Research Papers
Sports, Nationalism, and World Politics
Nationalism and Conflict: Lessons from International Sports

(Policy Version, Online Appendix, Replication Files)

International Studies Quarterly 61(4), 835-849 (2017).

Interactive Maps and Figures (by the Australian Broadcasting Commission)

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The World Cup, Nationalism, and International Trade (with George Yin)

(Online Appendix)

The Surprising Effectiveness of Sports Sanctions

The Politics of Distraction: How Spectator Sports Affect Political Knowledge and Civic Engagement

Can Sports Stars Effectively Champion Political Causes? Evidence from Social Media Data

How Dictators Exploit International Sports for Political Gain (with Layne Vandenberg)

Nationalism in the Digital Age

Leaders and Foreign Policy


Is There a War Party? Party Change, the Left-Right Divide, and International Conflict

(with Allan Dafoe and Robert Trager) 

(Online Appendix, Pre-Analysis Plan, Replication Files)

Journal of Conflict Resolution 63(4), 950-975 (2019).

Leader Age and International Conflict

(with Allan Dafoe and Robert Trager)

(Online Appendix)


United Government and State Aggression: A New Empirical Approach



Other Projects


Regression Discontinuity in Practice: Straightforward Solutions to Common Problems


Overcoming Attrition in Experimental Research