Kai Ou is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. Ou studies behavioral choice patterns using theoretical and experimental tools. Ou’s research covers institutional effects on economic and political behavior, voting and elections, religion, and competition and coordination between social and ethnic groups. Before joining Florida State University, he received a Ph.D. in Politics from New York University. Ou teaches game theory, quantitative research and methods, formal political economy, and applied statistics and causal inference for undergraduate and graduate students.