Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Does Contract Farming Improve Welfare? A Review” (with Marc F. Bellemare); World Development, vol. 112, pp. 259-271.

Measuring Hope: A Quantitative Approach with Validation in Rural Myanmar” (with Duncan Boughton, Kyan Htoo, Aung Hein, and Ellen Payongayong); Journal of Development Studies, vol. 54, issue 11, pp. 2078-2094, August 2018.

The Costs of Secondary Migration: Perspectives from Refugee Voluntary Agencies in the U.S.” (with Scott Loveridge); Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 19, issue 2, pp. 233-251, May 2018.

Learning toward Transformation: Evaluating Material, Social, and Spiritual Impacts in Western Kenya;” Faith & Economics, Issue 69, pp. 25-61, Spring 2017.

Working Papers

Good Intentions Gone Bad? The Dodd-Frank Act and Conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes Region;” Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) Working Paper, No. 300.

How Much Does the Cardinal Treatment of Ordinal Variables Matter? An Empirical Investigation

Dream Homes: Aspirations and Real Estate Investment in Rural Myanmar

Ongoing Projects

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten? Evidence from the Philippines” (with Bruce Wydick)

The Effects of Conflict on Household Agricultural Investment in Nigeria” (with Harrison Mitchell and Amy Damon)

Neighborhood Violence and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from South Africa” (with Mo Alloush)

Assessing Change in Economic and Psychological Well-Being from a Multifaceted Program in the Philippines” (with Rashmita Ghande)

A Practitioner’s Guide to the Valid Statistical Use of Ordinal Variables” (with Andrew Oswald)

Policy Briefs & Lightly Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Secondary Migration of Refugees Resettled in the US” (with Scott Loveridge); Forced Migration ReviewIssue 54; 2017.

Refugees in Rural Communities: A Win-Win?National Agriculture & Rural Development Policy Center; 2014.

Book Reviews

Book Review Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro;” Faith & Economics, Spring 2018, Issue No. 71.

Book Review Experimental Conversations: Perspectives on Randomized Trials in Development Economics (ed.) Timothy Ogden” (with Marc F. Bellemare) American Journal of Agricultural Economics, March 2018, Vol. 100, Issue 2, pp. 642–643

Book Review Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science by Dani Rodrik;” Faith & EconomicsFall 2016, Issue No. 68, pp. 121-126.

Book Review Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler;” Faith & Economics, Fall 2015; Issue No. 66, pp.169-174.