I have researched people’s opinions on political issues, and found that they don’t depend on what is good or bad for their social groups. Another project is on the effect of learning poll results, and how it compares to the effect of learning politician’s opinions. Finally, I have worked on using models to summarize worldwide climate opinion.

Right now, I am a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Copenhagen. You can find me there at the Institut for Statskundskab (Political Science Department), or at claravdw@mit.edu.