My main research and teaching interests are in political economy of development with a special focus on conflict. I have extensively worked on understanding how the political Hutu elites orchestrated the Rwandan Genocide.
I obtained my PhD from the IIES at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Research on the Rwandan Genocide
— The Preparation
Preparing for Genocide: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Rwanda. (with Evelina Bonnier, Jonas Poulsen and Miri Stryjan)
▪ Journal of Development Economics 147 (2020): 102533 ▪ Online Appendix
— The Execution
▪ Accepted at the American Economic Review ▪ Online Appendix
— The Aftermath
Yes They Can: Genocide, Political Participation, and Female Empowerment. (with Tatiana Zarate-Barrera)
Other Working Papers
Rainfall Inequality, Political Power, and Ethnic Conflict in Africa. (with Andrea Guariso)
Organized Violence and Voting.