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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2002. My research is on comparative politics with a focus on political party strategy and voting behavior in advanced industrial democracies. I am currently researching the origins and effects of political institutions, including decentralization.
My book, Party Competition between Unequals (Cambridge University Press, 2008), received the Riker Prize (2009); the Best Book Award by the European Politics and Society Section of the APSA (2009); and the Council for European Studies Best Book Award (2010).
My articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and Comparative Politics.