My research uses game theory and quantitative methods to study political institutions and the behavior of government officials. My substantive interests include American courts and policing, identity and discrimination, and corruption and special interest influence on politics. Some of this work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Politics.
My teaching interests include formal theory and research methodology, political economy, political institutions, and public policy. I have taught graduate courses on formal models of political science, quantitative methods and intermediate microeconomics, and undergraduate courses on economic policy analysis, political science research methods and American political institutions.
I received a Ph.D. in political science and an M.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. I also received an M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in politics and economics from Brandeis University.