Current Research

Published or under revision


Papers with conference drafts

  • Top lights: Bright cities and their contribution to economic development (with M. Krause). Comments welcome.
  • Neighborhood disputes? Spatial inequalities and civil conflict in Africa (with M. H. L. Wong).
  • The economic effects of district reforms (with C. Lessmann and P. Schaudt).
  • Connecting people:  Chinese-financed development projects and the distribution of global economic activity (with A. Dreher,  A. Fuchs, B. Parks, A. Strange, and M. Tierney).
  • 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.