Published work

"What's in a Name? A Method for Extracting Information about Ethnicity from Names." Political Analysis. 2015. [pdf] [code]

Working Papers

“Security in the Absence of a State: Traditional Authority, Livestock Trading, and Maritime Piracy in Northern Somalia.” With Robin Harding and Avidit AcharyaUnder review.

“When Do Politicians Reward Their Supporters? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund.” With Daniel N. PosnerUnder review.

"Overcoming Barriers to Voter Registration: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya." With Peter Van der Windt. Pre-Analysis PlanUnder review.

“Stain Removal: How Violence Shapes Electoral Demography and Outcomes in Kenya, 2007 – 2017.” Contact for draft. 

“Bring Out Your Dead!: Translating dead voters into votes in Kenya's 2002 General Election.” Contact for draft.

Work in Progress

"Judicial Decisions as Public Goods: Interventions for Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Legal Judgments in Kenya." Design. Funded by EDI/UKAID.

"Lines: How Election Administration Improves Access for Some Voters More Than Others."