Research

Publications in refereed academic journals

Reducing Child Mortality in the Last Mile: Experimental Evidence on Community Health Promoters in Uganda
with M Björkman Nyqvist, J Svensson, and D Yanagizawa-Drott
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(3): 155-92 (2019)
Trial registration: AEARCTR-0000530
Data: Online Appendix and replication files here.
Award: Novartis prize for the best health economics paper at the Irish Economic Association conference 2017.
Media: The Washington PostQUARTZ
NYT, ImpakterJPAL 1, JPAL 2, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)Children Investment Fund Fundation (CIFF), VoxDev 

Armed conflict and schooling in Rwanda: Digging deeper
with M Verpoorten
Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 
25(1): 1-41 (2019)

 When Ethnicity Beats Gender: Quotas and Political Representation in Rwanda and Burundi
with B Ingelaere and M Verpoorten
Development and Change49(6): 1361–1391 (2018).
Media: The Conversation, Forskning & Framsteg (in Swedish)

Aid, Trade, and Post-War Recovery of the Rwandan Coffee Sector
with M Verpoorten
Journal of East African Studies, 12(3): 552-574 (2018)
Data: Online Appendix here and replication files here.
Policy Brief: IOB Policy Brief N.30

Bilateral Investment Treaties and FDI: Does the Sector Matter? 
with L Colen and D Persyn
World Development, 83: 193-206 (2016)

Food Price Shocks and the Political Economy of Global Agricultural and Development Policy
with MP Squicciarini and J Swinnen
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 36 (3): 387-415 (2014)
Award: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s AEPP Outstanding Journal Article 2014.

Global hunger: Food crisis spurs aid for poverty
with MP Squicciarini and J Swinnen
Nature (correspondence), 501:492 (2013)

Publications in peer-reviewed volumes

What Type of FDI Is Attracted by BITs?
with L Colen
Chapt. 5 in: De Schutter O., Swinnen J. et Wouters J. (eds)
Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development, Routledge (2013)

The Rwandan Coffee Sector: out of the Ordinary
with JN Chrysostome and M Verpoorten
in: Reyntjens F., Vandeginste S., et Verpoorten M. (eds.)
L’Afrique des grands lacs. Annuaire 2011-2012, Paris, L’Harmattan: 397-426 (2012)

Working Papers

Rainfall Inequality, Political Power, and Ethnic Conflict in Africa (with T Rogall), LICOS Discussion Paper 391/2017
Award: UniCredit Best Presentation Prize at the 2015 Applied Economics Workshop in Petralia.
Media: World Bank Development Impact blogVOXEu

Conceptual framework for the analysis of the determinants of food and nutrition security (with H Pieters and A Vandeplas), Foodsecure Working Paper 2013-13

Selected Work in Progress

Improving Primary School Learning Through Community Engagement: Evidence from India  (with M Björkman Nyqvist)
RCT Status: ongoing (Endline scheduled in late 2019)
Trial registration: AEARCTR-0002817

Effect of the Living Goods/BRAC Community Health Delivery Program on Child Mortality in Uganda – RCT Phase II  (with P Awor, M Björkman Nyqvist, and J Svensson)
RCT Status: ongoing (Endline scheduled in 2020) 
Trial registration: AEARCTR-0002392

Women Political Representation and its Impact in Uganda (with S Anderson and M Björkman Nyqvist)
Status: data collection completed 

Entrepreneurship Support for Refugees and Host Populations in a Fragile Context (with S Adjognon, C Fernandez, M Holmlund, T Mitchell, and C Newman)
RCT Status: in preparation (Baseline scheduled in 2020)