UC Davis Professor Presents Research on Wednesday
CSDI is pleased to welcome James (Jim) Adams as this week's seminar speaker on Wednesday, 3/12. The seminar is usually held on Fridays, however, the weekday was moved due to conflicting events at the center. Adams is a Professor of Political Science at UC Davis, where his research is focused on voting behavior, parties' election strategies, and political representation in Western Europe and the United States. His work encompasses both spatial models of party competition and empirical analyses of parties' policy programs. His talk titled "Do Moderate Voters Weigh Candidates' Ideologies? Voters' Decision Rules in the 2010 Congressional Elections," is taken from a paper co-written with Erik Engstrom, Danielle A. Joesten, and Walter J. Stone (UC Davis). If you would like to attend the lunch seminar which will be held in 349 Ingram Commons Center, please contact Ms. Jayne Cornwell
CSDI News and Announcements
2/26/14 In America's War on Poverty, the free market is AWOL, CSDI Co-Director Larry Bartels writes that while the gross domestic product has increased 75 percent since 1967, more than 40 percent of American's household incomes are no higher than they were forty years ago. The notion that free enterprise would raise all the (proverbial) boats in the harbor, or distribute wealth to the Americans has just not come to pass, he concludes. Read more of this post in the
Washington Post Monkey Cage.
02/18/14 CSDI Policy Brief 2014-02 Released How does partisan conflict influence the day-to-day management of federal programs? The latest CSDI policy brief draws on recently published research by CSDI Co-Director
, and coauthors
(The Ohio State University) and
(University of Wisconsin), which identifies how partisan conflicts may significantly affect efforts by political officials to implement administrative reforms in the federal bureaucracy. You can read the new brief
02/17/14 Congratulations to
(UCLA), a frequent visitor to CSDI and colleague of the co-directors, who has been chosen as contributor to a new website on politics, the New York Times has announced. The new site is set to launch this spring, focusing on demystification of politics, economics, health care, and other issues with research data. This new endeavor is being launched following the July departure of popular blogger Nate Silver to join ESPN. His blog at the Times, "FiveThirtyEight," attracted considerable attention during the 2012 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the outcome for all 50 states. Vavreck's research focuses on the effects of political campaigns, particularly the role that stable structural conditions, such as the nation's economy and partisanship, play in light of campaign activities.
CSDI Video: The Gettysburg Address Retrospective
John Seigenthaler's eloquent closing remarks were heard by a capacity crowd at The Gettysburg Address: a 150-year retrospective, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Joined by Pulitzer-prize winning author David Maraniss and four experts, panelists took an in-depth look at what the speech meant to audiences then and now.
Watch the event here.