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Seminar Series

2017-2018 CSDI Seminar Series

Date

                            Title 

Speaker

 Time/Place

8/25/17

"Not My Kind of Party? Negational Party Identity and Political Behavoir"

Alex Theodoridis

CSDI SVS

12:10pm Commons 349
9/1/17    NO SEMINAR -  APSA  
9/8/17  

 NO SEMINAR - RESCHEDULED

 12:10pm Commons 349
9/15/17

"The Business of Being Mayor: Mayors and Fiscal Policy in U.S. Cities"

  Patricia Kirkland

  CSDI Postdoc

 12:10pm Commons 349

9/22/17 "Booms, Busts and Elite Survival: Evidence from Chile."

Adriane Fresh

CSDI Postdoc

 12:10pm Commons 349
9/29/17 "A Thousand Petty Fortresses": Administrative Burden in U.S. Immigration Policies and its Consequences.

Carolyn Heinrich

Vanderbilt

12:10pm Commons 349

10/6/17 "Incentives or disincentives?"

Dan Alexander

CSDI Postdoc

12:10pm Commons 349

10/13/17  "Social Network structure, collective action capacity, and protest participation: measuring social networks using cell-phone meta-data in Venezuela"

Nicholas Eubank

CSDI Postdoc

12:10pm Commons 349
10/20/17  

Andrew Rudalevige

Bowdoin College

12:10pm Commons 349

10/27/17  

Carl Dahlström

University of Gothenburg

12:10pm Commons 349

Date

Title 

Speaker

 Time/Place

8/26/16

"The Parties in our Heads: Misconceptions About Party  Composition and their Consequences."

Doug Ahler, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10pm Commons Center 349
9/2/16   NO SEMINAR -  APSA  
 9/9/16  "Income and Public Service Demands: Comparative Voter Efficacy in Brazil."  Marika Csapo, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow  12:10pm Commons Center 349
9/16/16 "Landmark Executive Orders." Richard Waterman, University of Kentucky  12:10pm Commons Center 349
 9/23/16  "Campaign Messaging and the Road to the White House." Lynn Vavreck, UCLA  12:10pm Commons Center 349
 9/30/16  "Political Capital in the 21st Century: Presidential Grassroots Lobbying in the Obama Administration."  Jonathan Klingler, CSDI Visitor  12:10pm Commons Center 349
10/7/16  "Negation Framing" Scott Matthews, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair  12:10pm Commons Center 349
10/14/16   NO SEMINAR -FALL BREAK  
10/21/16  "Rumors, Truths, and Reality: A Study of Political Misinformation"  Adam Berinsky, MIT  12:10pm Commons Center, 349
1/27/17  "Get your swabs out of my face." The Politics and Ideology of Genomic Science. Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard 12:10pm Commons Center 349
2/3/17  "The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965." Eric Schickler, UC Berkeley 12:10pm Commons Center 349
2/10/17  "The Virtues and Limits of Democracy." Ed Rubin, Vanderbilt 12:10pm Commons Center 349
2/24/17  "What Does it Mean to be American?: How do I go about Researching a Partly Personal Book on the House un-American Activities Committee..." David Maraniss, Vanderbilt 12:10pm Commons Center 349
3/3/17  "Interviewer Ratings of Respondents Political Knowledge: Calibrating a Useful Measurement Instrument." William Jacoby, Michigan State University 12:10pm Commons Center 349
3/24/17   Jim Snyder, Harvard 12:10pm Commons Center 349
3/31/17   Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt 12:10pm Commons Center 349
4/21/17   Michael Barber, Brigham Young 12:10pm Commons Center 349
4/28/17   Wendy Smooth, The Ohio State University 12:10pm Commons Center 349

Date

Title 

Speaker

 Time/Place

 8/28/15  "Statehouse Democracy in an Era of Economic Inequality: A Research Agenda." Gerald Wright, Indiana University, CSDI Senior Visiting Professor 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
 9/4/15  

