Welcome to my website! I'm a PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Government, and will be an Assistant Professor in the Columbia University Department of Political Science starting July 2016.
My research lies at the intersection of political economy and comparative politics, and spans elections in developing and developed contexts. In particular, I study how the timing of news consumption, the types of information consumed, and levels of education affect how voters hold politicians to account for their performance in office. As well as bottom-up voter behavior, I also examine how politicians communicate their platforms and how information shapes their electoral strategies, as well as when media outlets choose to report political news. To analyze these questions, I combine large and often novel data sources with quasi-experimental and experimental designs, and use theoretical models to differentiate mechanisms and interpret causal estimates. My research has been published, or is forthcoming, in the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis and Review of Economics and Statistics.
I am working on a variety of exciting projects, including with many excellent coauthors. My publications and working papers are available here. Feel free to contact me about ongoing research projects.
My CV can be downloaded here.