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  • Marc Jacob

    Marc Jacob

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioMarc Jacob is a postdoctoral fellow with the Polarization Research Lab, a cross-university lab between Stanford, Dartmouth, and UPenn. His research interests are broadly focused on comparative politics, political economy, and political behavior. Marc uses experimental and causal inference research designs, as well as conducts comparative case studies, to examine the conditions under which citizens constrain politicians in their attempts to undermine democratic institutions. While he primarily focuses on European democracies, some of his work also covers the United States.

  • Jacob Jaffe

    Jacob Jaffe

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioJacob Jaffe is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science. Jaffe defended his Ph.D. dissertation from MIT in July of 2023. Jaffe specializes in American Politics and Methodology. His work explores the administration of American elections, trust in government, and public opinion. In combining large observational datasets and experimental ones, Jaffe shows how elite behavior and policy govern how Americans experience elections and how public opinion changes over time.