Welcome to my website! I'm a PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Government, and will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Columbia University Department of Political Science in 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. To analyze these policy-relevant questions, my work combines large and often novel data sources with innovative quasi-experimental and experimental designs. By closely linking theoretical models to my empirical analysis, often using the tools of game theory to derive specific predictions, I seek to differentiate mechanisms and compellingly 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 and Political Analysis.
I am currently working on a variety of exciting projects, including with many excellent coauthors. My published research and working papers are available here. Feel free to contact me about ongoing research projects.
You can download my CV here.