Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. My substantive research focuses on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on corruption, foreign aid, and natural resources. I also have a separate methodological research agenda that centers on external validity. My work appears in the Annual Review of Political Science and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Outside of academia, I have worked and/or consulted for the US State Department, the European Commission, the World Bank, USAID, and Inter-American Development Bank. Most of my recent work with these institutions concerns governance, anti-corruption, and natural resources.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2022)
Dual M.A., Georgetown University/Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina (2015)
M.Sc., Maastricht University, Graduate School of Governance, Netherlands (2008)
B.A., University of Denver (2006)
      Study Abroad: Université de Lausanne, Switzerland and Università di Bologna, Italy (2005)