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Welcome to my website! I am a political scientist by training and I work on issues related to development economics, international security, and evaluation methods. I currently work for the methods advisory function of the Independent Evaluation Group.

I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Georgetown University in 2020. My dissertation used a mixed-methods research design to examine the influence of national prestige projects on political durability and regime survival. As a teaching associate, I taught Ph.D.-level courses on econometrics and causal inference. I also served as an adjunct professor of quantitative methods at American University’s School of International Service. I hold a master’s degree in international relations from Georgetown and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Harvard University.

You can find links to my CV and ongoing research projects using the tabs above. I'm not often on twitter, but you can follow @arihagh for the occasional post about research methods. In my spare time, I draw bits of music: you can find examples of these "melodigraphs" on Instagram.