Dr Thomas Robinson

Dr Thomas Robinson

Assistant Professor

Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Voter behaviour; money in politics; machine learning; neural networks

About me

Thomas Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology. He received his PhD in Politics from the University of Oxford in 2020. Before joining LSE, he was an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Institutions and Political Behavior at Durham University.

Thomas' research uses tools from machine learning and causal inference to study questions related to money in politics, voter behaviour, and policy preferences. His ongoing projects include studying how voters respond to campaign finance information and how citizens' beliefs and behaviours are being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas' methodological research is mainly centred on machine learning, causal inference, and experiments. He is particularly interested in neural network modelling, and his current projects include work on synthetic data, active learning, and missing data. As part of this research, Thomas has ongoing collaborations in both the education policy sector and tech industry.


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