For the academic year 2021-2022, I am the Fellow in Contemporary Asia, at Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Previosuly, I was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University. I obtained my PhD in 2020 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. My dissertation was supervised by Christina Davis (chair, Harvard University), Melissa Lee, and Kosuke Imai (Harvard University). At Princeton, my work was supported by the Center for International Security Studies, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the East Asian Program, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
I study international trade, regulation, and lobbying with a substantive focus on Japan. My research addresses the overarching question of how bureaucracies shape global economic governance, from a structural and agent-driven perspective. My dissertation, “The Bureaucratic Politics of Foreign Economic Policymaking,” explains the mechanisms by which stakeholders shape international economic policy through bureaucratic channels of influence. I use a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative methods to study these topics. While my research agenda primarily employs an IR approach, it has been motivated by a substantive interest in the political economy of East Asia and Japan. Several of my projects employ within-country analysis of Japan to study bureaucratic design and its effects on policy at a more granular level. Additional work looks at the micro-foundations of bureaucratic structure and its consequences for policy, examines the role of individual bureaucrats within domestic and international institutions, and develops micro-level data on bureaucratic careers and appointments.
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