Research

Publications in refereed academic journals

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).
Paper awarded with the 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 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

Effect of a Micro Entrepreneur-based Community Health Delivery Program on Under-five Mortality in Uganda: a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial (with M Björkman Nyqvist, J Svensson, and D Yanagizawa-Drott), CEPR Discussion Paper 11515.
Novartis prize for the best health economics paper at the Irish Economic Association conference 2017
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eatured in The Washington PostQUARTZNYT, JPALInnovations for Poverty Action (IPA)Children Investment Fund Fundation (CIFF)

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

Armed conflict and schooling in Rwanda: Digging deeper (with M Verpoorten), LICOS Discussion Paper 343/2013 and HiCN Working Paper 166.

Female political representation in the aftermath of ethnic violence: A comparative analysis of Burundi and Rwanda (with B Ingelaere and M Verpoorten), UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2017/74.

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

Effect of the Living Goods/BRAC Community Health delivery Program on Child Mortality in Uganda – Phase II  (with M Björkman Nyqvist and J Svensson)

Armed conflict, sex ratio and marital outcomes in Rwanda (with K Shindler and M Verpoorten)

Aid, Trade and Post-War Recovery of the Rwandan Coffee Sector (with M Verpoorten)

An economic analysis of the links between armed conflicts, female political empowerment and development