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Noam Gidron

Gidron is a Research Associate at CES. He received his PhD from Harvard University in May 2016.

His research focuses on political economy and electoral politics in advanced democracies. It draws on multiple methods, including survey analysis, experiments, text analysis, and elite interviews. Geographically, his work covers member states of the European Union, the United States and Israel. His dissertation research examines the variety of right-wing ideologies in Western Europe and their implications for the strategic dilemmas of center-right parties. In other research projects, he examines the political consequences of social diversity and the usage of populist language among American and European politicians.

Gidron's research has been published in The Journal of Politics and Social Forces. My book-length dissertation, “Many Ways to be Right: The Unbundling of European Mass Attitudes and Partisan Asymmetries across the Ideological Divide”, won Harvard’s Edward M. Chase Prize for best dissertation in international politics.

Gidron studied politics, philosophy and economics and received my BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 2009. At Harvard, he is affiliated with CES, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Inequality and Social Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem