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Brandon Zicha

Assistant Professor

Dr. B.C. Zicha
+31 70 800 9354

Extension number: 8754

Brandon Zicha (B.A. Economics, Grinnell College, U.S.A. 2002; M.A., Ph.D Political Science, Binghamton University, U.S.A. 2010) is Assistant Professor of Policy Science at LUC. His research and teaching interest focus on how information is processed by social and political institutions and used to make collective decisions in modern societies, as well as the careful use and informed understanding of quantitative scientific methods for understanding social issues. In addition to contributing to the provision of quantitative methods at LUC, he teaches courses that focus on the analysis of how formal political institutions such as constitutional rules and political party organization affect how relevant information is aggregated into policy-making.

Academic Expertise

  • Institutional Analysis of Organizations
  • Politics of the Policy Process (Particularly Agenda Setting)
  • Policy Representation
  • Political Parties
  • Constitutional Political Economy
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Measurement of Political Positions
  • Quantitative Content Analysis of Text
  • Philosophy of Social Science


  • Institutions of Governance and Development
  • Decision-Making Processes
  • Public Policy Analysis: Agenda Setting
  • Constitutional Design

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.33



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