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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where I study International Relations — with a focus on International Political Economy — and Political Methodology. My substantive interests include the politics of international finance, the determinants of domestic and international regulatory regimes, firm behaviors in response to institutional arrangements and policy choices, and financial development in emerging markets. Methodological interests include socio-political complex networks theory and methods, time series cross-sectional econometrics, bargaining theory and its applications across levels of analysis, and Bayesian regression.

My current work focuses on the interplay between domestic and international financial regulatory regimes, how state power and the structure of the international financial system influence policymaking, the responses of firms to the structure of global markets and policy choices of governments, finance as a tool of economic statecraft, and the politics of banking in emerging markets. I am the co-editor (with Thomas Oatley) of a Research Handbook on International Monetary Relations, under contract at Edward Elgar Publishing. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, Foreign Policy, the Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and Alternative Investments (Edward Elgar 2012), is under contract in the Research Handbook on International Monetary Relations (Edward Elgar n.d.), and has been invited for revision and resubmission at the Journal of Politics and International Studies Quarterly.

I frequently contribute to IPE at UNC, a group blog covering issues and events in the global political economy maintained by faculty and graduate students at UNC. Selected posts are syndicated by Seeking Alpha and Footnote1. Other posts have been linked to or referenced by many major media outlets and prominent blogs, including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, The Atlantic, Slate, Marginal Revolution, The Monkey Cage, Duck of Minerva, Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish, Crooked Timber, and many others.