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

Bernard L. Fraga, Daniel J. Moskowitz, and Benjamin Schneer. “Partisan Alignment Increases Voter Turnout: Evidence from Redistricting.” Forthcoming, Political Behavior.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-021-09685-y.

Daniel J. Moskowitz. 2021. "Local News, Information, and the Nationalization of U.S. Elections." American Political Science Review 115(1): 114-129. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000829.

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. "Ballot Reform, the Personal Vote, and Political Representation in the United States."

Daniel J. Moskowitz and Jon C. Rogowski. "Politics and Administration: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office, 1837-2015."

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."

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

Teaching

Courses

Instructor, PPHA 31002: Statistics for Data Analysis I, Fall 2019-2021.

Instructor, PPHA 58001: Data Analytics I: Quantitative Analysis, Fall 2019, 2021.


Awards

Outstanding Faculty Member, Harris Accolades, 2019-2020.

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

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