Texas A&M University, PhD (Political Science)


Dr. Miner Marchbanks joined PPRI in 2007 after serving on the graduate faculty of the Texas Tech University Political Science Department.  While at Texas Tech, he taught graduate courses in Program Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Public Policy Theory.  Previously, he served as a Research Associate for the Texas Educational Excellence Project, a fellow at the Center for Public Service, an Editorial Associate for the American Journal of Political Science and a Research Associate with the Project for Equity, Representation and Governance.

Dr. Marchbanks’s expertise is in the use of advanced statistical methodologies to answer public policy questions.  Statistical capabilities include maximum likelihood estimation, time-series analysis and other advanced econometric techniques.  In addition, he is skilled in game theoretic modeling and experimental designs.  He has a doctorate in public policy with an emphasis in statistical methods and research design.  Dr. Marchbanks has worked with a wide variety of entities, recently collaborating with the Council of State Governments, Texas Department of Transportation and the State of Qatar.  He has presented his work before the United Nations and his work has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Review of Policy Research and featured on National Public Radio, the Washington Post and the New York Times.


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