Recent Publications of ISID Faculty


Amodio, Francesco. Input Allocation, Workforce Management and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Personnel Data (with M. A. Martinez) The Review of Economic Studies 2018, 85(4), 1937-1970

Amodio, Francesco. Ethnicity and Violence During Democratic Transitions: Evidence from South Africa (with G. Chiovelli) Journal of the European Economic Association 2018, 16(4), 1234-

Amodio, Francesco. Making Do with What You Have: Conflict, Input Misallocation and Firm Performance (with M. Di Maio) The Economic Journal 2018, 128(615), 2559-2612

Amodio, Francesco. Security, Trade, and Political Violence (with L. Baccini and M. Di Maio) Journal of the European Economic Association 2021, 19(1), 1-37

Amodio, Francesco. Agricultural Comparative Advantage and Legislators' Support for Trade Agreements (with L. Baccini, G. Chiovelli and M. Di Maio) The Journal of Politics 2022, 84(2), 1244-1249

Amodio, Francesco. Workplace Incentives and Organizational Learning (with M. A. Martinez) Journal of Labor Economics 2023, 41(2), 453-478

Amodio, Francesco. Measuring Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plants (with N. de Roux) Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming

Amodio, Francesco. Work Style Diversity and Diffusion Within and Across Organizations: Evidence from Soviet-Style Hockey (with S. Hoey and J. Schneider) Management Science, forthcoming

Amodio, Francesco. Crime Protection Investment Spillovers: Theory and Evidence from the City of Buenos Aires Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2019, 159, 626-649

Amodio, Francesco. Bribes vs. Taxes: Market Structure and Incentives (with J. Choi, G. De Giorgi and A. Rahman) Journal of Comparative Economics 2022, 50(2), 435-453

Amodio, Francesco. Pre-colonial Ethnic Institutions and Party Politics in Africa (with G. Chiovelli and D. Munson). Journal of Comparative Economics 2022, 50(4), 969-980

Blanc, Jacob. Before the Flood: the Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press), 2019.

Blanc, Jacob. The Prestes Column: an Interior History of Modern Brazil, (Duke University Press, March 2024)

Blanc, Jacob. Searching for Memory: Aluízio Palmar and the Shadow of Dictatorship in Brazil. (University of North Carolina Press, late 2024)

Big Water: The Making of the Borderlands between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas (eds). (Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press), 2018.

The Interior: Rethinking Brazilian History from the Inside. Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas (eds). Under review at the University of Texas Press.

Blanc, Jacob. “Life History and Cultures of Militancy in Latin America’s Cold War,” co-organizer for special issue of Radical Americas, forthcoming, summer 2023.

Blanc, Jacob. “A Relationship Forged in Exile: Luís Carlos Prestes and the Brazilian Communist Party,” in Becker et al (eds), Transnational Communism Across the Americas, University of Illinois Press, forthcoming.

Blanc, Jacob. “The Bandeirantes of Freedom: the Prestes Column and the Myth of Brazil’s Interior.” Hispanic American Historical Review, 101:1 (Feb. 2021): 101-132.

Blanc, Jacob. “Itaipu’s Forgotten History: the 1965 Brazil-Paraguay Border Crisis and the New Geopolitics of the Southern Cone.” The Journal of Latin American Studies, 50:2, (May 2018): 383-409.

Blanc, Jacob. “The Last Political Prisoner: Juvêncio Mazzarollo and the Twilight of Brazil’s Dictatorship.” Luso-Brazilian Review, 53:1 (June, 2016): 153-178.

Megan Bradley, James Milner and Blair Peruniak (eds.) (2019) Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace: Beyond Beneficiaries, Georgetown University Press.

Megan Bradley (2020) The International Organization for Migration: Commitments, Challenges, Complexities, Routledge.

Megan Bradley, Cathryn Costello and Angela Sherwood (eds.) (2023) IOM Unbound? Obligations and Accountability of the International Organization for Migration in an Era of Expansion, Cambridge University Press.

Megan Bradley (2023) “Colonial Continuities and Colonial Unknowing in International Migration Management: The International Organization for Migration Reconsidered,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 49(1): 22-42.

Megan Bradley (2023) “Realizing the Right of Return: Refugees’ Roles in Localizing Norms and Socializing UNHCR,” Geopolitics 28(3): 979-1006.

Megan Bradley and Merve Erdilmen (2023) “Is the International Organization for Migration Legitimate? Rights-talk, Protection Commitments and the Legitimation of IOM,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 49(9): 2332-2354.

