I am a 4th year in Vanderbilt’s Econ PhD program. I have completed my fields/prelims/coursework, and I am working on proposing my dissertation early next term. I am mainly interested in looking at how information, and breakdowns of information, can alter political behavior and outcomes. For example, if there were no hidden information or action, would office-motivated politicians necessarily act efficiently? If voters policy preferences depend on the positions of the candidates, will candidates still take a median position?
I am currently the TA for International Finance (ECON 3610) and Macro Models for Policy Analysis (ECON 4110).
For more information:
Contact me at: Mathew.Knudson@Vanderbilt.edu
OR via Skype: Mathew.Knudson