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Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.” 

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Here is a selection of recent publications by scholars who have presented at an AALIMS conference. Collectively the articles and books convey the range of scholarship that AALIMS seeks to promote. The publications given for each author are not meant to be exhaustive. For a complete list of each author’s publications, please check his or her website, accessible from the Faculty Fellows pages.

Paik, Christopher and Enze Han. "Dynamics of Political Resistance in Tibet: Religious Repression and Controversies of Demographic Change." The China Quarterly, 217 (2014): 69-98.

Paik, Christopher, Enze Han and Joseph O’Mahoney.External Kin, Economic Disparity and Minority Ethnic Group Mobilization.” Conflict Management and Peace Science,  31 (2014): 31-49.


Pamuk, Şevket and Kıvanç Karaman. “Ottoman State Finances in Comparative European Perspective, 1500-1914.” Journal of Economic History, 70 (2010): 593-627.

Pamuk, Şevket. Ottoman Economy and Its Institutions. Franham: Ashgate Publishers, 2009.

Pamuk, Şevket. “Estimating Economic Growth in the Middle East since 1820.” Journal of Economic History, 66 (2006): 809-28.


Paserman, Daniele, David Jaeger, Esteban F. Klor, and Sami Miaari. “The Struggle for Palestinian Hearts and Minds: Violence and Public Opinion in the Second Intifada.” Journal of Public Economics, 96 (2012): 354-68.

Paserman, Daniele, Eric Gould, and Victor Lavy. “Sixty Years after the Magic Carpet Ride: The Long-Run Effect of the Early Childhood Environment on Social and Economic Outcomes.” Review of Economic Studies, 78 (2011): 938-73.

Paserman, Daniele and David Jaeger. “The Cycle of Violence? An Empirical Analysis of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.” American Economic Review, 98 (2008): 1591-1604.

Paserman, Daniele and David Jaeger.  “The Shape of Things to Come? On the Dynamics of Suicide Attacks and Targeted Killings.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 4 (2009): 315-42.


Patel, David. Islam, Information and Social Orders. Book manuscript.

Patel, David, Val Bunce and Sharon Wolchik . "Fizzles and Fireworks: A Comparative Perspective on the Diffusion of Popular Protests in the Middle East and North Africa." The Arab Upheavals in Comparative Perspective, ed. Marc Lynch, New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Patel, David. "Preference Falsification, Revolutionary Coordination, and the Tahrir Square Model." The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Beloit, WI: Beloit College, 4 (2013)

Patel, David. “Concealing to Reveal: the Informational Role of Islamic Dress in Muslim Societies.” Rationality and Society, 24 (2012): 295-323.

Patel, David. “Identity and Politics.” Pp. 133-154 in Politics and Society of the Contemporary Middle East, ed. Michele Penner Angrist, Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.

Patel, David. “Insurgency and Counter-insurgency in Iraq’s Sacred Spaces.” Pp. 140-176 in Treading on Hallowed Ground, C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Patel, David. “Religious Authority and Politics in Post-Saddam Iraq.” Arab Reform Bulletin 2 (May 2004).


Peck, Jennifer. "Can Hiring Quotas Work? The Effect of the Nitaqat Program on the Saudi Private Sector." Working Paper, April 2014.

Peck, Jennifer. "Do Foreign Gifts Buy Corporate Political Action? Evidence from the Saudi Crude Discount Program." Working Paper, December 2013.


Pepinsky, Thomas and Michele Ford, eds. Beyond Oligarchy? Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Publications, forthcoming.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “Context and Method in Southeast Asian Politics.” Pacific Affairs, forthcoming.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “Surveys, Experiments, and the Landscape of International Political Economy.” International Interactions, forthcoming.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “The Institutional Turn in Comparative Authoritarianism.” British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “Pluralism and Political Conflict in Indonesia.Indonesia, 96 (2013): 79–98.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “The Domestic Politics of Financial Internationalization in the Developing World.” Review of International Political Economy, 20 (2013): 848–880.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “New Media and Malaysian Politics in Historical Perspective.” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 35 (2013): 83-103.

Pepinsky, Thomas. “Development, Social Change, and Islamic Finance in Contemporary Indonesia.” World Development, 41 (2013): 157-167.

Pepinsky, Thomas, R. William Liddle and Saiful Mujani. “Testing Islam’s Political Advantage: Evidence from Indonesia. American Journal of Political Science, 56 (2012): 584-600.

Pepinsky, Thomas and Maria M. Wihardja.Decentralization and Economic Performance in Indonesia.Journal of East Asian Studies, 11 (2011): 337-372.

Pepinsky, Thomas and Bozena C. Welborne. Piety and Redistributive Preferences in the Muslim World.Political Research Quarterly, 64 (2011): 491-505.


Platteau, Jean-Philippe. "Redistributive Pressures in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes,Consequences, and Coping Strategies." African Development in Historical Perspective, eds. Akyeampong, E., R. Bates, N. Nunn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

 Platteau, Jean-Philippe and Catherine Guirkinger. "The Effect of Land Scarcity on Farm Structure: Empirical Evidence from Mali Platteau." Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe and Catherine Guirkinger. "Transformation of African Farm-cum-Family Structures." Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics. ed. M. C.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe, Vincent Somville and Zaki Wahhaj. "Elite Capture through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essay." Journal of Development Economics, 106 (2014): 250-263.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe and Zaki Wahhaj. "Interactions Between Modern Law and Custom." Pp 633-678, eds V. Ginsburgh and D. Throsby, Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Vol. 2, Elsevier and North-Holland, 2013.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe and Gani Aldashev. "Religion, Culture and Development." Pp 587-631, eds V. Ginsburgh and D. Throsby, Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Vol. 2, Elsevier and North-Holland, 2013.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe, Tatiana Goetghebuer and Catherine Guirkinger. "Productive Inefficiency in Extended Agricultural Households: Evidence from Mali." Working Paper, 2013.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe, Gani Aldashev, Imane Chaara, Zaki Wahhaj. "Formal Law as a Magnet to Reform Custom.Economic Development and Cultural Change, 60 (2012): 795-828.

Platteau, Jean-Philippe and F. Bourguignon. "Does Aid Availability Affect Effectiveness in Reducing Poverty?" CRED Working Paper, University of Namur, 2012.


Rubin, Jared. God, Power, and Printing: The Roots of Economic Success and Stagnation in Europe and the Middle East, in progress.

Rubin, Jared. "Centralized Institutions and Cascades." Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming.

Rubin, Jared. "Printing and Protestants: an empirical test of the role of printing in the Reformation"Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Rubin, Jared, and Jason A. Aimone, Laurence R. Iannaccone, and Michael D. Makowsky. "Endogenous Group Formation via Unproductive Costs." Review of Economic Studies, 80 (2013): 1215-36.

Rubin, Jared, and Michael Makowsky. “An Agent-Based Model of Centralized Institutions, Social Network Technology, and Revolution.” PLoS ONE, 8 (2013), 8(11): e80380.

Rubin, Jared, Metin M. Coşgel and Thomas J. Miceli. “The Political Economy of Mass Printing: Legitimacy, Revolt, and Technology Change in the Ottoman Empire.” Journal of Comparative Economics, 40 (2012): 357-371

Rubin, Jared. “Institutions, the Rise of Commerce, and the Persistence of Laws: Interest Restrictions in Islam & Christianity”, Economic Journal 121 (2011): 1310-39.

Rubin, Jared.Bills of Exchange, Interest Bans, and Impersonal Exchange in Islam and Christianity.Explorations in Economic History, 47 (2010): 213-27.




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