My Research

Click here to see a listing of my published and ongoing academic work.

Mac Musings

Sometimes I learn things about using a Mac for scientific computing. Click here to see more.

My Teaching

I do not currently teach but I do occasionally post tutorials on data science and LaTeX that may be of interest to some folks.

My Recent Work

Journal articles, working papers, tutorials, and more

Are Media at Work in Your Neighborhood?

In this study, we focus on how access to information empowers workers and pressures government and firms to improve labor conditions.

What Is and What May Never Be: Economic Voting in Developing Democracies

We propose and test a theory that media freedom determines the extent of economic voting in developing democracies.

Mapping in ggplot2

This tutorial shares my efforts at making quality maps using R and ggplot2. I am sure there are better ones out there.

Administrative Capacity and Health Care in Africa

We examine the role of administrative capacity on health outcomes in 36 African nations using the path dependence of being a British colony as the contextual variable.