What I Study

The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I am the founding director of the Worldview Lab and the PI of the Measuring Morality project.

I also think a lot about (and teach a lot about!) statistical methods — especially panel data, treatment effects analysis, and multilevel modeling — and how to use them to address basic theoretical problems. For example, these days I have been thinking a lot about how to use simple patterns in repeated cross-section and panel data to help adjudicate between theories of cultural change and socialization.

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