I am Professor of Government and Director of the Program in Politics and Law at Dartmouth College. I arrived at Dartmouth in 2006 after eleven years on the faculty at Ohio State University and one year at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. I studied for my Ph.D. at Duke University and my B.A. at the University of Virginia.
My research and teaching focus on American and comparative politics, particularly elections, public opinion, and lawmaking. I have also written on economic sanctions in international relations, third party candidates, economic voting, referendums and initiatives, and divided government. Most of my work is based on experiments, quantitative methods, survey research, or game theory.
I frequently teach statistics to graduate students from all over the globe in a summer program at the University of Michigan. I recently served as a visiting lecturer at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Peking University, both in China.
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