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Austin Hart Assoc Professor School of International Service

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(202) 885-1640 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 345
Tu 2-4pm, Th 4-5:30pm, and by appointment
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin (Government)
B.A. University of Kansas (Economics and Political Science)


Austin Hart is Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in the School of International Service and serves as Graduate Research Methods Coordinator. Dr. Hart a political scientist specializing in comparative electoral politics as well as statistical and experimental methodologies. His research focuses on democratic accountability, especially how voters form opinions about the competence of elected officials and how globalization complicates that process.

Dr. Hart received his PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. His current research on performance voting and benchmark processing is forthcoming at the Journal of Politics and in a new book, Unmasking Government Competence with Cambridge University Press. His earlier work on economic voting and campaign priming has been published by the Journal of Politics (2013, 2014) and in his first book, Economic Voting, also with Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Hart teaches courses in quantitative statistical methods and data analysis at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Read more at Dr. Hart's personal website.

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Spring 2022

  • SIS-600 Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Data Analysis

Summer 2022

  • SIS-600 Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods

  • SIS-600 Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods

Fall 2022

  • SIS-600 Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods

  • SIS-600 Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods