHow do prison gangs create rational-bureaucratic legitimacy in criminal governance?
Anup Malani, Jaymee Sheng, Ashish Goel, Purushotham Botla
JUE Insights: Does mobility explain why slums were hit harder by COVID-19 in India?SARS-CoV-2 has had a greater burden, as measured by rate of infection, in poorer communities within cities. This research shows there is little evidence for two explanations offered to explain the greater burden in poorer communities.
Preventing the Next Insurgency: A Pathway for Reintegrating Iraq's Sunni PopulationHow can we address reintegration in post-ISIS Iraq?
Transnational Insurgents: Evidence from Colombia’s FARC at the Border with Chávez’s VenezuelaDoes access to foreign territory increase conflict?
Luis Martinez, Jonas Jessen, Guo Xu
A Glimpse of Freedom: Allied Occupation and Political Resistance in East GermanyThe researchers use novel data on the appointment of local mayors and a retrospective survey to argue that even a "glimpse of freedom" can foster civilian opposition to dictatorship.
Alicia S. Menendez, Pamela Baxter, Aparna Ramesh, Lindsay North, Varuni Dayaratna
Accelerated Education Programs in Crisis and ConflictAre Accelerated Education Programs good policy?
Paul Poast, Tanisha M. Fazal
War Is Not OverWhat do the optimists get wrong about conflict?
Biden Must Stand Up to China on Human RightsHow can a U.S. administration promote human rights in China?
Rebel Territorial Control and Civilian Collective Action in Civil War: Evidence from the Communist Insurgency in the PhilippinesUnder what conditions do rebel organizations control territory during civil war?
Michael Rubin, Daniel Arnon, and Richard J. McAlexander
Social Cohesion and Community Displacement in Armed ConflictWhat are the origins of conflict-related population displacement?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra,
On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern CongoCan armed actors perform essential functions of a state and increase welfare?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra, Kristof Titeca, Haoyang (Stan) Xie, Albert Malukisa Nkuku, Aimable A. Lameke
The Real State: Inside the Congo’s Traffic Police Agency
Konstantin Sonin, Austin L. Wright
Rebel Capacity, Intelligence Gathering, and the Timing of Combat OperationsDoes rebel capacity influence how these forces fight or are they simply unpredictable?
Militias, Ideology, and the StateWhat factors shape relations between governments and militias?
Paul Staniland, Avinash Paliwal
Strategy, Secrecy, and External Support for Insurgent GroupsStates support transnational insurgents in an important variety of ways, from highly public efforts to transform the status quo to covert backing with limited ambitions.
Cultural Heritage Preservation Work in Afghanistan and Central AsiaHow can war-torn countries protect and preserve cultural heritage?
Rebecca J. Wolfe, J. Kurtz, B. Tesfaye
Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence?Does improving young people’s economic conditions reduce their willingness to support political violence and armed opposition groups?
Austin L. Wright, Anna Getmansky, Guy Grossman
Border Walls and Smuggling SpilloversWhat is the effect of a border wall on crime?
Austin L. Wright, Stephen Stapleton, Andres Uribe
Televising Justice During WarHow do governments use television as a means of building state legitimacy during conflict?
Austin L. Wright, David Van Dijcke
Profiling Insurrection: Characterizing Collective Action Using Mobile Device DataPartisanship, socio-political isolation, proximity to chapters of the Proud Boys organization, and local activity on Parler are robustly associated with protest participation on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.