My research centers on the intersection of behavioral political economy and political psychology. I study how individual interactions as well as interactions between political and economic institutions shape policy preferences. Specifically, my research focuses on behavior and policy preferences regarding inequality and critical societal challenges that require large-scale human cooperation, such as climate change and the public health crisis. I use a variety of methods to study behavior, narrative, emotions, and underlying preferences, including incentivized/survey experiments, computational text analysis, and formal/agent-based modeling. Ultimately, my goal is to understand what motivates or demotivates individuals to act or support policies that mitigate critical societal challenges and inequalities.

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics . I earned my PhD in the department of Political Science at Stony Brook University in August of 2023.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral political economy and Political psychology
  • Collective action problems and related issues, such as
    • Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Inequality and redistribution
  • Experimental methods
    • Economic games and incentivized experiments
    • Survey experiments
  • Computational social science
    • Computational text analysis
    • Agent-based modeling