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Nathan Micatka

Nathan Micatka is a Ph.D student in political science at the University of Southern California. He broadly studies American political institutions, policymaking, and state politics. More specifically, his research seeks to expand the framework of policy drift, explores the conditions that incentivize states to engage in major policy implementation, especially policy that transcends federalism, and delves into the implementation of policy across the American states. Nathan’s undergraduate thesis explores the determinants of attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act. He is a recipient of the USC Political Science Bartling Fellowship as well as a USC Dornsife Graduate Fellowship recipient.


Twitter: @NathanMicatka

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Micatka, Nathan K. “Determinants of Attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.” University of Iowa Honors Thesis. (

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