I am a member of the faculty of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where I teach statistics and the politics of public policymaking for MPP and MPA students.

Within the field of comparative politics, my specialization is comparative political economy and political development. More specifically, I study the ways in which, and the channels through which, political institutions affect economic performance and human development outcomes. Most of my research is cross-national in nature, but I have regional interest in East Asia, China in particular.

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