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aaron_2I am a PhD candidate in Political Methodology and American Politics at Harvard University. My research interests leverage cutting-edge methods in computer science and causal inference to answer substantive questions about public opinion, voting patterns, and elite behavior. Additionally, I produce open-source tools to help survey researchers conduct more efficient and unbiased research. I am committed to research transparency and open science.

In my dissertation, I build, test, and experimentally validate a computational model to estimate partisanship from free text. I extend this model to predict the relative biases of public opinion survey questions and show that voters respond predictably to texts with varying bias. Furthermore, I show that survey firms have consistently trended toward writing more conservative questions over the past two decades.

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