Research projects - Binghamton University
State-level Compliance with IMF Program (SCIP) dataset - Using the IMF MONA Database I have coded all IMF loans from 2002-2015. I measure aggregate compliance with program lending. The dataset also sorts 33,000+ condition reviews into nine policy domains: labor market reform, free trade, privatization, social welfare, finance reform, land reform, transparency, fiscal austerity, and institutional reform. For each policy domain I code whether a policy was met, not met, met with delay, cancelled, or partially met. The type of loan, type of policy (pa, spc, sb), size of loan, whether it is precautionary, and whether it ended early are also coded. The dataset also accounts for IMF policy reforms made prior to the official start date of an arrangement significantly reducing measurement error associated with the timing of loans. Direct measures of compliance also allow for more direct tests of theories regarding IMF program design, compliance, and outcomes.
CIRIghts Human Rights Database - I serve as co-director alongside David L. Cingranelli and Mikhail Filippov. We have updated and revamped the CIRI dataset. This data project updates a number of the measures from the CIRI human rights data project through 2015. It also includes a number of additional human rights measures such as human trafficking and the right to a fair trial. This project is funded by the Political Instability Task Force. It will be released sometime in the near future.
Repression Events Dataset (name subject to change) - alongside Dave Clark and Graig Klein this project attempts to code repression events globally using newswires. This project is in its initial stages though has offered some promising findings. It is funded in part by a research grant from the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.
I am interested in teaching classes on: International relations, human rights, political economy, political violence, crisis, foreign aid, international organizations, non-state actors in world politics, migration, social welfare policy, research methods, maximum likelihood, and regression.
Instructor of Record -
Crisis, Development, & Human Rights
Analyzing Politics in R