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  • Nicholas Adams-Cohen

    Nicholas Adams-Cohen

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Political Science

    BioNicholas Adams-Cohen is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab. He received his Ph.D. in social science at the California Institute of Technology, developing and adapting novel quantitive methods in political science. His research aims to better understand voter behavior and public opinion formation through the interactions between politicians and their constituents.

    Nicholas also holds an M.S. in social science from Caltech, an M.A. in international policy studies from Stanford University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Nicolas Astier

    Nicolas Astier

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Economics

    BioNicolas is a postdoctoral fellow within the Bits & Watts Initiative at the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy. His research focuses on the transformation of the electricity industry, using insights from industrial organization, market design and regulation, applied microeconomics and behavioral economics. His current topics of interest include the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, and the planning and operation of the electricity grid with an increasing amount of distributed energy resources.

    After graduating in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and Stanford, Nicolas completed a Ph.D. on the economics of modern electricity markets at the Toulouse School of Economics as a recipient of a grant from the corps des IPEF, a body of top civil servants in France. Prior to coming back to Stanford, he served for two years and a half as an analyst at the French Energy Regulatory Commission within the electricity transmission department.

  • Elin Bergman

    Elin Bergman

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Political Science

    BioElin Bergman is Wallenberg Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. She researches redistributive politics, in particular efforts to capture the political support of the low-income (poor) electorate through programmatic or clientelist means. The geographical focus is Latin America.

    Bergman is currently working on a book manuscript about the determinants of conditional cash transfer (CCT) program adoption. The theory is based on the ability of cheap CCTs to simultaneously attract the support of the poor (CCT beneficiaries) and the tax-shy, clientelism-averse upscale electorate. A cross-class coalition of poor and upscale voters in favor of CCTs can explain why CCTs first emerged in Brazil and Mexico that both have long traditions of using clientelism and vote buying to win the support of the poor electorate.

    Bergman earned her PhD degree in political science at Göteborgs universitet, Sweden, in 2019. She has previously studied at the University of Chicago and Uppsala universitet.

  • Alexandra Carstensen

    Alexandra Carstensen

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

    BioI completed my PhD in psychology at UC Berkeley and postdoctoral research at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and am currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Mike Frank in the Language and Cognition Lab at Stanford University. I'm interested broadly in how humans abstract away from the sensory information they receive about the world to create, structure, and communicate higher-level representations. To better understand these processes, my research explores the nature of category systems across languages: how these semantic structures vary, evolve, and influence thought. In a complementary line of work, I examine the role of language and culture in children's developing conceptualizations of space and relations.