Susanne Baltes is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University. Her particular interests lie at the intersection of political behavior, psychology and sociology, paired with a focus on methods, especially causal inference, experimental designs, econometrics and public opinion polling while incorporating new approaches to data such as spatial analysis or text analysis. Substantively, Ms. Baltes is most interested in formation and change of attitudes, opinions and behavior.
Ms. Baltes also holds a law degree from her native Germany as well as a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University. Prior to entering the PhD program, Ms. Baltes gained several years of work experience as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company.