NO SEMINAR - APSA MEETING

12:10 pm Commons Center 349
9/11/15  "The Failures of Electoral Accountability for Corruption: Brazil and Beyond" Nara Pavão, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
 9/18/15  "Having It Both Ways: Cross- Pressured Senators and the Bureaucracy." Melinda Ritchie, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
9/25/15  "City Policies, City Interests: An Alternative Theory of Interest Group Systems."  Sarah Anzia, University of California, Berkeley 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/2/15  "The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences"  Kenneth Scheve, Stanford University 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/9/15  "Opinion and Policy in Affluent Democracies"  Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/16/15   NO SEMINAR -FALL BREAK  
10/23/15  "The Partisanship and Ideology of the American Corporate Inner Circle: Evidence from Political Donations, 1982-2000" Joshua Murray, Vanderbilt University Jennifer Heerwig, Stony Brook 12:10pm Commons Center 349
10/30/15   TBD 

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

11/6/15    TBD

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

11/13/15

 "Women's Economic Rights and Policy Influence in Africa: Portfolio Allocation across Executive Cabinets"

 Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

1/15/16 "Nashville, Now What Happens?"  Mayor Bill Purcell, Vanderbilt University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

1/22/16  "Why Washington Won't Work."  Marc Hetherington, Vanderbilt University

12:10 pm  Commons Center 349              

1/29/16    TBD

           

2/5/16  "The Diffusion of Electoral Democracy through Colonial Networks."  Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame

12:10 pm Commons Center 349           

 2/12/16  "Recognizing cats is not social science: speculations and exhortations"  Neal Beck, New York University

 12:10 pm Commons Center 349

 2/19/16  "Learning about Voter Rationality."  Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago  12:10 Commons Center 349
 2/26/16

 "Legislating for Litigation in the Age of Statute."

 Sean Farhang, University of California, Berkeley

 12:10 pm Commons Center 349

 3/4/16  "Interventions to Improve Public Service Delivery via Politician Performance: A Field Experiment in Ugandan Subnational Governments."  Kristin Michelitch, Vanderbilt University

 12:10 pm Commons Center 349

 3/11/16    NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK

 

 3/18/16    Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University  12:10 Commons Center 349
3/25/16  "The U.S. as Majority-Minority Nation: A Research Agenda" Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University 12:10 Commons Center 349
 4/1/16    Martin Lodge, London School of Economics and Political Science

 12:10 Commons Center 349

 4/8/16    NO SEMINAR - MIDWEST MEETING

 

 4/15/16

 "Committee Chairs and the Concentration of Power in Congress."

 Christopher Berry, University of Chicago

 12:10 Commons Center 349

4/22/16  "Active Secularism and the Politics of Irreligion in the U.S." Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame  12:10 Commons Center 349
       

Date

Title 

Speaker

 Time/Place

 9/05/14 "Institutions and Accountability in Local Government." Michael Sances, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
 9/12/14 "Cultivating Effective Brokers: A Party Leader's Dilemma." Edwin Camp, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
9/19/14 "Parties, Boardinghouse, and Sections: The Congressional Community Before the Civil War." Greg Caldeira, Distinguished University Professor, Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
 9/26/14 "The Blueing of Asian America? Evidence from the 2012 National Asian American Survey." Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/03/14 "Party Rebranding in Election Campaigns." Pablo Fernandez-Vasquez, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/10/14 “Informal Sanctions on Prosecutors and Defendants and the Disposition of Criminal Cases."

 Andrew F. Daughety, Professor, Department of Economics and Law School, Vanderbilt University and Jennifer F. Reinganum, Professor, Department of Economics and Law School, Vanderbilt University 

12:10 pm Commons Center 349
10/17/14    NO SEMINAR - FALL BREAK  
10/24/14 “Puzzles in the Practice of Pork-Barrel Politics.” Joseph White, Professor, Department of Political Science, Director Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University 12:10 pm Commons Center 349
11/28/14   NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING  
12/05/14 TBD Susan Webb-Yackee, Associate Professor of Political Science, La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

1/09/15 "Gender, Inequality, Deliberation, and Institutions." Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University, CSDI Senior Visiting Professor

12:10pm Commons Center 349

1/23/15

"Public Opinion in the Americas: Important Advances and Key Findings from the 2014 AmericasBarometer."

Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

2/06/15 "Does Judicial              Independence Matter for Judicial Influence?"                  Clifford J. Carrubba, Emory University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

2/06/15 "Publius's Political Science" John Ferejohn, NYU Law School

3:00 pm  Commons Center 349              

2/13/15 "Political Representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1875-2010." Larry Bartels and Joshua Clinton, Vanderbilt University

12:10pm  Commons Center 349           

 

2/20/15 "A House Divided? Assessing Polarization in the U.S. House" Joshua Clinton, Vanderbilt University

12:10pm Commons Center 349           

2/27/15 "Aims, Claims and the Bargaining Model of War." Kenneth A. Schultz, Stanford University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

3/06/15   NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK  
3/13/15 "Varieties of Democracy: Has research on Democratization Been Misguided for 50 Years?" Staffan Lindberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

3/20/15 "An Aspirations-Based Model of Regime-change" Jonathan Bendor, Stanford University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

4/10/15 "Merit Capacity, and Politics in the United States Executive Establishment: Results from the 2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service" David Lewis, Vanderbilt University

12:10 pm Commons Center 349

4/1715   NO SEMINAR - MPSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE  

Date

Title 

Speaker

 Time/Place

 2014 SPRING SEMESTER     
01/10/14 "Behavioral War Powers: Psychology, Decision-Making, and Institutional Design."  Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt Law School, CSDI Affiliate  12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
01/17/14 Graduate Student Poster Session - No CSDI Seminar    
01/24/14 "Ethnicity and Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: Modelling Political Party Agents in Ghana." Nahomi Ichino, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
01/31/14 No CSDI Seminar    
02/07/14 "Political Ideology and Racial Preferences in Online Dating."

Neil Malhotra, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

02/14/14 "An Experimental Study of Electoral Incentives and Institutional Choice" Jonathan Woon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, CSDI Visiting Scholar  12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
02/21/14 "Elections, Protest, and Alternation of Power"  Andrew Little, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University  12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
02/28/14 "Letting the Sun In: Administrative Procedure, Transparency, and Congressional Control of Executive Agencies." Kathleen M. Doherty , CSDI Post-Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Jennifer L Selin, CSDI Graduate Affiliate, Doctoral Student, Political Science Department,  Vanderbilt University
12:10 p.m.         Commons         Center 349
03/07/14 Spring Break - No CSDI Seminar    
03/12/14 " Do Moderate Voters Weigh Candidates' Ideologies? Voters' Decision Rules in the 2010 Congressional Elections." James Adams, Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Davis 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
03/14/14  No CSDI Seminar    
03/21/14 No CSDI Seminar    
03/28/14 "Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers."
Alan E. Wiseman, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor of Law (by Courtesy), Vanderbilt University
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
04/01/14 "Strategic Voting in Plurality Rule Elections."   David P. Myatt, Professor of Economics, London Business School 3:00 p.m.  CSDI Conference Room
04/04/14  No Seminar  No Seminar  
04/11/14 "Ideology, Learning, and Policy Diffusion: Experimental Evidence." Craig Volden, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
04/18/14 "Term Limits: Keeping Incumbents in Office."  Steven M. Rogers, CSDI Post-Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
04/25/14 No Seminar    
05/02/14 No Seminar    
05/05/14  "Obama's Czar Problem: Rhetoric or Reality?"  Justin S. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Boise State University 12:10 p.m. CSDI Conference Room
 2013  FALL SEMESTER    
 08/23/13  No CSDI Seminar    
 08/30/13  APSA Conference - No CSDI Seminar    
 09/06/13  Seeking Experts Of Agents Of Control: The Use Of Advisory Committees in Bureaucratic Policymaking  Kathleen Doherty, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
09/13//13   John Zaller, Professor, Political Science, UCLA, CSDI Senior Visiting Scholar 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
09/20/13  Representation & Accountability in American Legislatures Steven Rogers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
09/27/13  Autocratic Breakdown and Regime Transitions: New Data Barbara Geddes, Professor, Political Science, UCLA, CSDI Senior Visiting Scholar 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
10/04/13  Minority Party Influence in Competitive Partisan Legislatures Keith Krehbiel, Edward B. Rust Professor of Political Science, Stanford Graduate School of Business, CSDI Senior Visiting Scholar 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
10/11/13  Education, Party Polarization and the Origins of the Partisan Gender Gap Marc Meredith, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford Graduate School of Business, CSDI Senior Visiting Scholar 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
10/18/13  Unresponsive and Unpersuaded: The Unintended Consequences of Voter Persuasion Efforts Michael A. Bailey, Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government, Georgetown University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 363
10/25/13 No CSDI Seminar    
11/01/13 No CSDI Seminar    
11/08/13  Communism's Shadow:
The Effect of Communist Legacies on Post-Communist
Preferences, Evaluations, and Behavior
Joshua A. Tucker, Professor of Politics, New York University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center
11/15/03  More Women Can Run Kira Sanbonmatsu, Professor of Poltical Science, Rutgers University 3:00 p.m. Commons Center 363
11/22/13 No CSDI Seminar    
11/29/13  Thanksgiving Break - No CSDI Seminar    
12/06/13 "Making Preemption Unpalatable: State Poison Pill Legislation." Robert A. Mikos, Professor of Law, Director, Program in Law and Government, Vanderbilt Law School, CSDI Affiliate 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 363

