Research

  • WORKING PAPERS

The Value of Redistribution: Natural Resources and the Formation of Human Capital under Weak Institutions. With Jorge Aguero (University of Connecticut), Carlos Felipe Balcazar (New York University) and Hugo Ñopo (GRADE). April 28th, 2018. Online Appendix. Submitted.

Blessing a Curse? Institutional Reforms and Resource Booms in Colombia. April 19, 2018. With Jorge Gallego (Universidad del Rosario) and Lorena Trujillo (DNP). Submitted.

The Non-Monotonic Political Effects of Resource Booms. December 18, 2017. Online Appendix. Submitted.

Natural Resource Windfalls and Efficiency of Local Government Expenditures: Evidence from Peru. With  Martin Ardanaz (Inter-American Development Bank). July 29, 2017. Online Appendix. Submitted.

Resource Booms and Political Support: Evidence from Peru.  April 29, 2015.

  • WORK IN PROGRESS 

Motivating Bureaucrats with Non-monetary Incentives when State Capacity is Weak: Evidence from Large-Scale Field Experiments in Peru. With Andrew Dustan (Vanderbilt University) and Juan Manuel Garcia-Agramonte (Innovations for Poverty Action).

Women’s Empowerment in the Tropics: Long-term Evidence from a Double Matching Design. 

Resource Windfalls and Corruption: Evidence from Peru.

Civil Conflict and Support for Democracy: Evidence from Peru. With Gianmarco Leon (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

Social Discount Rate for Public Investment Projects for Conservation and Provision of Ecosystem Services: Estimation for Peru. With Cecilia Adrogue (Universidad Austral and CONICET) and Tania Lozano (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru).