I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government Department, where I study American political institutions and econometrics. My work uses econometric techniques to evaluate the consequences of political institutions. My recent papers have focused on the empirical and theoretical value of seniority, incumbency, and party organization in legislatures. I received my BA in Economics and Classics from Stanford University in 2009. For more information, please see http://www.andrewbenjaminhall.com.