My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy, and spans elections in developing and developed contexts. More specifically, I study how news consumption, indicators of government performance, levels of education, and social networks shape how voters select politicians. As well as bottom-up voter behavior, I'm also interested in how politicians choose electoral strategies, when media outlets decide to report political news, and how institutions can be designed to improve bureaucratic performance. I generally analyze these questions by combining quasi-experimental and experimental designs with theoretical models to identify and help interpret causal relationships. My research has been published, or is forthcoming, in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Politics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.
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