Published Articles:

"Elite Defection under Autocracy: Evidence from Russia.” (with Ora John Reuter), American Political Science Review (Forthcoming)

"Businesspeople in Elected Office: Identifying Private Benefits from Firm-Level Returns.”, American Political Science Review, FirstView, 2017.

"Hitting Them with Carrots: Voter Intimidation and Vote Buying In Russia." British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming. (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)

"Vote Brokers, Clientelist Appeals, and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Russia and Venezuela." (with Timothy Frye and Ora John Reuter)

"Princelings and Political Rents: The Value of Nepotism."

"Private Sector Policymaking."

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

"The Determinants of Businessperson Candidacy."


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

Reviews: Nationalities Papers