Department of Economics
Research Director, International Security Studies
University of California Institute
on Global Conflict and Cooperation
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
Office: (858) 534-2858
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Development and Conflict, Labor Economics, Labor Demand and Technological
Change, Religion, Middle East, Terrorism and Insurgency, Applied Econometrics, Fertility, Immigration,
Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism (MIT Press 2009).
The Empiricists' Insurgency. (with Aila Matanock) Annual Review of Political Science, June 2015
Modest, Secure and Informed: Successful Development in Conflict Zones (with Jacob N. Shapiro, Joseph H. Felter and Erin Troland) American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2013
Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq (with Jacob N. Shapiro and Joseph H. Felter) Journal of Political Economy, August 2011
Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines (with Joseph H. Felter, Jacob N. Shapiro, and Michael Callen) Journal of Conflict Resolution, August 2011.
Religion, Terrorism and Public Goods: Testing the Club Model. (with David D. Laitin) Journal of Public Economics, 2008.
Religious Extremists: The
Good, the Bad and the Deadly. (with Laurence R. Iannaccone) Public Choice, 2006.
Complementarity: Estimated Returns to Immigrant Language Acquisition, (with Kevin Lang and Erez Siniver), Labour Economics, 2003.
Regulation and Productivity: Evidence from Oil Refineries, (with
Linda Bui), Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2001.
Regulation and Labor Demand: Evidence from the South Coast Air Basin, (with Linda Bui), Journal of Public Economics, February 2001.
A Sect, Subsidy and
Sacrifice: An Economist's View of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Quarterly
Journal of Economics, August 2000.
Skill-Biased Technological Change: International Evidence, Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(4) (with John Bound and Stephen
Machin), November, 1998.
Help Wanted, Job Needed: Estimates of a Matching
Function from Employment Service Data,â€ Journal of Labor Economics, vol
15, no. 1, part 2. January 1997, S251-S292.
Changes in the Demand for Skilled Labor within U.S.
Manufacturing Industries: Evidence from the Annual Survey of
Manufactures, (with John Bound and Zvi Griliches), Quarterly Journal
of Economics, May 1994.
WORKING PAPERS AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS
From Empty Pews to Empty
Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics. (with
Laurence R. Iannaccone and Giuseppe Ragusa)
Hard Targets: Evidence on
the Tactical Use of Suicide Attacks. (with David Laitin) December 2006
Hamas, Taliban and the Jewish
Underground: An Economistâ€™s View of Radical Religious Militias.
How Many Radical Islamists?
Indirect Evidence from Five Countries.(with Ara Stepanyan)
Technological Change Stifle International Convergence? Evidence from
Transfers: Evidence on the Factor Bias of Technological Change in
Developing and Developed Countries, (with Stephen Machin).
Alleviating Unemployment in Palestine Through
Private Investment: Policy Options.
Human Capital Investment
and Nonparticipation: Evidence from a Sample with Infinite Horizons
(or: Mr. Jewish Father Stops Going to Work), (with Ruth Klinov), Maurice
Falk Institute, DP 97.05, May 1997