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     Alexander Tahk

Title: Assistant Professor
Website: http://www.tahk.us/
Office: 212 North Hall
Office Hours: http://go.wisc.edu/lu10jm
Phone: (608) 263-2297
Has Voicemail: Yes
E-Mail: atahk@wisc.edu
Keywords: Courts, Law, Methodology, Public Opinion, Voting Behavior

Alexander Tahk (Stanford Ph.D., 2010) is an assistant professor of political science. His research and teaching interests are in political methodology, judicial politics, and mass behavior. His article, “Institutions and Equilibrium in the United States Supreme Court,” appeared in the American Political Science Review.  His current research includes projects studying the behavior of the judiciary through the statistical analysis of judicial citations and roll-call votes, the factors that determine the policy in Supreme Court opinions, the relationship between media attention and public concern, and the effect of ballot order on vote choice.

Recent Publications

Alexander Tahk 2015. "A Continuous-Time, Latent-Variable Model of Time Series Data." Oxford Journals 23 (2):278-298.
Alexander Tahk, Stephen Jessee. "What Can We Learn About the Ideology of the Newest Supreme Court Justices?" PS: Political Science and Politics 44, 3 (2011): 524–29.   
Alexander Tahk, Neil Malhotra. "Specification Issues in Assessing the Moderating Role of Issue Importance: A Comment on Grynaviski and Corrigan (2006)." Political Analysis 19, 3 (2011): 342–50.   

Current Courses taught for Spring 2016-2017

417 - American Judicial System

Instructors: Alexander Tahk      Field: American Politics