Overlooking West Point from the Ducor hotel ruins, Liberia

Overlooking West Point from the Ducor hotel ruins, Liberia



Resistance and Control: Statebuilding Through Rebel-Civilian Relations
[Job Market Paper]



Cheng, Tony and Shelley Liu. 2018. “Service Cynicism: How Civic Disengagement Develops.” Politics and Society 46(1):101-129.



How Weakly Institutionalized Parties Monitor Brokers in Developing Democracies: Evidence from Post-conflict Liberia (with Jeremy Bowles and Horacio Larreguy). Revise and resubmit, American Journal of Political Science.

The Effects of Wartime Educational Loss on Attitudes Towards Democratic Institutions. Under review.
[Paper][Afrobarometer Working Paper 175]

Education, Democratic Erosion, and Political Participation in Stable Democracies: Evidence from Senegal (with Horacio Larreguy). Under review.

The Effect of Education on Trust in Traditional Authorities: Evidence from Nigeria and Senegal (with Jessica Gottlieb and Horacio Larreguy). Working paper.


In progress

The Enduring Effects of Forced Displacement: Evidence from Zimbabwe’s Protected Villages.

Dual Equilibria in Natural Disaster Response: The Effect of Natural Disasters on Inequality and Conflict in Kenya (with Alice Xu).

Strategic Incentives for Transnational Rebellion.

Rebel Networks in African Civil Wars. Dataset.