Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to AfricaWith Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney. Forthcoming, International Studies Quarterly.

Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited (lead article). With Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol. 61, No. 5 (2017): 935-963.

‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from Uganda and South Africa. With Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Michael J. Tierney, and Bradley C. Parks. Journal of Development Studies Vol. 52, No. 06 (2016): 780-796.

Ripples of Change in Chinese Foreign Policy? Evidence from Recent Approaches to Nontraditional Waterborne Security. With Andrew S. Erickson.  Asia Policy No. 17 (2014): 93-126

Selected Research in Progress

Online Volunteer Laboratories for Social Science Research. With Ryan D. Enos and Mark Hill. Under review.

Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Foreign Aid. With Daniel Markovits and Dustin H. Tingley. Under Review.

Explaining Chinese AidWith Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks and Michael J. Tierney. Book proposal under review. 

Delegate and Conquer: Evidence from Chinese Civilian and Military Diplomacy, 1979-2010With Tyler C. Jost. Working paper.

Competing for Recipients? Donor Reactions to Chinese Development FinanceWith Andreas Fuchs, Soo Yeon Kim and Michael J. Tierney. Working paper.

The Political Economy of Trade in Late Imperial China. Dissertation project.

Other Research

Many in the West Fear Chinese ‘Aid’ to Africa. They’re Wrong. Here’s Why. With Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael J. Tierney. The Monkey Cage, October 20, 2015.

Six Years at Sea…and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence. With Andrew S. Erickson. Washington, D.C.: Jamestown Foundation (July 2015): pp. 200.

Deep Blue Diplomacy: Soft Power and China’s Antipiracy Operations. With Andrew S. Erickson. In Bruce A. Elleman and S. C. M. Paine, eds. Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Nonuse of Military Force, Naval War College Newport Paper No. 42 (June 2015): 163-79.

Chinese Cooperation to Protect Sea-Lane Security: Antipiracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden. With Andrew S. Erickson. In Peter A. Dutton and Ryan D. Martinson, eds. Beyond the Great Wall: Chinese Far Seas Operations, Naval War College China Maritime Studies No. 13 (May 2015): 33-41.

China’s Global Maritime Presence: Hard and Soft Dimensions of PLAN Antipiracy Operations. With Andrew S. Erickson. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  Vol. 15, No. 9, April 27, 2015.

China’s `Facts of Ground’: Putting Neighbors Between a Rock and a Hard Place. With Andrew S. Erickson. War on the Rocks , March 2, 2015.

China’s Deep Blue Governance: Enhancing Non-Traditional Maritime Security Cooperation through Anti-Piracy. 非传统安全研究 [Non-Traditional Security Studies] Vol. 3, No. 1 (2015).

China’s Blue Soft Power: Antipiracy, Engagement, and Image Enhancement. With Andrew S. Erickson.  Naval War College Review  Vol. 68, No. 1 (Winter 2015): 71-91.

Pandora’s Sandbox: China’s Island-Building Strategy in the South China Sea. With Andrew S. Erickson.  Foreign Affairs (online), July 13, 2014.

China’s RIMPAC Debut: What’s in It for America? With Andrew S. Erickson. The National Interest, July 3, 2014.

Aid to Africa: Harmful or Helpful? With Bradley C. Parks. China Economic Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2014): 29-33.

China’s Anti-Piracy Mission in the Gulf of Aden: Implications for Anti-Piracy in the South China Sea. With Andrew S. Erickson. In Keyuan Zou and Shicun Wu, eds.  Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation, Surrey, UK: Ashgate (May 2014): 169-204.

How Tough is AidData’s TUFF Methodology? New Evidence from Uganda and South Africa. With Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Michael J. Tierney, and Bradley C. Parks. AidData The First Tranche, January 21, 2014.

China and the Far Seas: China’s Far Seas Presence Enables It to Escort Syria’s Chemical Weapons Marked for Destruction. With Andrew S. Erickson. The Diplomat, January 10, 2014.

