Research

Dissertation: Essays on Emigration and Politics

Recipient of 2017 Mancur Olson Award for the Best Dissertation in the Field of Political Economy

Working Papers:

Does Migration Inhibit Reform? Evidence from the Mexican Agrarian Movement, 1917–1945

Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and Historical Legacy: Evidence from Mexico (with Jennifer Alix-Garcia)

Collective Action and Emigration Policy

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

Elite Conflict, Demographic Collapse, and the Transition to Direct Rule: Evidence from Colonial Mexico (with Francisco Garfias)

Other Papers in Progress (available upon request):

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

Locational Fundamentals, Trade, and the Changing Urban Landscape of Mexico (with Jennifer Alix-Garcia)

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