Refereed Books

When Democracies Deliver: Governance Reform in Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Refereed Articles

“Making Inroads: Infrastructure, State Capacity, and Chinese Dominance in Latin American Development” (with Riitta-Ilona Koivumaeki). Studies in Comparative International Development: 1-23.

“State Capacity, Bureaucratic Politicization, and Corruption in the Brazilian State” (with Sérgio Praça and Matthew M. Taylor). Governance, (30) 1: 105-124.

“The Merits of Problem-Solving over Powering: Governance Reform in Brazil and Argentina” Comparative Politics, 48 (2): 205-225 (2016).

“Measuring Governance: Implications of Conceptual Choices” (with Sandra BoteroEuropean Journal of Development Research 26 (1): 124-141 (2014).

“Identifying Transparency” (with Robert G. Michener) Information Polity 18 (3): 233-242 (2013).

Refereed Book Chapter

“Bureaucratic Capacity and Political Autonomy Within National States: Mapping the Archipelago of Excellence in Brazil” (with Sérgio Praça and Matthew M. Taylor). Forthcoming. States in the Developing World, edited by Miguel Angel Centeno, Atul Kohli and Deborah Yashar, Cambridge University Press.

  • (American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies) post on our findings here
  • Folha de São Paulo on our findings here and here

Working Papers and Other Projects

“Bureaucratic Autonomy, State Capacity and Government Quality: Evidence from Brazil”(with Francis Fukuyama). In progress. 

“The Politics of Partisanship in the Brazilian Civil Service” (with Sérgio Praça and Matthew M. Taylor). Under review.

“Police Patrols or Fire Alarms?: Experimental Evidence from Brazil” Field experiment in partnership with the Controladoria-Geral do Distrito Federal in Brazil. In progress.

“Conceptualizing the Quality of Transparency” (with Robert G. Michener). Working Paper no. 49, Political Methodology Working Paper Series of the IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods.