I am associate professor of Political Science at Yale. I am also affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. My research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of public goods. I am the author of Crafting Policies to End Poverty in Latin America (Cambridge University Press).  My articles have appeared in the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of PoliticsComparative Political Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. I earned my PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I teach courses on the political economy of poverty alleviation, challenges of young democracies, the politics of redistribution, politics in Latin America and quantitative research methods.