I'm an Assistant Professor in the Columbia University Department of Political Science. My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy, and spans elections in developing and developed contexts. In particular, I study how news consumption, levels of education, and social networks influence how voters hold politicians to account for their performance in office. As well as bottom-up voter behavior, I am also interested in how politicians communicate their platforms, and how information shapes their electoral strategies, and when media outlets choose to report political news. I analyze this questions by combining quasi-experimental and experimental designs with theoretical models to identify and interpret causal relationships. My research has been published, or is forthcoming, in the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of the European Economic Association, 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 here. Feel free to contact me about ongoing research projects.
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