Papers Under Review

The Politics of Ambition: A Model of Intra-Party Career Advancement and Party Unity [pdf]


Investing in Agreement: Party Organization, Leadership Change, and Party Policy Positions (with William Heller) [pdf] 

Works In Progress

Keeping Parties Together: Party Discipline, Party Policy Positioning, and Party Splits [abstract]
Preparing for presentation at the 2012 American Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Political Careers of Provincial Leaders, Party Loyalty, and Party Policy Change: The Case of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) [presentation]
Presented at the Workshop on Institutions in Context: Dictatorship and Democracy, University of Tampere, Finland, June 4-10, 2012.

Every Exit Is An Entry Somewhere Else: An Experimental Investigation of Group Membership Adjustments and Policy Shifts. 
(with Jonathan Klingler and Marika Csapo)  [abstract]  
Project Funded by SUNY Binghamton University Research Foundation Small Grants. 
Presented at the 2012 Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Seniority and Party Cohesion in the Romanian and US House of Representatives  [abstract] 
Presentated at the 2012 Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Clientelism, Party Resource Allocation, and Coalition Formation in Romania 
(with Diana Branduse) [abstract]

Investing in Agreement: Party Organization, Leadership Change, and Policy Positions
(with William Heller)  

Presented at the 2010 American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


Democratic Regime Sustainability and Group Interdependence 
(with Ecevit Yuksel)  [abstract]
Presented at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Violence by Other Means: Institutional Design for Democratic Politics after Civil Conflict 
(with William Heller)  [abstract]

Presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.