I am currently the Research Manager and Editor at the American Economic Liberties Project in Washington, DC, and a visiting scholar at the Rhodes Center for International Finance at Brown University. I completed my PhD in political science at Brown University in 2020.
My research investigates the political economy of advanced industrial states and the politics of economic policymaking, specifically in the domain of competition and market power. My research draws theoretically from different disciplines, such at sociology, psychology, and economics, and my broader interests broadly include business-state relations, institutional change, antitrust, intellectual property rights, the politics of economic ideas.
My book project seeks to understand why many industrialized countries have alternated in the long run between national policy regimes in favor of enforcing price competition on one hand, and supporting market power and domestic monopolies on the other. Some of the questions I address are:
- Under what conditions do policies undermine themselves politically or economically?
- How and why do political elites change their mind about the overall goals of policy?
- What is the role of formal and informal economic analysis in political and policy change?
To investigate these questions, I have completed extensive archival field research in the United States and France, to track the changes in economic beliefs among political and policy leaders over time in both countries.