Cassandra Grafström

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Grafstrom 2011

Doctoral Student
Comparative Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • Comparative Politics
    • World Politics
    • Methodology
  • About

    Cassie's research focuses on how political and economic institutions shape accountability relationships.  Her dissertation addresses the puzzle that the economy's effects on elections are more pronounced where institutions make attributing responsibility for those outcomes more difficult.  She explores how endogenous election timing, the choice of monetary institutions, and institutionally conditional voter strategies shape the seemingly straightforward economic voting relationship.  Cassie is an NSF IDEAS IGERT Fellow and is at the hertie School of Governance in Berlin for the 2011-2012 school year. 

  • Education
    • University of California, San Diego, BA, Political Science, 2005
    • Universita di Roma, Tor Vergata European Summer Institute (2005)
  • Dissertation Title
    • “Election Timing or Economic Voting?”
  • Dissertation Chair
    • William Clark
  • Dissertation Committee
    • William Clark, Robert Franzese, Arthur Lupia, Jenna Bednar