Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.
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 East Asia, particularly Japan, and I am a current co-organizer of the Asian Politics Online Seminar Series. 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. It has received coverage by media such as The Economist, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.
I received my Ph.D. from Yale University (2022) and B.A. from UC Berkeley (2012), and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Before graduate school, I worked as a Data Scientist at TrueCar and as an economic consultant at Compass Lexecon.