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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Trust after Ebola

Panel survey in Liberia (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)

 


Rural policing after civil war

Randomized controlled trial in Liberia (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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Gender & ethnic balancing in security institutions

Surveys, survey experiments and behavioral games in Liberia (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). Revise and resubmit 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

Behavioral games in Liberia

Related publications

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

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UN peacekeeping & rule of law

Panel survey and list experiment in Liberia

Related publications

A working paper is available upon request.

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Land, local violence & alternative dispute resolution

Randomized controlled trial in Liberia (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

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Predicting local violence

Panel survey in Liberia (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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China and the African state

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

Related publications

A working paper is available upon request.

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