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aaron_3I am starting as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at New York University Abu Dhabi in Fall 2019, having received my PhD in Political Methodology and American Politics from Harvard University in April 2019. 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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