I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Department of Political Science.
My research intersects international relations and political economy, with a theoretical focus on self-enforcing solutions to commitment and information problems. More specifically, my theoretical focus includes reputation and signaling dynamics, status concerns, and the emergence of institutions with enforcement power. Substantively, I work on these themes in conflict settings, such as deterrence and crisis escalation, and IPE settings, such as foreign direct investment. I also work on these themes in domestic contexts, such as institutional formation, and domestic implications of international status concerns.
I work with formal models, tools of design-based inference on both observational and experimental data, and computational methods.
Prior to Syracuse, I was a postdoc at NYU Abu Dhabi Social Science Division. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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