Published or under revision
- Holding on? Ethnic divisions, political institutions and the duration of economic declines (with K. Thomsson). Journal of Development Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102457.
- Fueling conflict? (De)Escalation and bilateral aid (with M. Gassebner, P. Schaudt and S. Langlotz). Conditionally accepted, Journal of Applied Econometrics.
- Poverty accounting (with D. de Crombrugghe and A. Szirmai), European Economic Review, Vol. 104. (link to gated version).
- Do weak institutions prolong crises? On the identification, characteristics, and duration of declines during economic slumps (with D. de Crombrugghe and A. Szirmai), World Bank Economic Review, doi: 10.1093/wber/lhz015.
- The dynamics of stagnation (with D. de Crombrugghe and A. Szirmai), Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 20(8). (link to gated version).
Papers in preparation
- The spread of COVID-19 and the BCG vaccine: A natural experiment in reunified Germany (with Maxim Pinkovskiy). Blog post at Liberty Street Economics. CEPR Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers.
- Top lights: Bright cities and their contribution to economic development (with M. Krause).
- Connective financing: Chinese infrastructure projects and the diffusion of economic activity in developing countries (with A. Dreher, A. Fuchs, B. Parks, A. Strange, and M. Tierney). CEPR Working Paper. Interactive feature. Blog post. China project data. Media coverage: Washington Post Monkey Cage. New York Times. National Public Radio (NPR). Brookings. CGD.
- The Emergency: The long-term effects of British labor camps in Kenya (with G. Asmus and T. Korn).
- Neighborhood disputes? Spatial inequalities and civil conflict in Africa (with M. H. L. Wong).
- The political geography of cities (with C. Lessmann and P. Schaudt).
- Growth and spatial inequalities (with M. Krause and C. Lessmann).
- fhetprob: A fast QMLE Stata routine for fractional probit models with multiplicative heteroskedasticity, retired background paper
- Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa 2016 (with D. de Crombrugghe and A. Fosu). EU – DG DEVCO report.
For most papers I am implementing a new method, adapting an old one or implementing other econometrically interesting things. My plan is to eventually post the most exciting bits either as code-snippets, fully-fledged Stata programs, or R functions under the heading “Data & Code”. There you can also find the data sets used in my published papers.