John is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy, and spans elections in developing and developed contexts. He focuses on how news consumption, levels of education, and social networks influence how voters hold politicians to account for their performance in office. As well as bottom-up voter behavior, he also studies how politicians communicate their platforms, how information shapes electoral strategies, and when media outlets choose to report political news. His research typically analyzes these questions by combining quasi-experimental and experimental designs with theoretical models to identify and interpret causal relationships.
Institution / Affiliation : Columbia University
Methodology: Experimental Design