I am a political scientist and policy researcher. My academic research falls in the intersection of political psychology and behavioral economics: I have studied the psychology of income inequality, attitudes toward the welfare state, and reactions to Stimulus spending.

I am currently Program Director of the Anxieties of Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council. We encourage and disseminate research that asks whether the core institutions of established democracies—elections, mass media, political parties, interest groups, social movements, and, especially, legislatures—can capably address large problems in the public interest.