Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Assistant Professor
Department Faculty

Office: 3361 Bunche Hall

Email: dthompson@polisci.ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae


I am an assistant professor of political science at UCLA studying American politics and political methodology. My research studies electoral accountability in the US with a particular focus on the role of elections in local policymaking. I collect new data on local elections which I combine with large, untapped administrative datasets on government behavior. I then use modern empirical techniques for causal inference to study how elections influence the policies local governments choose. Prior to joining UCLA, I received a PhD in political sciecnce from Stanford. I received a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley in 2014.

Courses and Presentations

PS 260A (Fall 20)