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Dodge Cahan

PhD Candidate – Department of Economics

Phone: (281) 726-7748

Office: ECON 128

Email: dcahan@ucsd.edu

Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

I am a PhD Candidate in Economics. I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the ASSA 2019 meeting in Atlanta.

Education

  • PhD in Economics - University of California, San Diego - 2019 (expected)
  • BSc (Honours) with First Class Honours in Mathematics - University of Auckland - 2012
  • BA/BSc in Mathematics and Physics - University of Auckland - 2011

Fields

  • Public economics
  • Political economy
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Voting theory

Research Interests

My main interests lie in the fields of public economics and political economy, which I approach from both applied and theoretical perspectives. The broad theme of my research is how economic behavior and outcomes are influenced by political institutions. In my primary strand of research, I empirically investigate how elections, election results, and political parties influence real economic outcomes such as employment and growth. In another strand, I take a theoretical approach to studying the strategic incentives for political candidates inherent in different electoral systems, and how these incentives affect the diversity and dispersion of ideological platforms adopted in equilibrium.

For more details, please see my research statement and my research page.

References

Julie Cullen (Chair)
U.C. San Diego
Department of Economics
Phone: (858) 822-2056
Email
Website
Gordon Dahl
U.C. San Diego
Department of Economics
Phone: (858) 822-0644
Email
Website
Roger Gordon
U.C. San Diego
Department of Economics
Phone: (858) 534-4828
Email
Website