Michael Zoorob

Michael Zoorob

PhD Candidate in Government
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I am a quantitative political scientists interested in US local politics, policing, and public health. My dissertation research focuses on the politics of policing, with papers exploring the electoral influence of police unions, the effect of shocks to police legitimacy on citizen crime reporting, and on the electoral dynamics of America's elected law enforcement executives (Sheriffs). I have advised a thesis on the political framing of the opioid crisis in the United States. Methodologically, I'm proficient in regression analyses, causal inference techniques, spatial analysis, and basic text analysis. I'd be happy to advise students interested in studying topics related to crime, policing and punishment; elections in the US; drug policy, the opioid crisis, or health policy topics more broadly; or political inequality.

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