Justin Grimmer, Stanford

Justin Grimmer is an associate professor of political sciences at Stanford. His research focuses on Congress, representation, bureaucracy and political methodology.

Grimmer's first book, Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters ( 2013, Cambridge) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations. His second book, The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Under Review) demonstrates how legislators ensure they receive credit for government actions.

His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and other publications. During the 2013-2014 academic year he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institute.

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