CSDI Weekly Seminars will be held at 12:10 PM, 349 Ingram Commons Center, unless otherwise specified
January 27 - Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard
February 3 - Eric Schickler, UC Berkeley
February 10 - Ed Rubin, Vanderbilt
February 17 - TBD
February 24 - David Maraniss, Vanderbilt
March 3 - William Jacoby, Michigan State University
March 24, Jim Snyder, Harvard
March 31 - Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt
April 14 - TBD
April 21 - Michael Barber, Brigham Young
April 28- Wendy Smooth, The Ohio State University
CSDI aims to foster an engaging intellectual environment to explore how political institutions shape political debate, ameliorate conflicts, and influence public policy.
March 31st - Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University
April 21st - Michael Barber, Brigham Young
April 28th - Wendy Smooth - The Ohio State University
3/28/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017-4 titled "Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Senate." has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman
2/27/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017-3 titled "When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service." has been released. The paper is authored by Katharine Conn and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo.
2/21/17 - CSDI Working Paper 20172 titled "Personnel System Under Stress: Results of the 2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service" has been released. The Paper is authored by David E. Lewis and Mark D. Richardson.
1/9/17 - CSDI Workng Paper 2017-1 titled "Political Control and the Presidential Spending Power" has been released. The paper is authored by David E. Lewis
11/30/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016- 3 titled "Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure, and Politician Performance between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda." has been released. The paper is authored by Guy Grossman and Kristin Michelitch
5/25/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016-2 titled "Economic Development, Mobility and Political Discontent: An Experimental Test of Tocqueville's Thesis in Pakistan." has been released. The paper is authored by Andrew Healy, Katrina Kosec and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
5/15/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016 -1 titled "Social Exclusion and Political Identity: The Case of Asian American Partisanship" has been released. The paper is authored by Alexander Kuo, Neil Malhorta and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
12/15/15 - CSDI Working Paper 2015 - 3 titled "Delegation and Bureaucratic Policymaking in the Presence of Binding Legal Constraints: Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There..." has been released. The paper is authored by Alan E. Wiseman and John R. Wright
6/30/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-2 titled "Controlling Agency Choke Points: Presidents and Regulatory Personnel Turnover" has been released. The paper is authored by Kathleen M. Doherty, David E. Lewis and Scott Limbocker.
4/1/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-1 titled"Incorporating Legislative Effectiveness into Nonmarket Strategy: The Case of Financial Services Reform and the Great Recession"has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.
Washington Post - Monkey Cage - 3/2/17 - Co- Director David Lewis explains "Why Donald Trump needs the 'administrative state' that Steve Bannon wants to Destroy."
FoxNews.com - 2/2/2017 - Co- Director David Lewis explains how "President Trump can dampen the criticism by revving up his hiring machine."
The Hill - 2/5/17- Co- Director David Lewis argues "Reducing federal debt will require Trump to take a holistic approach."
The Conversation - 1/26/17 - Co-Director David Lewis discusses the Trump administration and its handling of the federal workforce in "Trump takes on federal workforce of 2.8 million that's showing signs of stress."
Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/4/17 - Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden discuss "How term limits for committee chairs make Congress less effective."
Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/3/17 - Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden ask "Does bipartisanship even work in today's polarized Congress? Yes."
Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 11/9/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels explains that "2016 was an ordinary election, not a realignment."
Vox - 10/14/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen's book "Democracy For Realists" is described as "...the best book to help you understand the wild 2016 campaign."
NY Times - 9/12/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels discusses "The Rise of Presidential Extremists."
NY Times - 5/23/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen ask "Do Sanders supporters favor his policies?"
Salon - 5/10/2016 - Co-Director Larry Bartels research is discussed in Neal Garber's piece entitled "There are no Reagan Democrats: The GOP has become the party of rich, white, southerners."
Los Angeles Times - 5/9/16 - Co-Director John Geer and Lynn Vavreck's SpotCheck project is mentioned in David Lauter's article "Why it took two weeks for a Donald Trump attack ad to anger people. "
Los Angeles Times - 5/2/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen argue "The Presidential Primaries are Out of Control - and the Party Conventions are Broken."
Washington Post - 3/7/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels economic voting model is used by Dr. Matthew Atkinson and Dr. Darin DeWitt to analyze the 2016 Presidential Race.
NBC News - 2/22/1- CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, Hannah Hartig and John Lapinski ask Where Will Bush Supporters Go?"
NBC News - 1/27/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explain "Where Sanders and Clinton are Dominating."
The Guardian - 1/15/16 - CSDI affiliate Marc Hetherington asks "What would Lincoln do: is Obama right he would have better bridged the divide?"
NBC News - 1/5/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski examine "How Republicans and Democrats Feel About Their Opponents."
Monkey Cage - 12/28/15 - CSDI affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden reveal the 10 most effective lawmakers in the US Congress
NBC News - 11/17/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explore the differences between Carson and Trump supporters.
MSNBC.com - 8/19/15 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carrie Roush, and Dr. John Lapinski, Director of the Elections Unit at NBC news take a closer look at Trump supporters.
Washington Post - 8/3/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis and graduate affiliate Mark Richardson's Survey on the Future of Government Service is examined
Cleveland.com - 7/22/15 - CSDI Co-Director John Geer is quoted in an article about Donald Trump's participation in the upcoming republican presidential debate in Cleveland.
The Fiscal Times - 7/20/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis is quoted in an article about Jeb Bush's plan to reduce the federal workforce.
Newsweek -7/17/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis discusses "How to Keep Good People Working in Government."
Tennessean - 7/10/15 - CSDI Co-Directors Joshua Clinton and John Geer Op-Ed, "Beware of Internal Polls to Name Nashville's Next Mayor
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