research

 

working papers:

 

Preventing Violent Islamic Radicalization: Experimental Evidence on Anti-social Behavior, joint with Inês Vilela

 

Keep It Simple: A Field Experiment on Information Sharing in Social Networks, joint with Cátia Batista and Marcel Fafchamps

 

Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa? Evidence from a Field Experiment, joint with Cátia Batista

 

Mobilizing Parents at Home and at School: An African Experiment on Primary Education, joint with Vincenzo Di Maro, Stefan Leeffers, and Danila Serra

See column at globaldev

 

Can Technology Improve the Classroom Experience in Primary Education? An African Experiment on a Worldwide Program, joint with Joana Cardim and Teresa Molina-Millán

 

Closing the Gender Profit Gap, joint with Cátia Batista and Sandra Sequeira

 

Incentivizing Community Health Workers in Guinea-Bissau: Experimental Evidence on Social Status and Intrinsic Motivation, joint with Mattia Fracchia and Teresa Molina-Millán

 

Measuring Corruption in the Field Using Behavioral Games, joint with Alex Armand, Alexander Coutts, and Inês Vilela

 

 

Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment, joint with Cátia Batista

 

A Model of Vote-buying with an Incumbency Advantage

 

Corrupted Scholarships

 

main publications:

 

Information, Get-out-the-vote Messages, and Peer Influence: Causal Effects on Political Behavior in Mozambique, joint with Matilde Grácio

Journal of Development Economics, accepted for publication

Appendix

 

Can ATMs Get Out the Vote? Evidence from a Nationwide Field Experiment, joint with João Pereira dos Santos and José Tavares

European Economic Review, 2021, 134, 103691

Appendix

 

Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique, joint with Alex Armand, Alexander Coutts, and Inês Vilela

American Economic Review, 2020, 110(11), pp. 3431-3453

See column at globaldev

Appendix

 

Adopting Mobile Money: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Africa, joint with Cátia Batista

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 2020, 110, pp. 594–598

 

Improving Access to Savings through Mobile Money: Experimental Evidence from African Smallholder Farmers, joint with Cátia Batista

World Development, 2020, 129, 10490

 

Knowledge of Vitamin A Deficiency and Crop Adoption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mozambique, joint with Rute Caeiro

Agricultural Economics, 2020, 51(2), pp. 175-190

Appendix

 

Voting and Peer Effects: Experimental Evidence from Mozambique, joint with Marcel Fafchamps and Ana Vaz

Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2020, 68(2), pp. 567-605

See column at voxeu.org

 

Do Migrant Social Networks Shape Political Attitudes and Behavior at Home?, joint with Cátia Batista and Julia Seither

World Development, 2019, 117, pp. 328-343

 

Foreign Aid Preferences and Perceptions in Donor Countries, joint with Daniel Kaufmann and Eoin McGuirk

Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019, 47(3), pp. 601-617

 

Does Electoral Observation Influence Electoral Results? Experimental Evidence for Domestic and International Observers in Mozambique, joint with Stefan Leeffers

World Development, 2019, 114, pp. 42-58

 

Return Migration, Self-selection, and Entrepreneurship, joint with Cátia Batista and Tara McIndoe-Calder

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 79(5), pp. 797-821

 

Is Information Power? Using Mobile Phones and Free Newspapers during an Election in Mozambique, joint with Jenny Aker and Paul Collier

Review of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 99(2), pp. 185-200

See mention at The Guardian

See mention at TIME magazine

Appendix

 

Is Vote-buying Effective? Evidence from a Field Experiment in West Africa

Economic Journal, 2014, 124(574), pp. 356-387

See mention by the Wall Street Journal

Appendix

 

Votes and Violence: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria, joint with Paul Collier

Economic Journal, 2014, 124(574), pp. 327-355

See column at voxeu.org

See mention at the Wall Street Journal

 

Political Violence and Social Networks: Experimental Evidence from a Nigerian Election, joint with Marcel Fafchamps

Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 101, pp. 27-48

 

Violence, Bribery, and Fraud: The Political Economy of Elections in Sub-Saharan Africa, joint with Paul Collier

Public Choice, 2012, 153(1-2), pp. 117-147

 

Testing the 'Brain Gain' Hypothesis: Micro Evidence from Cape Verde, joint with Cátia Batista and Aitor Lacuesta

Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97(1), pp. 32-45

See mention by The Economist

 

Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment, joint with Cátia Batista

World Bank Economic Review, 2011, 25(1), pp. 77-104

 

Legal Corruption, joint with Daniel Kaufmann

Economics and Politics, 2011, 23(2), pp. 195-219

 

Does Oil Corrupt? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa

Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 92(1), pp. 28-38

 

Clientelism and Vote Buying: Lessons from Field Experiments in African Elections, joint with Leonard Wantchekon

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 25(2), pp. 292-305

 

other publications:

 

International Migration and Social Network Spillovers of Political Norms, joint with Cátia Batista and Julia Seither, in L. Brites Pereira, M. E. Mata, and M. Rocha de Sousa, 2020, Economic Globalization and Governance - Essays in Honor of Jorge Braga de Macedo, Springer

 

International Migration and the Transfer of Political Norms: Examples from Cape Verde and Mozambique, joint with Cátia Batista and Julia Seither, in L. Chauvet, F. Gubert, T. Jaulin, and S. Mesplé-Somps, 2018, Les Migrants, Acteurs des Changements Politiques en Afrique?, DeBoeck Supérieur

 

Oil, Corruption, and Vote-buying: A Review of the Case of Sao Tome and Principe, in S. Rose-Ackerman and T. Soreide, 2011, International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Volume II, Edward Elgar Publishing

 

Empirical Considerations about Brain Drain, joint with Catia Batista and Aitor Lacuesta, Moneda y Crédito, 2008, 226, pp. 33-71

 

A Theory of Corruption, Political Exclusion, and Windfalls, in M. Gradstein and K. Konrad (2007), Institutions and Norms in Economic Development, MIT Press

 

Review of C. Sampford, A. Shacklock, C. Connors, and F. Galtung (Eds), Measuring Corruption, Global Crime, 8(1), February 2007, pp. 101-104