I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Governmentat Harvard University, where I am an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. I study comparative politics and the political economy of development, with a focus on local-level political accountability in developing countries, particularly in Latin America.  My dissertation and book project examines how voters hold their elected officials accountable in contexts where institutions and political parties are weak. I use surveys, experimental, qualitative and quantitative data, and text analysis. 

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