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For information about the Cornell Historical Political Economy conference held in April 2019, click here.  

Recent Press

New York Times, “U.K. Democracy, Tested by Brexit and Boris Johnson, Holds for Now”

BBC World Service, click to listen: The Real Story: “Are Referendums Ever a Good Idea?”




I am an assistant professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Government department at Cornell University.

My research interests center on historical political economy, democratization and party systems in new democracies, multi-level governance, public policy, and European politics. I combine quantitative methods, historical data, and natural and/or quasi-experimental research designs with extensive archival research. My recent work has been published in the Journal of Politics, and World Politics.

At Cornell, I teach Post-Truth Politics, an undergraduate class on fake news; as well as Game Theory I, and a course on natural experiments for graduate students.

I organize the Historical Political Economy Working Group, and I'm also part of the research project "Bureaucrats and Group Identity in Local Politics," at the Center for Economic Research (NTNU), Norway. My work has also received generous funding from Society for the Humanities, the Institute for Social Sciences, and the Einaudi Center for European Studies.

I hold a PhD from Columbia University in New York, and an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. I was formerly a postdoc in the Government Department of the London School of Economics (LSE), in the political economy group (PSPE). Prior to beginning graduate studies, I was the Research Manager for Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design (EPod).