I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison. I conduct research and teach primarily in the field of comparative politics focusing on post-Soviet politics, political economy of natural resource dependence, sources of changes in political institutions and regimes, and research methods.

My book project, based on my dissertation, develops a theory on when and how decline in natural resource revenue (negative revenue shocks) incentivizes political elites to support private business activities and investment and reverse the ‘resource curse.’ Please read more about it here.