published

[5] Segregation drives racial voting: New evidence from South Africa. 

(with Melissa Sands). Forthcoming. Political Behavior.

Paper. Replication archive.

 

[4] Nuanced accountability: Voter responses to service provision in Southern Africa. Forthcoming. British Journal of Political Science

(with Evan S. Lieberman).

Paper. Replication archive.

• Previous version available as Afrobarometer Working Paper no. 161  
• Media coverage: Fin24 

 

[3] Democratization and economic output in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2019). Political Science Research and Methods, vol 7, no 1. 

(with Stephen Wittels).

PaperReplication archive

 

[2] Agents of the regime? Traditional leaders and electoral behavior in South Africa. (2018). Journal of Politics, vol 80, no 2. 

(with Horacio Larreguy).

PaperReplication archive

• Fiona McGillivray Award for the best Political Economy paper (APSA 2014) 

 

[1] Voting then, voting now: The long term consequences of participation in South Africa's first democratic election. (2017). Journal of Politics, vol 79, no 2.

PaperReplication archive.

working papers & in progress

Bringing the polls to the people: How increasing electoral access encourages turnout but exacerbates political inequality. Paper.

 

Local exposure to inequality among the poor increases support for taxing the rich. Paper.

(with Melissa Sands).

 

Daughters do not affect political beliefs in a new democracy. Paper. 

(with Amanda Clayton and Nicolas Dumas).

  

Digitizing South Africa's historical census to study the effects of (dis)enfranchisement.

(with Joachim Wehner and Johan Fourie).

- Media coverage: LSE Impact Blog

  

Exposure to inequality as an explanation of the Robin Hood paradox. 

(with Melissa Sands). 

 

State violence decreases incumbent support in a democracy: The political legacy of the Marikana massacre.

(with Ada Johnson-Kanu and Melissa Sands). 

 

Formation, fracture, and crisis: Electoral politics in post-apartheid South Africa, 1994 to 2019.

  

Electoral access as distributive politics: Expanding the vote in South Africa, 1994 - 2019. [book project] 

 


on pause

Disengaged by choice? Why urban youth don't participate in formal politics. 

(with Kate Orkin, Adam Berinsky, and Daniel Posner).

 

Encouraging young South Africans to vote.

(with Kate Orkin, Adam Berinsky, and Daniel Posner).


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