Daniel Coffey is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron and a Research Fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. His research areas include political psychology, American elections and quantitative text analysis.  His research has been published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly and the American Behavioral Scientist, among other journals.

Dr. Coffey’s presentation is entitled: “Ohio, the Economy and the 2016 Presidential Election”.  His presentation will focus on two questions:  Will Ohio still be a bellwether state in the upcoming election and what is the role of the economy in structuring the vote?