About

I am a sixth year PhD candidate in political science at Brown University.

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 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.

My dissertation 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:

  • How and why do polical 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?
  • Under what conditions do policies undermine themselves politically or economically?

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.

I am originally from Massachusetts and got my B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.