The Consequences of Collective Action: An Incomplete-Contracts Approach. 2006.American Journal of Political Science. 50(3):802-823.
Helping Hand or Grabbing Hand? State Bureaucracy and Privatization Effectiveness. 2009. With J. David Brown and John S. Earle. American Political Science Review. 103(2):264-283. (Replication data.)
Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs. 2015. With Evgeny Finkel and Tricia Olsen. Comparative Political Studies.48(8):984-1019. European Politics and Society Best Paper Award. Comparative Political Studies Editorial Board Best Paper Award. (Web appendix, replication data.)
The Grand Experiment That Wasn't? New Institutional Economics and the Postcommunist Experience. 2014. With Edmund J. Malesky. In Institutions, Property Rights and Economic Growth: The Legacy of Douglass North (Sebastian Galiani and Itai Sened, eds.).
A Spoonful of Sugar: Privatization and Popular Support for Reform in the Czech Republic. 2003. With John S. Earle. Economics and Politics. 15(1):1-32. Lead article.
Did Postcommunist Privatization Increase Mortality? Summary, published as Did Mass Privatisation Really Increase Post-Communist Mortality? 2010. With John S. Earle. Lancet. 375(9712):372. (Web appendix.) Full paper. 2011. With John S. Earle. Comparative Economic Studies. 53(2):239-260. Abram Bergson Prize for best paper published in Comparative Economic Studies in the previous two years.
The Contribution of Veto Players to Economic Reform. 2010. With Edmund J. Malesky. Journal of Politics. 72(4):957-975. (Web appendix, replication data.)