Listed here are various papers, articles and book chapters available for download.
- “Why do People Join Backlash Movements? Lesson from Turkey,” with Erdem Ayta and Luis Schiumerini, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017
- “Protests and Repression in New Democracies,” with Erdem Aytaç and Luis Schiumerini Perspectives on Politics, 2017
- “Catalyst or Cause? Legislation and the Demise of Machine Politics in Britain and the United States,” with Eddie Camp and Avinash Dixit, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 2014
- “Democracy, Interrupted: Regime Change and Partisanship in Twentieth-Century Argentina.” With Noam Lupu, Electoral Studies, 2010
- “The Social Bases of Political Parties in Argentina, 1912-2003.” With Noam Lupu, Latin American Research Review, 2009
- “Perverse Accountability: A Formal Model of Machine Politics with Evidence from Argentina.” American Political Science Review, 2005
- “Vote Buying in Argentina.” With Valeria Brusco and Marcelo Nazareno. Latin American Research Review, 2004
- Endogenous Democratization – In a paper published in World Politics, Carles Boix and I show that economic development increases the probability that a country will undergo a transition to democracy.
- “A Defense of Observational Research,” in Dawn Teele, ed., Field Experiments and their Critics, Yale University Press 2013.
- “Political Clientelism.” In Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes, eds., Oxford University Press Handbook of Comparative Politics, 2007
- Informal Rules – In this chapter of Informal Institutions and Democracy, edited by Gretchen Helmke and Steve Levitsky, I suggest that voters’ decision rules are informal institutions, and that some decision rules make democracy work well, others make it work badly.
- Is Vote Buying Undemocratic? – In this chapter, written for the book Vote Buying: Who, What, When and How?, edited by Frederic C. Schaffer, I sketch one empirical model of vote buying, and then explain why, if this is a good model, vote buying is indeed undemocratic.
- “Pathologies of Deliberation.” In Jon Elster, ed., Deliberative Democracy, New York: Cambridge University Press
- Reditos y peligros electorales del gasto publico en Argentina ( Electoral Payoffs and Dangers of Public Expenditures in Argentina) – Valeria Brusco, Marcelo Nazareno and I document partisan discrimination in the distribution of public funds in Argentina. We also show that, when some parties engage in patronage spending, they depress their vote share in subsequent elections. We develop some general propositions about the conditions under which spending helps, and when it hurts, parties that engage in it.
- Machine Politics – In this article, I analyze the strategic interaction between the political machines and voters as an iterated prisoners’ dilemma game with one-sided uncertainty.
- Monopoly and Monitoring – Luis Fernando Medina and I study the effect of political monopoly — control over a valued resource that can be distributed or withheld from voters, contingent on their vote choice — on economic development, political competition, and redistributive fiscal policies.
- Political Representation. Co-edited with Ian Shapiro and Elisabeth Wood. Cambridge University Press, 2009
- Oxford University Press Handbook of Comparative Politics. Co-edited with Carles Boix. Oxford University Press, 2007
- “Donald Trump’s message of fear may mobilize Americans to vote (but not necessarily for him),” with Erdem Aytaç, The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), July 25, 2016
- “Trump supporters vastly overestimate the unemployment rate (and they blame politicians for it),” with Erdem Aytaç and Eli Rau, The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), November 2, 2016
- “People who protest almost certainly voted,” The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), February 6, 2016