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

(with Evan S. Lieberman).

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


[3] Agents of the regime? Traditional leaders and electoral behavior in South Africa. Forthcoming. Journal of Politics

(with Horacio Larreguy).

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


[2] Democratization and economic output in Sub-Saharan Africa. Forthcoming. Political Science Research and Methods

(with Stephen Wittels).

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[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.

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working papers & in progress

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



Segregation drives racial voting: New evidence from South Africa. 

(with Melissa Sands).



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

(with Joachim Wehner and Johan Fourie).

- Media coverage: LSE Impact Blog


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).