Welcome! I am an assistant professor at Princeton University.
I study and teach political economy, with a focus in international politics and economics. My work is interdisciplinary and has been published in various journals, such as the American Political Science Review, American Economic Journal – Macroeconomics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
Some of my research on the politics of international finance has contributed to two books, The Perils of International Capital and Conquest and Rents: A Political Economy of Dictatorship and Violence in Muslim Societies. Other strands of my work explore topics in development, international economic law, and the political economy of migration. I am currently working on projects related to commercial diplomacy, cronyism and globalization, and geopolitics and political violence. A more detailed description of my research is available here.
I earned a BA in mathematics and BA/MA in economics from Northwestern University and later completed my doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, I was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. I spent the 2016-2017 academic year as the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institute and most recently was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies. Before transitioning to academia, I spent a few years as an international and macroeconomist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
In my free time, I like to run, hike, travel, and support Arsenal FC.