Omar Wasow



My current c.v. in pdf format.

My current academic site is at

Working Papers:

  • “How Are Vitamin D and Race Associated with Mortality?”
  • “Can Tweets Kill A Movie? An Empirical Evaluation of the “‘Bruno’ Effect”
  • “Why Does Integration Happen? Reconsidering the Schelling Segregation Model.”
  • “Why Red-light Districts? Prostitution and Municipal State Formation, 1822-1874.”
  • “What Effect Does Police Response Have on Urban Riot Severity?”
  • “Did the Rise of Crack Cocaine Increase Dropouts?”
  • “It’s Not about Race at K: Analyzing the Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap in the First Six Years of School” (with Elena Llaudet).


Omar Wasow headshotI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

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