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David Broockman

David  Broockman
Assistant Professor, Political Economy
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David Broockman
Assistant Professor of Political Economy
Academic Area: 
Political Economy

Research Statement

David Broockman's research considers how voters and politicians decide, generally using field experiments and other approaches that allow for rigorous causal inferences to be drawn. His published work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, and other outlets.

Teaching Statement

David Broockman’s published academic work spans the topics of public opinion, voter behavior, and research methodology. During his career in the private sector, David designed and implemented field experiments at the AFL-CIO, the Analyst Institute, Google, and CREDO Action. He joined the GSB as an Assistant Professor in July 2015.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • BA, Yale University, 2011

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, July 2015 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Software Engineering PhD Intern, Google, 2013 - Present
  • Fellow, CREDO, 2011 - Present
  • Analyst, Analyst Institute, 2009 - 2011
  • Fellow, New Organizing Institute, 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Lawrence Longley Award, for the best article on representation and electoral systems, APSA Section on Representation and Electoral Systems, for “Black Politicians Are More Intrinsically Motivated to Advance Blacks’ Interests,” 2013
  • Peter H. Ogden Award, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • David M. Howard Memorial Prize, UC Berkeley, 2012
  • Travers Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics

Courses Taught

Degree Courses


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