Splash Biography

MOHIT AGRAWAL, 2nd year PhD student in economics

Major: Economics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a 2nd year PhD student in economics at Yale and studied mathematics as an undergraduate at Princeton. I did graduate coursework in Ireland and at Oxford before starting my PhD. My research interests are in labor economics and political economy with a particular interest in US economic policy. After graduating from Princeton, I worked on the analytics ("big data") team at the 2012 Obama campaign.

Past Classes

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X2036: The Politics of Partisanship in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
We will delve into the political science and economics literature to understand partisanship in the US today and how it affects our elections and governance. Special focus will be placed on DW-NOMINATE and other measures of partisanship.

X1641: The US Federal Budget: Process, Problems, and Progress in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
As members of the Senate Budget Committee, we will take a deep-dive into the US federal budget to understand where money comes from, where it is spent, and how it is spent (the budgeting process). Learn why the US usually runs budget deficits, and why the budget can't actually fix the problem. As a committee, we'll see if we can come up with a budget to solve some of the problems that Washington can't seem to.