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Selected Recent Publications

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.

Saleh, Mohamed. “A Pre-Colonial Population Brought to Light: Digitization of the Nineteenth Century Egyptian Censuses.” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 46 (2013): 5-18. 

Saleh, Mohamed. "The Reluctant Transformation: Modernization, Religion, and Human Capital in Nineteenth Century Egypt.” Journal of Economic History, forthcoming.

Saleh, Mohamed. “On the Road to Heaven: Self-Selection, Religion, and Socioeconomic Status.” Working Paper, August 2013.

Saleh, Mohamed. “From Kuttabs to Schools: Educational Modernization, Religion, and Human Capital in Twentieth Century Egypt,” Working Paper, August 2012.


Shapiro, Jacob. The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Shapiro, Jacob and Nils B. Weidmann"Is the Phone Mightier than the Sword? Cell Phones and Insurgent Violence in Iraq." International Organization, forthcoming.

Shapiro, Jacob, Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Erin Troland. "Modest, Secure and Informed: Successful Development in Conflict Zones," With Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Erin Troland, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 103 (2013): 512-517.

Shapiro, Jacob, Benjamin W. Bahney, Radha K. Iyengar, Patrick B. Johnston, Danielle F. Jung, and Howard J. Shatz. "Insurgent Compensation: Evidence from Iraq." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2013, 103(3): 518-522. 

Shapiro, Jacob, Graeme Blair, C. Christine Fair, and Neil Malhotra. "Poverty and Support for Militant Politics: Evidence from Pakistan." American Journal of Political Science, 57 (2013): 30-48.

Shapiro, Jacob, C. Christine Fair and Neil Malhotra. "Democratic Values and Support for Militant Politics: Evidence from a National Survey of Pakistan." Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming.

Shapiro, Jacob, C. Christine Fair and Neil Malhotra. “Faith or Doctrine? Religion and Support for Political Violence in Pakistan.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 76 (2012): 688-720.

Shapiro, Jacob. "Terrorist Decision-Making: Insights from Economics and Political Science." Perspectives on Terrorism, 6 (2012): 5-20.

Shapiro, Jacob, and David A. Siegel. “Moral Hazard, Discipline, and Management of Terrorist Organizations.World Politics, 64 (1) (2012): 39-78.

Shapiro, Jacob, Will Bullock and Kosuke Imai. "Statistical Analysis of Endorsement Experiments: Measuring Support for Militant Groups in Pakistan." Political Analysis, 19 (2011): 363-84.

Shapiro, Jacob, Eli Berman, and Joseph H. Felter. "Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq." Journal of Political Economy, 119 (2011): 766-819.

Shapiro, Jacob, Eli Berman, Michael Callen, and Joseph H. Felter. "Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines." Journal of Conflict Resolution, 55 (2011): 496-528.


Warner, Carolyn. Steven L. Neuberg, Stephen A. Mistler, Anna Berlin, Eric D. Hill, Jordan D. Johnson, Gabrielle Filip-Crawford, Roger E. Millsap, George Thomas, Michael Winkelman, Benjamin J. Broome, Thomas J. Taylor, and Juliane Schober.Religion and Intergroup Conflict: Findings from the Global Group Relations Project.” Psychological Science, 25 (2014): 198-206. 

Warner, Carolyn. “Christian Democracy in Italy: an alternative perspective on religious party moderation.” Party Politics, 19 (2013): 256-276.

Warner, Carolyn. and Stephen G. Walker.Thinking about the Role of Religion in Foreign Policy: A Framework for Analysis.” Foreign Policy Analysis, 7 (2011): 113-135.


Yaycıoğlu, Ali. “Provincial Elites and the Empire in the Late Ottoman World: Conflict or Partnership?” In The Ottoman World, ed. Christine Woodhead. London: Routledge, 2012.

Yaycıoğlu, Ali. “Sened-i İttifak (1808): Bir Entegrasyon ve Ortaklık Denemesi.” In Nizam-ı Kadimden Nizam-ı Cedide: III.Selim ve Dönemi, ed. Seyfi Kenan. Istanbul: İSAM, 2010.

Yaycıoğlu, Ali, and Hakan Kırımlı. “Rumeli’nde Geraylar ve Cengiz Mehmed Geray Sultan’ın Hikayesi,” XV. Türk Tarih Kongresi, Ankara: 11-15 Eylül 2006 , vol. 2. Ankara: Turkish Historical Association, 2010.


Zafar, Basit, and Adeline Delavande. “Credit Constraints, Subjective Expectations, and College Choice in Urban Pakistan.” Working Paper, 2013.   

Zafar, Basit, Lasse Eika and  Magne Mogstad. “Investments in Education and the Rise in Household Income Inequality.” Working Paper, 




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