Published Articles:

"Private Sector Policymaking: Business Background and Politicians’ Behavior in Office", Journal of Politics (Forthcoming)

"Princelings and Political Rents: The Value of Nepotism.", Quarterly Journal of Political Science (Forthcoming)

"Vote Brokers, Clientelist Appeals, and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Russia and Venezuela." (with Timothy Frye and Ora John Reuter), World Politics, October 2019, 71(4), 710-746.

"Elite Defection under Autocracy: Evidence from Russia.” (with Ora John Reuter), American Political Science Review, Volume 113, Issue 2 May 2019, pp. 552-568

"Businesspeople in Elected Office: Identifying Private Benefits from Firm-Level Returns.”, American Political Science Review, Volume 112, Issue 2 May 2018, pp. 322-338

"Hitting Them with Carrots: Voter Intimidation and Vote Buying In Russia." British Journal of Political Science, Volume 49, Issue 3 July 2019, pp. 857-881. (with Timothy Frye and Ora John Reuter)

"Online Social Media and Political Awareness in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes." British Journal of Political Science, 45 (01), 29-51 (with Ora John Reuter), 2014.

"Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace." World Politics, 66 (2): 195-228. (with Timothy Frye and Ora John Reuter), 2014.

"Veto Players and the Value of Political Control: A Theory with Evidence From Energy Privatization." Comparative Political Studies, 47 (10), 1384-1415 (with Johannes Urpelainen), 2014

"Who Benefits From Economic Reform? Firms and Distributive Politics." Journal of Politics, 76 (03), 841-858 (with Johannes Urpelainen), 2014.

Working Papers and Works in Progress:

"Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design." (with Michael Best and Jonas Hjort)

"Anti-Corruption Campaigns and Political Selection: Evidence from Russia."

"Candidate Filtering: The Strategic Use of Electoral Fraud in Russia."


Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia, Forthcoming at Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

Under Siege: Inter-ethnic Relations in De Facto Abkhazia, New York: Columbia University Press, 2010 (with Tom Trier and Hedvig Lohm)

Reviews: Nationalities Papers