Catalysing Private and Public Action for Climate Change Mitigation: The World Bank’s Role in International Carbon Markets, in: Climate Policy, 2020 (with Axel Michaelowa, Igor Shishlov, Dario Brescia)


Do MDB Trust Funds Allocate Climate Finance Efficiently?, in: Sustainability Vol. 12, No. 14, 2020 (with Axel Michaelowa, Bernhard Reinsberg, Igor Shishlov)


Health Awareness and the Transition Towards Clean Cooking Fuels: Evidence from Rajasthan, in: PLOS ONE Vol. 15, No. 4, 2020. (with Martina Zahno, Purnamita Dasgupta and Ishita Suchdeva)



China in Africa: Competition for Traditional Development Finance Institutions?, in: World Development Vol. 120, 2019, pp. 15-28. (with Chris Humphrey)

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The Politics of Double Delegation in the European Union, in: International Studies Quarterly Vol. 62, No. 4, 2018, pp. 821–833 (with Bernhard Reinsberg and Christina Schneider).



Which Donors, Which Funds? The Choice of Multilateral Funds by Bilateral Donors at the World Bank, in: International Organization Vol. 71, No. 4, 2017, pp. 767-802 (with Bernhard Reinsberg and Stephen Knack).

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Resourcing International Organizations: So What?, in: Global Policy Vol. 8, No. S5, 2017, pp. 113- 123.


Aid Fragmentation and Effectiveness: What Do We Really Know?, in: World Development, 99(C), 2017, pp. 320-334 (with Kai Gehring, Axel Dreher, and Franziska Spörri).


Multi-bi Aid in European Development Assistance: The Role of Capacity Constraints and Member State Politics, in: Development Policy Review Vol. 35, No. 4, 2017, pp. 513–530 (with Bernhard Reinsberg and Christina Schneider).


The Growing Influence of the UNFCCC Secretariat on the Clean Development Mechanism, in: International Environmental Agreements Vol. 17, No. 2, 2017, pp. 247–269 (with Axel Michaelowa).


Transnational Climate Governance Initiatives: Designed for Effective Climate Change Mitigation?, in: International Interactions Vol. 43, No. 1, 2017, pp. 129-155 (with Axel Michaelowa).



Aid Modalities Matter: The Impact of Different World Bank and IMF Programs on Democratization in Developing Countries, in: International Studies Quarterly Vol. 60, No. 3, 2016, pp. 427.439 (with Kassandra Birchler and Sophia Limpach).

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Global Climate Policy and Local Energy Politics: Is India Hiding Behind the Poor?, in: Climate Policy Vol 16, No. 7, 2016, pp. 940-951 (with Mark Daniel Jäger).


Making aid work for education in developing countries: An analysis of aid effectiveness for primary education coverage and quality, in: International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 48, 2016, pp. 37–52 (with Kassandra Birchler).

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Do rapidly developing countries take up new responsibilities for climate change mitigation?, in: Climatic Change Vol. 133, No. 3, 2015, pp. 499-510 (with Axel Michaelowa).


Off-farm Labor Supply and Correlated Shocks: New Theoretical Insights and Evidence from Malawi, in: Economic Development and Cultural Change Vol. 63, No. 2, 2015, pp. 361-391 (with Ralitza Dimova, Shubhashis Gangopadhyay and Anke Weber).



Constructed Peer Groups and Path Dependence in International Organizations: The Case of the International Climate Change Negotiations, in: Global Environmental Change Vol. 25, No. 2, 2014, pp. 109-120 (with Paula Castro and Lena Hörnlein) [earlier version: Path Dependence of Negotiation Structures in International Organizations: The Impact of Annex I Membership on Discussions within the UNFCCC, CIS Working Paper No. 67, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Zurich 2011]


Shopping for Development: Multilateral Lending, Shareholder Composition and Borrower Preferences, in: World Development, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2013, pp. 142-155 (with Chris Humphrey)


India as an Emerging Power in International Climate Negotiations, in: Climate Policy, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2012, pp. 575-590 (with Axel Michaelowa)


Coding Error or Statistical Embellishment? The Political Economy of Reporting Climate Aid, in: World Development, Vol. 39, No. 11, 2011, pp. 2010–2020 (with Axel Michaelowa) [earlier version: Coding Error or Statistical Embellishment? The Political Economy of Reporting Climate Aid, CIS Working Paper No. 56, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Zurich 2010 (with Axel Michaelowa)]

Climate Business for Poverty Reduction? The Role of the World Bank, in: Review of International Organizations Vol 6, No. 3-4, 2011, pp. 259-286 (with Axel Michaelowa) [earlier version: Climate Business for Poverty Reduction? The Role of the World Bank, CIS Working Paper No. 59, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Zurich 2010 (with Axel Michaelowa)]

