Peer Reviewed Research
- Briggs (accepted). Receiving foreign aid can reduce support for incumbent presidents. Political Research Quarterly.
- Aidoo & Briggs (accepted). 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.