I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Indiana University.
My research centers on Political Economy, Economic Development and International Economics. I am not only interested in understanding how institutions influence economic outcomes, but also in the determinants of institutions and institutional change. I do theory as well as applied work, including lab experiments. In particular, there are three lines of research in which I have focused my work: (i) economic structure and institutions, (ii) political economy of the media industry, and (iii) political institutions and fiscal policies.