Research

Peer-reviewed publications

11. “Institutional mistrust and child vaccination coverage in Africa”. BMJ Global Health, 2021.
With J.F. Maystadt and K. Hirvonen. link PDF replication 
media: The ConversationLe Soir ; IFPRI ; SciDevCommunication Initiative Network ; IOB news ; Health Europa

10. “Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo”. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2021.
With M. Verpoorten. link PDF replication  media: Political Violence at a Glance ; Peace Science Digest

9. “Covid-19 vs. Ebola: impact on households and small businesses in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo”. World Development, 2021.
With S. Desbureaux, A. Kaota, E. Lunanga and M. Verpoorten. link PDF replication media: blog

8. “How much do artisanal miners earn? An inquiry among Congolese gold miners”. Resources Policy, 2021. 
With S. Geenen and M. Verpoorten link PDF survey survey instruments media: blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Working papers, policy briefs & blog posts

17. “Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries.” The Conversation, 2021.
With J.F. Maystadt and K. Hirvonen
link

16. “Wantrouwen in instellingen belemmert kindervaccinatie in Afrika” IOB news, 2021.
With K. Hirvonen and J.F. Maystadt link

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

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

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

12. “Artisanal gold mining pays” IOB Blog, 2020.
With S. Geenen and M. Verpoorten. link

11. “The super-natural is super-rational” IOB Blog, 2020.
With M. Verpoorten link

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Selected work in progress

“Empathy as a Determinant of Hosting Internally Displaced Individuals: Evidence from 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.