Welcome to my website! I'm a graduate student in the Harvard Department of Government.
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, and Journal of Politics.
I am currently working on a variety of exciting projects, including with some excellent coauthors. My published research and working papers are available here. Please contact me about ongoing research projects (including this EGAP-supported field experiment).
You can download my CV here.