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Jonathan N. Katz

Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics
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Contact information for Jonathan N. Katz
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Mail Code: MC 228-77
Office: 325 Baxter Hall
Phone: 626-395-4191
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S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990; M.A., University of California (San Diego), 1992; Ph.D., 1995. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1995-98; Associate Professor, 1998; 1999-2003; Professor, 2003-11; Sugahara Professor, 2012-; Executive Officer for the Social Sciences, 2007; Director, Linde Institute, 2013-14; Division Chair, 2007-14.

Research Interests

American Politics; Formal Political Theory; Statistics

RESEARCH AREAS

Business, Economics and Management; Political Science; Political Economy; Statistical Methodolgy

PROFILE

Jonathan N. Katz is the Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics at Caltech where he also served as the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Sciences for seven years. His research lies at the intersection of political science, economics, and statistics. His work focuses primarily on the development of statistical methods for the social sciences and their empirical applications, particularly to elections and other public policy questions.

Katz is the Deputy Editor for Social Sciences at Science Advances, the open access journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was the co-editor of Political Analysis, the journal of the Society for Political Methodology, for eight years.  He also previously served as co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project. 

In addition to his academic work, Katz has been involved in a number of start-up companies and has a long standing statistical consulting practice focused primarily on providing expertise in election law cases. He has been involved in more than 50 cases in both state and Federal court over two decades, including several that were ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Katz is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an inaugural fellow of the Society for Political Methodology.  Jonathan received his S.B. in applied mathematics from MIT and his Ph.D. jointly in economics and political science at the University of California, San Diego. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and was previously on the faculty of the University of Chicago. 

Selected Publications

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