Research

Research Interests:
social policy, development policy, antitrust, online communication

Independent Research Projects:
“Relationships in the IM Era: How the Online Disinhibition Effect Affects Expected Helping Behavior in Close Friendships” (2014)
Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Adviser: Catherine Sanderson.

“Children Left Behind: Examining Selection in the US Adoption Market, and Implications of the Foster Care System and Transnational Adoptions” (2014)
Applied Game Theory, Department of Economics, Amherst College, Adviser: Christopher Kingston.

“Gaining a Promising Relationship or Losing out on Meeting a ‘Better’ Match: Loss Aversion in Online Dating” (2013)
Psychology, Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Adviser: Katherine Clemans.

“Kids These Days: the Effect of De Facto Legal Reforms on the Education, Health and Social Power Consequences of Child Marriage in India” (2013)
Development Economics, Department of Economics, Amherst College, Adviser: Prakarsh Singh.

“Careers by Choice: Familial and Societal Pressure on the Career Decisions of Young People in India, Senegal, and Argentina” (2013)
Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, School for International Training International Honors Program, Adviser: Carrie Eisert.

“Exclusive Benefits from an Exclusive Contract: Evidence from the Smartphone Industry” (2012)
Industrial Organization, Department of Economics, Amherst College, Adviser: Jun Ishii.

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