I am an interdisciplinary political economist whose researches focuses on monetary policy, central bank signals, and the interface between economic institutions and markets. I am currently developing methods that detect and measure dissonance within monetary policy committees as a signal of geo-political and macroeconomic uncertainty.
I write and speak frequently about a broad range of issues related to political economy, including economic policy, monetary policy, health policy, political behavior, elections and campaigns, constitutional law, and the commercial space sector. Methodologically, I have expertise in the quantitative analysis of unstructured text data.
I earned my BA in Economics, Political Science & Philosophy (w/honors) from New York University, my MSc in Political Theory (w/distinction) and my PhD in Political Science & Political Economy from The London School of Economics. I have completed specialist courses at The Hague Academy of International Law, the EUI Academy of European Law, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Geographical Society, and a STEM Ambassador. I have taught at New York University and The London School of Economics and previously have been a Fellow of the American Institute for Economic Research, a Fellow of the People for the American Way Foundation, and an A.T. Kearney Scholar.
I split my time between Boston, New York, and London.
Click here to watch my overview of the US presidential nominating process and click here to listen in to a talk on baseball and American politics with "The Ballpark," a production of the LSE's US Centre.