Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I received my PhD from Harvard University and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Here is my CV.
My research examines the political economy of development, democratization, and distributive politics — with a particular focus on the political economy of organizational failure. My book project examines how political parties collapse, highlighting the importance of technological change and organizational capacity to adapt. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and Journal of Economic History.