Konstantin Kashin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. His primary research interests include quantitative political methodology, with a focus on causal inference and text analysis. He is interested in applying these methods to the study of business-state relations and interest group politics in the United States and Western Europe. He is the recipient of the 2013 Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology (with Adam Glynn). He holds an A.M. in Government (2012) and an A.M. in Statistics (2013) from Harvard University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from Brown University, from where he graduated magna cum laude in 2010.