Eli Rau, 2021-2022 CSDP Fellow: Understanding the Link Between Partisanship and Participation

Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
300 Wallace Hall
Faculty, fellows, and graduate students only
Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

Eli Rau earned his PhD at Yale University in 2021. He conducts research in comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory. Using the tools of formal theory, quantitative empirical analysis, and qualitative field research, he develops and tests new theories for how electoral rules shape the broader political landscape, focusing on general-equilibrium explanations that consider the strategic relationships between political actors and everyday citizens. Extending his dissertation research, Eli will work on his book manuscript at CSDP, analyzing the relationship between partisanship and voter turnout, and how voting rules structure the interactions between parties and voters. He also plans to conduct a comparative study of partisanship under compulsory and voluntary voting and will advance a project that examines intra-party competition using data from Colombia and Chile.