American Politics; Quantitative Methods; Political Participation, Behavior, and Representation
Thank you for visiting my webpage. I recently completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Harvard University. This summer, I will join the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor. My research focuses on difficult causal questions about political representation. When and to what extent do advanced democracies represent or fail to represent the preferences of their citizens? When democracies do struggle to represent citizens' preferences, which proposed cures will improve representation? I design randomized experiments, search for natural experiments, and develop new tools to address these questions. Feel free to contact me with comments or questions. My CV is available here.
Fowler, Anthony. 2013. Electoral and Policy Consequences of Voter Turnout: Evidence from Compulsory Voting in Australia. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 8(2):159-182. Replication Data.
Atkinson, Matthew D. and Anthony Fowler. Forthcoming. Social Capital and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Saint's Day Fiestas in Mexico. British Journal of Political Science. Appendix. Replication Data.
Dowling, Conor M., Ryan D. Enos, Anthony Fowler, and Costas Panagopoulos. 2012. Does Public Financing Chill Political Speech? Exploiting a Court Injunction as a Natural Experiment. Election Law Journal 11(3):302-315. Replication Data.
Papers Under Review
Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of Their Constituents?, with Andy Hall
Conservative Vote Probabilities: An Easier Method for the Analysis of Roll Call Data, with Andy Hall
More Information on CVP
CVP Estimates for the U.S. House, Congresses 1-111
CVP Estimates for the U.S. Senate, Congresses 1-111
On the Validity of the Regression Discontinuity Design for Estimating Electoral Effects: Evidence from Over 40,000 Close Races, with Andy Eggers, Olle Folke, Jens Hainmueller, Andy Hall, and Jim Snyder
Ballots to Roll Calls: The Frayed Link between Legislators and their Constituents, co-authored with Andy Hall
Fowler, Anthony and Michele Margolis. 2012. Knowing Where You Stand: How Informing the Voters Helps the Democrats. Boston Review.
Panagopoulos Costas, Conor Dowling, Ryan Enos, and Anthony Fowler. 2011. Amici Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, McComish v. Bennet.
In the Media
Los Angeles Times
The American Prospect
Pacific Standard -- Miller-McCune
The Atlantic (Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish)
The Monkey Cage
Nolan McCarty's Blog