IMG_1298Welcome! I am a Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at Penn State. I am a scholar of International Relations (IR) and Quantitative Political Methodology. With a focus on International Political Economy and International Organizations, my substantive research interests span three main areas: the rise of Populists in the context of globalization, the impact of Populist parties or leaders on foreign economic policies, and the design of international environmental agreements, and the reversal of economic reforms in autocracies as well as developing democracies. Methodologically, I work on Bayesian and spatial statistics, causal inference using machine learning for data from survey experiments, and split-population discrete choice models.

My research has been published or is forthcoming in the R Journal, the Research Handbook on Authoritarianism, the Journal of Open Statistical Software, and a coauthored book on the “backlash” against economic globalization, which is under contract with Rowman & Littlefield.

Starting July 2023, I will start my new position as Assistant Professor in International Relations and Politics at Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS), Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

I can be contacted via email at nkh8@psu.edu. On this site, you can view my CV, research, and teaching.