- American Politics
- Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods
Alexander Hirsch studies political institutions using game theoretic and quantitative methods, with a primary focus on American political institutions. He is particularly interested in the consequences of "learning by doing" about policy efficacy for legislative organization and bureaucratic management. Other current research interests include legislative specialization and legislative organization more generally, the effect of lobbying on legislative coalition formation, and deterrence in international conflicts.
Phd, Stanford University; BA, Yale University