I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University. I am also a 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, credit booms, economics & elections, and democracy & the economy. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in outlets such as Economics & Politics, European Law Journal, Open Economies Review, International Interactions and Journal of Financial Economic Policy.