Department of Political Science,
University of Pennsylvania
133 S. 36th Street Philadelphia,
- Columbia Uninversity Ph.D. Political Science, 2011 (with distinction)
- Columbia Uninversity M.A., Political Science, 2006
- Tel Aviv University, M.A., History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, 2004 (cum laude)
- Tel Aviv University, L.L.B., Law, 1999 (cum laude)
- University of Pennsylvania, Department of political science:
- Professor 2020-present
- Associate Professor 2018-2020
- Assistant Professor 2012-2018
- Princeton University
- Visiting Associate Scholar, Department of Politics & Empirical Studies of Conflict, 2015 - 2016.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Office of Population Research, 2011-2012.
Fellowships and Affiliations
- 2020 - present: Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI-DevLab), UPenn (Co-Director)
- 2021 - present: IPA Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI) (Academic lead)
- 2021 - 2022: National Academy of the Sciences committee (Advance Reform in the Global Security and Justice Sectors)
- 2020 - present: The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration Study (Affiliate)
- 2020 - present: Wharton’s Lauder Graduate Group in International Studies (Member)
- 2019 - present: Empirical Studies of Conflict (Faculty Associate)
- 2019 - present: Immigration Policy Lab, Stanford University (Faculty Affiliate)
- 2019 - 2020: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
- 2013 - 2014: The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
Honors & Awards
- 2022: “Viral Voting: Social Networks and Political Participation” has won Political Ties Award for Best Published Article in the previous calendar year, awarded by APSA’s Political Networks Section.
- 2021: “Information Technology and Political Engagement: Mixed Evidence from Uganda,” has won APSA’s Information Technology & Politics section award given to the best article published in the previous calendar year.
- 2020: “It Takes a Village: Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption,” is the recipient of APSA’s Political Networks Section’s Best Conference Paper Award.
- 2019: “Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning,” has won the Best Book Award in Experimental Research by the Experimental Research Section of APSA.
- 2019: Comparative Political Studies extraordinary reviewer award.
- 2018: “Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure, and Politician Performance Between Elections” has won APSA’s Experimental Political Science Research Best Paper Award.
- 2016: “The Political Legacies Of Combat: Attitudes Towards War And Peace Among Israeli Ex-Combatants,” has won NEPS’s Medal for Best Publication in Peace Science.
- 2016: “Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness?” has won the Lawrence Longley Award for the best article on Representation and Electoral Systems published in 2015.
- 2014: “Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation?” has won APSA’s Information Technology and Politics Best Paper Award.
- 2014: “Administrative Unit Proliferation,” has won The Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for the best paper in Comparative Politics, Midwest Political Science Association.
- 2013: “The Impact of Elections on Cooperation,” has won Honorable Mention, The Best Political Sociology Article published in 2012, by the American Sociology Association.
- 2012: “Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness?” has won Honorable Mention, The Sage Paper Award for best paper in Comparative Politics presented at APSA annual meeting.
- 2012: “The Impact of Elections on Cooperation,” has won Honorable Mention best paper award for faculty; the Rationality and Society section of the American Sociological Association.
Grants (past 5 years)
- UNHCR-World Bank Joint Data Center: “Developing World Refugee and Asy- lum Policy (DWRAP) Online Data Platform” ($204,725)
- Hilton Foundation: “Improving refugee integration in Uganda.” ($100,000)
- Penn URF: “Broadcasting Tolerance: Using Radio to Promote Inclusion of Marginalized Groups in Uganda” ($60,000)
- Global Innovation Fund: “Planning for Productive Migration” ($230,000)
- Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS): “Climate change and human trafficking vulnerabilities in Bangladesh” ($1,390,000)
- Open Philanthropy Project: “Planning for Productive Migration” ($650,000)
- Fund for Innovation in Development (FID): “Planning for Productive Migration” ($1,026,564)
- PDRI Fellowship for African scholars ($75,000)
- J-PAL’s Jobs and Opportunity Initiative: ”Pilot: Planning for Productive Migration” ($69,110)
- USAID’s DIV: “Pilot: Planning for Productive Migration” ($200,000)
- Penn SAS: “Diverse Global Communities and Local Resource Allocation” ($50,000)
- Browne Center for International Politics: “Can civic education increase youth participation in electoral authoritarian contexts?” ($5,000)
- Innovation for Poverty Action: “Human Trafficking Research Support” ($125,000)
- World Bank: “Preventing social conflict and promoting social cohesion in forced displacement contexts” ($25,000)
- J-PAL (CVI program): “The effect of COVID19 on migration and livelihood: the case of Uganda” ($39,909)
- Open Philanthropy Project: “Planning for Productive Migration” ($1,000,000)
- UNHCR- World Bank Joint Data Center: “Developing World Refugee and Asylum Policy (DWRAP) Online Data Platform.” ($461,942)
- Chicago CISSR: “Why Citizens Support Elected Leaders that Erode Democracy.” ($24000)
- UPenn SAS (Faculty Working Group): “The Penn Development Research Initiative.” ($5000)- International Organization for Migration: “Child Trafficking in Jamaica,” ($162000)
- International Organization for Migration: “Child Trafficking in Jamaica”, ($162000)
- Browne Center for International Politics: “Voting Aggregation and Fraud in Low-Income Countries”, ($4800)
Invited Talks (past 5 years)
- 2023: Seminars: USAID: Evidence & Learning seminar; University of Rochester’s Riker seminar; LSE Political Behavior seminar; World Bank’s WDR speaker series; Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy; Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies seminar series; Columbia University; Conferences: EGAP London.
