Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

Books

Reports, Blog posts and Other writings

Working Papers and Works in Progress

Working Papers and Works in Progress

Roessler, Philip, Peter P. Carroll, Flora Myamba, Cornel Jahari, Blandina Kilama, and Daniel Nielson. 2021. “The Economic Impact of Mobile Phone Ownership: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Tanzania.” CSAE Working Paper. WPS/2021-5.

Roessler, Philip, Yannick I. Pengl, Kyle Titlow, Robert Marty and Nicolas van de Walle. 2020. “The Cash Crop Revolution, Colonialism and Legacies of Spatial Inequality: Evidence from Africa.” CSAE Working Paper. WPS/2020-12

Pengl, Yannick I., and Philip Roessler. 2020. “The Economic Basis of African Ruling Coalitions: Cash Crops, Minerals, and Ethnic Representation.” Working paper.

Roessler, Philip, Peter P. Carroll, Flora Myamba, and Daniel L. Nielson. “The Limited Short-Term Effects of Mobile Phone Ownership on Women’s Empowerment,” 2021.

Blair, Robert A., Samantha Custer, and Philip Roessler. “A Global Analysis of Policymaker Support for Competing Aid Regimes,” 2021. Working paper.

Roessler, Philip, Peter P. Carroll, Flora Myamba, and Daniel L. Nielson. “Mobile Phone Churn Impedes Financial Inclusion Among Women in Developing Markets: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Tanzania,” 2020.

Articles and Book Chapters

Pengl, Yannick I., Philip Roessler, and Valeria Rueda. “Cash Crops, Print Technologies, and the Politicization of Ethnicity in Africa.” American Political Science Review, FirstView.

Blair, Robert A., Robert Marty, and Philip Roessler. “Foreign Aid and Soft Power: Great Power Competition in Africa in the Early Twenty-first Century.” British Journal of Political Science, FirstView.

Blair, Robert A., and Philip Roessler. “The Effects of Chinese Aid on State Legitimacy in Africa: Cross-National and Sub-National Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments, and Behavioral Games,” World Politics, 73, no. 2 (2021).

Mach, Katharine J., W. Neil Adger, Halvard Buhaug, Marshall Burke, James D. Fearon, Christopher B. Field, Cullen S. Hendrix, Caroline M. Kraan, Jean-Francois Maystadt, John O’Loughlin, Philip Roessler, Jürgen Scheffran, Kenneth A. Schultz, and Nina von Uexkull. “Directions for Research on Climate and Conflict.” Earth’s Future. 8, no. 7 (2020): 193-197.

Mach, Katharine J., Caroline M. Kraan, W. Neil Adger, Halvard Buhaug, Marshall Burke, James D. Fearon, Christopher B. Field, Cullen S. Hendrix, Jean-Francois Maystadt, John O’Loughlin, Philip Roessler, Jürgen Scheffran, Kenneth A. Schultz, and Nina von Uexkull.  “Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict.” Nature, 571, no. 7764 (2019): 193-197.

Roessler, Philip, and David Ohls. “Self-Enforcing Powersharing in Weak States.” (with David Ohls), International Organization, Vol. 72, No. 2 (Spring 2018): 423-454.

Beber, Bernd, Philip Roessler, and Alexandra Scacco. 2014. “Intergroup Violence and Political Attitudes: Evidence from a Dividing Sudan.” The Journal of Politics 76 (03): 649-65.

Roessler, Philip. 2013. “Civil War.” In Routledge Handbook of African Politics, ed. N. Cheeseman, D. Anderson and A. Scheibler. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roessler, Philip. 2011. “The Enemy Within: Personal Rule, Coups, and Civil War in Africa.” World Politics 63 (2): 300-46.

Roessler, Philip G., and Marc Morjé Howard. 2009. “Post-Cold War Political Regimes: When Do Elections Matter?” In Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition, ed. S. I. Lindberg. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Howard, Marc Morjé , and Philip G. Roessler. 2006. “Liberalizing Electoral Outcomes in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes.” American Journal of Political Science 50 (2): 365-81.

Roessler, Philip G. 2005. “Donor-Induced Democratization and the Privatization of State Violence in Kenya and Rwanda.” Comparative Politics 37 (2): 207-27.

Books

Pengl, Yannick I., and Philip Roessler. Markets, States and Power: The Cash Crop Revolution, Colonialism and the Making of Modern Africa. Book proposal. Manuscript in progress.

Roessler, Philip. Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Book Overview

Book reviews of Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa

Roessler, Philip, and Harry Verhoeven. Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa’s Deadliest Conflict (Hurst Publishers/Oxford University Press, 2016).

Reports, Blog posts and Other writings

Roessler, Philip, Yannick I. Pengl, Kyle Sorlie Titlow, Robert Marty and Nicolas van de Walle. “Extractive colonial economies and legacies of spatial inequality: Evidence from Africa,” Vox EU, December 6, 2020.

Blair, Rob, Robert Marty, and Philip Roessler. 2019. “Foreign Aid and Soft Power: Great Power Competition in Africa in the Early 21st Century.” AidData Working Paper #86. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.s

Roessler, Philip. 2018. “The Mobile Phone Revolution and Digital Inequality: Scope, Determinants and Consequences.” Report for Pathways for Prosperity: Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development.

Roessler, Philip. “How the African Union Got It Wrong on Zimbabwe.” Al Jazeera. Op-ed. December 5, 2017.

Roessler, Philip, and Layla Abi-Falah. 2017. “Blurry Lines: The African Union’s Imbalanced Regime of Constitutionalism and Its Consequences.” College of William and Mary.

Roessler, Philip, and Harry Verhoeven. “Did Congo’s Crisis Just Get A lot Worse,” The Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post online, February 3, 2017.

Blair, Rob, and Philip Roessler. 2016. “China and the African State: Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments and Behavioral Games in Liberia,” USAID, Research and Innovation Grants Working Papers Series, November 1, 2016.

Blair, Robert, and Philip Roessler. 2014. “Chinese Development Finance and the African State: A Capacity-Legitimacy Trade-Off?” First Tranche blog, AidData.org, June 19, 2014.

Roessler, Philip. 2013. “Why South Sudan Has Exploded in Violence.” The Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post online. December 24, 2013.