I apply methods of computational social science to the problems of authoritarian politics: measuring electoral manipulation, quantifying censorship, studying the behavior of business elites and the executive branch, exploring the determinants of mass protests and social capital. Most of my work focuses on contemporary Russia.
Before coming to UCLA, I received M.A. in Economics from The New Economic School (with concentrations in Finance and Economic Development), M.Sc. in Physics and B.Sc in Physics from The Novosibirsk State University.
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