Current Research

All my current research deals with different dimensions of political behavior and accountability in developing countries.

Political Consequences of Inequality

Perceptions of Inevitability and Demand for Redistribution: Evidence from a Survey Experiment (with Miquel Pellicer and Patrizio Piraino, JEBO, accepted December 2017)

Social Inequality, State-Centered Grievances, and Protest – Evidence from South Africa , with Alexander De Juan, Journal of Conflict Resolution, accepted October 2016.

Electoral Behaviour & Clientelism

Revisiting the Islamist-Secular divide: Parties and Voters in the Middle East and North Africa, with Francesco Cavatorta, International Political Science Review, accepted October 2017.

Poor people beliefs and the dynamics of clientelism” (under review, with Miquel Pellicer, Lindsay Benstead and Ellen Lust).

New Project on The Demand Side of Clientelism (with Miquel Pellicer as co-applicant, and collaborating with Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead, and Harold Kincaid, 380,000 Euros). German Research Foundation (DFG).

 Protest & Accountability

Efficacy, Blame Attribution, and Protest Scope: Findings from a survey experiment in South Africa“, with Miquel Pellicer and Alexander De Juan

“Active or disenchanted citizens? Voting and Protesting in South Africa”, with Miquel Pellicer