Why China’s Gulf Piracy Fight Matters. With Andrew S. Erickson. CNN Global Public Square, January 7, 2014.

No Substitute for Experience. With Andrew S. Erickson. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, January 2, 2014.

非传统海上安全和美中信心建立措施: 挑战中的机遇 [Non-Traditional Maritime Security and U.S.-China Confidence Building Measures: An Opportunity amidst Challenges]. With Andrew S. Erickson. 美国问题研究 [Fudan American Review], 1 (2014): 1-32.

Parallel Progress, Positive Potential: Sino-American Cooperation to Further Sea Lane Security in the Gulf of Aden. With Andrew S. Erickson. China International Strategy Review 2013 (December 2013): 479-501.

Piracy’s Next Frontier: A Role for China in Gulf of Guinea Security? With Andrew S. Erickson. The National Interest, December 10, 2013.

No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Activities in the Gulf of Aden. With Andrew S. Erickson. Newport, RI.: Naval War College Press China Maritime Studies No. 10 (November 2013): pp. 196.

China’s Far Seas ‘Five-Year Plan. With Andrew S. Erickson. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, November 15, 2013.

China and the International Antipiracy Effort. With Andrew S. Erickson. The Diplomat, November 1, 2013.

Learning by Doing: PLAN Operational Innovations in the Gulf of Aden. With Andrew S. Erickson. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  Vol. 13, No. 21, October 24, 2013.

Pragmatic Partners, the Unsung Story of U.S.-China Anti-Piracy Coordination. With Andrew S. Erickson. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, October 24, 2013.

The Relevant Organs: Institutional Factors in China’s Anti-Piracy Missions. With Andrew S. Erickson. Jamestown Foundation  China Brief  Vol. 13, No. 20, October 10, 2013.

Sunk Costs: China and the Pirates. With Andrew S. Erickson. The Diplomat, September 26, 2013.

Spring Training for the Big Leagues. With Andrew S. Erickson. Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound, September 19, 2013.

相向而行, 潜力可观–面向未来的中美亚丁湾海上通道安全合作 [Towards the Same End, with Considerable Potential: Considering Future Sino-American Cooperation Regarding Sea Lane Security in the Gulf of Aden]. With Andrew S. Erickson. 国际战略研究简报 [International and Strategic Studies Report], (北京大学国际战略研究中心主办) [Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University] No. 86 (September 13, 2013): 1-4.

China Has Drones: Now What? When Beijing Will–and Won’t–Use Its UAVs. With Andrew S.Erickson. Foreign Affairs (online), May 23, 2013.

AFP, China Daily Coverage of AidData/CGD Study on Chinese Development Finance to Africa. AidData The First Tranche, May 21, 2013.

Why We Need Better Data on Chinese Aid. With Bradley C. Parks and Vijaya Ramachandran. Devex Impact Editor, May 3, 2013.

How Do You Track Chinese Development Finance? You Have to Follow the Money! AidData The First Tranche, April 30, 2013.

Learning the Ropes in Blue Water: The Chinese Navy’s Gulf of Aden Deployments Have Borne Worthwhile Lessons in Far-Seas Operations Lessons that Go Beyond the Antipiracy Mission. With Andrew S. Erickson. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Vol. 139/4/1, No. 322 (April 2013): 34-38.

China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. With Vijaya Ramachandran, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. Center for Global Development Working Paper, No. 323, April 2013.

Transatlantic Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. With Andrew S. Erickson. In Patryk Pawlak, ed., Look East, Act East: Transatlantic Agendas in the Asia Pacific, Brussels, BE: European Union Institute for Security Studies Report No. 12 (December 2012): 38-44.

‘Selfish Superpower’ No Longer? China’s Anti-Piracy Activities and 21st-Century Global Maritime Governance. With Andrew S. Erickson.  Harvard Asia Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 1/2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 92-102.

A Fresh Look at China as an Aid Donor. AidData The First Tranche, November 16, 2011.

New Report on Chinese Aid Transparency Expresses Cautious Optimism. AidData The First Tranche, September 20, 2011.