I am a Doctoral Student in Political Science at Texas A&M University. I earned my Master of Arts in Political Science at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and my Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

My research focuses on the political economy of redistribution and taxation, specifically the impact of inequality on fiscal policy and competition for government transfers. I am especially interested in how economic and political contexts shape policy outcomes and decisions made by governments. In addition, I am interested in the political economy of conflict and political methodology, particularly developing models for time series cross-sectional data. My previous works also delve into studies of judicial decision-making, comparative courts, and law and economics.