I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale.

l study political behavior and political economy from a U.S. and comparative perspective. I am particularly interested in the psychological foundations of political preferences. I also explore the institutional context that influences their consequences for political outcomes. In my dissertation, I focus on the role of time preferences in political behavior.

My current research agenda investigates a) the political consequences of time preferences in competitive democracies, b) situational triggers for self-control problems in the political arena, and c) the psychological origins of political time horizons. The goal is to study how policy interventions may encourage citizens to make more patient political decisions.

Contact: jerome.schafer[at]yale.eduyale_newlogo_yaleblue