Welcome to my website. I am a research associate for the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) Project at the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan in December 2012, with specializations in Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Economy. I completed my dissertation, entitled “Interests, Institutions and Trade Politics in Democracies” under the direction of Robert Franzese (chair), William Clark, Allen Hicken, George Tsebelis, and Alan Deardorff.
My research interests include international and comparative political economy, (re)distributive politics, political institutions, parties and party systems, developing nations, and the politics of East Asia. I am mainly interested in studying the interactions between global economic integration and domestic politics and their effects on domestic policy outcomes in comparative perspective.