Hello and welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in  Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I research American political institutions with a focus on two general questions of interest: how the design of regulation influences policy outcomes; and how institutional characteristics condition the spread or diffusion of policy. I primarily study the U.S. states with an emphasis on energy and economic policy, and my work heavily uses spatial econometric modeling.‚Äč

My research has been published at Energy Policy, the Journal of Public Policy, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Moreover, current research has been accepted for publication at the American Journal of Political Science. My dissertation was recognized by the American Political Science Association for being the best dissertation in the field of state politics in 2016.

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