I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and a graduate affiliate of the Center for Behavioral Political Economy at Stony Brook University.

My research interests include behavioral political economy and computational modeling. Substantive topics include social dilemmas, coalition lobbying, electoral competition, and political polarization.

My dissertation concerns the collective action problems in interest group coalitions and how the might of policy opponents affects their cooperative behavior. The three chapters consist of a game-theoretic model, an agent-based simulation, and a lab experiment. The study aims to provide insight into climate negotiation, interest group politics, and human cooperation in general.

I will be on the job market since Fall 2020.

Please contact me at yi-ta.lu@stonybrook.edu