Electoral Experience, Institutional Quality, and Economic Development in Latin America
(with Beatriz Maldonado), Oxford Development Studies, 43 (2), 253-280.
Building an Effective Market and State: Lessons from England, Spain, and
Their American Colonies (with Jerry Hough), Cambridge University Press, November 2014.
Tropical Agriculture: Is Africa Different? (with Lord Andzie Quainoo), Review of Development Economics, November 2014, 640-654.
Explaining the Rise of the Left in Latin America (with Luisa Blanco), Latin American Research Review, 48(1), 2013.
Natural resource dependence and the accumulation of physical and human capital in Latin America (with Luisa Blanco), Resources Policy, 37(3), September 2012, 281–295.
Trust and the Endogeneity of Physical and Human Capital (with Jacob Dearmon), European Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 27(3): 507-519.
The Hidalgo Rebellion and the Problem of Order: The Comparative Lessons of Chile and the United States (with Jerry Hough), The Latin Americanist, December 2010, 54(4): 59-80.
Elections, Exchange Rates & Reform in Latin America (with R.Cermeño and K.Grier), Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 92(2): 166-174.
Long Live Democracy: The Determinants of Political Instability in Latin America, (with Luisa Blanco) Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45(1), 76-95.
Only Income Diverges: A Neo-Classical Anomaly, (with K.Grier) Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 84(1): 25-45.
Losing Ground: Economic Growth in Latin America from 1955-1999, Southern Economic Journal, 2007, 74(1): 177-203.
On the Real Effects of Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty in Mexico, (with K.Grier) Journal of Development Economics, 2006, 80: 478-500.
The Interaction of Human and Physical Capital Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kyklos, 2005, 58(2): 195-212.
Toothless Tigers? East Asian Economic Performance from 1960-1990, Review of Development Economics, 2003, 7(3): 392-405.
On the Interaction of Human and Physical Capital in Latin America, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2002, 50(4): 891-913.
Exchange Rate Regimes and the Cross-Country Distribution of the 1997 Financial Crisis (with K.Grier), Economic Inquiry, 2001, 39 (1): 139-148.
Political Cycles in Non-Traditional Settings: Theory and Evidence from the case of Mexico, (with K. Grier), The Journal of Law and Economics, 2000, XLIII (1), April: 239-263.
Colonial Legacies and Economic Growth, Public Choice, 1999, 98 (3/4): 317-335. Reprinted in William G. Moseley (ed), 2007, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial African Issues (McGraw Hill).
Inflación e Incertidumbre Inflacionaria en México, 1960-1997, (with Kevin Grier), Trimestre Económico, 1998, Vol. LXV (3), Núm. 259: 407-426.
El Papel de la Estrategia Cambiaria en el Comportamiento Económico de Países en Desarrollo: Evidencia para 1997 (with K.Grier), Economía Mexicana, 1998, Vol. VII, Núm.1: 115-131.
The Effect of Religion on Economic Development: A Cross-National Study of 63 Former Colonies, Kyklos, 1997, vol. 50, 1: 47-62.
Do Artists Suffer from a Cost-Disease? (with Tyler Cowen) Rationality and Society, 1996, 8 (1): 5-24. Reprinted in Ruth Towse (ed), 1997, Cultural Economics: The arts, the heritage and the media industries, Vol. 2 (NH: Elgar Reference Collection), 371-390.
Chapters in Books:
Geography, Transportation, and Country Boundaries in British and Spanish America, (with J. Hough), 2008, in From Vice to Viceroys: multiple actors of the colonial world (Universidad de San Francisco Quito).