Jason Barabas

Jason Barabas received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. His research interests in American Politics include public opinion, political behavior, and public policy. He has written on deliberative democracy and how citizen policy discussion affects public opinion. Currently, he is investigating the extent to which stock market volatility affects public support for Social Security privatization, the nature of elite and mass opinion on foreign policy issues, and the use of statistical models to understand deliberation-driven changes in political knowledge.