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I am an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at Texas A&M University.  I am interested in historical political economy in general and the political economy of legal institutions in particular. Current projects explore the endogenous emergence of legal institutions, and the political and economic determinants of the rule of law, access to justice, and competition between multiple legal services providers. 

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.