Anthony Fowler

Assistant Professor 
Harris School of Public Policy Studies 

Anthony Fowler’s research focuses on difficult causal questions regarding political representation, such as whether and to what extent advanced democracies represent the preferences of their citizens and whether representation can be improved through policy interventions. As part of his investigations, Fowler designs randomized experiments, searches for natural experiments, and develops new tools to address these questions. 

His recent publications include “Electoral and Policy Consequences of Voter Turnout: Evidence from Compulsory Voting in Australia” in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, as well as co-authored articles in the British Journal of Political Science and the Election Law Journal. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Deakin- Royce Graduate Research Fellowship in Australian Studies from Harvard University. 

Fowler earned a PhD in government from Harvard University and an SB in biology, with a minor in political science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Fowler joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2013.

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