Zachary Peskowitz is an associate professor of political science at Emory University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, Peskowitz held a position as an assistant professor of political science at Ohio State University. He completed his PhD in political economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2012. Peskowitz’s primary research focus is on empirical American politics, with a particular interest in how elections affect policy outcomes. In recent work, he has examined how academic performance information, election timing, and other factors affect school board and educational finance elections and the policy effects of these election outcomes. In addition to this ongoing work, he is also conducting research on survey methods and campaign advertising strategy in US electoral campaigns.
His articles have been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and other journals.