Michael DeCrescenzo

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate

Email: decrescenzo@wisc.edu

Research Interests:

American politics, elections, public opinion, election administration, Bayesian analysis, causal inference


I am a Ph.D. candidate studying American Politics and Political Methodology. I research elections, representation, public opinion, and election administration. I also work with developing and applying Bayesian analysis for measurement and causal inference.


Do Primaries Work? Representation of Local Preferences in Nominating Elections

Office hours:

Tuesdays 2–4 p.m

TA for:

PS 511: Introduction to Statistical Computing (Spring 2018)

PS 270: Understanding Political Numbers (Spring 2019)


University Housing Honored Instructor Award (2019)

Graduate Summer Fellowship, UW–Madison Elections Research Center (2019)

Graduate Research Award, UW–Madison Elections Research Center (2015, 2016)

Clara Penniman Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, UW–Madison Political Science (2014)