Sepehr Shahshahani is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he is also an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP), the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). His research is on the political economy of regulation, with a focus on American law and courts. Shahshahani aims to bring formal and quantitative methods to bear on the study of legal institutions in a way that is sensitive to legal nuances, employing legal analysis alongside game theory and statistics. Such research often crosses doctrinal boundaries, but his recent focus has been on procedure and intellectual property law. Shahshahani's work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Law & Economics and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and in law reviews.