Welcome!


I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science department at McGill University and a Research Fellow at the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (CIREQ). I am also affiliated with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), and with the Canadian Research Network for Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS). Before joining McGill, I was an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Research Fellow at Princeton University, New York University, and IMT Lucca.

My research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy with a focus on trade, development, international organizations, and conflict. On this website you find information on my publications, working papers, and teaching.


Dataset: With Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Manfred Elsig (WTI Bern) I completed data collection on more than 600 trade agreements signed from 1950 to present day (December 2014). Using manual content analysis and statistical techniques to check coders’ reliability, the dataset includes measures on flexibility, coverage, commitments, trade integration, and delegation features. More information is available at http://www.designoftradeagreements.org/. IPES Best Dataset Award (2017).

Grants: FRQSC Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs (2016-2019). SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2018-2021). SSHRC Productivity Partnership Grant (2018-2019). SSHRC and ESRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant (2018-2019).

News and Events: 
- In the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be a Jean Monnet fellow at the EUI in Florence, Italy.
- My paper "Gone for Good: The Electoral Implications of Plant Closures and Mass Layoffs,” co-authored with Steve Weymouth, has been selected as a co-winner of the 2018 David A. Lake Award for the best paper presented at IPES.