Working papers.

Decentralization and oil palm expansion in Indonesia: adapting the Village Law to promote sustainabilitywith Higgins, M. M., Falcon, W. P., and Naylor, R. L.  Submitted and under review.

Tropical oil crops and rural poverty. [an earlier draft]  [slides]  [summary on Development Impact]

Local impacts of resource booms: three quantitative case studies from Indonesia, with Burke, P. J. 

Indonesia's forest fires: climate, politics, and the economy, with Falcon, W. P., Higgins, M. M., and Naylor, R. L. 

Export-oriented cash crops and village development: the case of smallholder oil palm adoption in Indonesia, with Falcon, W. P., Higgins, M. M., and Naylor, R. L.

Selected work in progress.

An experiment designed to curtail fires and deforestation on Sumatra and Kalimantan, with the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) and the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K).   Funding secured. Baseline and project launch early 2018.

Do better quality employees deliver more effective public services? The case of Papua's community cash transfers, with Budy P. Resosudarmo.

The industrial organization of palm oil processing plants and impacts on forest clearing, fires, and extensification dynamics

Can agricultural manufacturing investments drive proto-urbanization and local structural change? 

Catastrophe and regeneration in Indonesia's peatlands, Invited book review for the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. 

Has natural resource extraction reduced poverty? Invited article for upcoming special issue of Inside Indonesia.


Journal article.

Mining away the Preston CurveWorld Development, 2016. [final draft]  [appendix]  [replication data will be posted shortly]

Invited book review.

The Oil Palm Complex , Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 2017. [final draft] [link to book]

Policy and other writing.

How has our rising palm oil consumption affected the communities where it comes from? World Bank Development Impact Blog. [link]

Resource wealth and direct dividend payments: what's missing? Development Policy Center Blog. [link]

Has this government compromised the most sacred process of all, the Budget? Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, the Age. [link]

Natural resource sectors and human development: International and Indonesian evidence, ANU Open Access Theses. [link]

[website updated June 2017]