Who gets to leads?
Why are certain individuals, rather than others, selected as leaders? Relatedly, why are certain individuals motivated to lead? Currently, I am interested in understanding why and when individuals with malevolent qualities are motived to lead. I am also studying the role of attractiveness in the selection of leaders. Read More
The gift of charisma.
What are the effects of charisma in the context of leadership? I have studied this in the context of leader evaluation and selection. Currently, I am interesting in understanding how values can act as a double-edge sword for charismatic leaders. I am also examining how charisma can help close the leadership gender gap. Read More
Correlation versus Causality.
How can we disentangle cause and effect from mere associations? Currently, I am working on how processes can be studying when mediator variables are endogenous. I am also working on how differences betweens groups can be tested in the absence of randomization. Read More