D. Alex Hughes



Experiments and Causal Identification, Social Networks, Political Behavior and Outcomes


Current Research

In my current academic project I examine how the system of connections between actors shape coordination and political behavior. This takes the form of experiments that are layered on top of measurements of real-world social networks. My work has been featured in The Lancet, The Proceedings of the National Academies of SciencePerspectives on Politics, and other venue. 


  • PhD. Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2016
  • MA. Political Science (American Politics, Applied Statistics) University of California, San Diego, 2011
  • BA. Economics, University of Michigan, 2008
  • BA. Political Science, University of Michigan, 2008

Last updated:

September 21, 2017