Copies of my papers are available at my Google Scholar page. Please email me for working papers that are not listed at the link.


Misperceptions of Relative Affluence and Support for International Redistribution. The Journal of Politics 80 (3), 815-830, 2018.

Violence Exposure and Ethnic Identification: Evidence from Kashmir. Forthcoming at International Organization. With Nicholas Sambanis.

Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? The Redistributive Model and the Postcolonial State. Perspectives on Politics 12 (2), 353-374, 2014. With Dan Slater and Benjamin Smith.

Off-grid Energy Services for the Poor: Introducing LED Lighting in the Millennium Villages Project in Malawi. Energy Policy 38 (2), 1087-1097, 2010. With Edwin Adkins, Sandy Eapen, Flora Kaluwile, and Vijay Modi.

Working Papers

The Public Provision of Private Goods in Developing Democracies.

Self-Interest or Worldviews? Support for International Redistribution in a Representative Cross-Section of the United States.

Subjective Perceptions and the Demand for Redistribution in the United States. With Annabelle Hutchinson.

Ethnic Quotas and the Distribution of Public Benefits in India: A Replication and Reanalysis of Dunning and Nilekani (2013). With Hari Ramesh.

Selected Work in Progress

Political Change in Modernizing India (book project in progress)

Curbing Vote Buying: Evidence from a Field Experiment. With Hari Ramesh.