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Austin Bussing

Stats Desk Consultant

PhD, Political Science

Austin Bussing is a PhD candidate in Political Science, studying American politics and methodology. His research focuses on policy making and the separation of powers, and he’s also interested in party strategy within the US Congress. Austin uses formal theory, quantitative methods, and qualitative interview research to gain insight into the ways in which our political institutions shape the behavior of elected and unelected government actors. Prior to his enrollment at UNC, he received a Master’s of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.

Austin joined Odum in 2018 and works at the Help Desk and as a Statistical Research Consultant. He’s currently reading a biography of Ulysses S. Grant and rewatching Arrested Development and the West Wing.


  • OLS
  • GLM
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Text Analysis
  • Webscraping
  • Data Cleaning
  • R
  • LaTeX

Austin Bussing’s CV