Peer-reviewed publications

J. Rexer. 2022. "The brides of Boko Haram: Economic shocks, marriage practices, and insurgency in Nigeria." The Economic Journal 132 (645) 1927-1977.

Selected for special issue on the Economics of Conflict

Grossman, G., S. Kim, J. Rexer and H. Thirumurthy. 2020. "Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors' recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (39) 24144-24153

Working papers

The local advantage: Corruption, organized crime, and indigenization in the Nigerian oil sector (Job Market Paper) Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Review

Presented at: Yale (2022), NYU (2022), World Bank (2021), NBER Summer Institute Political Economy (2021), Barcelona GSE (2021), GLaD (2021), MWIEDC (2021), WGAPE (2021), GSIPE (2021), NBER Development (2020), PACDEV (2020), NEWEPS (2020), YES (2020), AfDB Seminar (2020), CSAE (2020)

Violence and black markets: Evidence from the Niger Delta conflict (with Even Hvinden) Under Review

Presented at: Hebrew University (2022), PACDEV (2021), ESOC annual meeting (2021), Max Planck Institute (2021), DEVPEC (2020), BI Norwegian Business School (2019), Penn Development Research Initiative workshop (2019)

Estimating the Economic Value of Zoning Reform (with Santosh Anagol and Fernando Ferreira) Under Review

Presented at: Atlanta Federal Reserve (2021), NBER Summer Institute Real Estate/Urban (2021), Wharton Urban lunch, EUEA (2021), Imperial College (2021), LACEA-LAMES (2021),

Penalties and Premiums in Sovereign Credit Ratings (with Ethan B. Kapstein, Adityamohan Tantravahi, and Fangyuan Yi) Under Review

Pricing Conflict Risk: Evidence from Sovereign Bonds (with Ethan B. Kapstein, and Andrés Rivera) New draft available!

Presented at: ESOC Lab (2022), WEFIDEV (2022), CESifo Political Economy (2022)

Works in progress

The Fuel Subsidy Paradox (with Adi Tantravahi)

Draft in progress

Mining, violence, and electoral competition in Myanmar (with Even Hvinden)

Data collection ongoing

Instability and political connections (with Darin Christensen)

Data collection ongoing

Indigenization and political risk: Evidence from the global mining sector

Funded, data collection beginning