Megan Bradley, Laura Madokoro, Chris Chanco and Merve Erdilmen (2022) “Whither the Refugees? International Organisations and ‘Solutions’ to Displacement, 1921-1960,” Refugee Survey Quarterly 41(2): 159–195.

Mohamed Sesay and Megan Bradley (2022) “‘When the Ground Opened’: Responsibility for Harms and Rights Violations in Disasters – Insights from Sierra Leone,” Journal of Human Rights 21(1): 1-17.

Megan Bradley (2021) “Joining the UN Family? Explaining the Evolution of IOM-UN Relations,” Global Governance 27(2): 251-274.

Martin, D.A., J.C. Llopis, E. Raveloaritiana, O.T. Coomes, R. Andriamihaja, T. Bech Brunn, A. Heinimann, O. Mertz, S. Rakotonarivo and J.G. Zaehringer. O.R. Andriamihaja, T.B. Bruun, O.T. Coomes, A. Heinimann, J.C. Llopis, O. Mertz, O.S. Rakotonarivo, E. Raveloaritiana, J.G. Zaehringer. 2023. “Drivers and consequences of archetypical shifting cultivation transitions”, People and Nature

Takasaki, Y., C. Abizaid and O.T. Coomes. 2022. “COVID-19 contagion across remote communities in tropical forests”, Scientific Reports 12, 20727

Coomes, O.T., Y. Takasaki and C. Abizaid. 2022. “Access to floodplain resources spares old-growth forests in Amazonia”, Nature Sustainability 5, 965-972

Takasaki, Y., O.T. Coomes, C. Abizaid and M. Kalacska. 2022. “Landscape-scale concordance between local ecological knowledge for tropical wild species and remote sensing of land cover”,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119(40): e2116446119

Langill, J., C. Abizaid, Y. Takasaki and O.T. Coomes. 2022. “Integrated multi-scalar analysis of vulnerability to environmental hazards: evidence from extreme flooding in western Amazonia” Global Environmental Change 76, 102585

Takasaki, Y., O.T. Coomes and C. Abizaid. 2022. “COVID-19 information and self-protective behaviors among rural communities in tropical forests”, BMC Public Health 22:1394

Coomes, O.T., T.R. Moore, S. Breau and C. Abizaid. 2022. “The academic job market in US Geography and the business cycle: the long shadow of the 2007-09 recession” The Professional Geographer 74(4): 602-619

Florez Bossio, C., O.T. Coomes and J. Ford. 2022. “What motivates urban dwellers to adapt to water insecurity? An empirical study from Lima, Peru” Environmental Science and Policy

Abizaid, C., O.T. Coomes and Y. Takasaki. 2022. “Lifeways and currents of change in the Peruvian Amazon: A 1000 km boat journey down the Ucayali River” Focus on Geography

Kalacska, M., J.P. Arroyo-Mora, O.T. Coomes, Y. Takasaki and C. Abizaid. 2022. “Multi-temporal surface water classification for four major rivers from the Peruvian Amazon”, Data 7, 6.

Coomes, O.T., M. Kalacska, Y. Takasaki, C. Abizaid and T. Grupp. 2022. “Smallholder agriculture results in stable forest cover in riverine Amazonia” Environmental Research Letters 17(1): 014024.

Zayonc, D. and O.T. Coomes. 2022. “Who is the expert? Evaluating local ecological knowledge for assessing wildlife depletion in the Peruvian Amazon” Conservation Science and Practice 4(2) e600

Coomes, O.T., S. Rivas Panduro, C. Abizaid and Y. Takasaki. 2021. “Geolocation of unpublished archaeological sites in the Peruvian Amazon” Scientific Data 8, 290.

Coomes, O.T., Y. Cheng, Y. Takasaki and C. Abizaid. 2021. “What drives clearing of old-growth forest over secondary forests in tropical shifting cultivation systems? Evidence from the Peruvian Amazon” Ecological Economics 189, 107170

Alejo, C., C. Meyer, W.S. Walker, S.R. Gorelik, C. Josse, J.L. Aragon-Osejo, S. Rios, C. Augusto, A. Llanos, O.T. Coomes and C. Potvin. 2021. “Are indigenous territories and community-managed areas effective natural climate solutions? A neotropical analysis using matching methods and geographic discontinuity designs” PloS One

Coomes, O.T., C. Abizaid, Y. Takasaki, and S. Rivas Panduro. 2020. “The Lower Ucayali river in prehistory: Cultural chronology, archeological evidence and a recently discovered Pre-Columbian site” The Geographical Review 111(1): 145-167.

McSweeney, K. and O.T. Coomes. 2020. “Who owns Earth? A challenge for the land change science community” Journal of Land Use Science 15(4): 482-488.

