David Broockman

David  Broockman
Associate Professor, Political Economy
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David Broockman
Academic Area: 
Political Economy


David Broockman’s research focuses on public opinion in the United States and how politicians represent it, generally using field experiments and other approaches that allow for rigorous causal inferences to be drawn. His published work has appeared in Science, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, the Journal of Politics, and other outlets.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • BA, Yale University, 2011

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford GSB, 2019 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Stanford GSB, July 2015 - 2019

Professional Experience

  • Software Engineering PhD Intern, Google, 2013 - Present
  • Fellow, CREDO, 2011 - Present
  • Analyst, Analyst Institute, 2009 - 2011
  • Fellow, New Organizing Institute, 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Spence Faculty Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Lawrence Longley Award, for the best article on representation and electoral systems, APSA Section on Representation and Electoral Systems, for “Black Politicians Are More Intrinsically Motivated to Advance Blacks’ Interests,” 2013
  • Peter H. Ogden Award, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • David M. Howard Memorial Prize, UC Berkeley, 2012
  • Travers Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics


Journal Articles

David Broockman, Nicholas Carnes, Melody Crowder-Meyer, Christopher Skovron. British Journal of Political Science (early access). October 2019.
David Broockman, Gregory Ferenstein, Neil Malhotra. American Journal of Political Science. January 2019, Vol. 63, Issue 1, Pages 212-233.
Douglas Ahler, David Broockman. Journal of Politics. October 2018, Vol. 80, Issue 4, Pages 1117-1133.
Joshua Kalla, David Broockman. American Political Science Review. February 2018, Vol. 112, Issue 1, Pages 148-166.
David Broockman, Christopher Skovron. American Political Science Review (conditionally accepted). October 2017.
David Broockman, Joshua L. Kalla, Jasjeet S. Sekhon. Political Analysis (forthcoming). September 18, 2017.
David Broockman, Daniel M. Butler. American Journal of Political Science. January 2017, Vol. 61, Issue 1, Pages 208-221.
David Broockman, Timothy J. Ryan. American Journal of Political Science. October 2016, Vol. 60, Issue 4, Pages 1093-1107.
Joshua L. Kalla, David Broockman. American Journal of Political Science. July 2016, Vol. 60, Issue 3, Pages 545-558.
David Broockman, Joshua Kalla. Science. April 8, 2016, Vol. 352, Issue 6282, Pages 220-224.
David Broockman. Political Analysis. August 2009, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Pages 418-434.


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