Working papers

  • McAlexander, Rick and Joan Ricart-Huguet. 2020. “State Disengagement: Evidence from Former French West Africa” R&R at International Studies Quarterly. Keywords: colonial state, conflict, traditional leaders, public investments, taxation, West Africa.

  • Ricart-Huguet, Joan and Betsy Levy Paluck. 2020. “When the Sorting Hat Sorts Randomly: A Natural Experiment on Culture” R&R at the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Keywords: culture, natural experiment, elites, socialization, identity, Uganda, Makerere University.

  • Ricart-Huguet, Joan. 2021. "Why Do Different Cultures Emerge and Persist in a Shared Institutional Environment? Learning from a Natural Experiment at Makerere University" Keywords: culture, institutions, socialization, identity, elites, Uganda, Makerere University.

  • Ricart-Huguet, Joan and Emily Sellars. Strategic Decentralization: Local and Regional Devolution as Substitutes. Keywords: decentralization, federalism, economies of scale, political conflict, developing countries. Available upon request.

  • Baldwin, Kate and Joan Ricart-Huguet. The Power of Traditional Leaders in Africa: Beyond State-Centric Explanations. Keywords: Africa; traditional leaders; chiefs; political development; ecology; agricultural land. Available upon request.

  • Paine, Jack, Xiaoyan Qiu and Joan Ricart-Huguet. Endogenous Colonial Borders: Geography, Precolonial States and the Partition of Africa.