Zach Warner

Zach Warner

Assistant Professor // Political Science
Faculty

Curriculum vitae


Joining us in Fall 2021

Ph.D. Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2018
Junior Visiting Scholar (predoctoral), Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2015-2016
M.A. Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2013
M.Phil. Development Studies, University of Cambridge, 2011
B.A. International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2010

Zach Warner Website

Specializations

Comparative Politics
Methodology

Research Summary

Professor Warner’s research focuses on comparative politics and methodology. His book project examines why countries create new subnational governments, with a particular focus on Nigerian politics. His most recently published papers study why the poor are underrepresented relative to the rich among the world's democracies. As a data scientist, Professor Warner is also interested in developing and applying new methods to study political phenomena, particularly as they relate to survey research and machine learning.

Selected Publications

Divide to Rule: Coalition Bargaining and the Architecture of Government (book manuscript in preparation).

“Affluence and Congruence: Unequal Representation Around the World” (with Noam Lupu). Forthcoming at the Journal of Politics.

“How to Get Better Survey Data More Efficiently” (with Mollie J. Cohen). Forthcoming at Political Analysis.

“A New Measure of Congruence: The Earth Mover’s Distance” (with Noam Lupu and Lucía Selios). 2017. Political Analysis 25 (1): 95-113.

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