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I am a computational social scientist, musing about firms and inequality, broadly defined. I am also an incoming [Fall 2022] Strategy & Entrepreneurship Ph.D. student at The John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St.Louis.


My research interests revolve around the causes and consequences of firm heterogeneity. They begin with the historical development of firm strategies as key for understanding the integrated strategy of the firm in the context of internationalization and extend to the extent to which the relationships between firms and the institutional contexts within which they operate can account for sustained heterogeneous performance. More broadly, I am interested in the comparative study of firms as institutions and strategy and the development of strategic capabilities as processes, in the development of competitive advantage in regimes of rapid technological change.


My intellectual inquiry contends with issues such as how to best conceptualize and measure firms' responses to the globalization of finance, trade, and production and how to best theorize and measure how firms strategize to develop and sustain competitive advantage, with an empirical focus on dynamic complementarities among firms' activities as the basic units of competitive advantage.


My book project, which I began to write at the Department of Political Science at MIT, Varieties of Inequality is an anthology, a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing. Across several papers, I examine nation-state-level heterogeneity in phenomena such as corruption, clientelistic politics, and the skill premia, and firm-level heterogeneity in access to financial instruments, especially patient capital, and industry-level heterogeneity in multi-level wage bargaining. I offer theories which suggest that the phenomena named above lead to natural labor market segmentation and natural capital market segmentation.


I further argue that the endogenous interaction of these segmentations drive the margins of labor market adjustment to facets of globalization, including trade liberalization and exchange rate misalignment, which form Varieties of Inequality​. Finally, variety explains the cross sections for the formation of new social blocs, politics, and preferences across the globe.


I hold a B.S. in Political Science and Statistics from Florida State University [2018] and a S.M. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [2021]. I have been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, MIT Graduate Student Fellowship, and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship.



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