Research

Published and forthcoming articles:

When State Building Backfires: Elite Divisions and Collective Action in Rebellion (with Francisco Garfias). Early view at the American Journal of Political Science.

From Conquest to Centralization: Domestic Conflict and the Transition to Direct Rule (with Francisco Garfias). 2021. Journal of Politics. 83(3): 992–1009

Epidemics, Rent Extraction, and the Value of Holding Office (with Francisco Garfias). 2020. The Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy: 1(4): 559–583 (Online appendix)

Locational Fundamentals, Trade, and the Changing Urban Landscape of Mexico (with Jennifer Alix-Garcia) 2020. The Journal of Urban Economics. 116. (Final submitted version)

Emigration and Collective Action 2019. The Journal of Politics. 81 (4): 1210–1222 (Final submitted version)

Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and Historical Legacy: Evidence from Mexico (with Jennifer Alix-Garcia). 2018. The Journal of Development Economics. 135: p. 504–516. (Final submitted version)

Invited contributions:

Persistence and Place: History and Geography in Political Economy (with Jennifer Alix-Garcia). 2019. The Political Economist, Newsletter for Section 25: Political Economy of the American Political Science Association, 15 (1), 2019. (Link to newsletter)

Working papers:

Fiscal Legibility and State Development: Evidence from Colonial Mexico (with Francisco Garfias), submitted

Strategic Inefficient Decentralization: Local and Regional Devolution as Substitutes (with Joan Ricart-Huguet), submitted

Does Migration Inhibit Reform? Evidence from Mexico

Communities Left Behind: Migration, Wealth, and Public Services in Mexico

Projects in progress (available upon request):

Population Pressure: Migration, Repression, and Redistribution in Land Conflict

Quantifying Embedded Water in Agricultural Goods for Sustainable Water Use in Mexico. (with E Torres Padilla, GR Miller, and JW Nielsen-Gammon)

Immigration, Deportation, and the Drug War in Mexico (with Bethany Lacina)

Social Capital in Mexico: Measurement and Analysis Using the Mexican Family Life Survey