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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. Previously, I was a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University. I hold a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University where I was part of the Research Program in Political Economy and received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship.
My research analyzes collective decision-making in committees and elections using different quantitative methods, such as structural estimation, causal inference, and text analysis. I have studied the effects of sequential deliberation on decision-making at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the effects of deliberation in electoral politics using evidence from a randomized field experiment in the Philippines. My research also uses structural estimation to analyze dynamic decision-making problems in electoral politics with a focus on U.S. and Mexican elections.