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Dr Gabriel Katz

PhD (Caltech), MSc (Caltech), Licenciatura in Economics (Universidad de la Republica)

Associate Professor

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I earned my Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in June 2010. I also hold an MSc. from Caltech and a Licenciatura in Economics from the Universidad de la Republica, in Uruguay.

I was appointed Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics at Exeter in 2012,  Senior Lecturer in 2015, and Associate Professor (Reader) in 2019.

My work focuses on Latin American Politics, Political Behavior, Political Economy and Research Methods.

Research interests

My research uses advanced quantitative methods - mainly Bayesian statistics, but also causal inference and experimental techniques - to address substantive questions in comparative politics, political behaviour and political economy.

My work has been published in leading economics and political science journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political StudiesEconomic JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and OrganizationJournal of Law, Economics & Organization, and Political Behavior, among other outlets.

Research Projects:

  • Uruguayan National Research and Development Agency: "Political Economy of Development", 2019 (PI)
  • British Academy: “Using Machine Learning Methods to Correct for Survey Misreports in Cross-National Surveys”, 2016-2017 (PI).
  • ESRC: “Measuring Information Exposure in Dynamic and Dependent Networks (ExpoNet)”, 2015-2018 (Co-I).
  • ESRC: “Media in Context and The 2015 General Election: How Traditional and Social Media Shape Elections and Governing”, 2015-2017 (Co-I).
  • British Academy: “Public Service Corporations: estimating the link between public scrutiny and share prices”, 2015-2016 (Co-PI).
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Project Development Fund, University of Exeter: “The promise of non-probability samples: improving measurement and inference in cross-national survey research”, 2014-2015 (PI).
  • Marie Curie Training Network, European Commission: "VOTEADVICE", 2014-2018 (Co-I).

 

Research supervision

 I would be happy to supervise students working on Latin American Politics, Political Behaviour, Political Economy and Political Methodology.

Previous PhD Students (at University of Exeter):

  • Dr Adrian Millican, currently Assistant Professor in Comparative Quantitative Politics, University of Durham, UK.
  • Dr Claudia Zucca, currently Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK.

Current PhD Students:

  • Mariam Cook (ESRC-funded): "How can advanced quantitative methods support democratic innovation and decision-making?"

·     Cristina Montero: "Impacts of corporate agri-business on Bolivia’s Indigenous Peoples: a case study of soya bean value chains in the region of Santa Cruz".

        ·    Thiago Cortez Costa: “Constraints to the political participation of men and women: survey                 evidence from Brazil”

Other information

Pathway Lead, Advanced Quantitative Methods Programme, South West Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC-funded).

Institutional Lead, South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

Member of the Center for Elections, Media & Participation (CeMaP), Exeter.

Associate Staff Member, Q-Step Centre, Exeter.

Research Affiliate, Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter (FEELE), Business School, University of Exeter.

Research Associate, Research Methods Centre, Business School, University of Exeter

Research Affiliate, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project.

 

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