Austin Wang

Austin Wang is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Duke University. My first field is Behavior and Identity and the second field is Methodology. His dissertation focuses on how intertemporal choice, or the so-called patience and discounting factor, influences political participation and policy preference in both the individual and the group levels. Through representative surveys and survey experiments in the U.S., Taiwan, and Ukraine, he shows that intertemporal choice helps explain sociotropic voting and redistributive preference. He also identifies under what condition did the linkage between intertemporal choice and turnout exist through survey experiment. His findings suggest that how people view the future has an unignorable impact on the process of democratization. His research interests broadly include political behavior, political psychology, and Taiwan politics in comparative perspectives. His publication on the change of Taiwanese Identity can be found on Asian Survey (forthcoming)
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