Peter Loewen

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  • Canadian Government
  • Methods
  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A., Mount Allison University
  • Ph.D., L'Université de Montréal

Peter Loewen



Peter Loewen is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. For the 2018-2019 academic year, he is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance, which he led into a merger with the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is substantively interested in questions of elite and citizen behaviour and the role of technology in improving governance and representation. His work involves large-scale surveys; experiments in the lab, surveys, and field; interviews of politicians; and work with text as data. He has published his work in journals of political science, economics, biology, and general science.

Research Interests

  • Canadian Politics
  • Elections
  • Political Behaviour
  • Genopolitics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimentation

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