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Chagai M. Weiss

Ph.D. Student
Comparative Politics
Research Interests: 
Ethnic Politics, Political Violence, Political Economy, Urban Politics, Causal Inference, Experimental Methods & GIS

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Chagai M. Weiss is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His interest lies in the intersection of ethnic conflicts and political economy, with a regional focus on Israel-Palestine. More specifically, he is interested in the ways in which urban residential patterns, intergroup contact and public good provision affect attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in conflict. Apart from that, Chagai is interested in the micro-level determinants of violence, and the ways in which exposure to conflict affects political behavior. Methodologically, he is interested in methods of causal inference and spatial analysis. Chagai holds a B.A (cum laude) in political science and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.