Work in Progress

Working Papers

The Ideology Trap , with B. Bühler, 2016 (new).

The Partisan Paradox , with B. Bühler and Dan Bernhardt, 2016 (new).

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed. Theory and Evidence on the (Dis)Advantages of Informal Loans, with Alexander Karaivanov,
revised 2014 version.

Voter Demobilization: Estimating the Impact in Multi-district Elections, CEPR Discussion Paper #8945, with Tom Cornwall, August 2015 (new version)
        Note: The master data and Stata code for this paper is available here.
Press reactions to this study

Maclean's Magazine, Vancouver Sun (also appeared in the Times Columnist and the Province), Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Burnaby Now, The Tyee, CBC Radio 1 (mp3), Interview on "Daily Brief" (video)

Interregional Redistribution and Regional Disparities: How Equalization Does (Not) Work, CEPR Discussion Paper #8133, with C. Lessmann, 2010.

Work in Progress

How Much does Culture Really Matter? Evidence from Canadian Immigrants (with K. Milligan)

De Soto in Canada? Private Property and Economic Development on First Nations' Reserves (with F. Aragon and M. Brinkhurst)

Modern First Nation's Treaties and Economic Performance (with F. Aragon)

Institutions, Governance, and Well-Being: An Analysis of First Nation Communities in Canada (with F. Aragon)

On the Determinants of Trust in the Police: Does Ethnicity matter? (with R. Hickey)