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Alan Gerber, PhD

Director of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, Professor of Economics, of Public Health (Health Policy), and of Statistics and Data Science

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Alan Gerber, PhD



Alan Gerber is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University where he teaches courses on experimental methods, statistics, and American politics. His current research focuses on the application of experimental methods to the study of campaign communications, and he has designed and performed experimental evaluations of many campaigns and fundraising programs, both partisan and non-partisan in nature.

His experimental research has appeared in numerous academic journals including the leading journals in political science: the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He currently serves as an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

He has received various academic honors and awards, including the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2002), and was recently selected to be a fellow-in-residence at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (2004-2005).

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  • PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics

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