My research focuses on the nature of democratic government. How effective are elections in controlling the behavior of political representatives? What factors make elections more or less effective, and why? I combine modern statistical techniques with wide-ranging quantitative and text-based datasets on American political activity to attempt to answer these questions. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science and my A.M. in Statistics from Harvard University in 2015. I graduated from Stanford University in 2009 where I majored in Economics and Classics. For more information, see my website at www.andrewbenjaminhall.com.