Dan Thompson


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

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I am a second year PhD student in American politics and political methodology at Stanford University. My research focuses on American elections, who participates, why, and with what result. 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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Working Papers


Who Punishes Extremist Nominees? Candidate Ideology and Turning out the Base in U.S. Elections. Joint with Andy Hall. Invited to Revise and Resubmit, American Political Science Review.

Does Immigration Cause Electoral Backlash? Evidence from Presidential Elections and the Mariel Boatlift.