Papers


On Criminal and State Violence in Latin America

‘Prosperity and Violence in Illegal Markets” [pdf]
Accepted, Journal of Conflict Resolution.

“The Logic of Violence in Turf War” [pdf] w/ Juan Camilo Castillo.
Second revision submitted, American Political Science Review.

“The Legal Origins of State Violence” [pdf]
Working Paper.

“The Construction of Trust in the State: Evidence from Colombia.” w/ Eric Arias, Rebecca Hanson, and Tara Slough.
[Pre-Analysis Plan]

“The Problem with Venezuelan Homicide Data” w/ Josbelk Gonzalez. [pdf]
Chapter for edited volume The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela

“Property Rights and Violence in Rural Mexico” w/ Francisco Garfias and Nicolás Idrobo.
In progress.

“Official Vigilantism” w/ Rebecca Hanson.
In progress.


On Democratic Deconsolidation in Venezuela

“The Arbitrage Lobby: The Political Economy of Dual Exchange Rates” [pdf] w/ Robert Gulotty.
Under review.

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Free Ride” [pdf] w/ Nick Eubank.
Under review.

“Opposition Media and Political Accountability: Evidence from Venezuela,” w/ John Marshall.
Working paper.

“Heresthetic Threats to Democracy: Evidence from Venezuela” w/ Barry Plunkett and Pedro Rodríguez.
Working paper.

 

Short Articles


7/17/2019

“A Victim of Maduro’s Brutality Speaks,” The Washington Post.

3/22/2019

“After the Massacre,” Caracas Chronicles.

3/7/2019

“Who are the Pemon of Kumarakapay?” Caracas Chronicles.

2/28/2019

“Trump Needs a Backup Plan in Venezuela,” The New York Times.

11/13/2018

“Teodoro’s Mission Impossible,” Caracas Chronicles.

11/7/2018

“Venezuela’s Last Statesman,” The New York Times.

10/26/2017

“150: Fraud or Fatigue?” Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights.

7/1/2016

“How to Count the Dead,” Caracas Chronicles.

12/4/2015

“Why Wreck the Economy Before an Election?” The Monkey Cage.

3/6/2015

“Venezuela’s Currency Circus,” The New York Times w/ Francisco Toro.

3/17/2014

“Why Only Half of Venezuelans are in the Streets,” FiveThirtyEight.

1/30/2014

“Could it be that the murder rate did peak in 2008?” Caracas Chronicles.

3/6/2013

“Hugo Chávez’s Legacy” (book review), The New Republic.

12/18/2011

“What’s behind Venezuela’s violent crime problem?” Al Jazeera English.

12/10/2008

“Los Límites de Chávez,” AméricaEconomía.

10/30/2007

“Sabemos lo que falta,” Hispanic American Center for Economic Research.

9/7/2007

“Crónica Anunciada,” AméricaEconomía.

6/6/2007

“Hugo Chávez’s Television Crisis,” The American Prospect.

5/24/2007

“The Kingdom of Darkness: Hugo Chávez’s Bait & Switch,” The New Republic.

12/1/2006

“The Empire Strikes Back,” The New Republic.