About

I am a fifth year PhD candidate in political science at Brown University. For the fall of 2018, I am a visiting researcher at Sciences Po Centre d’études européennes in Paris, France.

My research interests broadly investigate the political economy of advanced industrial states and the politics of economic policymaking, specifically in the domain of competition and market power. My dissertation seeks to understand the continual evolution of national policy regimes in favor of competition or market power over the course of the 20th century. Some of the specific questions I address are:

  • How and why do policy elites and bureaucrats change their mind about the overall goals of policy?
  • What is the role of formal and informal economic analysis in political and policy change?
  • Under what conditions do policies undermine themselves politically or economically?

To investigate these questions, I have completed extensive archival field research in United States and France. My research draws 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. I am originally from Massachusetts and got my B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.