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 Japanese Politics, Foreign Public Opinion, Diversity, Elections, Political Methodology, and Other Topics, I have published articles 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, Political Analysis (2 articles), Political Behavior (3 articles), Science Advances, and World Politics, among others.
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. They include pork-barrel politics, electoral fraud, political budget cycles, economic growth, agricultural protectionism, electoral reforms, municipal mergers, foreign public opinion about U.S. policy, voter turnout, incumbency advantage, inequality in legislative representation, misinformation and correction, attitudes toward refugees, and so on. Furthermore, I have recently applied my methodological and computational skills to a book project and several articles that address issues of diversity on university campuses and in the academic profession.
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.