Dan Thompson

PhD Candidate · Political Science · Stanford University
danthompson at stanford dot edu

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I am a PhD candidate in American politics and political methodology at Stanford University. My research focusses on elections and political accountability. Prior to Stanford, I worked for an energy consulting firm conducting quantitative program evaluation and developing research designs for electric and gas utilities. I received a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley in 2014.

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Who Punishes Extremist Nominees? Candidate Ideology and Turning out the Base in U.S. Elections. Joint with Andy Hall. 2018 American Political Science Review 112(3): 509-524.

Working Papers

How Partisan is Local Law Enforcement? Evidence from Sheriff Cooperation with Immigration Authorities.
Does Exposure to Migration Cause an Electoral Backlash? Evidence from the Mariel Boatlift.