Research

Books

Explaining Chinese Aid. Under contract at Cambridge University Press, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Foreign Aid and the Status Quo: Evidence from Pre-Marshall Plan Aid." 2019. Chinese Journal of International Politics 12(4): 585-613, with Daniel Markovits and Dustin Tingley.

"Seven Decades of Chinese State Financing in Africa: Tempering Contemporary Debates." 2019. Economic History of Developing Regions 34(3): 259-279.

"Online Volunteer Laboratories for Human Subjects Research." 2019. PLOS ONE 14(8): e0221676, with Ryan Enos, Mark Hill, and Amy Lakeman.

"Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa." 2018. International Studies Quarterly 62(1): 182-194, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney.

"Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited." 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61(5): 935-963, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney (lead article).

"‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from Uganda and South Africa." 2016. Journal of Development Studies 52(6): 780-796, with Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Michael Tierney, and Bradley Parks.

Projects and Working Papers

Domestic Authority and Foreign Economic Policies in Chinese History. Dissertation project.

"Aid, China and Growth: Evidence from a New Global Development Finance Dataset." Revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael Tierney.

"Who Pursues Prestige Projects, and Why? Evidence from Chinese Development Finance." Working paper.

"Domestic Dynamics of Hierarchy: Evidence from Ming and Qing Tributary Exchanges." Working paper.

"Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries." Working paper, with Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney.

"Delegated Diplomacy: Why China Uses the Military for Face-to-Face Exchanges." Working paper, with Tyler Jost.

"Decomposing Autocratic Trade Policies: Evidence from Late Imperial China." Work in progress.

"China's Foreign Aid on Public Opinion: Evidence from 1,980 Jurisdictions within 125 Countries." Work in progress, with Lukas Wellner, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael Tierney.

Other Academic Research

"Autocratic Aid and Governance: What We Know, Don’t Know, and Need to Know." 2019. American Political Science Association Annals of Comparative Democratization 17(2): 11-16, with Bradley Parks.

"China’s Blue Soft Power: Antipiracy, Engagement, and Image Enhancement." 2015. Naval War College Review 68(1): 71-91, with Andrew Erickson.

Six Years at Sea...and Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China’s Maritime Commons Presence. 2015. Washington, D.C.: Jamestown Foundation, with Andrew Erickson.

"Aid to Africa: Harmful or Helpful?" 2014. China Economic Quarterly 18(2): 29-33, with Bradley Parks.

"Ripples of Change in Chinese Foreign Policy? Evidence from Recent Approaches to Nontraditional Waterborne Security." 2014. Asia Policy 17: 93-126, with Andrew Erickson.

No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Activities in the Gulf of Aden. 2013. Newport: Naval War College Press China Maritime Study #10, with Andrew Erickson.


Photo: Forbidden City, Beijing, 2017