I am Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College and hold the Mitsui Chair in the Study of Japan. I earned an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. My research and teaching interests include comparative politics (electoral politics, political economy, public opinion, Japan) and political methodology (statistical methods, research design).
I am the author of Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (Routledge 2005). I also have articles published or forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Political Science Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Politics, Party Politics, Political Psychology, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, World Politics, among others.