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Biographies Andrea Louise Campbell

Andrea Louise Campbell is the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was the 2020 Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance. Her research interests include American politics, political behavior, public opinion, and political inequality, particularly their intersection with social welfare policy, health policy, and tax policy.  Campbell’s project at the Kluge Center, “How Americans Think about Taxes,” examined the interplay between public policy and public opinion in the development and politics of American taxation over time. As Campbell explains “the dawn of public opinion polling coincided with the advent of many of the taxes we pay today: the payroll tax, the mass income tax, and the sales tax in many states.” For her project, she utilizes both historical polling as well as surveys conducted by her to evaluate how the development and structure of the American tax system has shaped citizen attitudes toward that system and toward the role of government more broadly. Learn more about Andrea Campbell and the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance with this research guide.

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