Arthur Spirling





Arthur Spirling

I am currently the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, in the Department of Government at Harvard University. I am affiliated with the Institute of Quantitative Social Science. I direct the Program on Text Research. On this site, you can find a copy of my vita (pdf), data, code and some of my working papers.

I specialize in political methodology and legislative behavior, with an interest in the application of Bayesian statistics, item response theory and generalized linear models in political science. I also work with texts-as-data methods. My substantive field is comparative politics, and I focus primarily on the United Kingdom. I'm especially interested in British Political Development for the period after the Great Reform Act.

I received my PhD from the University of Rochester, Department of Political Science, in 2008.

I am teaching Gov 50/Govt E 1005 in Fall 2014. Office hours are 10am--noon on Tuesdays (or by appointment), during the semester. You can find more details by clicking here to visit the course isite.

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