Date

Title

Speaker

Time/Place

04/26/13 "Designing Judicial Institutions: Special Federal Courts and the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation"                                     Tracey E. George, CSDI Affiliate, Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University Law School 12:10 p.m.  Commons Center 349
04/19/13 "Partisan Cheerleading and Evaluations of the Economy: Wisconsin 2012" Sarah Niebler, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
04/05/13 "Uncertain Majorities and Senate Politics: The Permanent Campaign on the Senate Floor" Frances E. Lee, Professor,  American Politics Department of Government Politics, University of Maryland 12:10 p.m.
Commons Center 363
03/29/13

"Do Campaign Ads Matter? Can We Tell From Experiments?"

Larry M. Bartels, CSDI Co-Director, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science, Vanderbilt University

12:10 p.m.
Commons Center 349

03/15/13 "You Cannot Be Serious: Do Partisans Believe What They Say?" Markus Prior, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
02/28/13 "Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism" Susan C. Stokes, Chair and John S. Saden Professor, Political Science Department, Yale University 

 3:30 p.m. Commons Center 363

02/15/13

 "One for You, Two for Me:  Support for the Public Goods Investment in Homogenous Communities"

Jessica L. Trounstine, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC-Merced

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

02/08/13 "Primary Elections and the Quality of Elected Officials" Shigeo Hirano, Associate Professor, Columbia University

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

01/18/13 "Beyond Open Gates: Investigating Patterns of Prison Release in California" Evelyn Patterson, CSDI Affiliate, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Vanderbilt University

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

01/11/13 "Confidence and Overconfidence in Political Economy" (with Pietro Ortoleva) Erik Snowberg, Professor, Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

12/07/12 "Capitalist prigs: Corporate ideology, political influence, and social progress" Bruce Barry, CSDI Affiliate, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management, Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

11/30/12 "Where do Local Women Run?: Institutional, political, and party determinants of women's representation in local office in the U.S." Melody Crowder-Meyer, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Sewanee

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349

11/16/12

 Working Paper

Daron Shaw, Distinguished Professor, Government, Univ. of Texas-Austin

3:00 p.m.  Commons Center 349 

11/02/12

 "Politics and Agency Performance: Which Agencies Effectively Implement the Freedom of Information Act?"

 David E. Lewis, CSDI Co-Director, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University

12:10 p.m.  Commons Center 349 

10/26/12

"Strategic Partisanship: Party Priorities, Agenda Control and the Decline of Bipartisan Cooperation in the House."

Laurel Harbridge, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
10/19/12 Globalization and Corporate Political Unity Joshua Murray, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m.  Commons Center 349
10/12/12

"Dollars on the Sidewalk:  Should U.S. Presidential Candidates Advertise in Uncontested States?"

Sarah Niebler, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI

12:10 p.m.  Commons Center 349

10/9/12 Aliens, Amnesty, and Anchor Babies: The Framing of Immigrants and Immigration Policy in News Media and its Effects on Public Opinion Jenn Merolla, Associate Professor, Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate University

3:00 p.m.  Commons Center 349

9/28/12  "Legislative Organization and the Second Face of Power: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures  Molly C. Jackman, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
9/21/12 "The Wartime President"

William G. Howell, Professor, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the Harris School, University of Chicago 

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
9/14/12 "Policy and Power: How the President Pursues Short - and Long-Term Goals" Saul Jackman, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
9/7/12 "Vacancies, Vetting, and Votes: A Unified Dynamic Model of the Executive Appointments Process" Gary Hollibaugh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI  

Date

Title

Speaker

Time/Place

9/9/11 Polarized Protestants: A Confessional Explanation for Party Polarization Nicole Asmussen, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m.
Commons Center 363
9/16/11

