Resources & Data

Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem)

V-Dem is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy, providing a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that includes over 350 political indicators for more than 180 countries and over 100 years (1900-2016). With four Principal Investigators, fifteen Project Managers with special responsibility for issue areas, more than thirty Regional Managers, 170 Country Coordinators, and 2,800 Country Experts, the V-Dem project is one of the largest social science data collection projects worldwide. The V-Dem dataset is the recipient of the recipient of the 2016 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award provided by the American Political Science Association. The most recent version of the dataset can be found here and several of my V-Dem research projects are included here in the V-Dem working paper series.

Transparency International

As a Research Correspondent for Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Research Network, I prepare summaries of academic research on corruption for a policy and practitioner audience. I wrote the title article for two ACRN newsletter issues, found here and here and several blog posts, found here.


AidData specializes in rigorous methods, cutting-edge tools and granular data to answer the question: who is doing what, for whom, and to what effect? I am an AidData Affiliated Researcher, and have been a PI on two AidData research projects (one with Elizabeth Carlson and one with Ryan Jablonski). The results of an AidData research project with Ryan Jablonski examining the effect of transparency interventions on aid politics in Malawi have been published in the AidData Working Paper series here. Another research project, co-authored with Elizabeth Carlson, considering the effect of monitoring on the allocation of development goods by chiefs, is published as an AidData Working Paper here.

Scholars Strategy Network

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) connects policymakers and media representatives to academic researchers. Their staff facilitate partnerships, publish synthesized and jargon-free research briefs, and produce podcasts on particular areas of research. I am an affiliated scholar with SSN. My profile is available here, and you can read a summary of some of my research on corruption here.