Ph.D. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Expected 2010)
M.A. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
A.B. Political Science (with Honors), Washington University in St. Louis (2002)
B.S. Applied Science (Computer Science), Washington University in St. Louis (2002)
CSDI Research Focus
Legislative Politics, Political Economy, European Union Politics, and Methodology
Dan Pemstein's research focuses on comparative legislative politics, political economy, and methodology. Dan's dissertation examines how inter-institutional information asymmetries affect policy outcomes and legislative behavior in the European Union. His other current projects investigate how career ambition and party organization interact to determine legislative behavior and explore the selection processes underlying recorded roll call votes in Parliaments. Additionally, Dan is a co-author of multiple statistical software packages and a co-developer of the Unified Democracy Scores, a project that synthesizes the efforts of other scholars to produce a composite democracy scale, accompanied by estimates of measurement uncertainty.