Daniel Magleby

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Magelby 2012

Doctoral Fellow, Duke University

  • Fields of Study
    • Political Institutions
    • Congress
    • Presidency
    • Fiscal Politics
    • Public Administration
    • Policy
    • Formal Modeling Statistical Methods
  • About

    Daniel finished his Ph.D. in American politics at the University of Michigan in the summer of 2011.  He is currently the post doctoral fellow in the Program in Institutions and Public Choice at Duke University.

    His substantive research interests include the effects of bicameralism, partisan polarization, and distributive incentives on policy and procedural decisions in the United States Congress.  In his dissertation, he focused on conference committees, a formal negotiation between the House and Senate.  Currently, he is in the process of expanding  his dissertation research into a book length project on distributive politics, bicameralism, and congressional organization.  

    In addition, he is involved in several projects that explore the effects of polarization and distributive politics on institutional design and policy choice.   With Marek Hanusch, he analyzed the interaction between party popularity, polarization, and governments' decisions regarding public budgeting, spending, and finance.  Molly Reynolds and Daniel wrote about senators' decisions to reveal or obscure their preferences for distributive policies.  He developed a model of strategic voting with Pablo Montagnes that leverages Senate procedure to explain when senators will support partisan positions and when they will vote with their constituency.

  • Education
    • University of Michigan, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    • Northwestern University, M.S. (Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences)
    • Brigham Young University, B.A. (Political Science)
  • Grants
    • NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant
    • Gerald R. Ford Fellowship & Research Grant (U of M, 2009-11)
    • Rackham Dissertation Completion Fellowship (U of M, 2011)
  • Presentations
    • “Extending the Legislative Game” (Accepted for APSA 2012)
    • “What's in a Name? Effect of Name Order in the Senate Roll Calls” (Accepted for APSA 2012)
    • “Obstruction, Unanimous Consent, and Roll Calls in the United States Senate” (MPSA 2012)
    • “Balancing Act: The Strategic Selection of House-Senate Conferees in the US Congress” (MPSA 2011) Dissertation Title
  • Dissertation Title
    • The Use and Policy Impact of Congressional Conference Committees
  • Dissertation Chair
    • Kenneth Kollman
  • Dissertation Committee
    • Richard Hall, Arthur Lupia, Walter Mebane