Research

Below are my dissertation, working papers, publications, projects in progress, presentations, and theses.

Abstracts for non-published work may be accessed by clicking on titles. Published work titles link to the version of record.

Dissertation

Title: “More than Mere Dead-Weight: The Variety of Ways that Regulators, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs Co-Create Disruptive Technological Innovation in Advanced Industrial Democracies”

Chair: Christopher Ansell

Committee: Steven K. Vogel, J. Nicholas Ziegler, Ann Keller

Method: Bayesian Type Verification (BayesTV) If you are a regulator, innovator, or entrepreneur and are interested in being interviewed for this project, please click here.

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Projects in Progress

“Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Capacity: Observing and Explaining Regulatory Processes in Progress in Rapidly Changing Fields” with Meghna Mukherjee as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller)

“Public Sector Technical Capacity: Keeping Pace with Genome Altering Technology at the FDA” with Ann Keller, Ken Taymor, Margaret Taylor, Brian Scholl, Alexa Tisopulos, and Meghna Mukherjee as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller)

“More than Mere Deadweight: A Deductive Typology of the Variety of Ways that Regulators Respond to Disruptive Technological Innovation”

 “Bayesian Type Verification: Verifying Deductive Typologies with Logical Bayesianism”

“The Pernicious Effects of Folk Models of Economic Regulation: How Uber’s Entrepreneurial Guerrilla Warfare Creates the Regulatory Dystopia they Fear”

Upcoming Conference Presentations

“Recombinant Pasts and CRISPR Futures: Beneficially Constraining Gene Editing Regulation in the United States & Europe, 1975 to Present” (paper to be presented at the  117th American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 30–October 3, 2021)

“Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Capacity: Observing and Explaining Regulatory Processes in Progress in Rapidly Changing Fields” with Meghna Mukherjee as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller) (paper to be presented at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada and Virtual, October 6-9, 2021)

 

Past Conference Presentations

“Recombinant Pasts and CRISPR Futures: Beneficially Constraining Gene Editing Regulation in the United States & Europe, 1975 to Present” (paper presented at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference, Virtual, 12-1:30pm US Eastern Time, July 3rd, 2021)

“Recombinant Pasts and CRISPR Futures: Beneficially Constraining Gene Editing Regulation in the United States & Europe, 1975 to Present” (paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Virtual, Hosted by University of Exeter, UK, June 23-25, 2021) [slides]

Discussant for “Economic Development: Microfoundations” (Panel held at 78th Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference), Virtual, April 14-18, 2021.

“Tech Governance: Negotiating Innovation Between the Firm and the State”(organizer & chair for panel at the American Political Science Association (APSA) 116th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-13, 2020) [program link][panel video]

“Innovation Beyond the Imagination of the Market: How the State Drove an Economically Beneficial and Socially Responsible Innovation; The Adoption of Electronic Health Records in the US and EU” (paper presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) 116th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-13, 2020)

Co-Organizer & Panel Moderator, “Pre-Conference on The Politics of Entrepreneurship, Education, Innovation, and Inclusion” sponsored by the APSA Class & Inequality Section and the Kauffman Foundation, American Political Science Association (APSA) 116th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2020

“The Limits of Interest: Capture, Financialization, or Contestation in the Politics of Rule-Making on Derivatives” with J. Nicholas Ziegler and Thomas Nath (poster presented at TextXD 2019, Berkeley, CA, December 3-6, 2019)[Poster]

“Running to Stand Still: Rapidly Emerging Technologies and the Challenge of Requisite Knowledge in Public Agencies” panel organized as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller) (Attending non-presenting collaborator at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 41st Annual Fall Research Conference, Denver, CO, November 7-9, 2019)

“Innovation Beyond the Imagination of the Market: How the State Drove an Economically Beneficial and Socially Responsible Innovation; The Adoption of Electronic Health Records in the US and EU” (paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Conference in Public Law organized by the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, October 25-26, 2019)

“Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Capacity: Observing and Explaining Regulatory Processes in Progress in Rapidly Changing Fields” with Meghna Mukherjee as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller) (paper presented at the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Grantee Conference following the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy ​at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 16, 2019)

“Innovation Beyond the Imagination of the Market: How the State Drove an Economically Beneficial and Socially Responsible Innovation; The Adoption of Electronic Health Records in the US and EU” (paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 18-20, 2019 and at the Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 30 – June 2, 2019)

“More than Mere Deadweight: A Deductive Typology of the Variety of Ways that Regulators Respond to Disruptive Technological Innovation” (paper presented at the workshop for a special issue of Regulation & Governance on “The Governance of Emerging Disruptive Technologies” convened by Araz Taeihagh, Michael Howlett, and M Ramesh at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 25-26, 2019)

“Knowledge, Politics, and Policy Innovation” (Panel Chair, WPSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 18-20, 2019)

“Recombinant Pasts and CRISPR Futures: The Processes and Outcomes of Beneficially Constraining GMO Regulation in the US and Europe, 1975 to Present” (research presented at the 7th Annual NNCI Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, January 3-10, 2019)

 “Bayesian Type Verification: Verifying Deductive Typologies with Logical Bayesianism” (paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30, 2018)

“The Limits of Interest: Capture, Contestation, & Financialization in the Politics of Rule-Making for Derivatives in the United States” with J. Nicholas Ziegler (paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30, 2018)

“More than Mere Dead-Weight: A Deductive Typology of the Range of Ways that Regulators Respond to Disruptive Technological Innovation” (paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2018)

“Play Your Role: A Policymaker Simulation to Ground East Asian International Relations” (paper presented at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Baltimore, MD, February 3, 2018)

“More than Mere Dead-Weight: How Regulators Initially Respond to Disruptive Technological Innovation in Advanced Industrial Democracies” (paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2017)

“The Changing Landscape of Regulatory Reform: Public Comments and the Construction of a New Regulatory Regime at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission” with J. Nicholas Ziegler (paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2016)

Theses

“The Legislative Mandate as Rubber-Stamp: CAFE Standards as Evidence of the Thin Significance of a Legislative Mandate as the ‘Origin’ of Regulatory Rule Making” (thesis accepted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Supervisor: Christopher Ansell, May 16, 2014)

“The Influence of Political Ideology in the Congressional Committee Hearings Held Over the Creation of the National Science Foundation: Using Ideological Influences in Committee Hearing Witnesses Rosters to Classify Policy Issues in Scientific and Technical Congressional Debates” (thesis accepted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Supervisor: John F. Padgett, August 4, 2011)

The Politics of Human Spaceflight: A Comparison of Success and Failure in China and the United States” (thesis accepted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for Special Departmental Honors in Government, The University of Texas at Austin, Supervisor: Itty Abraham, May 2010)

Additional Research Experience

Graduate Coordinator & Site Manager for the Network for a New Political Economy, Steven K. Vogel and Neil Fligstein, Co-Chairs, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2021 to Present

Graduate Student Researcher on “The Capacity Challenge: Governing in an Era of Rapid Science, Technological, and Economic Change” for Ann Keller, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2019 – Summer 2020 (NSF #1735661)

Research Consultant for J. Nicholas Ziegler, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University,  Summer-Fall 2016

Graduate Student Researcher on “After Dodd-Frank: The Post-Enactment Politics of Financial Reform in the United States” for J. Nicholas Ziegler, Political Science Department, University of California, Berkeley, Summer-Fall 2014

Research Assistant on “The Scenes Project” for Terry Nichols Clark, Urban Innovation Analysis, The University of Chicago, Autumn 2010 – Autumn 2011

Online Appendices

Below, please find online appendices for my publications.  Please feel free to contact me (for editable versions, advice, moral support) if you are interested in applying the materials or code to your own work. (more…)