I am a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Management in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. My primary research interests lie at the intersection of governance of public organizations, collaborative public management, and local public finance. Much of my research focuses on how institutional arrangement affects public organization's financial outcomes in intergovernmental settings.
My dissertation, “Political Economy of Urban and Local Public Investment: An Institutional Perspective,” shows how the design of institutional rules determines where local and regional governments spend essential urban public investments and their impacts on citizen’s quality of life.
I also study urban politics, urban environmental policies and sustainability, and housing/community development. My articles have appeared in the Urban Affairs Review and American Politics Research. My paper "It’s Not Just Welfare: Racial Inequality and the Local Provision of Public Goods in the United States," has been selected the best paper in urban, local, and regional politics by the American Political Science Association in 2018. I expect to complete my PhD in May 2019.