Current Research

Published or under revision

Under review

Papers in preparation

  • The political geography of cities (with C. Lessmann and P. Schaudt).
  • COVID-19 mobility shock reveals patterns of environmental injustice in California (with J. Burney, M. Levy, S. Benz, L. Sanford, K. S. Hemes, P. Polonik).
  • Colonial structure, local representation, and development (with R. Hodler and P. Schaudt).
  • Nighttime lights and income at small geographies (with G. McCord).
  • The Emergency: The long-term effects of British labor camps in Kenya (with G. Asmus and T. Korn).
  • Triggering unrest? Ethnic inequality and droughts in Africa (with M. H. L. Wong).
  • Growth and spatial inequalities (with M. Krause and C. Lessmann).


Policy reports

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.