Avraham Ritov

Doctoral student, Department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Candidates’ and Elected Officials’ Differing Behaviors Pre- and Post- Election
Supervisors:Prof. Orit Kedar
My dissertation explores different institutional effects on the behavior of political actors, and shows a number of counter-intuitive findings, both pre- and post-election: the effect of legislative assembly sizes on the effective number of parties; the ideological outcomes of single-winner systems; and the behavior exhibited by different representatives elected in a ranked-ballot system, each in a separate study. The project will enhance our understanding of the consequences of electoral rules, including the resulting party structure, the ideological leanings of candidates, and their post-election strategies.