I am an interdisciplinary political economist whose current research focuses on monetary policy, central bank signals, and the interface between economic institutions and markets.
I write and speak frequently about a broad range of issues including monetary policy and economics, health policy and economics, political economic behavior, elections and campaigns, constitutional law, and the commercial space sector. Methodologically, I have expertise in the quantitative analysis of textual data.
I earned my BA in Economics, Political Science & Philosophy (with honors) from New York University, my MSc in Political Theory (with distinction) and my PhD in Political Science & Political Economy from The London School of Economics & Political Science. In addition, I have attended specialist certificate courses at The Hague Academy of International Law, the EUI's Academy of European Law, and the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal Geographical Society. I have previously been a Fellow of the American Institute for Economic Research, the People for the American Way Foundation, and an A.T. Kearney Scholar.
I was born in Boston and currently reside in London, where I serve as a STEM Ambassador to encourage and empower students to pursue STEM education and careers in order to tackle the world's greatest challenges.
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.