Kirk Bansak

Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of California, San Diego


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. My research interests are in causal inference, experimental design and analysis, immigration policy, survey methodology, political economy, and computational social science. 


I am a faculty affiliate of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego, and a faculty affiliate of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University and ETH Zurich.

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science, American Political Science Review, Political AnalysisJournal of Politics, Statistical SciencePolitical Science Research and Methods, Nature Human Behaviour, and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A.


My CV can be found here.


University of California, San Diego

Department of Political Science

Social Sciences Building 301

La Jolla, CA 92093-0521

kbansak [at] ucsd [dot] edu


Ph.D. in Political Science

Stanford University

M.S. in Statistics

Stanford University

M.A. in Law and Diplomacy

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

B.A. in Anthropology

Harvard University