Brian K Min
Brian Min studies the political economy of development, with a focus on the politics of energy, ethnic politics, and civil conflict. His current research asks: How do governments distribute basic public services when budget constraints necessitate their rationing? Using satellite imagery of nighttime lights and other high-resolution geo-coded data available across the entire globe and over time, he analyzes how political institutions affect the delivery of electricity to the poor. His other stream of research focuses on ethnic politics and conflict.
- Brian K Min, Eugenio Arima, David Backer, Allen D Hicken, Kenneth W Kollman, Joel Selway. 2023. Local Partisan Biases in Allocations of Foreign Aid: A Study of Agricultural Assistance in India. 75(1):43-98.
- Min, Brian K, Baskaran, Thushyanthan , Uppal, Yogesh . 2015. Election cycles and electricity provision: Evidence from a quasi-experiment with Indian special elections. Journal of Public Economics 126:64-73.
- Min, Brian K. 2015. Power and the Vote: Elections and Electricity in the Developing World. :215.
- Min,Brian K. 2015. Election Cycles and Electricity Provision: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment with Indian Special Elections. Election Cycles and Electricity Provision: Evidence from a Quasi-experiment with Indian Special Elections 126:64-73.
- Min, Brian K, Gaba, Kwawu Mensan. 2014. Tracking Electrification in Vietnam Using Nighttime Lights. Remote Sensing 6(10):9511-9529.
- Min, Brian K, Golden, Miriam . 2014. Electoral cycles in electricity losses in India. Energy Policy 65:619-625.
- Min, Brian K, Gaba, Kwawu Mensan, Sarr, Ousmane Fall, Agalassou, Alassane . 2013. Detection of rural electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS night lights imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(22):8118-8141.
- Min, Brian K, Golden, Miriam , Levi, M . 2013. Distributive Politics Around the World. Annual Review of Political Science 16:73-99.