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Ryan is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at American University in Washington, DC (AU). At AU, he is a Fellow of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. During academic years 2010-2012, Ryan was a Scholar in Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco. At Harvard, he was a doctoral fellow of the Inequality and Social Policy program, and a graduate associate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). His research interests center around American social policy and statistical political methodology. Substantively, he is interested in the intersection of federalism, direct democracy, and the politics of old age pensions and health care. Methodologically, he develops and implements methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, and causal inference.


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Institution / Affiliation : American University

Geographical Region: North America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Statistics
Policy: Development, Elections