Latin American politics; international political economy; the political economy of commodity exporting; agrarian structure and rural conflict; quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
"Export-Oriented Populism: Commodities and Coalitions in Argentina," Studies in Comparative International Development 44.3 (Fall 2009), pp. 228-55. [Abstract] [Full Text]
"Farmers at the Barricades," Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Fall 2008.
"The Economy of Land Conflict in Brazil," Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Fall 2007. Co-authored with F. Daniel Hidalgo.
"Property Rights and Party Politics in Brazil: The Effect of Land Invasions on Rural Elections"
"Politics in the Kingdom of Soy: Subnational Organization in Brazil's Rural Lobby"
"The Returns to Political Investment: Campaign Donations and Government Contracts in Brazil." Co-authored with Taylor Boas and F. Daniel Hidalgo.
"Rural-Urban Redistributive Conflict in Argentina, 2003-2009."
"A Perfect Match? Verifying Statistical Assumptions with Case Knowledge." Co-authored with F. Daniel Hidalgo.