Partisan Investment in the Global Economy: Why the Left loves foreign direct investment and FDI loves the Left. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2013. Buy from CUP or Amazon.


Michigan book 2012Politics and Foreign Direct Investment. What makes a country attractive to multinational corporations? (co-authored). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2012. Buy from UMP or Amazon.

Book chapters:

The Politics of Hard Times: Fiscal Policy and the Endogeneity of Economic Recessions. In Miles Kahler and David Lake, editors, Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession and Contemporary Perspective, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2013.

The Politics of Chinese Investment in the US, with Tim Frye. In Karl Sauvant, editor, Investing in the United States: Is the US Ready for FDI from China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009. A description of the book and table of content can be found at the publisher’s website.

Journal articles:

Heeding to the Losers from Trade. Evidence from Legislators’ Trade Policy Preferences and Legislative Behavior. Legislative Studies QuarterlyVol. 47, Issue 3,  August 2022, pp 539-603, with M. Victoria Murillo. (Recipient of 2016 MPSA Award for best paper in International Relations presented at the 2015 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association).

Brewing Violence: Foreign Investment and Civil Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 66, Issue 6, July 2022, pp. 1010-1036, with Boliang Zhu. Download final draft (includes web appendix).

Constituency Effects and Legislative Dissent Under Closed-List Proportional Representation. Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 63 , Issue 2 , May 2021, pp. 78–99, with Eduardo Aleman, Juan Pablo Micozzi, and Sebastian Saiegh. Journal version available from Latin American Politics and Society

Disentangling the Role of Ideology and Partisanship in Legislative Voting: Evidence from Argentina. Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2018), pp. 245-273, with Eduardo Aleman, Juan Pablo Micozzi and Sebastian Saiegh. Journal version available at Legislative Studies QuarterlyWorking paper version can de downloaded here.

Improving Access to Voting with Optimized Matchings. Electoral Studies Vol. 51 (February 2018), pp. 38-48, with Guillermo Duran, Mauro Giormenti, Mario Guajardo, Pablo A. Rey, and Nicolas E. Stier-Moses. Journal version available at Electoral Studies. Working paper version can be dowloaded here.

The Distributional Consequences of Preferential Trade Liberalization: Firm-Level Evidence. International Organization 71 no. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 373-395, with Leonardo Baccini and Stephen Weymouth. Journal version available at International Organization.

Fortune or Evil? The Effects of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on Corruption. International Studies Quarterly 60 no. 4 (2016), pp. 693-705, with Boliang Zhu. Journal version available International Studies Quarterly.

Partisan Cycles in Offshore Outsourcing: Evidence from U.S. Imports. Economics & Politics 38 no. 3 (November 2016), pp. 233–261, with Stephen Weymouth.  Journal version available at Economics & Politics.

Dyadic Analysis in International Relations: A Cautionary Tale. Political Analysis, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Autumn 2014), pp. 457–463, with Robert S. Erikson and Kelly T. Rader. Journal version available at Political Analysis. Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the annual meetings of the APSA (2009) and IPES (2009) under the title “Dirty Pool Revisited: When Less is More.”

Sensitivity to Issue Framing on Trade Policy Preferences: evidence from a survey experimentInternational Organization, Vol. 67, No. 2, April 2013, pp 411-437, with Martin Ardanaz and M. Victoria Murillo. Journal version available at International Organization.

Randomization Tests and Multi-Level Data in State Politics, (with Robert S. Erikson and Kelly T. Rader). State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer 2010), 180-198. Journal version available at State Politics & Policy Quarterly.

The Politics of Stock Market Development, (with Peter Gourevitch and Stephen Weymouth). Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 2 Issue 2 (2010), 378-409. Journal version available through Taylor and Francis.

The Politics of Investment. Partisanship and the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment, (with Santiago M. Pinto). Economics & Politics, Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2008), 216-254. Journal version available through Wiley Online; working paper version available for download at SSRN.

The Political Determinants of Economic Performance. Political Competition and the Sources of Growth (with Jeff Timmons). Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1 (2005), 26-50. Journal version available through Sage Journals Online. Link to web appendix with additional results omitted from publication due to space constraints.

Work in Progress:

The Perils of Privilege: Manufacturing Wages, Educational Attainment, and the Populist Response to Industrial Decline, with William Roberts Clark and Keigo Tanabe. Draft (October 2022)

Heterogeneous Districts, Interests, and Trade Policy, with Kishore Gawande, and Santiago M. Pinto. Download.

A Re-Examination of Gender, Descriptive Representation, and Trade Policy, with Ulkar Imamverdiyeva and Patrick Shea. Download

Partisanship and the Allocation of Foreign Investment under Imperfect Capital Mobility, with Santiago M. Pinto. Download

Opportunistic policies under varying costs of redeployment: evidence from the auto industry, with Santiago M. Pinto. Download

Natural Disasters and Willingness to Pay for Reliable Electricity: The 2021 Winter Storm in Texas as a Natural Experiment, with Gail J. Buttorff, Yuhsin Annie Hsu, Yewande Olapade, Maria Paula Perez Arguelles, Agustin Vallejo, and M. C. Sunny Wong.

The Effect of International Actors on Public Support for Austerity, with Stephanie Rickard and James R. Vreeland.

Regulating Foreign Investment: A Study of the Properties of Bilateral Investment Regimes, with Santiago M. Pinto and Nicolas Stier-Moses. Download

Love thy neighbor: Moral suasion and the formation of immigration policy preferences, with Leonardo Antenangeli and Jeff Church.

Global Production, Market Dynamics, and Governance. The Political Consequences of Inward Foreign Direct Investment, with Boliang Zhu (unpublished book manuscript).

The Multidimensionality of Governance: Unpacking the effect of elections, rule of law and contract enforcement on investment risk, with Susan Achury and Rodrigo Nuñez-Donoso.

Industry segmentation and the market for protection: Evidence from oil, with Llewelyn Hughes. Download.

Democracy and Wellbeing: A difference-in-differences analysis of the consequences of regime transitions, with Robert Erikson and Kelly Rader.

Fiscal Policy in Good Times and Bad Times: Distributive motivations and pro-cyclical spending in Argentina, with Martin Ardanaz and Santiago M. Pinto. Download.

The Individual Sources of Economic Nationalism: Evidence from Survey Data, with Carmen Le Foulon. WP No. 3 (December 2007), Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) Working Papers Series.

The Politics of Investment: Partisan Governments, Wages and Employment, with Santiago M. Pinto. Download.

No Entiendo: The Effects of Bilingualism on Hispanic Earnings, with Jeronimo Cortina and Rodolfo de la Garza. Columbia University, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) Working Paper Series No. 2007 | 03.

Does Partisanship Affect the Regulation of Foreign Investment? Download.

Tying Hands vs. Exchanging Hostages. Domestic Coalitions, Political Constraints and FDI. Download.