- Valuing Peace: The Effects of Stock Market Exposure on Votes and Political Attitudes, with Moses Shayo, Econometrica, Vol. 87, No. 5, pp.1561-1588, September 2019, revised from Stanford GSB Research Paper 3389, February 2019.
- Trading for Peace, Economic Policy, Vol. 33, No. 95, pp.485-526, July 2018, revised from "A Theory of Ethnic Tolerance" (Stanford GSB Research Paper 17-84)
- Financial Market Exposure Raises Support for Peace, with Moses Shayo, The Political Economist, APSA, February 2016
- Financial Asset Holdings and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Revolutionary England, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 103, No.3, August 2015, revised from "Financial Innovations and Political Development: Evidence from 17th Century England" (Stanford GSB Working Paper No. 2005), 2008.
- `Unfinished Business’: Historic Complementarities, Political Competition and Ethnic Violence in Gujarat, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 104, pp.18-36, August 2014, revised from NBER working paper 19203, 2013.
- Coverage: Stanford GSB Insights.
- Gandhi’s Gift: Lessons for Peaceful Reform from India’s Struggle for Democracy, with Rikhil Bhavnani, Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.80-92, April 2014, revised from Stanford GSB Working Paper 2143
- Coverage: Stanford Report
- Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from S. Asia, American Political Science Review, November 2013, Winner of the 2014 Michael Wallerstein Award for best published article in political economy in the previous calendar year from the American Political Science Association.
- Coverage: Stanford GSB Insights.
- Analyzing Political Risk in Developing Countries: A Practical Framework for Project Managers, Business and Politics, April 2013
- Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Ethnic and Civil Conflict? World Financial Review, March 2013
- Does Combat Experience Foster Organizational Skill? Evidence from Ethnic Cleansing During the Partition of South Asia , with Steven Wilkinson, American Political Science Review, November 2012
- Who has Voice in a Deliberative Democracy? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Parliaments in South India, with Radu Ban and Vijayendra Rao, Journal of Development Economics, November 2012
- Sharing the Future: Financial Solutions to the Political Economy Challenges of Development, in Institutions and Comparative Economic Development, edited by Masahiko Aoki, Timur Kuran and Gerard Roland, Volume I of the Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, IEA Conference Series 150: Palgrave Macmillan, November 2012
- The Administrative Foundations of Self-Enforcing Constitutions, with Avner Greif and Yadira Gonzalez de Lara: The American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, May 2008
- Maintaining Peace Across Ethnic Lines: New Lessons from the Past: Economics of Peace and Security Journal, July 2007
- Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Leadership in Delhi's Slums, with Vijayendra Rao and Michael Woolcock: World Development, February 2007
Newer versions of these working papers may be available: please email me if you are interested.
- Heroes and Villains, CEPR Discussion Paper, December 2020, with Julia Cage, Anna Dagorret and Pauline Grosjean
- Trading Stocks Builds Financial Confidence and Compresses the Gender Gap , Stanford GSB Research Paper 3673, revised February 2021, with Moses Shayo
- A Theory of Community Formation and Social Hierarchy, Stanford GSB Research Paper 3467, revised 2020, with Susan Athey and Emilio Calvano
- Conquered but Not Vanquished: Complementarities and Indigenous Entrepreneurs in the Shadow of Violence, June 2016, with Alberto Diaz-Cayeros
- Forging a Non-Violent Mass Movement: Economic Shocks and Organizational Innovations in India's Struggle for Democracy, October 2018, with Rikhil Bhavnani
- Coverage: Stanford Report
Teaching notes for each of these cases are available — please email me.
- International Political Strategy and the Climate Crisis: The CAFE Clash, with Vyoma Jha, Stanford Graduate School of Business Case P-101, 2020
- Navigating Local Politics: Zum in Coronado, Stanford Graduate School of Business Case P-100, 2020
- Overcoming Political Opposition: CNG Mandates in Delhi, Stanford Graduate School of Business Case P-79A-C, November 2012
- Managing Local Political Risk: Parking the Tata Nano, with Debra Schifrin, Stanford Graduate School of Business Case P-78A-C, March 2012
- Jet Airways (A): Weathering Turbulence, and Jet Airways (B): A Bumpy Landing with Nathan T. Blair, Stanford Graduate School of Business Case P-60A-B, February 2009
Op-eds and Stanford Press Coverage
My work has been discussed or profiled in a number of press outlets, including The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Sun, the Indian Express, the Economic Times, the Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes India, The Times of India, among others.
- De Verdun à Vichy, de héros a traîtres- évolution politiques des anciens combattants, with Julia Cagé, Anna Dagorret and Pauline Grosjean, AOC, February 5, 2021
- Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in Wartime France, with Julia Cagé, Anna Dagorret and Pauline Grosjean, VoxEU, January 17, 2021
- Office Artifact: Saumitra Jha's Arabic astrolabe, by Steve Hawk, 2020
- Stanford business students present awards for teaching and service, by Catherine Falge, 2020
- A New Kind of Peace Studies: The Stock Market, by Edmund Andrews, March 27, 2018
- Drawing the Line: The short and long-term consequences of Partitioning India, with Prashant Bharadwaj, VoxDev, August 15, 2017
- How Financial Innovation helped start the English Civil War, and why that's important today, by Ted Kinni, April 29, 2015
- Gandhi's nonviolent approach offers lessons for peace movements, by Clifton Parker, October 29 2014
- Is there an Economic Solution to Violence?, by Eilene Zimmerman, February 28 2014
- Why Peace Can Pay, by Kathleen O'Toole, October 9 2012
- Cities of Difference, the Indian Express, October 6 2009
- India's Slums Represent Complex Political and Social Issues, by Dave Murphy, August 1 2009