PhD Student

About Dan Alexander

My name is Dan Alexander, and I'm a fourth year in the PhD program at the Harris School of Public Policy. I received an AB in Political Science and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.

My primary interests are in formal modeling in the context of U.S. politics and institutions. My job market paper examines the use of incentives and disincentives as alternative means to correct market failures.

Other projects include an investigation of the effect of ideology on the distribution of outlays (with Chris Berry and Will Howell, Journal of Politics, 2016, 78:1) as well as a a family of models studying the effects of uncertainty over valence in elections.

To find out more about me, please visit my website.