I am currently a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. I received my PhD in Political Science in August 2010 from the University of California, Irvine with a concentration in Political Economy/Public Choice.
I am a comparativist who also does work in American politics and methodology. My chief interests are in political economy, especially with regard to corruption; experimental social science; party systems; public opinion and applied social choice. In my dissertation Essays in Political Economy I explored a range of interdisciplinary topics from the measurement of party systems, to social choice to the experimental study of bribery.
While in Florence, I will be conducting several experimental studies of corruption in conjunction with Economists at the University of Bologna, as well as continuing my work on European party systems and the measurement of public opinion.