Pei-Hsun Hsieh

PPE Fellow (Fall 2023 - Present)
375 Claudia Cohen Hall

PhD in Political Science, Stony Brook University (2023)

MA in Political Science, Stony Brook University (2018)

MA in Economics, National Taiwan University (2015)

BS in Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (2012)

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Research Interests: 

My research centers on the intersection of behavioral political economy and political psychology. I study how individual interactions, as well as interactions between political and economic institutions, shape policy preferences. Specifically, my research focuses on behavior and policy preferences regarding inequality and critical societal challenges that require large-scale human cooperation, such as climate change and the public health crisis. I use a variety of methods to study behavior, attitudes, emotions, and underlying preferences, including incentivized/survey experiments, computational text analysis, and formal/agent-based modeling. Ultimately, my goal is to understand what motivates or demotivates individuals to act or support policies that mitigate critical societal challenges and inequalities.

Courses Taught: 
  • Political Science Capstone: Cooperation: Addressing Contemporary and Societal Challenges in Today's Political World