Journal Articles & Book Chapters

"Corruption and the New Institutional Economics." Prepared for a volume on research priorities in The New Institutional Economics, eds. Mary Shirley and Claude Menard. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.


"How to Fight Corruption." Science, May 26, 2017, pp. 803-4. Co-authored with Raymon Fisman.


"Electoral Fraud or Violence: The Effect of Observers on Party Manipulation Strategies." British Journal of Political Science, 2017. Co-authored with Joseph Asunka, Sarah Brierley, Eric Kramon, and George Ofosu.

"Incumbency Effects under Proportional Representation: Leaders and Backbenchers in the Postwar Italian Chamber of Deputies,"
Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 40 (2015), pp. 509-38. Co-authored with Lucio Picci. 


"The Institutional Components of Political Corruption," In Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, eds. Rubén Ruiz Rufinio and Jennifer Gandhi. New York: Routledge Press, 2015, pp. 404-20. Co-authored with Paasha Mahdavi.


"Electoral Cycles in Electricity Losses in India," Energy Policy, vol. 65 (2014), pp. 619-25. Co-authored with Brian Min.


News coverage: Economic TimesHindustan TimesIndia TodayMintDNA - Daily News and Analysis, Firstpost, Outlook, Financial Express, Business Standard.

"Distributive Politics Around the World," Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 16 (2013), pp. 73-99. Co-authored with Brian Min.


"Corruption in the Wealthy World," Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. 18.2 (Spring/Summer 2012), pp. 75-84.


"Domestic and International Causes for the Rise of Pay Inequality in OECD Nations between 1980 and 2000," In Comparing European Workers: Experiences and Inequalities, ed. David Brady. Vol. 22, part 1 of Research in Sociology of Work (2011), pp. 209-49. With Michael Wallerstein.


"Legislative Malfeasance and Political Accountability," World Politics, vol. 62, no. 2 (2010), pp. 177-220. Co-authored with Eric C.C. Chang and Seth J. Hill.

News coverage: The Economist.


"Sources of Corruption in Authoritarian Regimes," Social Science Quarterly, vol. 91, no. 1 (2010), pp. 1-20. Co-authored with Eric C.C. Chang.


"Puzzles of Political Corruption in Modern Advanced Democracies" ("Gendai sensin minshushugi shokokuni okeru seiji huhai no nazo"), In Democracy and Accountability: Globalized Political Responsibility (Demokurasi to Akauntabiriti: Grobaru-ka suru seiji-sekinin), ed. Hideko Magara. pp. 184-99 (Toyko: Fukosha, 2010).


"Pork Barrel Politics in Postwar Italy, 1953-1992." American Journal of Political Science, vol. 52, no. 2 (2008), pp. 268-89. Co-authored with Lucio Picci.


"Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption," British Journal of Political Science, vol. 37 (January 2007), pp. 115-137. Co-authored with Eric C.C. Chang.


"Corruption and the Management of Public Works in Italy," in The Handbook of Economic Corruption, ed. Susan Rose-Ackerman (Williston, VT: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2006), pp. 457-483. Co-authored with Lucio Picci.


"Centralization of Bargaining and Wage Inequality: A Correction of Wallerstein," American Journal of Political Science, vol. 50 (January 2006), pp. 208-13. Co-authored with John B. Londregan.


"Single Country Studies: What Can We Learn?" Italian Politics and Society, no. 60 (Spring 2005), pp. 5-8.


"Proposal for a New Measure of Corruption, Illustrated with Italian Data," Economics & Politics, vol. 17 (March 2005), pp. 37-75. Co-authored with Lucio Picci.


Replications of the Golden-Picci measure by other scholars for other countries:






"International Economic Sources of Regime Change: How European Economic Integration Undermined Italy's Postwar Party System," Comparative Political Studies, vol. 37 (December 2004), pp. 1238-74.


"Electoral Connections: The Effects of the Personal Vote on Political Patronage, Bureaucracy and Legislation in Postwar Italy," British Journal of Political Science, vol. 33 (April 2003), pp. 189-212.


"Competitive Corruption: Factional Conflict and Political Malfeasance in Postwar Italian Christian Democracy," World Politics, vol. 53 (July 2001), pp. 588-622. Co-authored with Eric C.C. Chang.