Dr Daniel De Kadt

Dr Daniel De Kadt

Assistant Professor

Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Causal inference, behaviour, political economy

About me

Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods. Before joining LSE he was a Senior Data Scientist at Deliveroo, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California Merced.

He grew up in Durban, South Africa, and received his BA(Hons) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, before receiving his MPhil at Oxford University, and his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected publications

  • State violence, party formation, and electoral accountability: The political legacy of the Marikana massacre. Conditionally accepted at the American Political Science Review. (with Ada Johnson-Kanu and Melissa Sands).
  • Local exposure to inequality raises support of people of low wealth for taxing the wealthy. (2020). Nature, vol 586. (with Melissa Sands)
  • Nuanced accountability: Voter responses to service provision in Southern Africa. (2020) British Journal of Political Science, vol 50 (1)(with Evan S. Lieberman)
  • Agents of the regime? Traditional leaders and electoral behavior in South Africa. (2018). Journal of Politics, vol 80 (2). (with Horacio Larreguy)

Expertise Details

Applied causal inference in observational and experimental settings