Does Constitutional Entrenchment Matter for Economic Freedom? (forthcoming). Contemporary Economic Policy. (with Andrew Young)
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler? The Persistent Effect French Civil Law Has on Corruption, Institutions, and Incomes in Louisiana. (forthcoming). Journal of Institutional Economics.
Institutional Quality and Development: On the Role of Informality. (forthcoming). Journal of Developing Areas (with Israt Jahan and Jamie Bologna Pavlik)
Ideologies, Institutions, and Interests: Why Economic Ideas Don’t Compete on a Level Playing Field. (forthcoming) Independent Review (with Alex Salter)
A Theory of Self-Governance: De Facto Constitutions as Filters. 2019. Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice (with Alex Salter)
Does Rigidity Matter? Constitutional Entrenchment and Growth. (with Andrew Young) (Revise and Resubmit)
Air Ball? A Synthetic Control Analysis of an NBA Franchise’s Impact on Income and Employment
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The Effects of Endured Constitutions on Incomes in the Contemporary Era.
Freedom Worth Dying For? A Reassessment of the Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Homicide
Economic Freedom and Social Mobility (with Vincent Geloso)
The Impact of Place-Based Policy: Evidence from a Multiple Synthetic Control Analysis of the Northeastern Revitalization Program in China. (with Linan Peng)
Does Entrepreneurship Drive Development? A US State Synthetic Analysis.
The Political and Economic Consequences of Putin (with Adam Martin)
Do No Harm? A Causal Analysis of the Impact of Aid on Governance Quality and Corruption. (with Kevin Grier)