Publications and Submitted Manuscripts

Research Interests

My research straddles the subfields of international relations and comparative politics, or more specifically the fields of political economy and security studies. I am most interested in the ways global capital influences and reacts to instances of political violence. Using quantitative methods, I primarily investigate questions focused on the political economy of the repression-dissent nexus, in particular questions relating to the effectiveness of human rights organization naming and shaming campaigns, the consequences of electoral violence, and how revenue shocks impact respect for human rights. In short, I am most interested in the economic causes and consequences of government misbehaviour.

Additionally, as an undergrad at the time of the Great Recession, I have an enduring interest in sovereign credit rating, debt, and default, and I maintain a few ongoing research projects investigating the relationship between institutions and sovereign default.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

“Risky Business: Foreign Direct Investment and the Economic Consequences of Electoral Violence” with Austin Doctor, Accepted for Publication, Journal of Global Security Studies (RiskyBusiness2019JoGSS)

“Worth the Risk? HRO Shaming and Sovereign Credit Rating” with Shelby Hall (Conditional Acceptance, Journal of Human Rights)

“Capable of Shame? HRO Shaming, State Capabilities, and Government Respect for Physical Integrity”  with Chad Clay (revise and resubmit, International Interactions)

Submitted Manuscripts:

“Repudiation and Repression: The Human Costs of Sovereign Default” (under review)


“Heavy Lifting: Union Strength and Inequality” with Skip Mark (under review)

Working Projects:

“Distinguishing Debt Type Makes a Difference” (manuscript)

“Dictators in Default” (manuscript)

“Sovereign Credit & the Economic Consequences of Electoral Violence”

“Multinationals and the Conflict Trap” (with Austin Doctor)

“Women’s Rights and Sovereign Credit Rating” (with K. Anne Watson)

“ISHHED: The Index of Sustainable, Health, Human Capital, and Economic Development” (manuscript)


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