Research

JOURNAL ARTICLES (PEER REVIEW)

Beyond bureaucracy: Heterarchies and the regulation of urban conflicts in São Paulo, Brazil, forthcoming in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Flying under the radar? The state and the enforcement of labor laws in Brazil”, Oxford Development Studies 2014, 42(2), pp.169-195

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

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

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

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

JOURNAL ARTICLES (EDITORIAL REVIEW)

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

BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK CHAPTERS

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

WORKING PAPERS

Building prosecutorial autonomy from within: The transformation of the Brazilian Ministerio Publico”, with Amit Nigam, 2016

Resilience and Renewal: Labor Unions, Inspectors, Prosecutors, and the  Enforcement of Labor Laws in Brazil”, with Roberto Pires and Renato Bignami, 2016

The Rise and fall of the Amazonian rubber footwear industry: A tale of international trade, technology, and value-added in the early 19th century”, 2016

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

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

“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”