Welcome to my personal web-page! My name is Evgeny Sedashov. I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow. My primary research domain is Comparative Politics, with the focus on political economy of economic growth, democratization, and corruption. My region-specific interests concern the politics of post-Soviet states, with particular focus on the politics of Russia. My dissertation examines various dimensions of corruption in the modern world, their effects on political and economic outcomes, as well as links between corruption and other illegal activities such as organized crime. The second part of my research agenda has to do with quantitative methodology where I focus my attention on two areas. First, I search for the ways to improve empirical evaluation of various political science theories. I assess whether existing empirical models test a specific theory accurately; if they do not, I try to develop a model that provides better empirical evaluation of a theory. Broadly, this research fits into empirical implications of theoretical models (EITM) subfield. Second, I am searching for the ways to improve practices of automated data generation, particularly in the fields of text and image analysis. My two main goals are to make automated data generation more accessible to applied researchers and to make the process itself more computationally efficient. Originally from Russia, I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science from Omsk F.M. Dostoevsky State University in 2012. I received my Ph.D. from Binghamton University Department of Political Science in 2019. I enjoy traveling, reading good books and solving programming puzzles. If you are interested in my research, please, contact me by e-mail: email@example.com You can find the most recent version of my CV here.