Research

Published Articles:

How Urban Riots Influence Political Behaviour: Vote Choices after the 2011 London Riots
Political Science Research and Methods, forthcoming. (with Peter John)
(Accepted version with online appendix) )

The Social Dynamics of Collective Action: Evidence from the Diffusion of the Swing Riots, 1830-31
Journal of Politics, 2021 (online). (with Toke Aidt and Max Satchell)
(Published version)(Working paper version)(Online appendix)
Media: Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

The Interaction of Structural Factors and Diffusion in Social Unrest: Evidence from the Swing Riots
British Journal of Political Science, 2021 (online). (with Toke Aidt)
(Published version)(Working paper version)(Online appendix)
Media: Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

Feudalism, Collaboration and Path Dependence in England’s Political Development
British Journal of Political Science,  50(2), 511-533, 2020.
(Published version)(Working paper version)

The Coup: Competition for Office in Authoritarian Regimes
Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, eds. Roger Congleton, Bernard Grofman and Stefan Voigt, Oxford University Press, 2019. (with Toke Aidt)
(Published version) (Working paper version)

The Democratic Window of Opportunity: Evidence from Riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Journal of Conflict Resolution 60(4), 694-717, 2016. (with Toke Aidt)
(Published version)(Working paper version)

Loyalty for Sale? Military Spending and Coups d’Etat
Public Choice 159, 363-383, 2014.
(previously circulated under the title The Economic Causes of Coups)
(Published version) (Working paper version) (Online appendix)

Soldiers or Politicians? Institutions, Conflict and the Military’s Role in Politics
Oxford Economic Papers 66, 533-556, 2014.
(Published version) (Working paper version) (
Online appendix)

Strategic Redistribution: The Political Economy of Populism in Latin America
European Journal of Political Economy 34, 39-51, 2014.
(Published version) (Working paper version)

Bad Apples: Political Paralysis and the Quality of Politicians
Journal of Public Economic Theory 15(3), 433-447, 2013.
(Published version) (Working paper version)

Articles in Progress:

Urban Change and Social Unrest: the Blitz, Gentrification and the 2011 London Riots (with Juta Kawalerowicz)
(Abstract)

Why Do Security Agents Follow Orders? A Theory of Enforcement in Hierarchical Organizations
(Abstract)

Franchise Extensions and Political Activism: Petitioning in the Aftermath of the Great Reform Act (with Toke Aidt)
(Abstract)

Street-Level Autocrats: Private Preferences and the Logic of Nonviolent Revolutions (with Marianne Dahl, Scott Gates and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård)
(Abstract)

Autocratic Institutions, Collective Action and Institutional Change
(Abstract)