I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (expected July 2013). I study American politics in general and judicial politics in particular, with a focus on interactions between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals. I also study formal and quantitative methods.
My dissertation, "Finding Law: Learning in the Judicial Hierarchy," explores learning in hierarchical organizations, particularly how the U.S. Supreme Court develops law by learning from the decisions of the Courts of Appeals. Along with Alex Hirsch and John Kastellec, I am also working on a series of papers on the incidence and effects of dissents in the judicial hierarchy.
Department of Politics
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