I am an associate professor of political science and public policy at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Also, I am the author of Welfare for the Wealthy: Parties, Social Spending, and Inequality in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2015). Welfare for the Wealthy examines how political party power influences both public spending and private subsidies and how, in turn, these changes affect inequality. My research areas include public policy, political economy, political institutions, and public opinion. I am broadly interested in examining the politics of income inequality.