Geoffrey M. Lorenz

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan.  My research focuses on the impact of lobbying on the policy process in the United States.  My dissertation develops a cost-benefit model of committee agenda-setting in Congress that shows how committee leaders’ incentives generate opportunities for interest groups as well as backbencher legislators to affect the Congressional agenda.  My research has been supported by the Dirksen Congressional Center.

Prior to coming to Michigan, I was government affairs assistant for well-respected lobbyist Robert Kamm at the Texas state legislature, in Austin.  In that capacity, I developed legislation and advocated on a variety of issues, including mental healthcare access and appropriations, criminal justice, energy, healthcare provision and insurance, and driver’s education.  I received a B.A. from Duke University in 2006 and an M.A. from Stanford University in 2008.


Twitter: @GeoffLorenz

University of Michigan

Department of Political Science