Interest Organizations and Economic Policy

Work and Demand Making: Productionist and Consumptionist Politics in Latin America (with Ruth Berins Collier). Comparative Political Studies 55.10: 1631-62, 2022. Online Appendix Replication Materials

Incentives for Organizational Participation: A Recruitment Experiment in Mexico (with Candelaria Garay and Mathias Poertner). Comparative Political Studies 54.1: 110-43, 2021. Online Appendix Replication Materials

Organizational and Partisan Brokerage of Social Benefits: Social Policy Linkages in Mexico (with Candelaria Garay and Mathias Poertner). World Development 136, 2020. Online Appendix  Replication Materials

Evading the Patronage Trap: Organizational Capacity and Demand Making in MexicoComparative Political Studies 52.13-14: 2097-134, 2019. Online Appendix Replication Materials Honorable Mention, 2019 Latin American Studies Assoc. Mexico Section Social Sciences Essay Award.

Interest Organizations and Distributive Politics: Small-Business Subsidies in MexicoWorld Development 84: 97-117, 2016. Winner, 2016 Latin American Studies Assoc. Mexico Section Social Sciences Essay Award.

Transparency and Accountability Institutions

Measuring Human Rights Abuse from Access to Information Requests (with Sarah EllingtonBenjamin Bagozzi, Daniel Berliner, and Aaron Erlich). Journal of Conflict Resolution 66.2: 357-84, 2022.

Media Attention and Bureaucratic Responsiveness (with Daniel Berliner, Benjamin Bagozzi, and Aaron Erlich). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 31.4: 687-703, 2021.

The Political Logic of Government Disclosure: Evidence from Information Requests in Mexico (with Daniel Berliner, Benjamin Bagozzi, and Aaron Erlich). Journal of Politics 83.1: 229-45, 2021. Online Appendix

What Information Do Citizens Want? Evidence from One Million Information Requests in Mexico (with Daniel Berliner and Benjamin Bagozzi), World Development 109: 222-35, 2018. Online Appendix

Delivering Transparency: To What Degree does the Mexican Government Respond to Public Information Requests? (with Jonathan Fox and Libby Haight). Gestión y Política Pública 20.1: 3-61, 2011. [versión publicada en español]

Clientelism and Electoral Politics

After Corporatism: Party Linkages with Popular Sector Organizations in Neoliberal Latin America. In Diana Kapiszewski, Steven Levitsky, and Deborah J. Yashar (eds.) The Inclusionary Turn in Latin American Democracies. Cambridge University Press, pp. 327-61, 2021.

Gerrymandering Opposition: Minority-Concentrated Districts and Electoral Competition in Mexico (with Anne Meng), Studies in Comparative International Development 52.1: 64-86, 2017.

Beyond the Machine: Clientelist Brokers and Interest Organizations in Latin America (with Alisha Holland). Comparative Political Studies 48.9: 1186-223, 2015. Winner, 2013 Latin American Political Institutions Section (LAPIS) Best Paper Award.

Clientelism, Declared Support, and Mexico’s 2012 Campaign (with Simeon Nichter). In Jorge I. Domínguez, Kenneth F. Greene, Chappell H. Lawson, and Alejandro Moreno (eds.) Mexico’s Evolving Democracy: A Comparative Study of the 2012 Elections. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 200-26, 2015.


Multi-Label Prediction for Political Text-as-Data (with Aaron Erlich, Stefano Dantas, Benjamin Bagozzi, and Daniel Berliner). Political Analysis 30.4: 463-80, 2022. Online Appendix

A Case for Case Studies: A Multi-Method Strategy for Ecological Inference (with Anne Meng). Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 10.2: 21-6, 2012.

Popular Press and Other Publications

The Berry Revolution: Non-Traditional Agriculture and Economic Opportunity in MexicoReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, February 25, 2024.

Book review in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America: Shannon O’Neil The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter, April 21, 2023.

Big Data and Access to Information in Mexico (with Daniel Berliner, Jésica Tapia, Benjamin Bagozzi and Aaron Erlich), 2022. Policy report and accompanying website.

¿A quién le sirve la transparencia en México? [For whom does transparency work in Mexico?] (with Jésica Tapia, Daniel Berliner, Benjamin Bagozzi, and Aaron Erlich) Nexos: Blog de la Redacción, April 22, 2021.

Book review in Governance: Thomson, Henry Food and Power: Regime Type, Agricultural Policy, and Political Stability, 2020.

Mexico’s President-Elect has Offered Two Clues about His Approach to NAFTAWashington Post, “The Monkey Cage,” July 16, 2018.

Analysis of Agricultural Subsidies in Mexico

Small Producer Access to Decentralized Agricultural Subsidies in Mexico: Alianza para el Campo (full monograph, English)

Is Decentralization the Answer? Lessons from Alianza para el Campo (abbreviated version, English)

El acceso de pequeños productores a programas descentralizados de subsidios agrícolas: Alianza para el Campo (monografía completa, Español)

¿Es la decentralización la solución? Enseñanzas de Alianza para el Campo (versión acortada, Español)

Manual para el seguimiento del gasto agrícola federalizado (Manual for monitoring federalized agricultural spending)