Arnaud Maurel is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in American politics, political economy, and political methodology. His research primarily investigates the effect of population aging on policy preferences and outcomes. Leveraging local bond elections in the United States over six decades, he studies how aging impacts vote on long-term investment projects. He then explores how municipal finances have been affected by shifts in the age of the electorate since 1970. In a companion project, he analyzes the determinants of popular preferences for various fiscal instruments.
Arnaud Maurel received his B.A. (cum laude) and his M.A. in political science (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po Paris. Prior to enrolling at Columbia, he worked as a statistical analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD).