I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Leitner Effective Democratic Governance Project of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. I study public and policy responses to ethnic diversity and immigration in high-income democracies. My research employs experimental and computational methods informed by a range of data sources, including original surveys and economic games, administrative records and computer simulations. My award-winning book project Borders of Compassion examines under what conditions most people would accept more open immigration policies.
My work has been published in, among others, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Politics, and Political Psychology. It has been recognized by a number of grants and awards, including from the American Political Science Association and the National Science Foundation. I have also written for popular outlets such as The Washington Post. Prior to my appointment at Yale, I received my joint Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University. I can be reached at alexander.kustov [at] yale [dot] edu.
Kustov, Alexander. 2020 (forthcoming). Borders of Compassion: Immigration Preferences and Parochial Altruism. Comparative Political Studies.
Kustov, Alexander, Dillon Laaker, and Cassidy Reller. 2020 (forthcoming). The Stability of Immigration Attitudes: Evidence and Implications. Journal of Politics.
Kustov, Alexander, and Giuliana Pardelli. 2018. Ethnoracial Homogeneity and Public Outcomes: The (Non)effects of Diversity. American Political Science Review. 112 (4): 1096-1103.