Neil Malhotra

Professor of Political Economy

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
(408) 772-7969
neilm (at)
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Political Socialization and the Politics of the Family

To estimate the causal effects of political socialization, I have analyzed natural experiments studying the effects of child and sibling gender on political attitudes. Further, I have explored how political predispositions influence mate preferences leveraging unique datasets of online dating behavior.

Please find links to publications in this research area below:

Huber, Gregory A., and Neil Malhotra. 2017. "Political Homphily in Social Relationships: Evidence from Online Dating Behavior." Journal of Politics. 79(1): 269-283.

Anderson, Ashton, Sharad Goel, Gregory Huber, Neil Malhotra, and Duncan J. Watts. 2014. “Political Ideology and Racial Preferences in Online Dating." Sociological Science. 1: 28-40.

Healy, Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2013. “Childhood Socialization and Political Attitudes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." Journal of Politics. 75(4): 1023-1037.

Shafer, Emily Fitzgibbons, and Neil Malhotra. 2011. “The Effect of a Child's Sex on Traditional Gender Roles: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." Social Forces. 90(1): 209-222.