Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Economy and Government program at Harvard University and a graduate affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Please find my CV here.
My research interests lie at the intersection of International Relations and Political Economy. I am particularly interested in questions of global political economy, such as the evolution of institutions (e.g. democratization, liberalization) in an international context, and international conflict. Most of my research ideas consider the impact of culture and identity on political/economic development and conflict.
My dissertation, supported by the Weatherhead Center's Samuel Huntington Fellowship, analyzes shared identity as a source of conflict and institutional diffusion. It is based on multiple methods, including game theory, behavioral economics, cross-national statistical analysis, case studies, and text analysis. Read more about my project on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. Here is the version of my argument I presented at the APSA Annual Meeting in 2014.
Before coming to Harvard, I had earned a degree in Macroeconomics from Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary.