Postdoctoral Researcher
Yale University

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. I do experimental research on the logic of governance under weak institutions. In my dissertation, I examined how social sanctions, peer pressure and reputational mechanisms influence cooperation between citizens, the accountability of local leaders, and the co-production of public goods by citizens and local authorities in 48 villages in Tanzania. Currently, I am pursuing research on the behavioral effects of elections, on performance-based voting and other work on the behavioral foundations of democratic governance.