Faculty | DEVIN CAUGHEY
Devin Caughey joined the MIT Department of Political Science as Instructor in 2012, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in January 2013 after completing his PhD at Berkeley under the supervision of Eric Schickler. Caughey previously studied history at Yale and Cambridge. He is primarily interested in the fields of American Politics and American Political Development, with a side interest in Political Methodology. His current book project, "Congress, Public Opinion, and Representation in the One-Party South, 1930s–1960s," examines the ideological evolution and diversity of Southern members of Congress and their relationship to public opinion in the region. Caughey's work has appeared in the journals Studies in American Political Development and Political Analysis, which in 2012 named his "Elections and the Regression Discontinuity Design" (with Jasjeet Sekhon) an Editor's Choice Article for its contribution to political methodology. The article was also awarded the 2012 Warren Miller Prize by the Society for Political Methodology.
"Elections and the Regression Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942–2008." Political Analysis 19(4): 385–408. 2011. (with Jasjeet S. Sekhon).
"Public Opinion, Organized Labor, and the Limits of New Deal Liberalism, 1936–1945." Studies in American Political Development 25(2): 162–189. 2011. (with Eric Schickler).
17.263/4 Electoral Politics