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I am a PhD candidate in economics at Washington State University, specializing in empirical political economy. My research investigates how political polarization affects the ways we live our daily lives and has been featured in academic journals such as Science. I have built one-of-a-kind national precinct-level election datasets for American presidential elections and often work with large-scale smartphone location tracking data. I am also interested in the intersection of politics, economics, and religion– all things you shouldn’t talk about at the dinner table but that are at the heart of who we are as people.

This is my personal website for the things which interest me; it is designed to host my economics research and CV but also my election maps and filmmaking/screenwriting materials. My purely academic webpage can be found here: https://students.ses.wsu.edu/rohla/