I am a political economist at the University of South Carolina where I study broken political and economic institutions in the non-Western world. This website hosts papers, code and data from my research projects and also my blog, *Punk Rock Poli Sci,* that mixes poli sci (the politics of economic development) with a splash of punk rock (rethinking methods for scientific research in the 21st century). You can find my CV here.

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### Lost in Transformation: The Horror and Wonder of Logit

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Statistics

Proportions

### New Survey Research on Tunisia and the IMF Deal

Political Economy

International Monetary Fund

Tunisia

### Simulating Turnout in Tunisia’s Constitutional Referendum

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Elections

Simulations

Sampling

### What To Do (And Not to Do) with Modeling Proportions/Fractional Outcomes

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Proportions

Beta Regression

### The Causal Representation of Panel Data: A Comment On Xu (2022)

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Fixed Effects

Panel Data

Data Science

### Which Religious Groups Have the Most Sex?

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Sexuality

Opinion Polling

Data Science

### Why People Are Doubting the AstraZeneca Vaccine Report

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Causal Inference

COVID-19

Data Science

### A More Realistic P-Value for the Pfizer Vaccine Report

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Causal Inferece

COVID-19

Data Science

### Why You Should Be Careful About the MaterniT 21 Test

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Public Health

Meta-analysis

Data Science

### What Panel Data Is Really All About

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Panel Data

Fixed Effects

Data Science

### A Proposed Model for Partial Identification of SARS-CoV2 Infection Rates Given Observed Tests and Cases

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Measurement

Bayesian

Data Science

### Simulating Conjoint Survey Experiments

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Experiments

Causal Inference

Data Science

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