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Tim Marple

PhD Candidate
Personal Statement

Tim Marple is a Ph.D. candidate in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests broadly include dynamics of regulatory decision-making and uncertainty in international political economy, with methodological focuses on quantitative research and social network analysis. He has published research on topics ranging from the role of social distance in regulatory advocacy at the SEC, to homophily among central bankers during the 2008 crisis. His dissertation research focuses specifically on the processes and patterns of cryptocurrency governance in the United States and across the world. He currently serves as managing editor for the journal Business and Politics, and as a project director in the Berkeley APEC Studies Center (BASC). Tim earned his B.A. (2016) and M.A. (2017) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Political Science and Data Analysis.

Dissertation Committee Chair
Vinod Aggarwal