I am a graduate student in the Political Science Department at Florida State University. Substantively, my research primarily focuses on international relations. Recently, I have been focused on the causes of interstate conflict initiation, particularly the role of regime-type in conflict initiation. I am also interested in the effects of interstate conflict.
Methodologically, I am primarily interested in the application of causal inference techniques. Recently, I have applied a newly developed time-series cross-sectional matching technique to gain causal leverage in the study of the democratic peace. I am also interested in the application of quasi-experimental and experimental research designs.