Kashin is a PhD candidate in the department of government at Harvard. His primary research interests include quantitative political methodology, with a focus on automated text analysis and causal inference. He is interested in applying these methods to the study of business-state relations, interest group politics, and the comparative political economy of welfare states. His geographic specialization is Western Europe. He holds an AM in government (2012) and an AM in statistics (2013) from Harvard, in addition to a BA in economics and international relations (2010) from Brown University.