Coomes, O.T., Y. Takasaki, and C. Abizaid. 2020. “Impoverishment of local wild resources in western Amazonia: a large-scale community survey of local ecological knowledge” Environmental Research Letters 15(7) 074016.

Cadieux, N., M. Kalacska, O.T. Coomes, M. Tanaka, and Y. Takasaki. 2020. “A Python algorithm for shortest-path river network distance calculations considering river flow direction” Data 5(1), 8.

List, G., S. Laszlo, and O.T. Coomes. 2020. “Mitigating risk for floodplain agriculture in Amazonia: an opportunity for index-based flood insurance” Climate and Development 12(7): 649-663.

Charette, M., L. Berrang-Ford, O.T. Coomes, E.A. Llanos-Cuentas, C. Cárcamoc, M. Kulkarnid, S.L. Harper, 2020. “Dengue incidence and sociodemographic conditions in Pucallpa, Peruvian Amazon: what role for modification of the dengue-temperature relationship?” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 102(1): 180-190.

Comptour, M. A. Cosiaux, O.T. Coomes, J-C. Bader, P-O. Malaterre, J. Yoka, S. Caillon, and D. McKey. 2020 “Agricultural innovation and environmental change on the floodplains of the Congo River”, The Geographical Journal 186(1): 16-30.

Raeburn, K., S. Laszlo, and J. Warnick. 2023. "Resolving ambiguity as a public good: Experimental evidence from Guyana.'' Theory and Decision Vol. 95: 79-107.

Alcázar, L. and S. Laszlo. 2022. "La importancia de mejorar la oferta de cuidado diurno en un Perú pospandémico (The case for enhanced childcare provision in a post-pandemic Peru)." Chapter 3.B. in GRADE El Perú pendiente: ensayos para un desarrollo con bienestar. Lima: GRADE (Pages 203-235)

Dowie, G., A. de Haan, S. Laszlo and K. Grantham. 2021. "Introduction: The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme" in Eds. K. Grantham, G. Dowie, and A. de Haan. Women's Economic Empowerment: Insights from Africa and South Asia. Routledge.

List, G., S. Laszlo, and O. Coomes. 2020. "Mitigating risk for floodplain agriculture in Amazonia: an opportunity for index-based flood insurance" Climate and Development Vol. 12 (7): 649-663

Laszlo, S., K. Grantham, E. Oskay, T. Zhang. 2020. "Grappling with the Challenges of Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment'' World Development Vol. 132. Article 104959.

Sayour, N., J. Engle-Warnick, and S. Laszlo. 2020. "Experimental Evidence on the Relation between Personality Traits and Preferences" Bulletin of Economic Research Vol. 72(3): 288-317.

Baumann, M., Gasparri, N.I., Buchadas, A., Oeser, J., Meyfroidt, P., Levers, C., Romero-Muñoz, A., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Müller, D., and Kuemmerle, T. (2022) “Frontier metrics for a process-based 1 understanding of deforestation dynamics”. Environmental Research Letters. (Accepted manuscript online at

del Giorgio, O, Robinson, B.E., and le Polain de Waroux, Y. (2022) “Impacts of agricultural commodity frontier expansion on smallholder livelihoods: An assessment through the lens of access to land and resources in the Argentine Chaco”. Journal of Rural Studies 93: 67-80.

le Polain de Waroux, Y., Garrett, R., Friis, C., Hopping, K.A., Chapman, M., Hoelle, J., Hodel, L., and Zaehringer, J.G. (2021) “The role of culture in land system science”. Journal of Land Use Science 16(4): 1–17.

del Giorgio, O., Messager, M.L., and le Polain de Waroux, Y. (2021) “Fenced off: Measuring growing restrictions on resource access for smallholders in the Argentine Chaco”. Journal of Applied Geography 134: 102530

le Polain de Waroux, Y., Neumann, J., O’Driscoll, A., and Schreiber, K. (2021). “Pious Pioneers: The Expansion of Mennonite Colonies in Latin America.” Journal of Land Use Science 16(1): 1–17.

Levers, C., Romero-Muñoz, A., Baumann, M., De Marzo, A., Fernández, P.D., Gasparri,

N.I., Gavier-Pizarro, G.I., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Piquer-Rodriguez, M., Semper-Pascual, A., and Kuemmerle, T. (2021) “Agricultural Expansion and the Ecological Marginalization of Forest-Dependent People.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(44): 1-9

Lewin, A., Erinjery, J.J., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Tripler, E., and Iwamura, T. (2021) “Land-Use Differences Modify Predator-Prey Interactions and Acacia Vegetation in a Hyperarid Ecosystem.” Journal of Arid Environments 192: 104547.

