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Oil, Autocratic Survival, and the Gendered Resource Curse: When Inefficient Policy Is Politically Expedient
Economic development generally promotes women’s autonomy. Yet women in resource-rich autocracies fare more poorly than women in similarly wealthy industrial and postindustrial states. Some attributeExpand
Do Good Borders Make Good Rebels? Territorial Control and Civilian Casualties
How does the location of rebel-held territory shape insurgent relations with civilians? We argue that when rebel groups control territory domestically, they are strongly incentivized to cultivateExpand
Refining the Oil Curse
Is there a resource curse? Some scholars argue that resource income is associated with slower transitions to democracy; others contend that the negative effects of resources are conditional onExpand
The Imitation Game: Why Don't Rising Powers Innovate Their Militaries More?
For decades, China has been countering U.S. naval strengths with asymmetric capabilities, not by matching them. Yet, China is now building aircraft carriers. Why? It is not a sign of strength butExpand
Attention Must Be Paid: Political Awareness and Trade Preference Formation
What explains public opinion on trade? Many scholars of trade opinion argue that individuals form opinions about trade based upon personal economic interest. However, public opinion research suggestsExpand
Resource Wealth is an Amplifier, Not a Curse: Evidence from Country-Level Effects of Exogenous Variation in Resource Endowments
Is there a resource curse? We apply a new tool, the method of synthetic controls, to test old claims, that large oil endowments retard democratization and economic growth. To directly estimate theExpand