Who Opposes Labor Regulation? Explaining Variation in Employers’ Opinions, with Matthew Amengual and Duanyi Yang. Forthcoming in Regulation and Governance

Resilience and Renewal: Labor unions, inspectors, prosecutors and the enforcement of labor laws in Brazil, with Roberto Pires and Renato Bignami. Latin American Politics and Society 2017, 59(2), pp. 77-102

Beyond bureaucracy: How prosecutors and public defenders enforce urban planning laws in São Paulo, Brazil, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2015, 39(6), pp. 1103-1119

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)


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



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


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


“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”