I am an Associate Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Notre Dame. I have a joint appointment at the Keough School of Global Affairs, where I serve as the Faculty Director of the Sustainable Development Concentration in the Master of Global Affairs program. My primary fields of research are political economy and development economics.
I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). I am also a Faculty Fellow at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and an affiliated faculty member of the Gender Studies Program.
- Updated working paper: “Religion and Abortion: The Role of Politician Identity“
- First cohort of MGA Sustainable Development students graduates!
- Ideas for India blog post on gender gaps in political participation.
- “Where are India’s Female Politicians?” VoxDev Podcast.
- “Economic Transition and Private-Sector Labor: Evidence from Urban China.” (with Xin Meng, Nancy Qian and Xiaoxue Zhao), Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming.
- “The Road Not Taken: Gender Gaps along Paths to Political Power.” (with Anandi Mani), World Development 119: 68-80, July 2019.