Michael Pomirchy

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ISPS 
Resident Postdoctoral Fellows

Michael Pomirchy

Title 
Postdoctoral Associate

Michael Pomirchy is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University, affiliated with the Democratic Innovations Program at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS). He studies American politics, with specific interests in accountability, responsiveness, and elections. Generally, his research concerns questions about how electoral considerations impact legislative behavior in office and to what extent this leads to better policy outcomes for the electorate. His current projects include measuring the causal effect of electoral proximity on legislative responsiveness on individual roll-call votes; analyzing how intra-party factions in Congress enable incumbents to signal their ideological type to their constituencies; and assessing whether individuals exhibit greater ideological constraint on issues they care about. Michael recently received his Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University. 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 Political Science and Economics from California State University, Los Angeles.

Discipline 
Political Science