Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam.
My main area of research is in comparative political economy, and broadly examines economic drivers of political behavior. This includes topics such as money in politics, business-government relations, corruption, interest group influence, and collective action. Much of my work focuses on East Asia, particularly Japan. I also conduct research in quantitative methods, where I am particularly interested in the reliability and validity of measurement strategies. My research is published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis, among other outlets. It has received coverage by media such as The Economist, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.
I am also a Faculty Affiliate at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program, and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from UC Berkeley. Before graduate school, I worked as a Data Scientist and in economic consulting.