Peer Effects and Textbooks in African Primary Education, in: Labour Economics Vol. 18, 2011, pp. 474-486 (with Markus Frölich) [earlier version: Peer Effects and Textbooks in Primary Education: Evidence from Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, HWWA Diskussionspapier Nr. 311, Hamburg 2005 (with Markus Frölich)]

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Old Wine in New Bottles? Does Climate Policy Determine Bilateral Development Aid for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency?, International Development Policy Vol. 2, 2011, pp. 60-86 (with Axel Michaelowa) [earlier version: Old Wine in New Bottles? The Shift of Development Aid towards Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, CIS Working Paper No. 58, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Zurich 2010 (with Axel Michaelowa)]

Also published in French as:

Du neuf avec du vieu: la politique climatique influence-t-elle l’aide au développement? in: Revue internationale de politique de développement Vol. 2, 2011, pp. 75-104


What Determines UN Approval of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects in Developing Countries? An Analysis of Decision Making on the CDM Executive Board, in: Public Choice vol. 145, no. 1-2, 2010, pp. 1-24 (with Florens Flues and Axel Michaelowa) [earlier version: UN Approval of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects in Developing Countries: The Political Economy of the CDM Executive Board, CIS Working Paper No. 35, Zurich 2008]

Teacher Shortages, Teacher Contracts and their Impact on Education in Africa, in: Statistics and Society, Journal of the Royal Statistical Association – Series A_ Vol. 173, No. 1, 2010, pp. 93-116 (with Jean Bourdon and Markus Frölich) [earlier version: CIS Working Paper No 28, Zürich, 2007]


Struck by Crisis, in: Development and Cooperation. Vol. 36, No. 7-8, 2009, pp. 291-293 (with Jean Bourdon)

The Cost-Effectiveness of Inputs in Primary Education: insights from recent student surveys for Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Journal of Development Studies (2009) (with Sebastian Fehrler and Annika Wechtler) [earlier version: Study commissioned by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), ADEA Working Document, Paris 2006]

Climate or Development: Is ODA Diverted from Its Original Purpose?, in: Climatic Change Vol. 84, No. 1, 2007, pp. 5-22 (with Axel Michaelowa)


Teacher Job Satisfaction, Student Achievement, and the Cost of Primary Education in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Journal of Developing Areas, Vol.41, No. 1, 2007, pp. 51-78 (with Eveline Wittmann)

The Impact of Primary and Secondary Education on Higher Education Quality, in: Quality Assurance in Education Vol. 15, No. 2, 2007, pp. 215-236


Evaluation Bias and Incentive Structures in Bi- and Multilateral Aid Agencies, in: Review of Development Economics Vol. 10, No. 2, 2006, pp. 313-329 (with Axel Borrmann)

The Political Economy of US Aid to Pakistan, in: Review of Development Economics Vol. 10, No. 2, 2006, pp. 195-209 (with Mumtaz Anwar)


Can Process Conditionality Enhance Aid Effectiveness? The role of bureaucratic interest and public pressure, in: Public Choice Vol. 122, No. 1-2, 2005, pp. 159-175 (with Carsten Hefeker)


The Political Economy of Aid Evaluation, in: Nord-Süd aktuell Vol. 28, No. 1, 2004, pp. 147-155 (with Axel Borrmann)


The Political Economy of the Enhanced HIPC-Initiative, in: Public Choice Vol. 114, No. 3-4, 2003, pp. 461-476 [earlier version: HWWA Discussion Paper No. 161, Hamburg 2002]


Scolarisation et acquis des élèves: les indicateurs de résultats dans l’analyse des politiques de l’enseignement en Afrique francophone (Enrolment and Achievement: Output indicators in the Analysis of Education Policies in Francophone Africa), in: Politiques d'éducation et de formation, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2001, pp. 77-94

Primary Education Quality in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa: Determinants of Learning Achievement and Efficiency Considerations, in: World Development, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2001, pp. 1699-1716


Joint Implementation and Trade Policy, in: Aussenwirtschaft Vol. 53, No. 4, 1998, pp. 573-589 (with Axel Michaelowa and Scott Vaughan)


Bestimmungsfaktoren liefergebundener Entwicklungshilfe - eine politökonomische Analyse (Factors Determining Tied Aid - A Public-Choice Approach), in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften No. 4, 1997, pp. 603-622


Der seidene (Handels-) Faden - Multifaserabkommen, GATT, WTO (The Silken Thread of Trade - Multi-Fibre-Agreement, GATT, WTO), in: Politische Ökologie No. 45, 1996, pp. 49-53 (with Axel Michaelowa)


Neue Wege der Hochschulfinanzierung (New Ways of University Financing), in: List-Forum No. 4, 1995, pp. 413-423 (with Axel Michaelowa)

The Common Fund for Commodities and the Special Commodity Agreements, in: Economics, Vol. 52, 1995, pp. 47-68 (with Ahmad Naini)


International Commodity Policy in Transition: Does Price Risk Management Open up New Prospects?, in: Intereconomics, No. 5, 1994, pp. 234-238