Hello! I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Effective Lawmaking at Vanderbilt University. I received my Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University in May 2018. A copy of my CV can be found here.
I research political institutions, elite behavior, and the policymaking process in the United States, with a particular focus on state and local governments. In doing so, my work examines the actions and preferences of elected officials, the formation and dynamics of political coalitions, and the consequence of different political and institutional factors for the development of public policy and the quality of political representation.
Prior to attending graduate school, I received a B.A. in political science from UCLA in 2009 and an M.S. in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. While at Harvard, I was affiliated with the Inequality and Social Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.
You can email me at peter.r.bucchianeri [at] vanderbilt.edu