I am a PhD student at NYU's Department of Politics. I study the domestic political economy of international trade with an emphasis on American politics. My job market paper ("What You See Out Your Back Door: How Policy Preferences Respond to Local Trade Shocks") merges geocoded public opinion data with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) records to demonstrate a robust causal link between trade-related layoffs and negative views of trade at the local level. I find that trade policy preferences are packaged with negative views of immigration and globalization but are unrelated to other ideological issues, suggesting a nativist response to local economic shocks. Related working papers connect trade-related layoffs to roll-call votes in Congress as well as floor speeches on trade in the US House of Representatives.
In addition, I conduct research in political methodology, with a focus on the external validity of causally identified relationships. This includes joint work with Jennifer M. Larson (published in the American Political Science Review) analyzing the external validity of using online social network data to test theories about the offline world. Additional research with Rajeev Dehejia, Cristian Pop-Eleches, and Cyrus Samii (published in The Journal of Labor Economics) demonstrates a method for recovering internally valid estimates from one context by using data from another. And in solo-authored work invited for revision and re-submission at the American Political Science Review, I develop a method to extrapolate public opinion data to smaller geographical units using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART).
I am prepared to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in American politics, International Political Economy, and quantitative methods.