Political Economy of Business Mobility
Nonpartisan Reward and Partisan Punishment: Electoral Effects of Corporate Headquarters Relocation
(Job market paper) (Under review)
Partisan Responses to the Mobility of Firms: Political Incentives to Retain Firms and Tax Treatment (Under review)
The Asymmetric Effects of Party Labels: The Roles of Partisan Cues and Policy Information in the Attribution Process
State Policy and Lobbying in a Federal System: Evidence from the Production Tax Credit for Renewable Energy, 1998-2012. Forthcoming, State Politics and Policy Quarterly. [With Sung Eun Kim and Johannes Urpelainen],
Policy Reform and the Problem of Private Investment: Evidence from the Power Sector. 2017. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 36 (1): 38-64 [With Johannes Urpelainen]
Electric Utilities and American Climate Policy: Lobbying by Expected Winners and Losers. 2016. Journal of Public Policy. 36 (2): 251-275. [With Sung Eun Kim and Johannes Urpelainen]
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Retrospective Voting, Natural Disasters, and Electoral Backlash. [With Brian Blankenship, Ryan Kennedy, and Johannes Urpelainen], Revise and resubmit, Comparative Political Studies
Building Social Contracts: The Determinants of Tax Morale in Nigeria. [With Neil McCulloch and Tom Moerenhout], Revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Studies.
Fuel Subsidy Reform and the Social Contract in Nigeria: a Micro-economic Analysis. [With Neil McCulloch and Tom Moerenhout], Revise and resubmit, Energy Policy.
An Unintentional Substitute for Democracy: Bilateral Investment Treaties and U.S. Firms’ Investment in Developing Countries. [With Abhit Bhandari] (Under review)
Belligerence Benefits: Public Opinion and Audience Costs in Trade Wars [with Ashton Cho] (Under review)
Domestic Demand for Political Conditionality. [with Lisa Lechner] (Under review)
Work in Progress
Targeted Benefits: Effects of Corporate Campaign Contributions on Legislative Support for Free Trade Agreements.
Buying Insurance Not to Negotiate: Moral Hazard Problem in the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in the United States.
Limitations of Electoral Regression Discontinuity Design: Discussion of Power and Inferences. [with Tara Slough]
Who Votes for Free Trade and When?: Geopolitics as the Sources of Legislative Preferences on Free Trade Agreements in the United States. [with Sung Eun Kim]
Peer-reviewed Publications in Energy/Environment Politics
The Need for Impact Evaluation in Electricity Access Research. 2020. Energy Policy 137: 111099, [With Patrick Bayer, Ryan Kennedy, and Johannes Urpelainen]
Is Coal-Fired Power Generation Associated with Rural Electrification? A Global Analysis. 2019. Energy Research & Social Science 58: 101274, [With Johannes Urpelainen]
Shades of Darkness or Light A Systematic Review of Geographic Bias in Impact Evaluations of Electricity Access. 2019. Energy Research & Social Science 58: 101236 [With Patrick Bayer, David Hamburger, Joel Jaeger, Ryan Kennedy, and Johannes Urpelainen]
Environmental Effects of GATT/WTO Membership: An Empirical Evaluation. 2019, International Interaction [With Sung Eun Kim and Johannes Urpelainen]
The Future of India’s Coal-Fired Power Generation Capacity. 2019. Journal of Cleaner Production. 226: 904-912.
[With Johannes Urpelainen]
Global Patterns of Power Sector Reform, 1982-2013. 2019. Energy Strategy Reviews. 23: 152-162. [With
Power Sector Reforms and Technical Performance: Good News from an Instrumental Variable Analysis. 2018.
Review of Policy Research. 35 (1): 120-152. [With Di Liu and Johannes Urpelainen]
Does Power Sector Deregulation Promote or Discourage Renewable Energy Policy? Evidence from the States, 1991-2012. 2016. Review of Policy Research. 33 (1): 22-50. [With Sung Eun Kim and Johannes Urpelainen]
Light for All? Evaluating Brazil’s Rural Electrification Progress, 2000-2010. 2015. Energy Policy. 86: 315- 327. [With Tara Slough and Johannes Urpelainen]