Research

Peer-reviewed publications

World Development, 2019“Artisanal or Industrial Conflict Minerals? Evidence from Eastern Congo” 
(with Marijke Verpoorten and Peter van der Windt) link PDF

Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2019. “Voodoo, vaccines and bed nets”.
(with Marijke Verpoorten and Koen Deconinck) link PDF policy brief 

PLoS ONE, 2018. “More legislation, more violence? The impact of Dodd-Frank in the DRC”.
(with Marijke Verpoorten and Peter van der Windt) link replication policy brief 
media coverage:
Washington Post; 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 Kilosho Buraye and Marijke Verpoorten) link PDF policy brief

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

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

 

Working papers, policy briefs & blog posts

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

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

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

IOB Working Paper 10, 2016. “Rélocation, réorientation, ou confrontation? Aperçus à partir d’un sondage représentatif des mineurs artisanaux à Kamituga, Sud-Kivu”. (with Marijke Verpoorten and Kilosho Buraye) PDF

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 Kilosho Buraye and Marijke Verpoorten) link

 

Selected work in progress

“Risk, envy and magic in DRC’s artisanal mining sector: insights into the ‘Modernity of Witchcraft’”
(with Marijke Verpoorten) – revise & resubmit

“Would you fight? An inquiry among high-risk youth in eastern DRC”
(with Marijke Verpoorten)

“Who hosts? Displacement dynamics and the determinants of hosting in Eastern Congo”
(with Peter van der Windt)

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

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

“Field experiments on Common Pool Resource Management in Benin” 
(with Elena Briones Alonso, Romain Houssa and Marijke Verpoorten)