I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Indiana University. My research interests are political economy, welfare politics, party politics, and political behavior. Within these broad areas, I study how the interplay between political parties and voters (re-)shapes public policy, and how the existing policy regimes in return affect the relationship between these two actors.
My dissertation project examines the variation in social policy priorities of governing parties across advanced industrial economies. In particular, I analyze the conditions in which parties privilege non-labor market policies over labor market policies in response to the emergence of new types of social divisions. A part of my dissertation project is based on fieldwork in Sweden and South Korea.
While my dissertation focuses on advanced industrial democracies, some of my recent projects examine the relationship between service delivery and political legitimacy in non-liberal regimes with a focus on China. Other publications extend my research interests in the politics of public policy beyond the topic of welfare politics.
Department of Political Science
Indiana University, Bloomington
Political economy, Welfare Politics, Party Politics,
Political Behavior, East Asia
Comparative Politics, Comparative/International Political Economy, Public Policy, East Asian Politics,