Research

Peer-reviewed publications

Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming. “Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo” 
(with M. Verpoorten) link PDF replication
media: Political Violence at a Glance

World Development, forthcoming. “Covid-19 vs. Ebola: impact on households and small businesses in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo”  (with S. Desbureaux, A. Kaota, E. Lunanga and M. Verpoorten) link PDF replication
media:
blog

Resources Policy, 2020. “How much do artisanal miners earn? An inquiry among Congolese gold miners”
(with S. Geenen and M. Verpoorten) link PDF survey survey instruments
media: blog

Development and Change, 2020. “Risk, envy and magic in DRC’s artisanal mining sector: insights into the ‘Modernity of Witchcraft'”
(with M. Verpoorten) link PDF
media:
blog

World Development, 2019“Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals? Evidence from Eastern Congo”
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link PDF replication
media:
The Conversation; Political Violence at a Glance; policy brief

Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2019. “Voodoo, vaccines and bed nets”.
(with M. Verpoorten and K. Deconinck) link PDF
media:
policy brief

PLoS ONE, 2018. “More legislation, more violence? The impact of Dodd-Frank in the DRC”.
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link replication
media:
Washington Post; Political Violence at a Glancepolicy brief; PERC

Resources Policy, 2017. “Defusing the social minefield of gold sites in Kamituga, South Kivu. From legal pluralism to the re-making of institutions?”. (with K. Buraye and M. Verpoorten) link PDF
media: policy brief

Environment and Development Economics, 2016. “To fish or not to fish? Resource degradation and income diversification in Benin”.
(with R. Houssa and M. Verpoorten) link PDF

Food Policy, 2013. “Self-reported food insecurity in Africa during the food price crisis”.
(with M. Verpoorten, A. Abimanju and J. Swinnen) link

 

Working papers, policy briefs & blog posts

Political Violence at a Glance, 2021. “Conflict Minerals Legislation: Shooting at the Wrong Target … Again.”
(with M. Verpoorten) link

IOB Blog, 2020. “Covid-19 vs. Ebola: High stakes for Eastern DRC”
(with S. Desbureaux, A. Kaota, E. Lunanga, and M. Verpoorten) link French version

IOB Working Paper, 2020. “Covid-19 vs. Ebola: impact on households and SMEs in Nord Kivu, DR Congo”
(with S. Desbureaux, A. Kaota, E. Lunanga, and M. Verpoorten) link

IOB Blog, 2020. “Artisanal gold mining pays”
(with S. Geenen and M. Verpoorten) link

IOB Blog, 2020. “The super-natural is super-rational”
(with M. Verpoorten) link

The Conversation, 2019. “The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern Congo”.
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link

IOB Policy Brief 39, 2019. “Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals?”
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link

HiCN Working Paper 308, 2019. “Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals? Evidence from Eastern Congo”.
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link

Cato Institute – Research Briefs in Economic Policy 145, 2019.”More legislation, more violence? The impact of Dodd-Frank in the DRC”.
(with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link 

NIDS Discussion Paper 2019/07, 2019. “Exploring psychological well-being and poverty dynamics in South-Africa: evidence from NIDS waves 1-5”. (with M. Leibbrandt and R. Zizzamia) link

Washington Post – The Monkey Cage, 2018. “Trump threatened to suspend the ‘conflict minerals’ provision of Dodd-Frank. That might actually be good for Congo”. (with M. Verpoorten and P. van der Windt) link

IOB Policy Brief 29, 2018. “Voodoo, vaccines and bed nets. Magicoreligious beliefs affect health behavior in Benin”.
(with M. Verpoorten) link

IOB Working Paper 9, 2016. “Relocation, reorientation, or confrontation? Insights from a representative study among artisanal miners in Kamituga, South-Kivu”. (with M. Verpoorten and K. Buraye) PDF French version

IOB Policy Brief 10, 2015“The social minefield of gold digging in South-Kivu, DRC: the case of Kamituga”.
(with Kilosho Buraye and Marijke Verpoorten) PDF

Amani Itakuya II Essay Series, essay 14, 2015. “The social minefield of gold digging in Kamituga, South-Kivu”.
(with K. Buraye and M. Verpoorten) link

 

Selected work in progress

“Institutional mistrust and child vaccination coverage in Africa”
(with J.F. Maystadt and K. Hirvonen)

“Violent displacement and empathy. The determinants of hosting in Eastern Congo” PAP
(with P. van der Windt)

“Jobs and stability in North-Kivu, DRC: evidence from a policy experiment”
(with M. Verpoorten)

“Powering development, stabilisation and conservation? The impact of electricity roll-out in Eastern Congo”
(with E. Lunanga and M. Verpoorten)

“Field experiments on Common Pool Resource Management in Benin”
(with E. B. Alonso, R. Houssa and M. Verpoorten)