Undergraduate Dahl Scholar

First cohort ISPS Dahl Scholar
Dahl Scholar, 2015 - 2016

As a Dahl Scholar, Will McGrew helped ISPS Director Jacob Hacker with the research, sourcing, and editing for his book American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper.  He also completed an independent research project on the effects of social segregation by gender in American colleges on intergroup biases, rates of sexual violence on campus, and professional disparities after graduation. 

ISPS Dahl Scholar Sarah Merchant
Dahl Scholar, 2016 - 2017

As a Dahl Scholar, Sarah Merchant worked with ISPS Director Jacob Hacker and built off of the research she did for her thesis where she studied the Black-white wealth gap in the US over time and looked at how the gap was affected by the 2008 housing crisis.  She then extended this national analysis to the state-level by looking at the racial differences in foreclosures in Connecticut and describing the role of racial differences in high-cost loans in creating racial disparities in foreclosures.

Margaret Moor, Dahl Scholar 2017-2018
Dahl Scholar, 2017 - 2018
As a Dahl Scholar, Maggie Moor worked with Professor Alexander Coppock on a meta-analysis of the list experiment survey method. Their work is in the process of being published (link to most recent draft here). 
 
Currently, Maggie is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in New York City.  She graduated Yale in 2018 with a B.A. in Global Affairs.
 
Maxime Pradier, Dahl Scholar
Dahl Scholar, 2017 - 2018
As a Dahl Scholar, Maxime Pradier’s project aimed at determining whether local economic contexts have an impact on the local enrollment rate of a federal assistance program seeking to support unemployed disabled people. 
 
Currently, Maxime is working on his senior thesis: he is hoping to find out whether prosecutors in Louisiana are justified in thinking that seeking the death penalty rather than a life-without-parole sentence in first degree murder cases enhances prosecutorial success. 
Ben Waldman, ISPS Dahl Scholar 2017-2018
Dahl Scholar, 2017-2018
As a Dahl Scholar, Benjamin Waldman worked under the guidance of Professor Stephen Skowronek, investigating the theoretical and institutional construction of the administrative state during the New Deal. His research was mainly archival, conducted at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
 
Zach Young, ISPS first cohort of Dahl Scholars
Dahl Scholar, 2015-2016

As a Dahl Scholar, Zach Young worked with Professor Alan Gerber exploring the implications of institutional federalism on the transparency of the democratic process. His finding were that federalism can obfuscate accountability for public officials, but also limit jurisdictional mismatches in policy-making.

Michael Zanger-Tishler, ISPS Dahl Scholar, cohort 2
Dahl Scholar, 2016-2017

As a Dahl Fellow, Michael Zanger-Tishler coauthored with Professors Vesla Weaver and Andrew Papachristos on the article “A Generation Exposed: Examining the Links between Criminal Offending and Criminal Justice Contact.” The article appeared in an upcoming issue of the Russell Sage Foundation Journal, a peer-reviewed social science journal. 

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