Commitment and Consequences: Reneging on Cosponsorship Pledges in the US House

Tracy Sulkin, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois

12:10 p.m.
Commons Center 349

9/24/11 The Meaningful Effects Hypothesis: Informing, Persuasion, and Vote Choice in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Campaigns Andrew Therriault, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSDI 12:10 p.m.
TBD
10/7/11 Fall Break  

 

10/14/11

Divided Responsibilities and Resilient Policy Regimes:  Imperfect Competition and Products Liability when Harm is Cumulative

Andy Daughety, Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University; Jennifer Reinganum, Bronson Ingram Professor, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University

12:10 p.m.
TBD

10/21/11 Political Understanding of Economic Crises: The Shape of Resentment Toward Public Employees Kathy Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin

12:10 p.m.
CSDI 301

10/28/11 Reclaiming the Legal Fiction of Congressional Delegation Lisa Bressman, Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School

12:10 p.m.
TBD

11/4/11 Explaining Presidential Saber Rattling Dan Wood, Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University

12:10 p.m.
TBD

11/11/11 U.S. Senate Elections before the 17th Amendment: Political Party Cohesion and Conflict 1871-1913 Wendy Schiller, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brown University

12:10 p.m.
TBD

11/18/11 Transnational Business Influence: The Determinants of PAC Activity among Firms in the Global Fortune 500, 2000-2006 Joshua Murray, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Stony Brook

12:10 p.m.
TBD

11/29/11

21st Century Democracy: Opening up the Political Process to all Voters

Panel Discussion with Professors John Geer, Josh Clinton, Larry Bartels, and Liz Zechmeister with Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman

 

 1/13/12

 Interpreting Regulations

 Kevin Stack, Professor, Vanderbilt Law School

 

1/20/12

Public Information, Public Learning, and Public Opinion:  The Prospect for Bottom-Up Accountability in Education Policy 

Josh Clinton, Associate Professor, Political Science, Vanderbilt University;

Jason Grissom, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
2/3/12 Overcome: Institutional Constraints on Presidential Rhetoric on Race Vanessa Beasley, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Vanderbilt University  
2/17/12

Blind Retrospection: Why Shark Attacks Are Bad For Democracy

Larry Bartels

Professor, CSDI Co-Director, Shayne Chair, Public Policy and Social Science

12:10 p.m.  Commons Center 349

2/24/12 The 2012 Election John Sides, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University
Lynn Vavreck, Associate Professor of Political Science and Communication Studies at UCLA
 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
3/2/12 What's in Your Pocket: New Sources of Heterogeneity in Americans' Economic Evaluations

Wendy Rahn

 Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
3/16/12 Minority Party Influence in Competitive Partisan Legislatures

Alan E. Wiseman, Political Science, Vanderbilt Univeristy

12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
3/23/12 Growing the Vote: Majority Party Whipping in the U.S. House, 1955-2002 C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government, The College of William & Mary 12:10 p.m. Commons Center 349
4/6/12 TBA Professor John Zaller (UCLA)  

Date

Title

Speaker

Time/Place

9/30/11 "Rhetoric in Legislative Bargaining with Asymmetric Information" Hulya Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University; Ying Chen, Arizona State University 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Room, Law School
9/30/11 "Information Aggregation and Optimal Structure of the Executive" Torun Dewan, London School of Economics; Andrea Galeotti, University of Essex; Christian Ghiglino, University of Essex; Francesco Squintani, University of Warwick 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Hyatt Room, Law School
9/30/11 "Competition, Preference Uncertainty, and Jamming: A Strategic Communication Experiment" William Minozzi, The Ohio State University; Jon Woon, University of Pittsburgh 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School
10/1/11 "Elections and Reform: The Adoption of Civil Service Systems in the U.S. States"

Olle Folke; Columbia University; Shigeo Hirano; Columbia University; Jim Snyder, Harvard University; Mike Ting, Columbia University

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School

10/1/11 "Re-Election Through Division" Massimo Morrelli, Columbia University; Richard Van Weelden, University of Chicago

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School

10/1/11 "Compliance, Competence and Bureaucratic Leadership in U.S. Federal Agencies: A Bayesian Generalized Latent Trait Analysis" George Krause, University of Pittsburgh; Anne Joseph O'Connell, UC-Berkeley

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School

10/1/11 "Information and Contestation: A Formal Model of Notice and Comment" Sean Gailmard, UC-Berkeley; John Patty, Washington University

