I am an Assistant Professor of Law, Political Science, and Public Policy at USC Gould School of Law. I teach Administrative Law, Money in Politics, and Analytical Methods for Lawyers. My research centers around our efforts to improve public governance via information provision. I use empirical methods to help answer questions about how laws -- especially laws aimed at transparency -- incentivize behavior. My work appears in Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Election Law Journal, and Indiana Law Journal. It has been featured by Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
My latest research investigates the costs and benefits of campaign finance disclosure laws. Other ongoing research focuses on different aspects of transparency and information provision, like freedom of information and whistleblower laws, as well as laws that raise the bar for access to discovery (information from the opposing side) in civil court.
I hold a Ph.D. from the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Harvard and a M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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