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Facilitating Development: Evidence from a National-Level Experiment on Improving Bureaucratic Performance in Myanmar (with Edmund Malesky) The Journal of Politics (2023).

Continuity, History, and Identity: Why Bongbong Marcos Won the 2022 Philippine Presidential Elections (with Allen Hicken, Anil Menon and Ronald Holmes) Pacific Affairs (2023).

How do Filipinos Remember Their History? A Descriptive Account of Filipino Historical Memory (with Allen Hicken, Anil Menon and Ronald Holmes).Contemporary Southeast Asia (2022).

Media and Commentary: Philippine Strategic Forum


Sorry not Sorry: Presentational Strategies and Voting for Corrupt Politicians (with Seulki Lee). Revise and Resubmit. Electoral Studies.


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Lee Kong Chian Fellow at Singapore Management University.

My main research interest centers on the Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia. I have particular interests in political history, colonialism, nationalism, and the political economy of development. 

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