Published work

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

“(Under What Conditions) Do Politicians Reward Their Supporters? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund.” With Daniel N. PosnerAmerican Political Science Review. Forthcoming.

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.

"Equalizing Access to Improve Voter Registration: Experimental Evidence from Kenya." With Peter Van der Windt. Pre-Analysis PlanUnder review.

“The Effects of Violence on Ethnic Demography and Voting: Evidence from Kenya, 2007-2017.” Contact for draft. 

“Dead Voters.” Contact for draft.

"Lines." 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.

"Do Irregularities Imply Fraud? Lessons from Kenya's 2017 Elections."

"Micromandering: The Politics of Polling Station Placement in Kenya."

"Whose Line Is It Anyway? Gerrymandering and the Politics of Survival in Kenya."

Making Voters: How Electoral Administration Shapes the Electorate in Kenya. Book project.