My research examines economic drivers of political behavior, with a focus on extraction of private gain from politics and public office by businesses, individuals, and interest groups. Much of my work focuses on Northeast 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 has been published in the American Political Science Review and British Journal of Political Science, among other outlets.
I received my Ph.D. from Yale University (2022) and B.A. from UC Berkeley (2012). Before graduate school, I worked as a Data Scientist at TrueCar and as an economic consultant at Compass Lexecon.