Michael Pomirchy is a Ph.D candidate who is studying American Politics and Political Economy. His research interests are in elections and representation in the U.S. context. Specifically, his dissertation examines how institutions, like intra-party factions and oversight hearings, enable members of Congress to signal their ideological alignment to their constituencies. He utilizes a combination of formal theory and methods of causal inference and multi-level modeling.
Michael has received the Multi-Center Graduate Grant in Politics in 2019, and he is a Fellow for the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS) for the year 2021-2022. Before coming to Princeton, he received his MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles.