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I am a Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Department of Politics, with concentrations in public opinion, quantitative methods, and political economy. My dissertation research focuses on democratic representation, especially as it manifests itself in the relationship between mass preferences and public policies in American states. My job market paper compares preferences on the level of the minimum wage with enacted policies and provides the first description of policy bias.  Besides my dissertation research, I have also done work on electoral politics, political psychology, and quantitative methods. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Science, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly and Political Behavior, among other places. Please feel free to contact me for more information about my work at simonovits@nyu.edu.