Welcome to my webpage. I’m a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. I recently completed my Ph.D. studies in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I’m trained in comparative politics, methodology and international relations. My broad research interests are political economy, political institutions and comparative federalism and intergovernmental relations. I have area expertise in Canada, Western Europe and the European Union. My dissertation, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines the relationship between fiscal federalism and the credit conditions of subnational governments. My future research will focus on the role of public debt crises in shaping the origins and evolution of fiscal federal institutions.