Articles
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                                  -- Preprints are available on ResearchGate --

  • Arms Imports in the Wake of Embargoes (with Tobias Böhmelt), European Journal of International Relations, in press, download

  • Politics or Performance? Leadership Accountability in UN Peacekeeping (with Kseniya Oksamytna & Magnus Lundgen), Journal of Conflict Resolution, in press, download

  • UN peacekeeping and households' well-being in civil wars (with Jessica Di Salvatore & Leandro Elia), American Journal of Political Science, in press, download

  • Do Terrorists Get the Attention They Want? Comparing Effects of Terrorism across Europe (with Enzo Nussio & Tobias Böhmelt), Public Opinion Quarterly, in press

  • Did terrorism affect voting in the Brexit referendum? (with Georgios Efthyvoulou & Harry Pickard), British Journal of Political Science, in press, download

  • Imprisonment and Terrorism (with Tobias Böhmelt), Terrorism and Political Violence, in press, download

  • Leadership Selection in United Nations Peacekeeping (with Kseniya Oksamytna & Magnus Lundgren), International Studies Quarterly, 65.1 (2021), download

  • Terrorism abroad and migration policies at home (with Tobias Böhmelt & Enzo Nussio), Journal of European Public Policy, 28.2 (2021), download

  • COVID-19, Security Threats and Public Opinions (with Riccardo Di Leo), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 26.3 (2020), download​​

  • Can Terrorism Abroad Influence Migration Attitudes at Home? (with Tobias Böhmelt & Enzo Nussio), American Journal of Political Science 64.3 (2020), download

  • Does cultural proximity contain terrorism diffusion? (with Tobias Böhmelt), Journal of Peace Research 57.2 (2020), download

  • How Migration Policies Moderate the Diffusion of Terrorism (with Tobias Böhmelt), European Journal of Political Research 59.1 (2020), download

  • Regional Integration Support A Positive Externality toward Migration Attitudes (with Tobias Böhmelt), JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 58.2 (2020), download

  • Beyond Coups: Terrorism and Military Involvement in Politics (with Mauricio Rivera & Chiara Ruffa), European Journal of International Relations 26.1 (2020), download

  • Cultural distance and income divergence over time (with Gunes Gokmen), Economics Letters 194 (2020), download

  • School Infrastructure Spending and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the 2012 Earthquake in Northern Italy (with A. Belmonte, G. D’Inverno & M. Modica), Economics of Education Review 75 (2020), download

  • The consequences of terrorism on migration attitudes across Europe (with Enzo Nussio & Bridget Steele), Political Geography 75 (2019), download

  • Peacekeeping effectiveness and blue helmets’ distance from locals (with Andrea Ruggeri), Journal of Conflict Resolution 63.7 (2019), download

  • International migration and military intervention in civil war   (with Tobias Böhmelt), Political Science Research and Methods 7.2 (2019), download

  • Blame the victims? Refugees, state capacity, and non-state actor violence (with Tobias Böhmelt & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch), Journal of Peace Research 56.1 (2019), download

  • Global arms trade and oil dependence (with Claudio Deiana & Roberto Nisticò), The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 34.2 (2018), download

  • Genetic distance, trade, and the diffusion of development  (with Gunes Gokmen), Journal of Applied Econometrics 33.4 (2018), download

  • Economic development in peacekeeping host countries  (with Leandro Elia), CESifo Economic Studies 64.4 (2018), download 

  • Police Officer on the Frontline or a Soldier? The Effect of Police Militarization on Crime (with Evelina Gavrilova), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9.3 (2017) Lead article, download

  • Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth (with Leandro Elia), Harvard Business Review (digital article, April 2017), download

  • Migration, diversity, and economic growth (with Leandro Elia), World Development 89 (2017), download

  • Political cycles in public expenditure: Butter vs guns (with Georgios Efthyvoulou & Antonio Navas), Journal of Comparative Economics 45.3 (2017), download 

  • Political repression in autocratic regimes  (with Jean-Philippe Platteau & Petros G. Sekeris), Journal of Comparative Economics 45.2 (2017), download

  • On the heterogeneous consequences of civil war  (with Leandro Elia & Ron P. Smith), Oxford Economic Papers 69.3 (2017), download

  • Cultural Distance and International Conflict  (with Gunes Gokmen), British Journal of Political Science 47.4 (2017), download

  • Virtual water trade and bilateral conflicts  (with E. De Angelis, R. Metulini & M. Riccaboni), Advances in Water Resources 110 (2017), download

  • What Do We know about UN Peacekeeping Leadership? (with Andrea Ruggeri & Remco Zwetsloot),  International Peacekeeping 24.1 (2017), download

  • Does immigration induce terrorism? (with Tobias Böhmelt), The Journal of Politics 78.2 (2016), download

  • Kinds of blue: Diversity in UN peacekeeping missions and civilian protection (with Andrea Ruggeri), British Journal of Political Science 46.3 (2016), download

  • “Oil Above Water": Economic Interdependence and Third-Party Intervention (with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Petros G. Sekeris), Journal of Conflict Resolution 60.7 (2016), download

  • Barriers to coordination? Examining the impact of culture on international mediation occurrence and effectiveness (with Zorzeta Bakaki & Tobias Böhmelt), Political Studies 64.3 (2016), download

  • The demand for military expenditure in authoritarian regimes (with Jennifer Brauner), Defence and Peace Economics 27.5 (2016), download

  • Centrality in trade networks and investment in security (with Leandro Elia & Marco Pelliccia), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 22.1 (2016), download

  • Elite co-optation, repression, and coups in autocracies (with Mauricio Rivera), International Interactions 41.3 (2015), download

  • Military in politics and budgetary allocations (with Roberto Nisticò), Journal of Comparative Economics 42.4 (2014), download

  • Coups d’état and defense spending: a counterfactual analysis (with Roberto Nisticò), Public Choice 161.3-4 (2014), download

  • Forecasting military expenditure (with Tobias Böhmelt), Research & Politics 1.1 (2014), download

  • Income and Livelihoods in the War in Afghanistan (with Evelina Gavrilova), World Development 60 (2014), download

  • The impact of American and British involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq on health spending, military spending and economic growth (with Leandro Elia), BE Journal of Macroeconomics 14.1 (2014), download

  • US security strategy and the gains from bilateral trade (with Petros G. Sekeris & Leandro Elia), Review of International Economics 22.5 (2014) Lead article, download

  • Occupational Choices and Insurgency in Afghanistan’s Provinces (with Leandro Elia), Chapter 7 in The Economics of Conflict- Theory and Policy Lessons, K. Wärneryd (ed), The MIT Press, 177–208 (2014), download

  • Drugs and violence in Afghanistan: A panel VAR with unobserved common factor analysis (with Leandro Elia), Defence and Peace Economics 24.6 (2013), download 

  • From conscription to volunteers: budget shares in NATO defence spending (with Elisa Cavatorta), Defence and Peace Economics 23.3 (2012), download

  • Supplying peace: Participation in and troop contribution to peacekeeping missions (with Leandro Elia), Journal of Peace Research 48.6 (2011) Lead article, download

  • The Economics of Peacekeeping (with Ron P. Smith), Chapter 10 in the Handbook on the Economics of Conflict. Eds. D. Braddon and K. Hartley. Edward Elgar, 237–264 (2011), download

  • A theoretical approach to the demand and supply for peacekeeping, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal 6.2 (2011), download

  • 2010 Lewis Fry Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron P. Smith and the Economics of War and Peace (with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 17.1 (2011), download