Research interests: Political Economy and Economic History.

Working Papers

The Geography of Repression and Support for Democracy

with M.A. Bautista, L. Martínez, P. Muñoz, and M. Prem

Collective Action in Networks

Revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics

The Privatization Origins of Political Corporations

with M. Prem and F. Urzúa

Distorted Quality Signals in School Markets

with J.I. Cuesta, and C. Larroulet

Losing Your Dictator: Firms During Political Transition

with M. Prem

Economic and Non-Economic Factors in Violence

with M Burke, C. Baysan, E. Miguel, and S. Hsiang


The Value of Political Capital: Dictatorship Collaborators as Business Elites

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; 2018, Vol. 155, p.217-230; with M. Prem

Can Television Bring Down a Dictator? Evidence from Chile's 'No' campaign

Journal of Comparative Economics, 2018, Vol. 46 No. 1, p. 349-361; with M. Prem

Higher Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates in the U.S. and Mexico

Nature Climate Change, 2018, Vol. 8 No. 8, p. 723-729; with M. Burke et al

Start-Up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneuship in Civil War Maryland

Journal of Economic History, 2017, Vol. 77 No. 2, p. 373-405; with G. Marshall and S. Naidu

War and Collective Action in Sierra Leone: A Comment Coefficient Stability

Journal of Public Economics, 2015, Vol. 128, p. 30-33; with E. Miguel

Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico

PLoS ONE, 2015, Vol. 10 No. 9

Can Land Reform Avoid a Left Turn? Evidence from Chile After the Cuban Revolution

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2013, Vol. 14 No. 1, p. 31-72

Work in Progress

Collective Action and Salvador Allende’s Land Reform

with F. Vial

The Economics of Public Pharmacies

with J.P. Atal, J.I. Cuesta, and C. Otero

Lost in Transition? The Persistent Effects of Dictatorship Mayors

with M. Prem and P. Muñoz

Other Publications

Políticas de Inclusión Universitaria y Comportamiento Estratégico en Educación Secundaria

Estudios Públicos, 2018, Vol. 149, p. 41-73, with E. Johnson

La Reforma Agraria Chilena

Estudios Púbilcos, 2017, Vol. 146, p. 7-48, with J.I. Cuesta, J. Díaz, F. Gallego, and G. Marshall

Local Impacts of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from the Chilean Agricultural Sector

In: Economic Policy in Emerging-Market Economies, 2015, with J.I. Cuesta and F. Gallego