Peer Reviewed Research
Briggs (forthcoming). Receiving foreign aid can reduce support for incumbent presidents. Political Research Quarterly.
Aidoo & Briggs (forthcoming). Underpowered: Rolling blackouts in Africa disproportionately hurt the poor. African Studies Review.
Briggs (2018). Leaving no one behind? A new test of subnational aid targeting. Journal of International Development, 30(5), 904–910.
Briggs (2018). Poor targeting: A gridded spatial analysis of the degree to which aid reaches the poor in Africa. World Development, 103, 133–148.
Briggs (2017). Explaining case selection in African politics research. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 35(4), 565–572.
Briggs (2017). Does foreign aid target the poorest? International Organization, 71(1), pp 187–206.
Berinzon & Briggs (2016). Legal families without the laws: The fading of colonial law in French West Africa. American Journal of Comparative Law, 64(2), pp 329–370. [hi-res Figure 2]
Briggs & Weathers (2016). The other white man’s burden? Gender & location in African politics scholarship. African Affairs, 115(460), pp 466–489. [data]
Briggs (2015). The influence of aid changes on African election outcomes. International Interactions, 41, pp 201–225.
Briggs (2014). Aiding and abetting: Project aid and ethnic politics in Kenya. World Development, 64, pp 194–205.
Briggs (2012). Electrifying the base? Aid and incumbent advantage in Ghana. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 50, pp 603–624.
Selected Other Writing
Briggs (2018). Does foreign aid reliably spur sustained economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa? CQ Researcher: At Issue.
Briggs (2018). Millions of Americans as destitute as the world’s poorest? Don’t believe it. Vox.com.
Briggs (2017). Development aid isn’t reaching the poorest. Here’s what that means. The Washington Post.