- 2022: UC Irvine (Labor Public seminar); UC Santa Barbara (Political Economy seminar); UC Berkeley (CP seminar); UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy (department seminar); American University; Harvard University; University of Michigan; ITAM; Texas A&M; Houston University; Tafra Morocco; Petralia Sicily; Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE).
- 2021: Stanford IPL; Penn PDRI; EDI (Oxford University); Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University (Public Policy school).
- 2020: University of Washington; Stanford Graduate School of Business; Northwestern University; Chicago Harris Public Policy School; UCLA
- 2019: ETH-University of Zurich (Switzerland); World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center (Denmark); Stanford University; Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Stanford Economics; Annual Africa Board of Experts (McLean, VA); FHI360; Center for Global Development (CGD); London School of Economics (UK); King’s Collage (UK); Rutgers University
- 2018: Latin-American Workshop on Experimental and Behavioural Social Sciences (keynote, Chile); University of Virginia; Emory University; World Bank, Governance Global Practice Seminar; Essex University (UK); University College London School of Public Policy (UK); Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government (UK); Oxford University, The Centre for Experimental Social Science (UK); Center for Global Development; Yale University
Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
- 2015-2018: Executive Board Director
- 2013-present: Member
Northeastern Workshop in Empirical Political Science (NEWEPS)
- 2013-present: Convener
- 2020-present: Comparative Political Studies
- 2019-present: Political Science Research and Methods
- 2017-present: Journal of Experimental Political Science
- 2014-2019: American Journal of Political Science
- 2021: APSA’s Migration and Citizenship section’s best article committee
- 2021: APSA’s Experimental Research section’s Public Service Award committee
- 2021: APSA Political Networks’ Career Achievement Award
- 2016: Committee chair - APSA’s Lawrence Longley Award
- 2016: Chair - APSA’s Experimental Research Section’s Best Paper Award
- 2015: Committee member - APSA’s Best Dissertation Award in IT & Politics
School of Arts & Science
- 2020-present: Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics – advisory board member
- 2020-2023: SAS misconduct investigative committee
- 2021-present: SAS Planning and Priorities Committee
- 2013-present: SAS Africa Working Group
- 2014-2015: Dean’s Council on Innovation
Political Science department
- 2019; 2021; 2022: Hiring committee
- 2021; 2022: Promotion committee
- 2013-2015; 2020: Comparative Politics Seminar organizer
- 2013; 2015; 2019; 2020: Graduate Admission Committee
- Nicolas Idrobo (committee co-chair)
- Jiayi Huang (committee chair)
- Apurva Bamezai (committee member)
- Rashi Sabherwal (committee member)
- Santiago Cunial (Inter-American Development Bank; committee co-chair)
- Gemma Dipoppa (Brown University, TT position; committee chair)
- Sumitra Badrinathan (American University, TT position; committee chair)
- Jeremy Springman (DevLab, committee chair)
- Jonah Rexer (Princeton (ESOC), post-doc; committee member)
- Michael Freedman (Haifa University, TT position; committee member)
- Emmerich Davies (Harvard, TT position; committee member)
- 2000-2005: Senior Lecturer - Yoel Geva, Ltd, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 1999-2000: Consultant - Shaldor Management Consulting, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 1997-1999: National Teacher Supervisor - Kidum Ltd, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 1995-1997: Instructor - Kidum Ltd, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 1990-1994: Israel Defense Forces - Infantry Company Commander (Lieutenant)