Research

Descriptions of my ongoing and recently-completed field-based research projects are below. For more, jump to my academic and policy writing or my CV.

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police-community relations & alternative dispute resolution in Colombia

Randomized controlled trial (with Manuel Moscoso, Andrés Vargas and Michael Weintraub)

 


Police-community relations in Uganda

Randomized controlled trial (with Guy Grossman and Benjamin Kachero)

 


Police-community relations in Liberia

Randomized controlled trial (with Sabrina Karim and Benjamin Morse)

Related publications

Building Trust in a Reformed Security Sector: A Field Experiment in Liberia (with Sabrina Karim and Benjamin Morse). International Growth Centre (2016). PDF

A working paper is available upon request.

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alternative dispute resolution in Liberia

Randomized controlled trial (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman)

Project website

Related publications

“How to Promote Order and Property Rights under Weak Rule of Law? An Experiment in Changing Dispute Resolution Behavior through Community Education” (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman). American Political Science Review 108:1 (2014): 100-120. PDF

Can We Teach Peace and Conflict Resolution? Results from an Evaluation of the Community Empowerment Program in Liberia (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman). Innovations for Poverty Action (2011). PDF

 


Gender & ethnic balancing among police officers in Liberia

Surveys, survey experiments and behavioral games (with Kyle Beardsley, Michael Gilligan and Sabrina Karim)

Related publications

“The Impact of International Interventions to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Countries: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence from the Liberian National Police” (with Kyle Beardsley, Michael Gilligan and Sabrina Karim). Forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly

“Policing Ethnicity: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Cooperation, Discrimination and Ethnic Balancing in the Liberian National Police”(with Kyle Beardsley, Michael Gilligan and Sabrina Karim). Under review. PDF

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UN peacekeeping & state legitimacy in Liberia

Survey and behavioral games

Related publications

“Legitimacy After Violence: Evidence from Two Lab-in-the-Field Experiments in Liberia.” Under review. PDF

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UN peacekeeping & the rule of law in Liberia

Panel survey and list experiment

Related publications

A working paper is available upon request.

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Ebola in Liberia

Panel survey (with Benjamin Morse and Lily Tsai)

Project website

Related publications

“Public Health and Public Trust: Survey Evidence from the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Liberia” (with Benjamin Morse and Lily Tsai). Social Science & Medicine 127 (2017): 89-97. PDF

“Patterns of Demand for Non-Ebola Health Services During and After the Ebola Outbreak: Panel Survey Evidence from Monrovia, Liberia” (with Karen Grepin, Benjamin Morse and Lily Tsai). BMJ Global Health 1 (2016): e000007. PDF

Patterns of Trust and Compliance in the Fight Against Ebola: Results from a Population-Based Survey of Monrovia, Liberia (with Benjamin Morse and Lily Tsai). International Growth Centre (2015). PDF

Additional working papers are available upon request.

Media coverage

The Academic Minute (WAMC)Top of Mind (BYU Radio)

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Predicting local violence in Liberia

Panel survey (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman)

Project website

Related publications

“Predicting Local Violence: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Liberia” (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman). Journal of Peace Research 54:2 (2017): 298-312. PDF

Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation in Rural Liberia (Part 2): Prospects for Conflict Forecasting and Early Warning (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman). Innovations for Poverty Action (2012). PDF

Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation in Rural Liberia (Part 1): Results from a Longitudinal Study (with Christopher Blattman and Alexandra Hartman). Innovations for Poverty Action (2011). PDF

Media coverage

Quartz, SciDev #1, SciDev #2

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Chinese aid and investment in Liberia and across Sub-SaHaran Africa

Survey, survey experiment and behavioral games (with Philip Roessler)

Related publications

A working paper is available upon request.

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