Andrew Ballard

My research focuses on American politics, and I am particularly interested in representation, campaign finance, political methodology, elections, legislative politics, and public opinion. I have researched a variety of topics, such as the effect of competitive elections on policy representation, online advertising in Presidential campaigns, the role of academic economists in shaping public opinion on economic policy issues, how intraparty campaign finance functions as a mechanism for party control, member responses to primary challenges in Congressional elections, using legislative floor speeches to measure a legislator's agenda, and more.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Some information on this profile has been compiled automatically from Duke databases and external sources. (Our About page explains how this works.) If you see a problem with the information, please write to Scholars@Duke and let us know. We will reply promptly.