My research explores governance and accountability in lower- and middle-income countries.  The primary focus of my early work was on understanding how international development actors respond to variation in the quality of governance in the states where they work.  My current work builds on this earlier work but turns primarily to the level of the individual: in a number of projects, I explore variation in the ways in which citizens react to and use different kinds of information about politics, politicians, and international actors. 

My research is organized into the following topical areas on this page:

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Foreign Aid Effectiveness

Foreign Aid Allocation


Political Participation

Taxation, Redistribution, and Public Service Provision

International Political Economy

Law and International Law