I am a PhD student in political science at Duke University, primarily interested in political economy. My research investigates the political effects of economic integration.
I hail from Leikanger, a tiny town in mid-western Norway. At 16, I moved to Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to study at United World College in Mostar.
After UWC Mostar, I studied Political Science and Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, with semesters abroad in Washington, D.C., and Shanghai, China and shorter stints in New York, N.Y. and Accra, Ghana.
I am currently a PhD student in Duke University's political science department, where I study political economy. Aside from my academic pursuits, I enjoy biking, photography, climbing, and tinkering with my Arduino boards. I also intermittently moonlight as a web application developer.
My main research interests revolve around the political consequences of economic integration: I seek to understand how improved market access and intensified trade relations affect a range of phenomena, including voter behavior and political institutions, in both mature and developing economies.
Methodologically, I am interested in applying novel techniques, including machine learning, to produce innovative political economy research.
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Field: An Experimental Analysis
Working paper: With Chetan Dave and Alicja Reuben
The Effect of Intensified Import Competition from China on Labor-Market Outcomes and Voter Attitudes in Europe
Undergratuate thesis: Awarded the NYU Abu Dhabi Social Science Capstone Award for Excellence 2018
Advisor: John Ham
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Duke Political Science
Durham, NC 27708