Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science and director of the Political Economy of Agriculture and Rural Societies (PEARS) lab at the University of California, Merced. My research is on comparative political and economic development, with a focus on technology, bureaucracy/governance, democracy, and agriculture, among other topics.
I received my PhD in political science from Harvard University. I am affiliated with CAPE, IGCC and CaliWEPS and have previously been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and received multiple awards from the American Political Science Association. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!