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Azrieli Scholar, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Assistant Professor, Berkeley Haas
Director, Marakuja Kivu Research
rsanchezdelasierra@berkeley.edu
+1-917-488-9151
CV

 

 

On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo,” Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming. Media coverage: Marginal Revolution, Christopher Blattman’s blog, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Die Zeit, Kris Berwouts, VOXEuBBC Radio trade series 

*“When Formal Contracts Fail,” Econometrica, Revision requested

*“Hierarchical Corruption” with Kristof Titeca. Media coverage: Foreign Affairs, The Economist, CTC International group

*“Why Being Wrong can be Right: Magical Warfare Technology and the Persistence of False Beliefs” with Nathan Nunn, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2017). Media coverage: VOXeuCIFAR

*“Can Externally Mandated Gender Requirements Empower Women?” with Macartan Humphreys and Peter Van der Windt, Journal of Development Economics (2018)

*“Exporting Democratic Practices: Evidence from a Village Governance Intervention in Eastern Congowith Macartan Humphreys and Peter Van der Windt, Journal of Development Economics, Accepted. Media coverage: Financial Times, World Bank Development blog, Tim Hartford’s blog

*“Fishing, Commitment, and Communication: Comprehensive Nonbinding Registration” with Macartan Humphreys and Peter Van der Windt, Political Analysis, 2012, 21 (1) pp 1-20. Media coverage: World Bank’s Development Impact blog

*“Dis-organizing violence: stationary bandits, and the time horizon”

*“Indirect rule and armed conflict: Theoretical insights from Congo” with Gauthier Marchais

 

Work in Progress

*“Indirect Rule: Causes and Consequences,” with Gauthier Marchais and Soeren Henn

*“Why do people join armed groups?” with Gauthier Marchais and Qihang Wu

*“On the mechanics of Kleptocratic states: Administrators’ power, protectors, and taxpayers false confessions” with Soeren Henn, Laura Paler, Cyrus Samii, Wilson Prichard (2016)

*Corruption: protection markets and social networks

*Emotional factors of participation into armed groups

*Supernatural private sector development (with Nathan Nunn and Max Winkler)

*Injecting Administrators’ Independence, DR Congo, with Eric Mvukiyehe and Guo Xu

*Economics of state kidnaping: Sicilian Fishermen, with Naor Ben-Yehoyada and Vito Pipitone

Book

A political economy of the Congo (in progress)

 

Policy Report

Artisanal Mining, Livelihoods, and Child Labor in the Cobalt Supply Chain of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Social and Economic Impacts of Community Driven Development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bandits or states? Armed groups’ expropriation strategies and the economy: evidence from Eastern Congo