Tara Slough is EGAP’s Predoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. She is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of institutions and development and political methodology. She is currently completing a dissertation on the distributive politics of bureaucracy with a focus on low- and middle-income democracies. Tara is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She will join New York University as Assistant Professor of Politics starting in 2020.