Dr. Steven Sprick Schuster

Assistant Professor

Dr. Steven Sprick Schuster
Room N245, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)

Degree Information

  • PHD, Boston University (2014)
  • MA, Boston University (2013)
  • BA, University of Missouri (2008)
  • BA, University of Missouri (2005)


I am an Assistant Professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University, where I am also a member of the Political Economy Research Institute. My research interests include economic history and political economy. My historical research studies the role of U.S. government institutions (especially the Post Office) in the late 19th and early 20th century, while my political economy research focuses on how voters respond to campaign messaging, information networks, and election structures.


Academic Publications

(2020) Does Campaign Spending Affect Election Outcomes? New Evidence from Transaction-Level Disbursement Data. Journal of Politics. 82(4), 1502-1515
​(2020) An Empirical History of the United States Postal Savings System (w/ Ma...

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