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School

10/1/11 "Slackers, Zealots, Screening and Sorting: How Politicization Drives Agency Performance by Changing Internal Labor Markets" Charles Cameron, Princeton University; John de Figueiredo, Duke University; David E. Lewis

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt Room, Law School

Date

Title

Speaker

Time/Place

9/10/10 "Challengers, Democratic Contestation, and Electoral Accountability" Scott Ashworth, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall
9/17/10

 "The Effect of Microtargeting on
Participation Decisions"

CSDI Fellow  Adam Levine

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

9/24/10 "The Power of Suggestion: Coordinating Compromise in the European Parliament" CSDI Fellow Dan Pemstein 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall
10/8/10 "Legislative Effectiveness in the
United States Congress"
CSDI Co-Director
Alan Wiseman, Vanderbilt University

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

10/15/10 "Partisan and Group Forces in Congress: An Analysis of Corporate and Labor Influence in the U.S. House, 1986-2004" John R. Wright, Dept. of Political Science, The Ohio State University

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

11/12/10 "...bipartisanship?" CSDI Visiting Professor Keith Krehbiel

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

12/3/10 "Realignments Are Not about Issues" Chris Achen, Princeton University

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

1/21/11 "Cosmopolitanism" Simon Jackman, Stanford University, and Lynn Vavreck, UCLA

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

2/11/11 "Dividing the Dirty Dollar: The Allocation and Impact of Illicit Campaign Funds in a Gubernatorial Contest in Brazil" Dan Gingerich, University of Virginia

 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

3/14/11 "Legislator Shirking: Two Field Experiments." Christian Gross, USC

 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

3/18/11 "Desegregating the Straight State:  The Obama Administration in Historical Perspective, Rick Valelly, Swathmore College

 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

3/25/11 "Toward a New Synthesis of the Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century." Christopher Loss, Vanderbilt University

12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

4/15/11 "Participation Decisions over Time." CSDI Fellow Adam Levine

 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

4/22/11 "Confronting the Administrative Presidency: Analytical Bureaucracy and Congressional Governance." Sam Workman, University of Texas at Austin 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall
4/29/11 "Brussels Bound:  Candidate Selection in European Elections" CSDI Fellow Dan Pemstein

 12:15 p.m.
110 Alumni Hall

Date

Title

Speaker

Time/Place

9/18/09 "Predicting Roll Calls with Legislative Text" CSDI Fellow Dan Pemstein Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
10/2/09 "The Effect of International Government Organizations on Institutional Design"  CSDI Fellow Tana Johnson Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
    Gary Gerstle, Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
10/30/09 "Much Ado About Nothing? The Effects of Open Primaries on Legislative Behavior" Josh Clinton Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
11/6/09 "Transnational Gangs, Non-State Armed Groups, and Fault Lines of Transitions in Central America" Jose Miguel CruzLAPOP Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
11/13/09 "Ulysses and the Sirens vs. Jason and Pygmalian: An Essay on the Purpose of the Constitution"  Ed Rubin Vanderbilt Law Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
11/20/09 "Turkey Farms, Patronage, and Obama Administration Appointments"  Professor David Lewisand CSDI Undergraduate Fellow Gabe Horton Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
1/15/10 "Political Science Experiments at VU: An Introduction to the RIPS Lab" Cindy Kam, Liz Zechmeister with Jennifer Off-Anderson, Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 305 12 - 1:30 pm
1/22/10 "Black and White Americans and Latino Immigrants: A Preliminary Look at Attitudes in Three Southern Cities" Paula McClain, Duke University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 pm
2/5/10 "Solicitor General Influence and the United States Supreme Court" Professor Ryan Owens, Harvard University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 pm
2/26/10 "How Trust Matters: The Changing Political Relevance of Political Trust" Marc Hetherington and Jason Husser Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 pm
3/19/10 "Evaluating Political Leaders in Times of Economic and Terrorist Threat: The Joint Relevance of Incumbency and Politician Partisanship" Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University and Jenn Merolla, Claremont University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 pm
3/24/10 "Repositioning Candidates" John Geer, Vanderbilt University Calhoun Hall Room 337 4:15 - 5:30 pm
4/16/10 "Racial Differences in Inequality Aversion: Evidence from Real World Respondents in the Ultimatum Game" John Griffin, Notre Dame University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 p.m.
5/27/10 TBA Cindy Kam and Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall Room 101 12 - 1:30 p.m.