Welcome! I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Economics department at Columbia University. I currently serve as the Lab Manager for the Columbia Experimental Laboratory for Social Sciences. I received my BA in Economics from Yale in 2016.
Minority Turnout and Representation under Cumulative Voting: An Experiment, with Alessandra Casella and Michelle Jiang [NBER WP No. 28674]
Abstract: Under majoritarian election systems, securing participation and representation of minorities remains an open problem, made salient in the US by its history of voter suppression. One remedy recommended by the courts is Cumulative Voting (CV): each voter has as many votes as open positions and can cumulate votes on as few candidates as desired. Theory predicts that CV encourages the minority to overcome obstacles to voting: although each voter is treated equally, CV increases minority’s turnout relative to the majority, and the minority’s share of seats won. A lab experiment based on a costly voting design strongly supports both predictions.
Winner, Wueller Teaching Award for Best PhD TA (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 — Teaching Fellow, Microeconomic Analysis II (PhD), for Yeon-Koo Che and W. Bentley MacLeod [Teaching Evaluations]
Summer 2021 — Teaching Fellow, Principles of Economics, for Anna C. Musatti
Fall 2020 — Teaching Fellow, Political Economy, for Alessandra Casella [Teaching Evaluations]
Summer 2020 — Teaching Fellow, Economic Growth and Development, for Wendy Morrison
Spring 2020 — Teaching Fellow, Principles of Economics, for Waseem Noor [Student Comments*]
Fall 2019 — Teaching Fellow, Financial Economics, for Tamrat Gashaw [Teaching Evaluations]
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia did not conduct formal teaching evaluations for the Spring 2020 term.