I study the political economy of institutions and development, with a focus on criminal governance. My work has appeared in journals in criminology, economics, and political science, and I've published two award-winning books, both with Oxford University Press.
I also enjoy building academic programs in philosophy, politics, and economics. In 2012, I joined the newly-established Department of Political Economy at King's College London, where I helped build a new department and degree programs in Political Economy and PPE. As the inaugural Director of Brown's PPE Center, we are likewise building a wide range of vibrant academic programs and scholarly conversations that bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Professor of Political Science and Political Economy
Director, Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Immediate Past President, Public Choice Society