Will Lowe

Welcome. I am a political methodologist specializing in statistical text analysis and causal inference, with applied work in legislative politics, political economy, social media and public policy. You can read about all that on the publications page, in the trusty CV, or just that one time in the New York Times.

I'm a Senior Research Scientist at the Hertie School in Berlin. In fact, I'm the Senior Research Scientist at Hertie School, since they admit they don't have any others. This makes me very special - even specialer than being a Senior Research Specialist back at Princeton because there were quite a few of those. I just thought you ought to know that.

Day to day, I've got a desk in the Hertie School's Data Science Lab, two courses in its newly launched Data Science Masters, and a starring role in the Hertie School's Research Consulting service (internal link).

Outside of that you can find me increasingly on Mastodon, decreasingly on Twitter, sometimes on GitHub, or once in a while on There's a blog here too, though I no longer quite remember why.

Do you recognize me from someplace? Unless it was a Summer School, I deny everything and was elsewhere at the time. If you'd like to practice picking me out of a lineup, you can admire this picture, taken in my natural habitat (tweed).

In case you were curious

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