I am an Assistant Professor in the political science department at the University of Pittsburghspecializing in comparative politics and the political economy of development. My research is primarily on: (i) the effects of taxes, natural resources, and aid on political behavior and development; (ii) the causes of conflict and post-conflict reintegration; and (iii) the role of class and identity in shaping support for ethnic politics. Most of my projects involve the collection of original data and employ experimental or quasi-experimental methods. I have conducted research in Indonesia, Colombia, Lebanon, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.