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I am a rising third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with specialties in Models and Methods and Political Economy.


My broad research interests include the comparative study of labor and capital markets and the political economy of institutional change and development. Methodologically, I am interested in creating measurement models of institutional change, including Bayesian change point models to model the endogenous structural breaks in data about labor market and financial institutions.


My most recent works Essays on Financialization and Dualism and Varieties of Wage Inequality examine firm-level heterogeneity in access to financial instruments, especially patient capital, and industry-level heterogeneity in multi-level wage bargaining. I offer theories that suggest that wage bargaining institutions lead to natural labor market segmentation by industry and differential access to patient capital leads to natural capital market segmentation by firm.


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 Wage Inequality​. Finally, variety explains the cross sections for the formation of new social blocs, politics, and preferences across the globe.


I am supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship.


I am on leave AY 20-21 and currently work as an independent contractor in insurance marketing at Equis Financial.



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