Andrew Ballard

Student

Specialties: 
Behavior Identities, Methods

My research focuses on American politics; I work on representation, campaign finance, political methodology, and legislative politics. My dissertation advances our measurement of legislator and constituency preferences, and applies these measures to answer questions of representation. My published papers cover such topics as online advertising in Presidential campaigns, the role of academic economists in shaping public opinion on economic policy issues, and how intraparty campaign finance functions asa mechanism for party control.