Dan de Kadt


Daniel de Kadt is a PhD candidate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to MIT he studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Oxford University. He studies political behavior, political and economic development, and experimental and quantitative methodology. His work has been supported by the MIT Center for International Studies and J-PAL.

His primary research interest at present is micro-level political processes in Southern African democracies. He focuses on voting behavior, electoral politics, political psychology, and the interplay between elections and behavior. His dissertation project explores the effects of enfranchisement on citizen behavior and electoral politics in Southern Africa. Other work examines the effects of democratic and non-democratic institutions on various outcomes, how to increase youth participation, the nature of electoral accountability, and the electoral consequences of intergroup contact.