Economic development without pre-requisites: How Bolivian firms met food safety standards and dominated the global brazil-nut marketWorld Development 2014, 54, pp. 32-45

Flying under the radar? The state and the enforcement of labor laws in Brazil” (2013), accepted for publication in Oxford Development Studies

Parallel paths to enforcement: Private compliance, public regulation, and labor standards in the Brazilian sugar sector”, with Richard Locke, Politics & Society (2013), 41(4), pp.496-525

Relational regulation in the Brazilian Ministério Público: The organizational basis of regulatory responsiveness”, Regulation & Governance 5(1), March 2011


Enforcing food quality and safety standards in Brazil: The case of COBRACANA” (2013), The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 649(1), 122-138

The Pragmatic politics of regulatory enforcement”, with Roberto Pires and Susan Silbey, in “Handbook on the Politics of Regulation”, edited by David Levi-Faur, London: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2011

The Sociological citizen: Relational interdependence in law and organizations”, with Susan Silbey and Ruthanne Huising, L ‘Annee Sociologique, 2009, 59, n’1, pp. 201-229


Labor relations in Contemporary Brazil: Stable regulations, dynamic enforcement”, with Roberto Pires and Renato Bignami, 2013

The Resolution of land-use conflicts in São Paulo”, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy Working Paper series 2013

Creating state capacity from within: The transformation of the Brazilian Ministerio Publico”, with Amit Nigam

The Rise and fall of the Amazonian rubber footwear industry: A tale of international trade, technology, and value-added in the early 19th century

“Enforcing protective regulations: How Brazilian prosecutors “stitch solutions together” [an earlier version was published in Portuguese by the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada – IPEA]

“Protective regulation in developing countries: From constraints to possibilities”, with Matthew Amengual


“Public sector unions and the delivery of public services to the poor: Obstacle or opportunity?”

“Business disputes and state capacity: Taxing the beverage sector in Brazil”

“Enforcing environmental law: The disposal of illegally harvested mahogany in the Amazon”