As of June 2016, I am the┬áDirector of UCLA Law’s Empirical Research Group. My research has previously focused on comparative politics and international public policy, particularly the effects of political institutions, parties and elections around the world. In my new position more of my work will focus on a wide range of topics in empirical legal studies and law and the social sciences. I also am an Adjunct Political Scientist with the RAND Corporation and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University. The best way to contact me is via email at nyblade@law.ucla.edu.