Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado
Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Political Science, The Ohio State University
Program on International Development
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 428
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0483
Research Interests: My research focuses on comparative politics and political economy, especially in transitional countries including those of Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. In particular, I examine how politics influences economic policy choices and vice versa. My research has appeared in Party Politics and edited volumes. I am currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Political Economy of Reversal which examines why countries that undertake the substantial political, fiscal, and economic costs of adopting market-oriented reforms may ultimately abandon these measures. I argue that the transitional costs of implementing a reform, partisan politics, policy diffusion, and domestic coalitions have independent and interactive effects on when market-oriented reforms will be reversed.