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Chagai M. Weiss

Ph.D. Student
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Research Interests: 
Ethnic Politics, Political Violence, Political Economy, Urban Politics, Causal Inference, Experimental Methods & GIS

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Chagai M. Weiss is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison studying the intersection of ethnic conflicts and political economy, with a regional focus on Israel-Palestine. His main interest is in the effects of segregation and intergroup contact on intergroup relations. Additionally, he is interested in the determinants of urban violence, and the electoral consequences of violence. Methodologically, Chagai is interested in methods of causal inference and spatial analysis. His research has been supported by The Maurice Falk Center for Economic Research in Israel and The Israel Institute, and his work has been published in Political Geography. Chagai holds a B.A (cum laude) in political science and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.