Fernández, P.D., le Polain de Waroux, Y., Jobbágy, E.G., Loto, D.E., and Gasparri, N.I. (2020) “A Hard-to-Keep Promise: Vegetation Use and Aboveground Carbon Storage in Silvopastures of the Dry Chaco.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 303: 107-117.

le Polain de Waroux, Y. (2019) “Livelihoods through the lens of telecoupling.” In: Telecoupling: Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World. Nielsen, J.Ø. and Friis, C., Editors. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lu, Catherine. “Reconciliation as Non-Alienation: The Politics of Being at Home in the World,” in Reconciliation and Repair: Mending Frayed Civic Bonds, Nomos LXIII (Yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy), eds. Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm (New York: New York University Press, May 2023), pp. 7-41.

Lu, Catherine. "Progress, Decolonization, and Global Justice: A Tragic View," International Affairs, Volume 99, Issue 1, January 2023, pp. 141–159,

Lu, Catherine. Book symposium commentary. “Acting in solidarity with the poor? Some conceptual and practical challenges,” in symposium on Monique Deveaux’s Poverty, Solidarity, and Poor-Led Social Movements, Ethics & Global Politics 16:2 (2023), pp. 38-45.

Lu, Catherine. "Solidarity and Structural Injustice," in Solidarity: Its Nature, Grounds, and Value – Andrea Sangiovanni in dialogue, edited by David Owen (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2023), pp. 222-237.

Lu, Catherine. "Responsibility and Structural Injustice," in What is Structural Injustice? edited by Jude Browne and Maeve McKeown (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023).

Lu, Catherine. "Representing Humanity? The Role of Museums in Addressing Colonial Alienation," The Future of the Dutch Colonial Past, Pepijn Brandon, Karwan Fatah-Black, Imara Limon, Wayne Modest, and Margriet Schavemaker eds. (University of Amsterdam Press, forthcoming 2023).

Lu, Catherine. Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, November 2017, 334 pp.

Lu, Catherine. “Decolonizing Borders, Self-Determination, and Global Justice,” in Empire, Race and Global Justice, Duncan Bell ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), 251-272.

Lu, Catherine. “World Government,” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>

Perez-Aleman, Paola. A Practice-Based View of Innovation Adoption, Rangapriya Kannan, Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of San Diego and Paola Perez-Aleman, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Yuanyuan Wu and Perez-Aleman, Paola (2022). Multiplicity of alliance learning in the entrepreneurial process: strategies of early-stage biotech firms. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2021.2008212

Perez-Aleman, Paola. Inclusion in Global Environmental Governance: Sustained Access, Engagement and Influence in Decisive Spaces, Authors: by Natalia Aguilar Delgado and Paola Perez-Aleman Link:

Perez-Aleman, Paola. Creating innovation capabilities for improving global health: Inventing technology for neglected tropical diseases in Brazil, Journal of International Business Policy (2023) 6, 84–114

Unruh JD (2022) Deriving countermeasures to the use of housing, land and property as a war-financing commodity. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 10(1): 4, 1-20. DOI:

Unruh JD (2022) Housing, land and property rights as war-financing commodities: A typology with lessons from Darfur, Colombia and Syria. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 10: 1-19. DOI:

Unruh JD (2022) The operational tensions in using compensation to resolve wartime mass property claims. Journal of International Development. DOI: 10.1002/jid.3632

Unruh JD (2021) Rural land tenure resilience in postwar Syria: Implications for restitution and stabilization. Land Use Policy 108: 105535

Thiri Shwesin T, Unruh J, Ali F (2021) Modelling the determinants of voluntary repatriation: The role of ecosystem services in post-conflict reconstruction in Rakhine. Journal of Environmental Management 290: 112540

Unruh J (2021) The priority dilemma of Western sanctions on Syria’s agricultural reconstruction. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. DOI:10.1080/17502977.2020.1868751

Unruh JD (2020) The legislative and institutional framework for war-affected land rights in Iraq: Up to the task post-ISIS? Arab Law Quarterly 34: 267-289

Unruh J, Shalaby M (2022) Tenure security in war-affected scenarios: challenges and opportunities for sustainability. In: Holland M, Sasuda Y, Robinson B (eds), Land Tenure Security and Sustainable Development. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Unruh J (2022) Land rights and land use as a contributor to conflict. In: Matthew R, Nizkorodov E, Murphy C (eds) Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security. Routledge, New York.

Unruh J (2021) Multi-sector capacity building. In: Ho-Won, J (ed), Transition to Peace: Between Norms and Practices. Rowman and Littlefield, London



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