“External Validity and Institutions in Behavioral Public Administration.” Invited roundtable contribution in “The (Missing?) Role of Institutions in Behavioral Public Administration–A Roundtable Discourse” with Anthony M. Bertelli, Norma M. Riccucci, Paola Cantarelli, Maria Cucciniello, Christian R. Grose, Peter John, Elizabeth Linos, and Anjali Thomas. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1-25. (journal full-text [open access]) (pdf)

With Aisha Ali, Javier Fuenzalida, and Margarita Gomez: “Four Lenses on People Management in the Public Sector: An Evidence Review and Synthesis.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2021, Volume 37, Issue 2, Summer, Pages 335–366. (journal full-text [open access]) (working paper)

“Beyond State Capacity: Bureaucratic Effectiveness, Policy Implementation, and Reform.” Journal of Institutional Economics 2021, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2021, pp. 339 – 357. (pre-publication pdf) (final journal version [gated])

With Imran Rasul and Daniel Rogger: “Management, Organizational Performance, and Task Clarity: Evidence from Ghana’s Civil Service.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 2021, Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 259–277. (pre-publication pdf) (journal full-text)

With Anthony M. Bertelli, Mai Hassan, Dan Honig, and Daniel Rogger: “An agenda for the study of Public Administration in Developing Countries.” Governance, 2020, introduction to special issue. (final journal version [gated])

With Liah Yecalo-Tecle: “Innovation, Voice, and Hierarchy in the Civil Service: Evidence from Evidence from Ghana’s Civil Service.” Governance 2020, 33(4), October 2020, p. 789-807. (final journal version [gated]) (pre-publication pdf)

“Beyond ‘Context Matters’: Context and External Validity in Impact Evaluation.” World Development 127, March 2020, Symposium on RCTs and Development (short paper). (final journal version [gated])

“External Validity and Policy Adaptation: From Impact Evaluation to Policy Design”. World Bank Research Observer, 2020. (final journal version [gated]) (working paper pdf) (policy memo) (policy memo em português)

“The Political Economy of Unfinished Development Projects: Corruption, Clientelism, or Collective Choice?” American Political Science Review 111(4), November 2017, p. 705-723. (final journal version [gated](pre-publication pdf)

Working papers

With Zahra Mansoor: “Systems Approaches to Public Service Delivery: Methods and Frameworks”. Submitted, August 2022. (main paper) (online appendix)

With Zahra Mansoor, Dana Qarout, Kate Anderson, Celeste Carano, Liah Yecalo-Tecle, and Veronika Dvorakova. “A Global Mapping of Delivery Approaches”. DeliverEd Working Paper, July 2021. (pdf)

With Liah Yecalo-Tecle: “The (Non-)Implementation of Performance Management Policies: Mapping 30 Years of Reforms in Ghana and Zambia”. Working paper, November 2020. (pdf) (earlier working paper version)

With Michel Azulai, Imran Rasul, and Daniel Rogger: “Can Training Improve Organizational Culture? Experimental Evidence from Ghana’s Civil Service.” Working paper, October 2020. (pdf)

With Clare Leaver, Zahra Mansoor, Dana Qarout, Anna Bilous, Karen Mundy, Minahil Asim, and Sheena Bell: “Delivery Approaches to Improving Policy Implementation: A Conceptual Framework.” DeliverEd Working Paper, July 2020. (pdf)

With Binta Zahra Diop, Koku Awoonor-Williams, and Anthony Ofosu: “Understanding the Allocation of Public Personnel Across Government Health Facilities in Ghana.” IGC Working Paper, August 2019. (pdf)

“From Institutions to Organizations: Management and Informality in Ghana’s Public Bureaucracies”. Working paper, 2015. (pdf)

“One Size Does Not Fit All: Budget Institutions and Performance in Ghana’s Spending Ministries” Working paper, 2015. (pdf)

Work in Progress

With Aisha J. Ali, Luis Álvaro Álvarez Calderón, Pedro Arcain Riccetto, Paola del Carpio, Elise El Nouchi, Javier Fuenzalida, Margarita Gómez, Aung Hein, and Oswaldo Molina. “Questioning hierarchies: Senior leaders’ views on how global civil services changed during the pandemic” (policy report)

With Danilo Cardoso, Flávio Sousa da Vitoria, Flávio Cireno, Julien Labonne, Pedro Masson, and Pedro Palotti: “Networks in the Bureaucracy: Evidence from Brazil”

With Chris Adam and Mae Chan: “Recurrent Costs and the Macroeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Investment”

With Dan Honig: “Organizational Autonomies”

With Daniel Rogger and Eleanor Florence Woodhouse: “Government Analytics Using Data on Task and Project Completion”

With Nahomi Ichino and Erik Wibbels: “The Delivery and Spatial Distribution of Development Projects: Evidence from a USAID Governance Project in Ghana”

Other publications

“Aid, Trade, Investment, and Dependency.” In Anderson, David, Nicholas Cheeseman, and Andrea Scheibler (eds), The Routledge Handbook of African Politics, London: Routledge, 2013. (routledge) (google books)

“The Gold Standard of Governance: Mining, Decentralization, and State Power in Senegal.” Politique Africaine 117, March 2010. (journal)

Review of: “Brokering Democracy in Africa: The Rise of Clientelist Democracy in Senegal” by Linda Beck. In Politique Africaine 115, October 2009. (pdf)