Research and Papers


Working Papers

  1. Political Incentives for Education Reform in Tanzania — with James Habyarimana and Youdi Schipper (Working Paper)
  2. Electricity Provision and Tax Mobilization in Africa — with Moussa Blimpo, Justice Mensah and Ruifan Shi (Working Paper)
  3. Who Pays for Development? Economic Geography and Distributive Politics in Africa (Working Paper)
  4. Piloting Democracy: Suffrage Limitation and Democratic Consolidation in the First Wave (Working Paper)
  5. Ethnicity and Elite Coalitions: The Origins of Political Instability in Africa (Working Paper)

Submitted Papers & Book Chapters

  1. Legislative Strength and Incumbency Advantage in Africa: Evidence From Parliamentary Elections in Kenya, 1963-2007 (submitted)
  2. Constrained Presidential Power in Africa? The Politics of Executive Rule-Making in Kenya, 1963-2013 (submitted)
  3. “The Institutional Evolution of the Kenyan Legislature” Book Chapter (submitted)
  4. “The Politics of Legislative Development in Africa” Book Chapter (submitted)

Published Papers

  1. The Long Road to Institutionalization: The Kenyan Legislature and The 2013 Elections,” Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1
  2. African Elections: Two Divergent Trends,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 23, No. 3


Book Manuscript:

The Politics of Legislative Development in Africa: A Comparative Study of Kenya and Zambia