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Christopher Achen

Department/Program(s):
    Position: Permanent Princeton Faculty
    Title: Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Politics
    Office: 312 Robertson Hall
    Phone: 609-258-0176



    Chris Achen's research interest is Political Methodology, particularly in its application to empirical democratic theory, American Politics, and International Relations. He is the author of two books, Interpreting and Using Regression and The Statistical Analysis of Quasi Experiments, and co-author of a third, Cross-Level Inference. His next two books, for which he is a co-editor and contributor, will be The European Union Decides, and Voter Turnout in Multi-Level Systems both drawing on analyses of the European Union. He was the first president of the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and Princeton's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. Until 2004, Achen taught at Michigan, where he was recipient of an award for lifetime achievement in training graduate students. PhD, Yale.