Nathan CollinsOmidyar Fellow
Santa Fe Institute
Some recent papers:
The Dynamics of Voter Turnout and Party Choice.
A Unified Model of Proximity and Directional Preferences. Revise and resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
The Adaptive Dynamics of Turnout (2009).
Nathan A. Collins, Sunil Kumar, and Jonathan Bendor.
The Journal of Politics
My CV in pdf format.
I am a identical twin. Marcus, who was born 10 minutes earlier, is a post-doc at the University of Washington Department of Physics. He's a biophysicist.
I have taught for the past eight years (with one year off) at Satori, which my friend F. Tyler describes as "nerd camp." Actors, budding physicists, that sort of thing. F. and I and many of our friends were campers back in the day.
I like to climb and ski. Lately, I've been trying to get more into ski mountaineering, but there aren't any pictures of that yet. For good trip reports and tips --- like how to make your own GU --- see my good friend Alpine Dave.
For what it's worth, I used to be a physicist. My advisor was, among other things, the inventor of agriculture. If you visit his site, you may recognize the layout and style.