I am an Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. My research examines how the media and electoral institutions shape the behavior of voters and elite actors, and it assesses the consequences of these institutions on accountability and political representation. In particular, I study electoral politics, redistricting, media and politics, partisan polarization, the U.S. Congress, and political parties.

I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.A. from Grinnell College. Prior to graduate school, I worked at the Brookings Institution in the Economic Studies Program and at the Treasury Department in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

My CV is available here.

Research

Publications

Daniel J. Moskowitz and Benjamin Schneer. 2019. “Reevaluating Competition and Turnout in U.S. House Elections.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 14(2): 191-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/100.00018029.


Working Papers

Daniel J. Moskowitz and Jon C. Rogowski. "Democracy Thrives in Secret? Ballot Reform and Representation in the United States."

Daniel J. Moskowitz. "Local News, Information, and the Nationalization of U.S. Elections."

Pamela Ban, Daniel J. Moskowitz, and James M. Snyder, Jr. “Leadership Power in Congress, 1890-2014: Evidence from PAC Contributions and Newspaper Coverage.” Invited to revise & resubmit to Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

Daniel J. Moskowitz, Jon C. Rogowski and James M. Snyder, Jr. "Parsing Party Polarization in Congress."

Bernard L. Fraga, Daniel J. Moskowitz, and Benjamin Schneer. “Partisan Alignment Increases Voter Turnout: Evidence from Redistricting.”

Daniel J. Moskowitz, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. “Corporate Political Activity as a Bundle of Goods.”

Teaching

Courses

Head Teaching Fellow, Government 50: Introduction to Quantitative Political Methodology
Instructor: Matthew Blackwell, Fall 2017, Evaluations.

Teaching Fellow, Government 1328: Electoral Politics,
Instructor: James M. Snyder, Jr., Fall 2016, Evaluations.

Teaching Fellow, Government 50: Introduction to Quantitative Political Methodology,
Instructor: Muhammet Bas, Spring 2016, Evaluations.

Teaching Fellow, Government 1300: The Politics of Congress,
Instructor: James M. Snyder, Jr., Fall 2015, Evaluations.


Awards

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Fall 2017.

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Fall 2016.