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I am Assistant Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University,  research associate at the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies and a regular visiting fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia.

My research is in the fields of international finance, macroeconomics, and international political economy. I examine political economy factors in explaining macroeconomic and financial outcomes, writing on topics such as financial crises, financial regulations, economic voting, and political business cycles. My work has appeared in outlets such as European Law Journal, Open Economies Review, and International Interactions. Outside my primary research area, I have published on globalization and welfare, economic integration in Southeast Asia, and fiscal decentralization in Indonesia.

My graduate degrees (economics, political science, international relations) are from Claremont Graduate University and the School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University; my bachelor’s is in economics and development studies from the University of Indonesia. Before beginning my graduate studies, I worked as a public policy analyst in Indonesia.