About

I am a Professor of Government and the Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of Government and the Program in Quantitative Social Science at Dartmouth College.

My research focuses on applying experimental designs and statistical methods to a wide range of empirical questions in political science. With substantive interests in Foreign/Global Public Opinion, Japanese PoliticsDiversity, Elections, Political Methodology, and Other Topics, I have published many articles, including articles published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science (2 articles), the American Political Science Review (2 articles), the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, Nature CommunicationsPolitical Analysis (2 articles), Political Behavior (3 articles), Science Advances, and World Politics, as well as two books.

I have used observational and experimental data from Japan, as well as other countries, such as Australia, France, Israel, South Korea, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to study many topics (see Portfolio). 

At Dartmouth, I teach Quantitative Political Analysis (GOVT10), an introductory course on empirical research designs and statistics; Data Visualization (GOVT16/QSS17), an introduction to data wrangling and data visualization with R; and Politics of Japan (GOVT40/AMES43).

I earned an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. I have held visiting appointments at Keio University in Japan, the Australian National University in Australia, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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