Published Articles


- "Anti-Corruption Campaigns and Political Selection: Evidence from Russia" American Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming

- "Electoral Manipulation and Regime Support: Survey Evidence from Russia." (with Ora John Reuter), World Politics, Forthcoming

- "Candidate Filtering: The Strategic Use of Electoral Fraud in Russia" British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming

- "Private Sector Policymaking: Business Background and Politicians’ Behavior in Office", Journal of Politics, FirstView

- "Princelings and the Private Sector: The Value of Nepotism.", Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp. 349-381

- "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), Revise and Resubmit

- "Flying with the Stars: Performance, Loyalty, and Awards in the Soviet Air Force during WWII" (with Evgeny Finkel)

- "Corruption and Property Rights in Russia: Evidence from the Arbitration Court System" (with Jordan Gans-Morse)