Aaron Rudkin is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at UCLA. He is originally from Newfoundland, Canada, where he worked as a programmer and system administrator before attending graduate school. His methodological interests include reproducibility and open science; causal inference; text as data; and social data scraping. His substantive interests include legislative institutions in the U.S. and other democracies; ideology among political elites; legislator position-taking; and message transmission. He has past degrees from University of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Aaron and his wife enjoy Korean barbecue, indoor gardening, and trivia.
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