Haritz Garro

I am a research scientist in the Economics and Policy Research group at Facebook.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Democracy and Polarization Lab at Stanford University. I completed a Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern University. My academic research focuses on political economy, Congress, campaign finance, and the effects of the economy on political outcomes.

Contact: haritz.garro (at) gmail.com


No Evidence for Systematic Voter Fraud: A Guide to Statistical Claims About the 2020 Election, [pdf]

with Andrew C. Eggers and Justin Grimmer

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021, 118(45): 1-7

Political Consequences of Economic Hardship: State Economic Activity and Polarization in American Legislatures,

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2021, 37(3): 512-533


Quid Pro Quo? Corporate Returns to Campaign Contributions,

with Anthony Fowler and Jörg L. Spenkuch

Journal of Politics, 2020, 82(3): 844-858 [pdf] [Appendix]

Terrorism Prevention with Reelection Concerns and Valence Competition,

Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2019, 31(3): 330-369 [pdf]

Conformity Voting and the Value of Public Information,

Political Science Research and Methods, 2019, 7(4): 913-920 [pdf] [Appendix]

Working Papers

The Role of Connections in Congressional Lawmaking, [pdf]

Prosecutor Elections and Police Accountability, [pdf]

with Allison Stashko