The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations (Princeton University Press, 2012)

Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia
(Cambridge University Press, 2001)


The Big Oil Change: a closer look at the Haber-Menaldo analysis
(with Jørgen Juel Andersen, Comparative Political Studies, November 2014)
Online appendix

The Political Economy of Petroleum Wealth: some policy alternatives
(Middle East Development Journal, 5:2, 2013)

What’s So Special About the Arabian Peninsula?
(Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 7:1, 2012)

Does Oil Wealth Hurt Women?
(Politics and Gender, 2009)

Oil, Islam, and Women
Winner of the 2009 Heinz Eulau Award for best article in the APSR
(American Political Science Review, February 2008)

 Is Democracy Good for the Poor?
(American Journal of Political Science, October 2006)

A Closer Look at Oil, Diamonds, and Civil War
(Annual Review of Political Science, 2006)

 What Do We Know About Natural Resources and Civil War?
(Journal of Peace Research, May 2004)

How Do Natural Resources Influence Civil War? Evidence from 13 Case Studies
(IO, Winter 2004)

Does Taxation Lead to Representation?
(British Journal of Political Science, 34, 2004)

Announcement, Credibility, and Turnout in Popular Rebellions
(with Ravi Bhavnani, Journal of Conflict Resolution, June 2003)

Does Oil Hinder Democracy?
(World Politics, April 2001)

The Political Economy of the Resource Curse 
(World Politics, January 1999)

Book Chapters

Horizontal Inequality, Decentralizing the Distribution of Natural Resource Revenues, and Peace"  
(with Paivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad, in High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Paivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad, eds., Earthscan 2011)

Mineral Wealth, Conflict, and Equitable Development
(in Institutional Pathways to Equity: Addressing Inequality Traps, Anthony Bebbington, Anis Dani, Arjan de Haan, and Michael Walton eds., World Bank, 2008 )

How Mineral-Rich States Can Reduce Inequality
(in Escaping the Resource Curse, Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz, and Macartan Humphreys eds., 2007)

Resources and Rebellion in Indonesia
(in Understanding Civil War: Europe, Central Asia, and other regions, Paul Collier and Nicholas Sambanis eds., World Bank, 2003)

Oil, Drugs, and Diamonds: How Do Natural Resources Vary in their Impact on Civil War?
(In Beyond Greed and Grievance: The Political Economy of Armed Conflict, Karen Ballentine and Jake Sherman eds., Lynne Rienner, 2003)

The Natural Resource Curse: How Wealth Can Make You Poor
(in Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions, Ian Bannon and Paul Collier eds., World Bank, 2003)

Other Publications

How the 1973 Oil Embargo Saved the Planet
(Foreign Affairs, October 2013)

Putin Victory Shows How Oil Supports Autocrats
Bloomberg News, May 6, 2012.

The Beginning and End of the Oil Curse
Public Service Europe website, March 30, 2012

Will Oil Drown the Arab Spring?
(Foreign Affairs, September/October 2011; reprinted in Harper's, November 2011)

From Land Mines to Copper Mines
(, June 15, 2010)

Blood Barrels: How Oil Wealth Fuels Conflict
(Foreign Affairs, May/June 2008)

Myanmar, the Latest Petro-Bully
(Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed), October 26, 2007)

Nigeria's Oil Sector and the Poor
(Report for the UK Department for International Development, May 2003)

Extractive Sectors and the Poor
(Oxfam America, October 2001)

Testing Inductively-Generated Hypotheses with Independent Data Sets
(Comparative Politics Newsletter, Winter 2003)