Papers

Journal Articles

“Imperfect Recall: The Politics of Subnational Office Removals in Peru” (with José Incio, University of Pittsburgh). Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.

Diminished Expectations: Redistributive Politics in Truncated Welfare States.” Forthcoming in World Politics.

Enforcement Process Tracing: Forbearance and Dilution in Urban Colombia and Turkey” (with Tugba Bozcaga). Forthcoming in Studies in Comparative International Development.

Easy and Hard Redistribution: The Political Economy of Welfare States in Latin America” (with Ben Ross Schneider). Perspectives on Politics 15(4): 988-1006, December 2017.

Forbearance,” American Political Science Review 110(2): 232-246, May 2016.

Beyond the Machine: Clientelistic Brokers and Interest Organizations in Latin America” (with Brian Palmer-Rubin), Comparative Political Studies 48(9): 1186-1223, August 2015.

The Distributive Politics of Enforcement,” American Journal of Political Science 59(2): 357-371, April 2015.

Right on Crime? Conservative Party Politics and Mano Dura Policies in El Salvador,” Latin American Research Review 48(1): 44-68, Spring 2013.

Book Chapters

Insurgent Successor Parties: Scaling Down to Build a Party After War.” In Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America (eds. Brandon Van Dyck, James Loxton, Steven Levitsky, and Jorge Domínguez), Cambridge University Press, 2016: 273-304.

“Coercion Gaps,“ Prepared for the edited volume, Weak Institutions in Latin America: New Theoretical and Empirical Approaches (eds. Daniel Brinks, Steven Levitsky, María Victoria Murillo).

Working Papers

“Explaining Migrant Waves” (with Margaret Peters, UCLA).

“Square Miles: The Spatial Politics of Mass Infrastructure.“

“Liberalism Against Public Works.“

Other Publications

Latin America’s floods have been rough. Bad housing policy helped make them deadly,” Vox April 12, 2017.

Why all the illegal street vending? Ask the mayor,” Washington Post, “The Monkey Cage,” June 30, 2014.

A Decade Under Chávez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela,” Human Rights Watch Report, September 2008.