I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. I study international political economy with a focus on regulation, trade, and the role of international institutions. My dissertation is a book project that explores the origins of health and safety regulations. I develop a theory specifying the conditions under which firms are able to use health and safety regulations in order to block international competition. The book produces the surprising conclusion that innovative firms benefit from and actively seek regulations that rule some of their own products unsafe. The project relies on original data collection and quantitative analysis, as well as personal interviews and qualitative case studies. My research has been supported, in part, by the Horowitz Foundation.
I am currently a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. I am also a Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Beginning in the summer of 2019, I will begin a position as an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
I received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. My undergraduate degree is from Princeton University, where I majored in politics and graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa.